Lifestyle Disease Prevention
The Fujifilm Group Seven Wellness-promoting Actions were introduced in 2020 and employees were called on to put them into practice, as it is important for employees to acquire a healthy lifestyle in order to prevent the occurrence and aggravation of problems such as lifestyle diseases, cancer, mental disorders and COVID-19 infection. 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.
Seven Wellness-promoting Actions—Education Activities
Weigh yourself once a week
Check your health check results
No alcohol once a week
6 hours sleep every day
30 min. walk every day
Paticipate in the walk event("Arukatsu")
The implementation status of the “Seven Actions for Good Health” was verified in an e-learning questionnaire conducted in November 2022.
Seven Actions for Good Health and Performance Level, Work Engagement
We found that there is positive correlation between the number of actions actually taken from the Seven Actions for Good Health, and the level of performance*1 and work engagement*2. We recommend employees to put these actions into practice.
Seven Actions for Good Health and Performance Level
Seven Actions for Good Health and Work Engagement
At FUJIFILM Material Manufacturing (Kyushu area), creative efforts were made to catch the eye of employees waiting for their regular health checks.
Quiz questions were placed on panels and the back of seats at the venue.
This is being introduced throughout the worldwide group.
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.
From fiscal 2022, we have started the company competition co-sponsored by companies, health insurance association, and employee organizations (labor union/employee union). At the award ceremony, winning company is awarded a trophy.
Through competition of 44 domestic group companies (spring 2023) , we are developing measures that will enable the entire group to enjoy health promotion.
Number of people who participate in a walking event “Arukatsu”
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.
Cancer Prevention and Treatment
Regardign cancer prevention, we have offered cancer screening services to employees at the Fujifilm Health Management Center in Minami-Ashigara City, Kanagawa Prefecture. In addition, we established the Fujifilm Nishi-Azabu Medical Center at Fujifilm Nishi-Azabu Headquarters Building for cancer prevention and treatment in 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 services.
In April 2022, we opened FUJIFILM Mediterrace Yokohama, a medical clinic for Fujifilm Group Health Insurance Association members, in FUJIFILM Business Innovation Yokohama Minatomirai Center. The clinic is equipped with the Fujifilm Group’s latest endoscope and mammography systems, as well as an AI-driven medical IT system, enabling us to offer high-quality health checkup services to our employees.
Moving forward, by fiscal 2025, we strive to bring the employees’check-up rate to 90% at lowest for stomach cancer, large intestine cancer, breast cancer, and cervical cancer. We promote this initiative with our strong will to minimize the number of Group employees passing away from cancer by increasing the chances of early cancer detection and receiving appropriate treatment.
Cancer Screening System
|35 years old and 40 or over
|Fecal occult blood
|35 years old and 40 or over
50 years old and over
|Once a year
Once while employed
|Ultrasound (up to 39 years old)
Mammography (from 40 years old)
|Men 50 or over
|Every other year
|Chest helical CT
|40 or over
|Liver, kidney, pancreas, biliary tract
|35 years old and 40 or over
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 September 2022, Dr. Yokoyama conducted an e-learning program for approximately 43,000 employees in the Fujifilm group to promote gastric and colorectal cancer screening. We have gained a better understanding of the importance of cancer screening and the importance of gastroscopy and colonoscopy screening, which has led to screening.
Cancer Screening Rate
In order to increase the cancer screening rate, we have moved forward with offering a choice of testing organizations, adding screening to regular health checks, and conducting educational activities.
Since fiscal 2023, a basic policy for gastric cancer screening has been based on the use of upper endoscopy (gastro endoscopy), which was explained at the Health Management Promotion Director Meeting. It was also posted on the “Wellness Portal Site” and made known to the entire Group.
Stomach Cancer Screening Rate
Colorectal Cancer Screening and Fecal Occult Blood Test Rate
Promoting Anti-smoking Awareness
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
- The health program operated in collaboration with the Fujifilm Group Health Insurance Association offers various types of programs to help employees stop smoking and provides support so those efforts progress smoothly.
- 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, 632 applicants (as of the end of September 2023) 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. Many employees took the first step to quitting smoking as 1,127 employees applied for nicotine patches (Equivalent to 5,000 yen per person), and 498 applied for nicotine gum (Equivalent to 5,000 yen per person).
- Online Smoking-cessation Program
- 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.
In fiscal 2022, smoking cessation seminars were held by specialists at sites with high smoking rates, and seminar videos were distributed to employees.
Change in Smokers
Mental Health Prevention and Treatment
Every November, we conduct a stress check for all domestic group employees. Since fiscal 2021, each Fujifilm Group company has been conducting organizational analyses of stress check. 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. In March 2023, a video for mental health self-care training explained by the Fujifilm Group mental health management physician (company physician) on an in-house health portal site, aiming to understand what stress is, become aware of stress, and understand the basic concepts of how to deal with stress, method on the perspectives and utilization of the results of stress check (self-check).
Line Care Training for All Group Employees and Managers by Fujifilm Group Mental Health Management Physician
In June 2021, e-learning-based Line Care Training was provided for all group employees and managers in Japan.
At the start of the training, General Manager of the Human Resources Division, FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, as the Employee Wellness Manager, commented on “the need to give consideration to and guidance on wellness to employees and particularly the importance of detailed management during the COVID-19 pandemic” as mental health is a priority employee wellness issue.
Then the Fujifilm Group mental health management physician (company physician) directly discussed the importance of mental health measures in the workplace and what is required of managers regarding mental health measures based on his experience and knowledge. Numerous managers submitted comments that the training was useful, such as “I really learned that superiors play an important role in responding to subordinates” and “I want to be a superior that subordinates can seek advice from.”
We are promoting preventative initiatives throughout the group by implementing trainings using a manual on mental health management for all new executives.
In fiscal 2022, we established a mental health counseling service (telephone, Web and interview) and established a system that can be supported for 24 hours.
Maintaining Appropriate Working Hours
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, we established a group policy in response to revisions to the law 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, Fujifilm has been able to significantly reduce the number of people working 80 hours or more overtime in a single month in fiscal 2022.
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 (Since FY2019)
A female public health nurse provides advice to female employees based on consultations with in-house specialists.
Female Health Seminars
～Female Health Seminar for Living to 100～
We invited an outside gynecologist to hold a seminar titled “Women’s Health Management and Benefits to Society—Learn More! Women’s Body and Health Literacy.” The gynecologist spoke on women’s health issues, health risks by age group, and tips for working happily while maintaining good health. The seminar was held twice, once at the Tokyo Mid Town Head Office and once at Yokohama Minatomirai Center, and a total of 160 employees participated. Responses to the survey of participants included comments such as “I learned the importance of confronting one’s mental and physical state,” which reveals that there is growing interest in wellness and healthy work.
Material provided on the day of the seminar is posted on the in-house intranet.
In October FY2020, we hosted an online seminar titled “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 system developers explained the untold story behind its development. Around 450 group employees throughout Japan took part on the day of the seminar.
The seminar was highly praised as can be seen in the responses to the survey of participants, which included comments such as “I gained an understanding of not only breast cancer but also the importance of undergoing screening,” “it was informative because of the doctor’s careful explanation,” “I learned about Fujifilm’s products,” and “I will recommend that family members and people I know undergo screening.”
The video is available to employees throughout Japan via the in-house intranet health portal site.
Seminar movies of breast cancer by company physicians are distributed to all employees of domestic group companies to improve their understanding of breast cancer and promote medical check-ups.
～Health Support Seminars for Working Women～
A webinar with an external obstetrician-gynecologist/psychopractice physician was held. The lecture included two-way quiz questions based on eight common questions. The purpose of the lecture was to acquire the self-control technique to raise the performance of person himself/herself and to raise the support power of the people around them to raise their performance by learning the mind and body of women. A total of 351 group employees (84 males, 24%) participated on the day. From the questionnaire of male participants, it was suggested that their understanding of the mind and body of women improved, such as “The words remaind in their impression ; Half of the sheath is knowledgeable, and the reason of ignorance about the pain/suffering leads the action without delicacy” and “I once again felt that knowing about the mental and physical cycles of women is very important,” and “I would like other managers and colleagues to participate in the webiner (male employees)”.
Understanding the various mental and physical disorders of life stages is important in maintaining and promoting one’s own health. In order to understand and deal with menopause, which is tend to be thought the problem only for women, and to understand that both men and young people are on the way, we conducted an e-learning program “Menopause Understanding and Self-Care” conducted by our company physician, a gynecologist.
At the Fujifilm Group, we are focusing on early detection and treatment as one priority area in cancer control measures and working to increase the gynecological cancer screening rate to 90%+. By adding cancer screening to regular health checks and promoting educational activities, we are steadily increasing the screening rate throughout the group.
(Aid of up to 8,000 yen are provided by the Fujifilm Group Health Insurance Association for breast cancer screening and cervical cancer screening respectively.)
Gynecological Cancer Screening Rate
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