Occupational Health and Safety
Health and Safety Policy
The Fujitsu Group has established a Health and Safety Policy for conducting various business activities, and we promote group-wide efforts to set up safe, pleasant working environments and create a workplace culture that will ensure the health and safety of our employees. This policy has been approved by the management meeting and is being implemented in each region.
Fujitsu Group’s Health and Safety Policy
Ensuring the health and safety of Fujitsu's employees is one of the most important management topics, and it is given the highest priority in all of Fujitsu's business activities.
Promotion Framework and Reviews
The Fujitsu Group has established a system to promote health and safety in each region, and we are moving forward to ensure compliance and preventive measures for occupational health and safety in accordance with the laws and policies of each country, such as those stipulated by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, ILO, etc., through a comprehensive, region-led approach.
We have set up the Central Health and Safety Committee in Japan, which is comprised of the executives in charge of the Human Resources Unit and Health Promotion Unit, and representatives and others from the Labor Union to function as an overseer for the Health and Safety Committees at each business site. It meets once per year to share information and report to management and those in charge at each location about the confirmed status of disasters that have occurred at business sites, and about preventative measures, while also formulating Group-wide health and safety related policies.
In addition, the health and safety management organizations at individual business sites, comprised of staff from the Human Resources and Corporate Affairs departments and representative of each business site, hold monthly Health and Safety Committee meetings. These committees establish policies suited to the unique characteristics of each site, set priorities, and work to create healthier, safer workplaces in accordance with policies related to the occupational health and safety. These health and safety management organizations also survey the worksites to check and improve on any potentially dangerous areas or causes of health hazards, and conduct risk assessments. Emergency response protocol is posted on the intranet of each business site for emergency preparedness. In the event that an employee is injured on the job, the Human Resources Department has a workflow in place to promptly collect information from employees on when and how an accident occurred to respond promptly.
We have set medium- and long-term goals that we aim to achieve in the Europe, Global Delivery and the Americas regions to strengthen governance, establish health and safety management systems, and develop human resources and health and safety teams for fostering a culture that does not tolerate occupational accidents. Specifically, we are providing employees of each region with tools for occupational accidents reporting, workplace assessments, and occupational health and safety support service from a dedicated team. Furthermore, we regularly host an occupational safety and health leadership forum aimed at monitoring and reviewing the safety and health efforts at the level of each region and country. At the forum, major information relevant to the business is shared for ongoing review and improvement of associated safety and healthy activities.
Efforts to Improve Occupational Health and Safety
The Fujitsu Group conducts various measures toward health and safety with the goal of having zero occupational accidents. Specifically, we provide information on health and safety, offer training opportunities to promote awareness towards health and safety and take steps for the prevention of occupational accidents, as well as encourage employees to develop exercise habits and take preventive actions against accidents. Furthermore, we also strive to maintain and improve the quality of our activities, including acquisition of international certifications. The details of our initiatives aimed at improving employee safety and health are reported and shared with the Sustainability Management Committee, which meets semi-annually.
Occupational Health and Safety Training
We provide health and safety training, as well as health education that raises health awareness, for the entire Group and for the unique environments at each office. In particular, as information that raises the awareness of employees, industrial physicians and counselors send messages as necessary in regard to topics such as COVID-19 (effects of vaccination, etc.), and physical and mental health maintenance.
Infectious Disease Countermeasures
In response to COVID-19, we recommend working from home as a way to prevent the spread of the virus and for employees around the world to work safely and with peace of mind. In addition, we have disseminated guidelines for working from home, enabling employees to carry out operations smoothly, regardless of environment. We also review our conventional way of business operations and take measures to encourage appropriate behavior and practices among employees as members of society.
As office environments, we are implementing measures such as periodic checks on the percentage of employees in the office, having seat layouts which take social distancing into account, making alcohol-based disinfectant available, and managing records of where people sit in non-fixed seating, in order to provide workplace environments where employees can work safely and with peace of mind.
We implement a variety of measures, including consultation service for infectious disease via the intranet for employees in each region and country, information provision for the prevention of infectious disease, and outlines of pandemic measures taken in each country.
Initiatives for Obtaining International Occupational Health and Safety Certifications
The international standard of ISO 45001 certification for occupational health and safety management (OH&S) has been obtained by some domestic Group companies and by Group companies in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Australia, Germany, and Portugal. Since January 2023, we have been awaited the same certification for Group companies in India. In addition, we have introduced an ISO 45001-certified safety management system in the European, Global Delivery Group, Americas and Oceania regions. Going forward, we will expand the scope of its application while identifying its relevant fields.
Moreover, we are committed to maintain and enhance our efforts in promoting occupational safety and health by continuing our collaborating with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), maintaining other health and safety certifications, awards, and memberships, including the RoSPA Gold Award (three consecutive years), Risk Excellence Award, and OHRIS.
We are conducting a wide range of educational activities on occupational safety and health for employees across the globe, in support of the objectives of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, which is organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Occupational Accident Occurrences (Fujitsu and Group companies)
Fujitsu and Group companies provide health and safety training and health education in order to raise health awareness. We also provide training at each of our offices that is tailored to the workplace environment.
Number of fatalities from occupational accidents (2022)
1 case (FUJITSU PHILIPPINES)
ISO45001-Certified Group Companies
FDK Corporation (Takasaki Plant, Tottori Plant, Kosai Plant, Washizu Plant)
Fujitsu Australia Limited
Fujitsu Services Ltd
Fujitsu Services GmbH
Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH
Fujitsu Technology Solutions SA
Fujitsu Technology Solutions SAS
Fujitsu Technology Solutions LDA
Fujitsu Consulting India Pvt Ltd (Awaiting certification)
Occupational Health and Safety Training
We are leveraging the Fujitsu Learning Experience to develop an environment where employees can undergo training at any time at the global level. In addition, we conduct initiatives based on the situation in each region and country. We are providing health and safety training for employees at Fujitsu and its domestic Group companies to acquire fundamental knowledge for preventing occupational accidents, as well as the basics that will be useful in their own health management (approximately 1,300 employees/year).
In the Europe and Global Delivery Group regions, we conduct annual GSA compliance training to ensure that employees acquire basic health and safety skills. The training is designed for employees to learn through games and competition, including a competition between trainees of each country.
We held a talking session on occupational stress and mental health in Hong Kong (November 2022), and occupational health related workshop in Taiwan (three times a year). In addition, we conduct occupational safety and health activities in accordance with the guidelines from the Taiwanese government, and received the Healthy Workplace Certification-Health Promotion Mark from the Health Promotion Administration (HOHW-HPA).
Infectious Disease Countermeasures
As countermeasures against the COVID-19 pandemic, we are promoting vaccination in some parts of Asia and Europe such as Japan, India, the Philippines, and Germany. In Japan, we started offering the third inoculation from March 14, 2022.
In Japan, we offered the third dose of COVID-19 vaccine between March 14 and early June in 2022, and an omicron-specific vaccine variant between November and December 2022.
In the Philippines, we are contributing to improving the vaccination rate in local communities by donating surplus vaccines to communities. We received the COVID-19 Response Award from the Government of the Philippines on Investor’s Recognition Day hosted by PEZA.
We developed a global dashboard that tracks the number of people infected by country in the Global Delivery Group region. Moreover, we published a guideline on COVID-19 for employees, which we regularly update.
|Fiscal 2019||Fiscal 2020||Fiscal 2021||Fiscal 2022||Fiscal 2022 (target)|
|Employee absentee rate*2||1.004%||0.857%||1.012%||1.315%||1%|
|Number of employees||68100||67614||66022||63318||-|
- *1Based on the number of fulltime employees as of the end of the fiscal year (March 20) of Fujitsu Ltd. and Group companies in Japan (excluding some companies)
- *2The percentage of days of absences to number of planned work days