The JAPEX Group practices health management based on the idea that consideration for the health of employees contributes to the growth and sustainability of the company.
Based on the JAPEX Group Code of Ethics and Conducts, the JAPEX HSE Policy, and the JAPEX Health Management Declaration, we have established a health management promotion system to support employees in maintaining and promoting their health in various ways.
JAPEX Health Management Declaration
In October 2020, JAPEX established the JAPEX Health Management Declaration to demonstrate our commitment to promoting health management as one of the management issues of the JAPEX Group.
JAPEX Health Management Declaration
Established in October 2020
The JAPEX group has the mission for stable energy supply and making social contributions by our business. Aiming to realize our sustainable growth and value maximization based on the mission, Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) is the top priority in our business actions.
With understanding that each employee's health is essential for sustainable growth and value maximization, JAPEX declares to promote health management.
- Always be conscious of occupational safety and health and strive to ensure it and prevent industrial accidents.
- Create a comfortable work environment for better health both physically and mentally, including promoting work-life balance.
- Respect the diversity in values, individuality, and privacy and prevent discrimination and harassment.
- Promote physical and mental health in cooperation with the health insurance association and the labor union so that employees and their families can live healthily for longer years.
Representative Director and President
JAPEX has established a promotion system with the President in charge and the Human Resources Department and the General Affairs Department of each office as secretariats. The secretariat is also responsible for coordinating with industrial health staff and external parties and for operating the Health Committee.
The Health Committee, which meets on a monthly basis, consists of industrial physicians, employee representatives, and representatives from occupational health departments. The committee formulates and deliberates policies for activities to create a comfortable work environment, including matters related to employee health and hygiene. The contents of deliberations and important matters are reported to the HSSE committee members as necessary.
Health Management Promotion System
Certified as an Excellent Health Management Corporation
JAPEX has been certified as the excellent health management corporation (large-sized corporate division) for five consecutive years since 2017.
Promoting Employee Health
In addition to the regular health checkups required by law, JAPEX offers programs to support employee health promotion, awareness raising, and preventive measures against infectious diseases.
Regular Medical Checkups and Follow-up System
In addition to the legally mandated regular medical checkups, we recommend that employees over the age of 35 and 40 undergo a complete medical checkup. We also conduct abdominal circumference measurement for employees under 40 to raise their awareness of lifestyle-related diseases from a young age.
After the regular medical checkups, we provide follow-ups such as interviews with industrial physicians for employees at high risk of health problems. We also encourage low-risk employees to improve their health and prevent illness, providing health support with a view to post-retirement.
JAPEX also provide not only medical checkups at the time of employment but also medical checkups for workers dispatched for specific jobs and overseas as needed.
As for mental health, we carry out annual stress check tests for all employees, provide support for those with mental health problems in balancing work and treatment, as well as support for those on leave to return to work.
In addition, in light of the global outbreak of COVID-19, from April 2020, we are preparing a system to enable the following interviews and consultations with occupational health staff to be conducted via a web conference system.
- Interviews after medical checkups
- Specific health guidance interviews by health insurance associations
- Mental health consultations
Implementation Rates in FY2020
- Rate of regular medical checkups: 100.0%
- Inspection rate of annual stress check tests: 81.3％
Health Maintenance and Promotion
In fiscal 2019, JAPEX introduced a company-wide health promotion app to help employees voluntarily monitor their health status and improve their behavior.
We use this app to conduct health surveys and set company-wide health promotion targets linked to the survey results. Aiming to increase the percentage of employees who walk 8,000 steps or more per day from 10% in fiscal 2020 to 40% or more by 2021, we are raising awareness to increase the number of steps per day by 1,000.
In addition, we offer the following programs and training to heal each employee improve their health.
- Dieting campaign to support prevention of lifestyle-related diseases
- Health classes by industrial physicians
- Web health seminars by external instructors
- Mental health training
- Anti-smoking campaign
Prevention of Infectious Diseases
Each office in Japan and overseas confirms health risks, including infectious diseases, in the execution cycle of the HSE Management System (HSE-MS), and thoroughly educates employees on the prevention of infectious diseases on a regular basis.
As a measure to reduce the risk of infectious diseases among employees, JAPEX provides support for group and individual vaccinations against influenza, and conduct antibody tests for measles and rubella during medical checkups. For expatriates and their families, we provide medical checkups before, during, and after their stay in Japan, as well as vaccinations and preventive medications for diseases in the country where they are stationed.
As part of our Business Continuity Plan (BCP), we have been preparing for large-scale outbreaks of infectious diseases, including new strains of influenza.
Measures against COVID-19
We have taken the following measures as part of our BCP to ensure the health and safety of our employees while continuing our business operations in the event of a global outbreak of COVID-19 infection in 2020 and later.
- Encouraging off-peak commuting and telecommuting
- Encouraging web conferencing, including meetings with outside parties
- Daily temperature checks and physical condition reports for all employees
- Workplace vaccination for COVID-19