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Practicing the Seven Wellness-promoting Actions

We have newly introduced the “Seven Wellness-promoting Actions” so that each employee can acquire a healthy lifestyle and improve his/her health.

The Fujifilm Group Seven Wellness-promoting Actions were introduced and put into practice as it is important for the employees to acquire a healthy lifestyle in order to prevent the occurrence or aggravation of lifestyle diseases, cancer, mental disorders, COVID-19 infection, etc.

We will regularly check the degree to which each of the Seven Wellness-promoting Actions is practiced in order to improve the health level of the entire Group.

What are the Seven Wellness-promoting Actions?
The implementation status of the Seven Wellness-promoting Actions: Rates of Adherence for each item

The implementation status of the Seven Wellness-promoting Actions was verified in an e-learning questionnaire conducted in September 2020.

A Walking Event(Arukatsu)

Since 2016, we have been hosting a biannual competition that sets up teams that compete for the highest average daily steps called, “Everyone Stepping.” This has led to behavioral changes of those who normally do not walk much. We are also seeing an increase in the number of participants (Fall 2019 participation: 16,728, which is 36.8% of employees). More and more group company employees have started enjoying walking together with some who have Presidents taking the lead and almost all employees participating (9 companies have a participation rate of 90% or more).

Preventing severe illnesses by encouraging high-risk populations to have regular checkups

Each group company had its own measures and practices for lifestyle diseases, but from FY2019, Fujifilm has been sending letters in collaboration with Fujifilm Group Health Insurance Association to recommend a health checkup directly to the employee’s home for those group employees who are determined to be high-risk. Each company’s medical staff follows up to ensure that the employees receive medical consultation.

In 2014, we established the Fujifilm Nishi-Azabu Medical Center*1 at Fujifilm Nishi-Azabu Headquarters Building for cancer prevention and treatment. This has contributed to increasing the percentage of Group employees in Japan receiving cancer screening in the company’s regular health checkup program. The percentage of employees who have received stomach cancer screening have increased by at least 10 points (from the FY2015 level). 
By FY2022, we strive to bring the percentage of Group employees in Japan receiving cancer screening (for stomach cancer, colorectal cancer, breast cancer and cervical cancer) to at least 90%. We have been promoting these initiatives determined to increase the chances to detect cancer early to allow for early appropriate treatment in order to minimize the number of Fujifilm employees passing away from cancer.

  • *1 Opened in Fujifilm Nishi-Azabu Building in July 2014. The clinic uses endoscopic systems incorporating the company's unique advanced technologies, including a transnasal endoscope that is inserted into the nose to reduce nausea caused by gag reflex, for its upper endoscopy and colonoscopy services. The Center also has mammography and breast ultrasound equipment to offer gynecological checkups to Fujifilm Group employees. The Fujifilm Health Management Center in Minami-Ashigara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, offers similar screening and checkup services as the Fujifilm Nishi-Azabu Medical Center.

Fujifilm Nishi-Azabu Medical Center

Endoscopic Clinic, Fujifilm Nishi-Azabu Medical Center

Fujifilm Health Management Center (Minami-Ashigara City, Kanagawa)

Fujifilm Nishi-Azabu Medical Center

Cancer Screening System
Cancer Screening Screening Method Eligible Employees Screening Interval
Endoscopy (X-ray) 35 years old and 40 or over Every year
Colon Fecal occult blood
35 years old and 40 or over
50 years old and over
Once a year
Once while employed
Breasts Ultrasound (up to 39 years old)
Mammography (from 40 years old)
Female Every year
Uterus Cytodiagnosis Female Every year
Prostate PSA (blood) Men 50 or over Every other year
Lung X-ray 30 or older* Every year
Liver, kidney, pancreas, biliary tract Ultrasound 35 years old and 40 or over Every year

Assistance provided by Fujifilm Group Health Insurance Association

Colorectal Cancer and Colonoscopy

We are promoting awareness and understanding of the importance of colonoscopy among employees, which has a high morbidity rate in Japan. All those who have tested positive for the presence of fecal occult blood are encouraged to follow up with a colonoscopy and are kept track of by each of their company medical staff. We also encourage employees who are 50 years old to schedule a colonoscopy by sending individual emails. 
In July FY2019 we hosted a lecture at our head office by Dr. Yokoyama, the director of Fujifilm Nishi-Azabu Endoscopic Clinic, entitled “Recommending Colonoscopy” which drew 165 participants. The video of this lecture is available on the company’s intranet to employees anywhere in Japan.

In October FY2020, we hosted an online seminar entitled “The Importance of Breast Cancer Screening” by radiologist Dr. Tokiko Endo, who standardized mammography screening in Japan and is working to further improve the screening rate and accuracy. At the same time, Fujifilm’s mammography developers introduced the untold story behind its development.

Approximately 450 employees from Group companies across the country participated on that day, and this video is also available to employees in Japan on the company’s intranet and employee wellness portal site.

Updating of Employment Regulations to include Smoking Ban during working hours and closure of all smoking areas on company premises

From FY2015, the Fujifilm Group has been promoting smoking cessation during working hours. Starting in FY2019, we designated a non-smoking day once a month to create an environment for encouraging smokers to stop smoking.

Furthermore, in order to support smokers to quit smoking and to commit to preventing secondhand smoke in the company environment, we updated the Employment Regulations for all Group companies to include a smoking ban during working hours and closed all smoking areas on company premises in Japan in October 2020. We have gained the understanding and cooperation of customers who visit the company, as well as that of partner companies on our premises.

Smoking-cessation Support Program

  • As a health program collaborating with the Fujifilm Group Health Insurance Association, we have created various employee programs to help quit smoking and have also provided support to ensure that our employees proceed smoothly through the smoking-cessation programs.

    Online Smoking-cessation Program
    It has been well-received as a program that busy employees can commit to easily and quit smoking reliably. Since the adoption of the Employee Wellness Declaration in September 2019, 541 applicants (as of the end of January 2021) have applied to the Program with the goal of quitting cigarette smoking.

    Distribution of free patches and Gum to employees to help quit smoking
    A new measure for FY2020. By lowering the hurdles, we are supporting the challenges associated with quitting cigarette smoking.
  • The Health Management Office in each business office also accepts smoking-cessation outpatients at any time.

In addition, we publish a series of success stories about executives quitting cigarette smoking on the company’s intranet and also publish feature articles on quitting cigarette smoking in the Group newsletters to cultivate a culture of non-smoking at all our Group companies.

Every November, we conduct a stress check for all employees. Based on those results, we “diagnose” a workplace. For workplaces that present a high health risk, the company physicians and human resources department work collaboratively, first holding a workplace meeting, to analyze the causes, and then to create a plan to improve the work environment.  In addition, we have created a tool used across the group for employees to check themselves any time. 
While seminars on mental health and such have been held at each group company, we are promoting preventative initiatives by implementing trainings using a manual on mental health management for all new executives. 

The entire group uses a health checking system to prevent health problems caused by working excessively long hours. If overtime work is more than 80 hours in a single month and more than 45 hours on average per quarter, a health check questionnaire, a senior supervisor interview, and a company physician interview will be conducted to ensure health and to provide allowances for work. 
To better manage work hours, Fujifilm established a group policy in anticipation of the legal amendments in April 2019. We have reviewed and implemented internal rules for the entire group based on this policy. We also provided e-learning courses for all employees to enhance their foundational knowledge of legal compliance and labor management parameters. 
In addition, we are strengthening our system for employee wellness and attendance management using IT, such as sending automatically generated alerts by email before an employee reaches the maximum hours of work or if they have not recorded their attendance at work. 
As a result, we reduced the number of those who worked 80 hours or more overtime in a single month by more than 90% compared to the previous year (FY2018).

Health Report

The Fujifilm Group Health Insurance Association collaborates with the Employee Wellness Promotion Group, FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, to facilitate understanding the health status of each company from FY2016 by issuing a “Health Report” per company which summarizes and visualizes the data in numbers and graphs. For companies with high health risks, the department directly explains what that means to the management, thereby clarifying the health challenges each group company must address and reflecting them in their programs.

Addressing women’s health issues

Health consultation desk for female employees established

A female public health nurse provides advice to female employees based on consultations with in-house specialists (6 consultations in FY2019).

Health seminar for women in the age of longevity hosted

We invited an external gynecologist to speak on women’s health issues, health risks by age group, and tips for working happily while maintaining good health. The lecture was hosted twice, once each at the Head Office and Yokohama Minatomirai Center, and reached a total of 160 people.