Principal Themes：Human Rights and Labor
Occupational Safety and Health
Under the DNP Group Safety and Health Charter, the DNP Group promotes All-DNP safety and health activities involving all employees with the aim of building a workplace culture of "safety and health takes precedence over everything else."
- Policies and Promotion Structures
- Initiatives for Maintaining and Improving Health
- Initiatives for the Prevention of Industrial Accidents
Policies and Promotion Structures
DNP Group Safety and Health Charter
The DNP Group established the DNP Group Safety and Health Charter in 2019 to foster the workplace culture to ensure that safety and health take precedence over everything else, based on the awareness that all Group employees working with sound body and mind empower the Group as a whole. This Charter incorporates the phrase "the will of all DNP members" reflecting their resolve to ensure that safety and health is firmly in mind, and to think and act from their own position. All DNP Group employees undertake activities to realize a workplace culture where safety and health take precedence over everything else, including activities to ensure time for dialogue and education, based on the firm decisions made by the heads of the divisions.
DNP Group Declaration on Health
The president of DNP published the DNP Group Declaration on Health internally and externally on April 1, 2021 to show the company’s ideal state towards its goal of embodying the DNP Group Safety and Health Charter. In accordance with the Declaration, DNP started afresh to implement health measures aimed at health and productivity management.
The DNP Group Declaration on Health is based on the idea that Group employees working energetically in trustworthy teams with sound bodies and minds displaying their individual strengths to the maximum degree possible are essential for the generation of new value and the realization of our Third Corporate Founding.
DNP Group Declaration on Health
The DNP Group aims to embody the DNP Group Safety and Health Charter by promoting the heath management and health-driven measures that boost the happiness of our employees, based on the following three perspectives:
1. Maintaining and improving the physical and mental health of our employees and their families. 2. Developing the psychological capital, or positive mind of diverse individuals or human resources. 3. Building psychological safety, or trust-based relationships in our individual workplaces and teams.
With this declaration in mind we aim to achieve improved corporate value.
April 1, 2021
Structure to Promote Occupational Safety and Health
The DNP Group is promoting safety and health activities based on the promotion structure and operating methods prescribed in the DNP Group Safety and Health Management Regulations. At the center is the DNP Group Safety and Health Liaison Council with labor and management participating and overseeing the safety and health of the entire Group in a centralized manner. And through safety and health liaison councils and safety and health promotion councils at the individual business units and Group companies, and safety and health committees at individual workplaces, labor and management are making a concerted effort to improve safety and health Group-wide by specifying the details of activities.
The DNP Group’s specific initiatives promoting safety and health activities include the formulation of the Basic Plan for Prevention of Industrial Accidents and Health Maintenance and Promotion as a three-year medium-term plan based on the results of internal activities and the problems to be addressed, taking trends in society and the industrial safety and health measures taken by the Japanese government into consideration.
The Fifth Basic Plan for Prevention of Industrial Accidents and Health Maintenance and Promotion (Policies)
- We will embody and expand on the DNP Group Safety and Health Charter and realize a culture where safety and health take precedence over everything else.
- We will enhance psychological safety, or trust-based relationships in our individual workplaces and teams and enable Group employees to develop psychological capital based on the DNP Group Declaration on Health through dialogue and education.
- We will actively work on preparing workplace environments and training personnel and establish a highly effective safety and health management system by evaluating and following up on activities in terms of both results and processes.
- For the prevention of occupational accidents, we will continue to improve facilities and operations by improving risk assessment with the elimination of critical accidents as the top priority, and take measures to mitigate the diversifying and increasing accident risks.
- We will realize the health and productivity management in the era of the new normal that enables Group employees to proactively maintain high health awareness levels and display their vitality by strengthening the foundation for the promotion of health measures.
Education and Training
Toward the realization of the DNP Group Safety and Health Charter, DNP provides level-specific education and specialized training on occupational safety and health. In 2020, DNP held training on safety and health management for front-line managers and training on mental health care also using e-learning and about 2,300 persons attended this training. Additionally, we implemented e-learning related to lifestyle habits for 24,500 people and held various types of online seminars.
Although to the present DNP has continuously promoted equipment safety measures mainly at manufacturing sites based on risk assessment, we are also promoting Taiwa (dialogue) among all employees to realize a culture that truly prioritizes health and safety. Since 2019, we have been carrying out the “Tsuki-ichi Kyoiku Activity” (an activity to set aside an hour each month for Taiwa and education) at all manufacturing locations, especially for the purpose of improving the workplace culture of manufacturing departments. To vigorously promote this activity, we have launched the cross-group Manufacturing Safety Promotion Project to improve the level of activities such as sharing good practices.
Initiatives for Maintaining and Improving Health
The health and productivity management the DNP Group seeks to achieve and the Declaration on Health
"Health and productivity management refers to the strategic management of employee health from a corporate management perspective. In addition to the maintenance and promotion of health, investing in health based on the corporate philosophy can be expected to revitalize organizations in many ways including the improvement of vitality, creativity and productivity," the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry defines.The DNP Group incorporated this thinking in its formulation of the DNP Group Declaration on Health. The DNP Group will promote health measures to energize Group employees and transform entire workplaces into teams full of life and energy.
Based on the Declaration, in addition to our existing efforts to maintain and improve physical and mental health, we will promote health and productivity management and health measures to boost employees' level of happiness by enhancing psychological capital, which is the positive mind attitude of each employee, and psychological safety, which is based on the relationships of trust in individual workplaces and teams. We will also realize the DNP Group Safety and Health Charter to enhance our corporate value.
The Basic Plan for Health Maintenance and Promotion
In the Fifth Basic Plan for Prevention of Industrial Accidents and Health Maintenance and Promotion, which serves as the medium-term plan from FY2021 to FY2023, DNP will focus on 1) permeating health management and health measures in the new normal age, 2) establishing a foundation for promoting health measures, 3) promoting disease prevention and lifestyle habit improvements, and 4) creating sound mental health. In doing so, DNP will use the rate of regular health checkups and the rate of abnormal findings, the overall health risk in stress checks and work engagement values, among other indicators.
To accelerate the promotion of health and productivity management and health measures, DNP is collaborating with its health insurance association, clinics established at the association, the medical healthcare business division and Group companies undertaking health-related operations. Furthermore, DNP has set up the Health Management Center at the health insurance association for strengthening health management functions.
For the maintenance and promotion of physical and mental health
To promote and maintain physical and mental health, which is the foundation of health and productivity management, DNP is working to thoroughly implement post-medical checkup measures and increase the implementation rate of specific health guidance, as a follow-up to those with significant health risks based on the results of medical checkups and specific medical examinations. DNP is also working to improve education and expand its internal consultation desks for the promotion and maintenance of mental health. DNP is offering examinations by medical specialists at its clinics in Ichigaya (Tokyo) and Namba (Osaka), in addition to providing education using guidebooks, lectures, network learning programs, original videos and other means.
We have clinics in 15 locations across Japan that also provide medical treatment to dependents (aged 16 or over) in addition to the insured. In fiscal 2020, 25,081 people visited these clinics for treatment.
Various Health Consultations
A consultation system has been set up for employees and their families to provide advice from medical specialists about concerns and worries related to disease or medical therapy. It also provides support for health maintenance and promotion through Nutrition Consultation and Exercise Consultation.
In fiscal 2020, 2,215 consultations were received through telephone health consultation (including family members) and mental health consultation rooms.
For the improvement of vitality and organizational revitalization
DNP believes that dialogue and education are the foundation for developing a workplace environment where safety and health takes precedence over everything else, accumulating psychological capital, and enhancing psychological safety. To secure time for those activities, DNP is undertaking Tsuki-ichi Kyoiku Activity (an activity to set aside an hour each month for TAIWA and education) at manufacturing sites and holding one-on-one and check-in, check-out meetings through its own value objective system (the DNP Value Objectives (DVO) system) in its non-manufacturing divisions. DNP is also working to improve team conditions by visualizing them using engagement surveys.
Health-related data/Target indicators
Initiatives for the Prevention of Industrial Accidents
The Basic Plan for Prevention of Industrial Accidents
For the prevention of industrial accidents, DNP formulates a basic plan every three years based on the industrial accident prevention plan of the national government and trends in industrial accidents within the Company, reviews the plan, and undertakes specific activities.
DNP has prescribed matters to be addressed during the three years from FY2021 to FY2023 as the Fifth Basic Plan for Prevention of Industrial Accidents and Health Maintenance and Promotion and has commenced initiatives with the three priority measures of 1) fostering a climate of safety, 2) creating a workplace with no industrial accidents, and 3) promoting measures against occupational illnesses using the accident frequency rate and working environment measurement results among other indicators.