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

Azbil Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange code 6845) has been recognized as a 2023 Health and Productivity Management Outstanding Corporation (large enterprise category, White 500 list) for its initiatives to promote employee health. Azbil’s naming to the White 500 list resulted from a fiscal year 2022 survey conducted by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Azbil has been named a Health and Productivity Management Outstanding Corporation for six consecutive years since 2018, and for this fiscal year, like the previous one, was listed in the White 500 category (among the top 500 businesses). The system recognizes outstanding corporations that make efforts to solve health-related problems in local communities or to support health-promotion activities led by Nippon Kenko Kaigi.

Health and Productivity Management Outstanding Corporation

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

The company’s efforts at “work style reform,” which have included improving business efficiency, have evolved to include the creation of new ways of working such as hybrid work from the perspective of preventing the spread of COVID-19, new types of office environments, and improvement of work through digital transformation.

In its efforts to promote diversity and expand the active participation of diverse personnel, the company aims to diversify ways of working in response to life events like becoming a childcare or nursing care provider. Azbil has formulated and is implementing an action plan to improve job satisfaction and create an environment where every employee can continue to work without difficulty, regardless of sex, age, or nationality.

In addition to efforts to promote employee health and occupational safety, the company has introduced numerous initiatives like the following.

  • Enhancing its occupational health system
  • Encouraging applicable employees to receive 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
  • Preventing exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Promoting mental health (stress checks, manager oversight of employee care, and self-care training)

Furthermore, Azbil promotes health initiatives that suit new ways of working, including online mental seminars and yoga seminars.

* Health and Well-being Declaration
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 it 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 everyone 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.

The azbil Group declares its 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.