As part of the initiatives for employee health, Nissui recognizes the maintenance and promotion of health as a management issue and announced the Employee Health Declaration on February 23, 2017.
Based on this declaration, various initiatives are carried out so that employees and their families can live healthy and energetic lives.
At the Nissui Group, we consider our employees to be our most valuable asset, and we want to see all employees be able to fully demonstrate their abilities. We also aim to improve the quality of life of our employees and their families by ensuring proper workplace conditions and by actively supporting both mental and physical health.
As a company that works with resources from the sea, we offer suggestions for healthy diets, try to maximize the use of functional components derived from seafood, and aim to contribute to the healthy lives of people everywhere, from our employees and their families to customers around the world.
Recognizing the maintenance and promotion of employees’ health to be a managerial key issue, Nissui has established the Promoting Health Working Group within the Diversity and Personnel Development Subcommittee.,With the cooperation of the Safety & Health Planning Section (Secretariat), Health Management Center (industrial physicians and health nurses), the corporate health insurance society and each department, and by coordinating with the cooperate health insurance staff of each business location, we are engaged in initiatives to ensure the health and work-life balance of its employees and to create a workplace culture that is pleasant and offers a fulfilling place to work.
On February 21, 2019, Nissui became the first in the fishery, agriculture and forestry industry to be chosen for the “2019 Health & Productivity Stock Selection,” sponsored jointly by the Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Under the Health & Productivity Stock Selection program, basically one company from each industry is chosen from among the companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as a company focusing on employees’ health from a management perspective and strategically carrying out efforts toward employee health.
Nissui was recognized for creating a better working environment under the concept of health and productivity management which promoted better health using a fish-based diet as the starting point, and expanding the movement from the individual to each division and from each division to the entire company.
In order to improve the productivity by putting in place a working environment in which diverse talent stay healthy and are able to demonstrate their capabilities, Nissui carried out measures to 1) promote the individual’s health, 2) strike a balance between work and private lives and 3) create a pleasant and fulfilling place to work.
On March 29, 2018, Nissui was awarded the highest rank in the Development Bank of Japan’s DBJ Employee’s Health Management Rated Loan Program, the first given in the marine products industry, which led to our receiving financing.
The first of its kind in the world, the DBJ’s Health Management Rating adds a condition to its financing that evaluates and identifies companies that take measures that demonstrate excellent consideration and measures for ensuring the health of its employees. Nissui was praised for the public announcement of its Employee Health Declaration, its stress check program for all employees, and the analysis of its results.
On February 20, 2018, Nissui was recognized as a “White 500” company in the large enterprise category of the 2018 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program. Under the system, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi award companies that display exceptional health management as a way of highlighting exemplary health management initiatives. The program also aims to make it easier for employees, job applicants, associated companies and financial bodies to socially evaluate a company.
From fiscal 2016, Nissui commenced the utilization of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), a core product of the Fine Chemicals Business, which is one of Nissui’s main businesses, in order to prevent employee’s lifestyle-related diseases.
At the regular physical examination conducted in fiscal 2016, the EPA/AA ratio, an indicator which is said to be connected to the incidence of cardiovascular diseases, was included in the test items of all employees and a company average of 0.4 was set as the targeted value.
As a result, the companywide EPA/AA ratio was 0.29% in fiscal 2016, 0.35% in fiscal 2017 and 0.38% in fiscal 2018.
In fiscal 2018, to encourage employees to make efforts to voluntarily improve their diets, a health incentive was paid to employees who had achieved an EPA/AA ratio of 1.0% or higher.
In addition to providing individual feedback on the measurement results, the results of each division have been aggregated and the ranking list on the right has been prepared.