Azbil Certified as an Outstanding Corporation for Health and Productivity Management (“White 500” Listing)

TOKYO, Apr. 5, 2022: Azbil Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange Code: 6845) announced that it has been certified as a 2022 Health and Productivity Management Outstanding Corporation (large enterprise category, White 500 list) in recognition of its initiatives to promote employee health. The certification resulted from a fiscal year 2021 Survey on Health and Productivity Management conducted by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Azbil has been certified as a Health and Productivity Management Outstanding Corporation for five consecutive years since 2018, and this fiscal year was certified in the White 500 category, which is awarded only to the top 500 enterprises. The Health and Productivity Management Organization Program is run jointly by METI and Nippon Kenko Kaigi. It aims to certify large enterprises that practice outstanding health and productivity management in collaboration with health insurance associations.

Health and Productivity Management Outstanding Corporation

Guided by its philosophy of “human-centered automation,” the azbil Group announced its Health and Well-being Declaration* in July 2019. The Group encourages business management that values people by defining health and well-being management under a comprehensive approach that enables employees to work in a healthy and lively way, including initiatives to change working methods and improve workplaces by reducing total working hours and preventing harassment. Additionally, the Group strives to promote diversity and inclusion so that everyone’s individuality is respected and individuals’ attributes are put to their best use. Also, in connection with one of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the azbil Group has set the goal of having by 2030 at least 65% of employees satisfied with working in the azbil Group and at least 65% experiencing personal growth in the past year.

Azbil has introduced numerous initiatives aimed at maintaining and improving employee safety and health. Naturally, the company ensures thorough implementation of employee health management and occupational safety, but it is also undertaking measures such as the following.
・Enhancing its occupational health system
・Encouraging applicable employees to undergo women’s health exams and cancer screenings in addition to regular health exams
・Promoting workplace environments where employees can work with peace of mind even when affected by sickness or injury
・Reducing the risk of aggravating lifestyle-related diseases, including hypertension and diabetes, by restricting work
・Preventing exposure to secondhand smoke
・Promoting mental health (stress checks, manager oversight of employee care, and self-care training)

In addition, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, in fiscal year 2021 Azbil continued efforts such as having employees work from home and commute at off-peak hours. The company is working on health promotion measures suitable for the new ways of working, such as distributing videos on stretching and holding mental health seminars.

Looking ahead, the azbil Group plans to continue advancing people-centered health and well-being management, promoting employees’ health and happiness, and fulfilling its responsibilities to society.

Health and Productivity Management Outstanding Corporation

* The text of the azbil Group Health and Well-being Declaration is as follows.
Making Workplaces and Employees Healthy, Happy, and Lively
The azbil Group believes that the health of each employee is an important basis for corporate activities, and aims to create workplaces where each and every person at an azbil Group company works in a lively, healthy, and comfortable way, with a feeling of safety and peace of mind, and in a manner that suits each person. When each person is able to express his or her diverse abilities and to live a fulfilled life both at work and at home, productivity and performance will improve, resulting in innovation and contributions to society.
We declare our intention that companies and employees proactively work together to create a comfortable work environment, to enhance the mental and physical health of employees, and to make workplaces and employees healthy, happy, and lively.

* Posted information is accurate as of the date of announcement.


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