CSR

Working Environments

Putting in Place Various Measures Aimed at Improving the Workstyles of Each and Every Employee

Realization of work style innovationAiming for sustainable corporate development and individual self-realization

To combine sustainable corporate development and individual self-realization the Sekisui Chemical Group recognizes the importance of creating an organizational culture that enables each and every employee to continue working vigorously and of upgrading the work environment.
We engage in “productivity improvement” from a number of perspectives: that of "diversity management," by which diverse human resources can work with enthusiasm; of "compliance" that meets the expectations of society; and of nurturing individual growth, motivation and a sense of involvement in rewarding work. We will deploy a raft of measures to encourage self-realization through the provision of highly productive businesses and environments in which each person can demonstrate his or her full potential.

 

Regulation of Long Working HoursWork Hour Shortening Committee Established

In fiscal 2016, we created the Work Hour Shortening Committee in order to realize work environments that let each and every employee work to their fullest. The Committee discusses ways to shorten work hours, encourage employees to take vacation, and introduce flexible work styles.

 

 

 

Updates to Health Management SystemsWe Are Promoting Five Initiatives for Employee Health Management

The Sekisui Chemical Group believes employees are precious assets bestowed on us by society, and takes steps to promote the mental and physical well-being of all employees.

 

Initiative 1. Organization Structure

In 2015, we created the Welfare and Health Assistance Group and, in cooperation with health insurance associations, put people in charge of health management at 222 business sites, covering the entire Group. In addition, industrial physicians and industrial nursing professionals are located at head offices and main factories.
From 2017 onwards, the plan is to establish a Health Promotion Office at Sekisui Chemical’s Head Office and enhance the initiatives.

 

Initiative 2. Compliance with Laws and Regulations

In order to comply with health and safety-related laws and regulations, we conduct surveys of the health and safety management status at all business sites on an annual basis. Monitoring the implementation and improvement rates obtained via these surveys leads to reliable compliance.

 

 

Initiative 3. Identify and Resolve Health Issues

Physical:
In cooperation with the health insurance associations, we are preventing conditions from becoming more severe for those employees who are at risk of lifestyle diseases.

 

Mental:
We have produced good results from conducting stress management training sessions by telephone for newly appointed managerial staff, overseas assignees, and mid-career hires whose stress levels were increasing.

 

Initiative 4 Initiatives Geared toward Work Style Innovation

Since 2016, stress checks have been performed on Sekisui Chemical Group employees every June. The purpose of these stress checks is to create workplaces that facilitate work through the improvement of work environments by collecting and analyzing stress levels in each section (organizational checkup), as well as to help employees understand their individual stress levels and prevent mental illness.

 

Assigned workplace
Number subject to examination
Number who received checkup
Implementation ratio
Sekisui Chemical Group
  • 24,540
  • 17,679
  • 72.0%

 

Initiative 5 Initiatives with unlimited targets

We invite a full-time counselor to conduct counseling for volunteers and group education in, for example, a listening cram school-type environment.

 

Stress Checks

Since 2016, stress checks have been performed every June. The purpose of these stress checks is to create workplaces that facilitate work through the improvement of work environments by collecting and analyzing stress levels in each section, as well as to help each and every employee understand their stress levels and prevent mental illness. In the first fiscal year of this program, we held reading workshops on learning how to correctly read group analysis.

From among the business sites that had participated in the reading workshops, we selected three motivated divisions that with an expert raised the issues in interpersonal relationships that had resulted from having conducted the “improvement of work environments,” such as interdepartmental interactions and communications. In response to this issue, while incorporating group work, we conducted mental health education in groups and presented a plan for improvement.

 

Improvement of Work Environments Flowchart

Improvement of Work Environments Flowchart

 

Stress Management Training

Stress management training called mindbics is given over the telephone to newly appointed managers, staff dispatched overseas and those employed mid-career who are likely to have high stress levels so that they can manage their own stress. Courses can be taken at home or while out on business trips over the telephone, making it easier for those taking the courses to fit it in their business schedules.
Each year, 400 employees take the training as an essential course at the Sekisui Chemical Group.

 

Unique Strengths of Training Programs

Unique Strengths of Training Programs

 

mindbics

 

External EvaluationsRecognized as 2017 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization

From a Companywide perspective, Sekisui Chemical was recognized as a 2017 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization* under the large enterprise category (White 500) by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi for its initiatives to solve employee health-related issues.

 

Health and productivity

* This system recognizes companies that practice excellent health management based on initiatives to promote health being advanced by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi.