For a sixth consecutive year, NYK has been recognized in the large enterprise category of the Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program, a cooperative initiative by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Nippon Kenko Kaigi.* The program selects companies engaging in efforts to advance health and productivity management and providing outstanding health management in collaboration with insurers.
Recognizing that employee health is the foundation for its business activities and one of its highest priorities, NYK has been conducting a health-promotion project in collaboration with the NYK Health Insurance Society, and exchanges information and shares issues with the NYK Health Insurance Society regularly.
Specifically, NYK offers an environment in which employees can work with peace of mind and energy by providing guidance on the prevention of serious lifestyle-related diseases and smoking cessation by specialist doctors at the in-house clinic, specialized medical examinations at partner medical institutions, mental health initiatives, health-conscious menus at the employee cafeteria, and refreshment spaces.
NYK also holds a running and walking event,** including coaching events led by professional trainers, to encourage employees to remain health conscious.
NYK will continue to examine effective methods to improve employee well-being.
* Nippon Kenko Kaigi (Japan Health Council)
In Japan, which is battling a declining birthrate and an aging population, this organization was formed with the full support of the government to help commercial businesses offer effective activities for life extension and medical care. The aim is to realize concrete measures in the workplace and society through cooperation among organizations in the economic, medical, and insurance fields. (Japanese)
** Events started in 2017 to promote the health of Group employees through familiar sports such as running and walking, and to spread awareness of social issues. Swimming, bicycling, and yoga/pilates have been added.