Declaration of Health within the Group and Creation of the Basic Policy for Health and Productivity Management
March 1, 2019
SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (President and Representative Director: Teiji Koge; hereinafter, “SEKISUI CHEMICAL”) positions CSR at the center of our Group’s management strategy. SEKISUI CHEMICAL will maintain our pledge to society to act responsibly in terms of safety, compliance and respect for human rights, and its working environment. Moreover, we will endeavor to resolve social issues through business activities across the Three Prominences in the environment, CS & Quality, and human resources. In this manner, we will realize our Group Vision.
With regard to Prominence in Human Resources, based on our belief that “employees are precious assets bestowed on us by society,” SEKISUI CHEMICAL is focused on diversity management that drives the creation of healthy and fulfilling work places that enables diverse personnel to play an active role.
The SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group has been engaged in health management initiatives for our employees as the foundation of our diversity management. In both 2017 and 2018, we were recognized as a Health and Productivity Management Organization (“White 500”), but as the social landscape calls for initiatives such as work style reform and the empowerment of women and people of advanced age, we have decided to take our initiative to the next level by summarizing our philosophy regarding our goals for health management in a Declaration of Health, and establishing the Basic Policy for Health and Productivity Management as outlined below.
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
Specific Examples of the Initiatives
●Support to individuals
・Enhance health guidance in cooperation with the health insurance association (such as medical checkups and preventive measures for lifestyle-related diseases)
・Enhance consultation centers where employees can feel secure and at ease to seek consultation (mental health measures)
・Engage in an ongoing effort to support health practices through the use of ICT and other tools
●Initiatives as an organization
・Create vibrant workplaces by collaborating with external specialists
・Enhance the system (improve the workplace environment)
・Deploy to Group Companies in and outside of Japan
Through these initiatives, SEKISUI CHEMICAL will advance our existing efforts to promote health by engaging in initiatives to prevent illness (defense), and improve (offense) the fulfillment and rewards of working. SEKISUI CHEMICAL aims to enhance productivity by providing support that encourages employees to proactively think and engage in health practices, and provide support for the well-being of employees not just during employment (now) but also after their retirement (future).
The SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group endeavors to contribute to society by realizing the happiness of employees and their families, and our customers through the well-being of our employees.
About SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group
Headquartered in Japan, SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (TSE: 4204) and its subsidiaries make up the SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group. 26,000 employees in over 200 companies throughout 21 countries aim to contribute to improving the lives of the people of the world and the earth’s environment. Thanks to a history of innovation, dedication and a pioneering spirit, SEKISUI CHEMICAL now holds leading positions in its three diverse business divisions as well as top global market share in interlayer film, foam products, conductive particles and more.
Since its foundation in 1947, the SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group has dedicated itself to social and environmental contribution and is now an internationally recognized leader in sustainability and environmental initiatives, having recently been selected as one of the Global 100 most sustainable companies. SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group will continue to maintain a strong corporate presence for 100 years and beyond.
SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
Public Relations Group, Business Strategy Department
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