In recognition of the fact that managing the promotion of employee health is a priority issue for the long-term, sustained growth of the JAST Group, we will work to maintain and improve employee health, corporate productivity and employee job satisfaction.
October 1, 2019
President and CEO
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi have recognized JAST as an outstanding organization in the area of employee health management by certifying us as a “Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organization (large enterprise category)” in both 2021 and 2022 under their Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organization Certification System.
We plan and implement health promotion activities centered on our Health Management Promotion Secretariat.
The Secretariat works in conjunction with the Health Committee and Event Committee, comprised of members from the different business divisions, to implement measures which raise employee awareness of health, promote communication through health-related events and contribute to health promotion.
|Regular health examinations||Examination rate||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%||99.9%|
|Stress checks||Testing rate||≥90%||94.1%||92.2%||91.5%||93.3%||93.8%|
|Average monthly total hours worked||155.1||153.7||150.8||145.7||143.7|
|Average monthly overtime hours worked||18.0||16.2||14.4||18.3||18.6|
|Average annual paid leave utilization rate||67.4%||73.8%||70.5%||64.2%||61.9%|
|Average annual paid leave days taken||11.7||12.7||12.1||10.7||10.5|
In order to increase work style options to better fit employees’ lifestyles, we have maintained a telework system since before the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Kaeru! JAST” is an independently established labor practices program which has been in place at JAST since the 2009 fiscal year, and it is aimed at ensuring employees can effectively utilize their personal time, and at fostering a more relaxed workplace environment.
This system is used to help employees balance their childcare (up to the third grade in elementary school) and nursing care responsibilities with their work responsibilities.
We host a variety of events and maintain a variety of leave systems as part of a robust framework intended to help each person live his or her best life.
*Carried out with due consideration of the COVID-19 epidemic situation
In consideration of the COVID-19 epidemic situation, we maintain a telework system and limit the number of people who can be in the office.
Employees receive a monthly allowance to help them offset increased costs, such as lighting, heat and PC environmental maintenance, which accompany working from home.
We provide special paid leave as support for employee vaccination.
Employees receive health examination subsidies from the Company and health insurance society for health examinations which cover the same items as multiphasic health screenings and include gynecological examinations.
Starting in fiscal year 2021, we have provided employees with personal consultations with a public health nurse about the results of their health examinations. The aim of this is to equip every employee with skills that will enable them to take appropriate action for the sake of their health.
Health management training, women’s participation support forum, etc.
Since 2020, we have held walking events coordinated through a smartphone application as a way of ensuring telework does not result in a lack of exercise.
Employees can participate not only as individuals but as teams as well, which also serves to encourage workplace communication.
As a means of facilitating improved job performance, employees are taught stretches which they can do in between tasks and at home which will help alleviate lower back pain and shoulder stiffness.
For approximately 10 days after International No Smoking Day, we host an open chat as part of an event for quitting smoking which features opinion exchange between smokers and non-smokers and the sharing of tobacco-related information.
Change in the number of non-smokers
Mental health training, harassment training, etc., for managers
In order to help accelerate the recovery of employees who have taken leave due to mental health struggles, as well as to prevent reoccurrences, we provide employees with regular consultations with public health nurses and licensed psychologists while on leave.
When employees return to work after a leave of absence, both they and their bosses may feel a sense of anxiousness. In order to ensure peace of mind for all parties, a support program is provided which establishes a rehabilitation period prior to an employee’s official return to work.