Health Management

Goals

WHAT FUJITSU ASPIRES TO BE

The Fujitsu Group aims to enrich and continuously improve our positive health culture where our employees can work to their full potential, both in mind and body. We value the importance of our people, and will strive to enable them to succeed in their own personal development and growth.

GOALS FOR FY2022

Providing a positive work environment for our people

KPI :
Fujitsu Group aims to achieve at least 71%, in favorable answers to “Work Life Balance” and “Care” question of Engagement Survey by FY2022

Our Health Management Policy

In order to make the Fujitsu Way a reality, and to tackle health management while simultaneously addressing work-style reform and diversity management, the Fujitsu Group has developed the Fujitsu Group Health Statement to make it clear that we will situate the health of our employees as the cornerstone of our operations. Furthermore, taking our internal company accomplishments up to this point into account, we are strategically implementing health maintenance and improvement or our employees and their families.

Domestic Structure for Promoting Health Management and Conducting Reviews

The structure for promoting health management is led by the Chief Health Officer, in coordination with the Human Resources Unit, the Health Promotion Dept., and the Fujitsu Health Insurance Society. Together, the team works to enforce, enhance and expand health promotion measures at offices and group companies. The team regularly holds meetings with related divisions within the group, including those related to health care, and implements company-wide data-based initiatives that follow the PDCA cycle.

Structure of Health Management Promotion System

Targets and Results

Fujitsu and domestic group companies set numerical targets for priority measures (at the same time as data health planning by the Fujitsu Health Insurance Society) and engage in various initiatives to achieve those targets.

Priority MeasuresEvaluation IndexFY2015
Achievements
FY2016
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FY2017
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FY2018
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FY2019
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FY2020FY2023
Goals
Countermeasures for lifestyle-related diseasesPercentage of high-risk individuals (*1)--1.3%1.1%1.3%0.9%0.6%
Percentage of those classified as overweight15.4%15.3%15.5%16.3%17.5%13.2%12.9%
Cancer countermeasuresPercentage of gynecological consultations53.2%55.6%55.4%56.2%59.4%57.5%60.0%
Mental health countermeasuresPercentage of those taking a leave of absence for mental health reasons (*2)0.83%0.76%0.70%0.74%0.71%0.66%0.60%
Smoking countermeasuresPercentage of smokers21.6%22.6%22.0%21.1%20.6%22.0%20.0%
Improvement of health awarenessPercentage of participation in walking events---15.2%25.130.0%36.0%

The target group is employees at domestic group companies. The percentage of those taking a leave of absence for mental health reasons is limited to full-time Fujitsu Ltd. employees

  • (*1)
    The percentage of people who are judged to be high-risk individuals for high blood pressure, diabetes and chronic kidney disease, based on health checkup data
  • (*2)
    The percentage of employees absent or on leave for one month or longer, due to mental health conditions during the fiscal year, calculated by dividing by the number of applicable employees by the number of employees enrolled at the end of the fiscal year.

Major Initiatives

Countermeasures for Lifestyle-Related Diseases

A system that allows employees to view health checkup results on their PC or smartphoneA system that allows employees to view health checkup results on their PC or smartphone

Fujitsu and domestic group companies provide support for independent health management by carrying out health checkup in accordance with legally mandated health examination items, with additional items by age group, as well as offering checkup results via online systems and providing information such as health risks and changes over time. In addition, with regard to employees who have abnormal findings after receiving checkups, we aim to improve their lifestyle habits, and provide thorough medical checkups and consultations, through health guidance and medical examination recommendations supplied by occupational physicians and occupational health staff. For employees who have been diagnosed as needing treatment due to their test results, the Fujitsu Health Insurance Society monitors their medical prescriptions for three months to prevent their post-diagnosis condition from worsening, and recommends checkups for employees who have not undergone treatment, which leads to appropriate medical care. In addition, family members of employees (spouses of those enrolled in the Fujitsu Health Insurance Society, and family members 40 years of age and older) are able to undergo the same health checkups as employees (including cancer screenings).

Cancer Countermeasures

Fujitsu’s basic policy for taking steps against cancer is engaging in prevention through improvement of lifestyle habits, as well as early detection through health checkups and treatment. We promote regular additional screenings for stomach cancer, colorectal cancer, and prostate cancer when employees undergo legally prescribed health checkups, based on age group. The Fujitsu Health Insurance Society conducts gynecological examinations (cervical cancer and breast cancer) for all female employees.

In FY2019, in response to forecasts that the number of people affected by cancer would increase due to employee aging and a growing number of female employees, we held “Cancer Prevention and Support for Balancing Work and Treatment” e-learning seminars for all group employees in order to equip them with accurate knowledge about cancer, and to lead to prevention through improvement of lifestyle habits, as well as early detection through health checkups and treatment. That initiative was well-received externally.

Mental Health Countermeasures

A stress diagnostic tool and individual resultsA stress diagnostic tool and individual results

We support employee self-care by providing stress diagnostic tools, while integrating analyses of group results with ES surveys and other internal company surveys and providing feedback to management. By offering stress management education and holding workshops to build healthy and enthusiastic workplaces, Fujitsu reduces employee stress and provides support to energize the places where they work. In workplaces, we deployed support staff for managers, known as Work Environment Improvement Support Staff. Through awareness of employees’ working situations and regular communication, we can detect the unwell at an early stage, leading to pre-emptive responses in coordination with the Health Promotion Unit.

For stress checks, in addition to supporting employee self-care through checkups, we provide feedback to management and organization heads by integrating organizational analysis results with employee opinion surveys and other data. We combine these efforts with work-style reforms and other measures to lead to better working environments. In addition, for workplaces with high levels of total health risk and workplaces with many employees who have been evaluated as highly stressed, we offer stress management education and workshops for creating healthy workplaces to provide support for reducing employee stress factors and energizing the places where they work.

Smoking Prevention Measures

Fujitsu and domestic group companies work to ensure that smoking and non-smoking areas in offices are strictly separated, in order to protect employees from the harmful health effects of secondhand smoke.

In order to protect employees from the effects of smoking on one’s health, we promote initiatives to lower the percentage of people who smoke. These initiatives include building awareness toward quitting smoking through a No Smoking day on the 22nd of every month and holding seminars so that smokers will accurately understand the health effects of smoking, as well as support and subsidies for treatment to quit smoking. The “Let’s Stop Smoking Together” Challenge, an event held once a year by all domestic group companies where smokers and non-smokers form teams to tackle quitting smoking, has improved awareness of quitting smoking and an attitude of fostering measures against smoking, group-wide and in all workplaces.

Improvement of Health Awareness

Fujitsu and domestic group companies work to improve employees’ health awareness through the implementation of post-health checkup measures, e-learning, education by level, various seminars for health education, and a variety of events relating to exercise, diet and smoking, among other initiatives.

    • Company-wide e-learning: Once a year, through e-learning seminars for all domestic group employees that bring up major health topics, we strive to help them acquire knowledge and improve their health awareness.
    • Education by level: Regular employees We provide self-care-related education through e-learning when employees enter the company and when they advance in level.
      Managers We provide managers with education for taking care of employee mental health when they are promoted to manager, and as part of the management education they receive every three years.
    • Company-wide seminars: We conduct seminars relating to exercise, rest, diet, quitting smoking, and women’s health, among others. In addition to physical attendance at the venue, we conduct video broadcasts so that all employees at domestic group companies can watch the seminars.
    • Office seminars: We hold seminars on themes such as mental health and physical fitness, in accordance with the issues of each office.
    • Refer to FY2019 Performance: Health Education Accomplishments for more information.
    • A company-wide walking event, “Let’s Walk Together”
      This event, held twice a year in spring and fall, has employees use smartphone apps and other tools in team/individual competitions based on their average steps over the course of one month. Incentives were awarded to teams and individuals, such as the employees with the highest average step count, those who walked over 8,000 steps a day on average, and those who successfully walked over 8,000 steps every day.
      The same initiative, implemented as a Global Challenge, takes place around the world as well. Over 2,000 employees participate every year, centered around those in EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa).
    • A quitting smoking promotion event, “Let’s Stop Smoking Together”
      Two to five non-smokers form a team with one smoker, who attempts to quit smoking over three months with the support of the team. Teams that successfully get their smoking member to quit are awarded incentives.
    • A nutrition education event, “Let’s Learn About Food Together”
      We have declared the 19th of every month to be Food Education Day. In addition to introducing healthy recipes using seasonal ingredients and information about health effects via email newsletters, we prepare special menu items using those ingredients at the employee cafeterias all over Japan, and work to improve employee awareness of what they eat.
    • Refer to FY2019 Performance: Events for more information.

Health Initiatives for Female Employees

Fujitsu and domestic group companies hold seminars and distribute email newsletters that are related to health issues that are specific to female employees. By allowing all employees to participate in the seminars and receive the email newsletters, not just females, we encourage all employees to have accurate knowledge and be interested in female-specific health issues to create better working environments for women.

As a measure for diversity promotion and female career support, we conduct education on what to pay attention to from a health perspective, as part of seminars that are conducted for employees who have returned from childcare leave and department heads with employees who have childcare-related circumstances.

  • For employees who have returned from childcare leave - Diversity promotion forums for employees who have childcare-related circumstances –Balancing work and childcare from a health perspective–
  • For managers - Management seminar for department heads with employees who have childcare-related circumstances –Physical and mental changes women undergo during pregnancy, childbirth, and childcare, and what managers should pay attention to–

Support for Balancing Work with Medical Treatment

The fundamental idea at Fujitsu and domestic group companies is that employees should undergo proper treatment, then return to work after recovery. We have established various leave systems and income support mechanisms so that employees can have peace of mind and devote themselves to medical treatment. We provide support from medical staff while an employee is on leave, so that they can make a smooth return to work. When they return, we conduct joint discussions with the occupational physician (occupational health staff), HR, the employee’s department head, and the employee themselves, and review their post-return work duties and employment considerations.

In order to provide support for employee treatment while they are on leave and for their return to work, we offer a guidebook aimed at the employee and their supporting department head and family members. The guidebook, entitled “How to Spend Your Days While Undergoing Treatment,” is a compilation of information to be aware of, including treatment objectives, how desired treatment should be, how to think about returning to work after recovering, and procedures for returning to the workplace.

Infectious Disease Countermeasures

Fujitsu and domestic group companies actively engage in countermeasures to keep employees safe from various infectious diseases by establishing health consultation services and dispensing information, among other initiatives. As preventative measures against infectious diseases, we give seasonal influenza vaccinations at companies, in addition to giving vaccinations to employees stationed overseas which are recommended in each place they will be staying (at company expense). With regard to the issue of rubella, which has been growing in recent years, we are cooperating with local governments to conduct education and public awareness campaigns.

Response to the Novel Coronavirus

In response to the spread of the novel coronavirus, we have established a dedicated telephone hotline and email consultation service to respond to employees and their family members who have health concerns. We provide instructions to put them at ease, and so they can take appropriate action and seek medical care. In addition, the Fujitsu Clinic (Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture) is dealing with people who are worried about infection, in conjunction with health care centers and regional specialist medical institutions.

As for our response from a mental health perspective with regard to the spread of the novel coronavirus and the new work style centered around working from home, we have set up a system for occupational health staff to respond to people who would like to have a consultation or undergo counseling, in addition to encouraging self-care through employee self-checks using our stress check system.

We also offer important information for the physical and mental health of employees and their families, such as information about the novel coronavirus and how to work comfortably from home (with regard to exercise, diet, smoking, mental health, and work environment), on our internal company website.

With regard to work style, we are thoroughly engaged in remote work to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, and we have changed face-to-face meetings to Skype meetings or conference calls. To exercise consideration for employees who have had issues from a physical and mental health perspective due to the increase in remote work, and to respond to the needs of employees who are having difficulty working due to the closure of places like schools, day care centers and kindergartens, and nursing care facilities, we have newly established the following special leave as a temporary measure.

  1. Special leave: All employees receive 10 days of special leave (100% fully paid), which is separate from their annual and accumulated leave
  2. Family support leave: Employees who are having difficulty working due to their need to support children who are elementary school age or younger, or family members who require long-term care, will receive family support leave (at 80% of their wages) in addition to special leave

Assessments from Outside the Company

Certified as One of the White 500 Health and Productivity Enterprises

White 500 Health and Productivity Enterprises

The Health and Productivity Enterprises certification system recognizes enterprises that are engaged in particularly excellent health and productivity management, based on initiatives that correspond to regional health issues and health betterment initiatives promoted by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi. As a company which considers the health management of employees from a management perspective and tackles strategic initiatives to deal with it, Fujitsu was certified as one of the top 500 enterprises (the White 500) by the Health and Productivity Enterprises, marking its fourth consecutive certification since 2017.

One domestic group company was certified in the White 500 (top 500 enterprises), 12 companies were certified in the large-scale enterprise, and four companies were certified in the small to medium-scale enterprise category.

  • Large-scale enterprise (White 500): Fujitsu Software Technologies
  • Large-scale enterprise category: PFU, Fujitsu FSAS, Fujitsu Communication Services, Shimane Fujitsu, Fujitsu Kyushu Systems, Fujitsu Learning Media, Fujitsu YFC, Fujitsu Marketing, Shinko Electric Industries, Fujitsu FIP, Fujitsu Social Science Laboratory, Fujitsu Frontech
  • Small to medium-scale enterprise category: Best Life Promotion, Mobile Techno, G-Search, Fujitsu FSAS Kansai Customer Service

Received Partner Award (Information Provision Category) from the Government for Promoting Cancer Countermeasures

Fujitsu received a partner award (information provision category) in the 2019 awards for cancer prevention measures by the Cancer Countermeasures Corporate Action Project(*3), conducted by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Our initiatives that were well-received and led to the award were our advanced education initiatives for all employees in domestic group companies, themed around cancer prevention and support for balancing treatment and work, which combined lectures from a cancer specialist (Chairman Nakagawa from the Cancer Countermeasures Corporate Action Project) with e-learning.

  • (*3)
    A national project commissioned by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare that aims to raise the number of people who undergo cancer screenings to 50% or higher, and build a society where people can work even if they are stricken with cancer

Nominated for the Grand Prize at the Women’s Body Forum Awards 2020

Fujitsu’s e-learning initiatives for cancer prevention and support for balancing work and treatment, which were targeted at all employees of domestic group companies, was nominated for the Grand Prize at the Women’s Body Forum Awards 2020 by Think Pearl, an association which promotes female health education and preventative medicine. The announcement of the grand prize and special prizes will be made at the award ceremony of the 6th World Women’s Body Forum 2020.

Social Contribution Initiatives

Fujitsu contributes to better physical fitness and increased productivity for all of society, by offering and presenting things such as health management and practical cases of health and productivity management in various forms, as well as research results, to places outside the company. In addition, we accept occupational physicians, medical students, nursing students and others for training within the company, and contribute to the human resources development of occupational health staff.

Refer to FY2019 Performance: Social Contribution Initiatives for more information.

FY2019 Performance

Percentage of Employees with Health Concerns

Health checkup data

Target: Full-time employees of Fujitsu Ltd. at the end of the fiscal year Respondents who exercise regularly: Percentage of those who said they exercise regularly when they underwent health checkups

  • Body fat: Neutral fats of 150mg/dl or higher and HDL cholesterol below 40
  • Obesity: BMI of 25 or higher
  • Blood pressure: Systolic blood pressure of 130mmHg or higher and diastolic blood pressure of 85mmHg or higher
  • Percentage of smokers: Those who said that they smoke when they underwent health checkups
  • Blood sugar level: People with a blood sugar level over 110mg/dl or an Hba1c level over 6.0% who are receiving treatment for that particular item

Percentage of Employees Who Took a Long-Term Leave of Absence or Medical Leave

Ratio of long-term absence due to illness / Leave of absence due to illness

Target: Full-time employees of Fujitsu Ltd. at the end of the fiscal year

  • Percentage of people who had taken a leave of absence or taken medical leave for a continuous period in excess of one month by the end of the fiscal year

Health Education Accomplishments (Fujitsu)

  • Company-wide e-learning:
    Theme: Cancer Prevention and Support for Balancing Treatment and Work
    • Basic knowledge about cancer / cancer prevention / cancer screenings (early detection and treatment)
      For all employees/Number of participants: 30,466
    • Support for Balancing Work with Cancer Treatment
      For managers/Number of participants: 6,472
  • Education by level:
    • Health education when joining Fujitsu (e-learning), 975 employees who took the e-learning seminar (Number of employees joining the company in FY2019)
    • Education when advancing in level (e-learning), 2,882 employees who took the e-learning seminar (Number of employees who were promoted to G3 or G4 in FY2019)
    • New manager training (group education), 457 employees who underwent training (Number of employees who were promoted to manager in FY2019)
  • Elective education:
    • Self-care training (e-learning) after undergoing a stress check, 3,000 employees who took the e-learning seminar
  • Company-wide seminars:
    • May 21, 2019 “What will change due to anti-secondhand smoke ordinances? What you should know about them and their relationship with tobacco,” taught by Kuninori Matsuo (National Cancer Center Japan), 37 employees (265 employees)
    • January 14, 2020 “What you should know about cancer: behavioristics that reduce risk,” taught by Keiichi Nakagawa, University of Tokyo, 154 employees (1,167 employees)
    • February 23, 2020 “The laws of eating, as revealed by chrono-nutrition,” taught by Shigenobu Shibata (Waseda University), 118 employees (2,424 employees)( ) indicates employees who watched internal broadcasts
  • Office seminars:
    Theme of seminarNumber of offices that conducted seminarsNumber of participants
    Mental health22 offices1,809 participants
    Exercise18 offices1,732 participants
    Diet and nutrition10 offices1,092 participants
    Lifestyle-related diseases8 offices1,253 participants
    Smoking8 offices741 participants
    Other (dental health, preventing falls, migraines)12 offices2,950 participants

Events

  • “Let’s Walk Together,” a company-wide walking event
    Spring 2019 3,456 Teams 19,463 Participants Participation rate 19.3%
    Fall 2019 4,094 Teams 25,018 Participants Participation rate 25.1%
  • “Let’s Stop Smoking Together,” an event to promote quitting smoking
    2019 Participants 249 Teams (249 smokers, 599 supporters)201 successful quitters(80.7%)
    2018 Participants 430 Teams(430 smokers, 1,060 supporters)300 successful quitters (69.8%)

Social Contribution Initiatives

  • Providing e-learning materials on cancer to external parties
    There are plans for the materials used in the Cancer Prevention and Support for Balancing Work and Treatment e-learning seminar, which Fujitsu and domestic group companies conducted for employees in FY2019, to be made public via the Corporate Action Program for Promoting Cancer Prevention (a Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare project). We expect that having the materials widely used will contribute to resolving the issue of teaching the working generation about cancer, which is important for Japan’s cancer countermeasures.
  • Collaborative Development with IHS-GPAC on a Program to Remedy Migraines
    Fujitsu is engaged in collaborative research with IHS-GPAC (International Headache Society – Global Patient Advocacy Coalition) to improve employees’ quality of life and improve company productivity by (1) increasing disease awareness about migraines among employees, and (2) working to develop an in-house program to remedy migraines, the first of its kind in the world, which includes understanding the realities of disruption and loss due to workplace migraines and the promotion of projects to counteract them. There are plans for the program developed and tested by Fujitsu to be made publicly available through the International Headache Society and other organizations.
  • Articles, Conference Presentations, External Presentations, Magazine Publications
    • Articles
      • Hiromitsu Sekizuka, Hitoshi Miyake. 2019 “The prevalence of atrial fibrillation in working-age adults and its relationship to lifestyle habits,” Shinzo Vol.51(No.12): 1261-1268, 2019.
        Japanese Circulation Society 8th Shinzo Award Grand Prize Winner
    • Conference Presentations
      • 92nd Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Occupational Health (one oral presentation, four poster presentations)
      • 29th Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Occupational Health, National Council (four poster presentations)
    • External Presentations
      • May 25, 2019 92nd Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Occupational Health, Occupational Physician Forum “An Occupational Physician’s Right to Make Recommendations from an Employer's Perspective”
      • October 18, 2019 Kanagawa Health Promotion Council, Occupational Health Forum “Occupational Health Activities at Fujitsu, Handled in Teams”
      • December 5, 2019 Cancer Countermeasure Corporate Action Project, Corporate Consortium, “Cases of Support for Balancing Work and Cancer Treatment”
      • 2020/2/20 Ministry of Labour, Health and Welfare Workplace Mental Health Symposium “Creating a Workplace Environment Where People Can Consult Others Easily”
  • Participation in Review Committees, etc.
    • Ministry of Labour, Health and Welfare, member of committee relating to the review of multidisciplinary cooperation and team structures for occupational health activities
  • Acceptance of Occupational Physicians, Medical Students and Nursing Students for Training and Internships
    • Kanagawa Prefecture Medical Association, occupational medicine section, training sessions (50 people)
    • Community medical intern training (one hospital, three people)
    • Early medical school trial internships (two schools, 13 people)
    • Medical school field training for occupational physicians (six schools, 107 people)
    • Community nursing practicum and internships through nursing schools, integrated nurse internships (seven schools, 55 people)
    • Mental health internships for health management in companies (one school, 17 people)
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