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."
- Structure to Promote Management
- Initiatives for Maintaining and Improving Health
- Initiatives for the Prevention of Industrial Accidents
Structure to Promote Management
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 and the DNP Group Declaration on Health, DNP provides level-specific education and specialized training on occupational safety and health.
Regarding safety, DNP is working to improve the level of safety and health activities through various educational programs that include online specialized training on equipment safety for front-line managers in manufacturing locations. For health, DNP provides training on diseases and lifestyle habits such as diet, exercise and smoking as well as training on mental health care utilizing online seminars and network learning while also collaborating with health insurance associations, and these efforts are helping raise employee awareness and change their behavior.
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 14 locations across Japan that also provide medical treatment to dependents (aged 16 or over) in addition to the insured. In fiscal 2022, 24,048 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 2022, 2,537 consultations were received through telephone health consultation (including family members) and mental health consultation rooms.
In March 2022, DNP opened a health consultation office at the DNP Health Management Center, where specialist public health nurses receive health consultations from employees. By increasing the number of options for employee health consultations in this manner, DNP is enhancing its system that enables employees to feel free to consult on an even wider range of health issues.
To promote the further penetration and understanding among employees of the DNP Group Declaration on Health, which was announced in April 2021, DNP carries out health education through network learning. This education was implemented five times from December 2021 to March 2023 and each session was attended by approximately 90% of the target employees. Our surveys show that over half of the employees in attendance became more health conscious as a result of these courses. Moreover, an increasing number of employees are also working to improve their physical activities and eating habits.
- ※Main Themes of DNP’s Healthcare Education (As of August 2023)
90% attendance at the course “About the DNP Group Health Declaration” held in December 2021
89% attendance at the course “About Healthcare Checkups” in March 2022
93% attendance at the course “About Lifestyle Habit” in June 2022
91% attendance (managers, general employees, male and female) at the course “About Gender-Related Health Issues” in September 2022
90% attendance at the course “About Mental Healthcare” in February 2023
2,300 views at the special lecture “About Cancer” of the DNP Group Declaration on Health in April 2022
1,100 views at the special lecture “About Women's Cancer We Want You to Know" of the DNP Group Declaration on Health in February 2023
・Health management seminar for management-level staff (for all officers)
3,100 views at the seminar archive “About The Mechanisms of Happiness” in June 2022
600 views at the seminar archive “The Role of Managers in Health Management Practices” held in November 2022
For the improvement of vitality and organizational revitalization
DNP believes that dialogue and education are the foundation for fostering a workplace culture where safety and health takes precedence over everything else and for increasing psychological capital and psychological safety.
To secure time for those activities, DNP is undertaking an activity to set aside an hour each month for TAIWA and education (Tsuki-ichi Kyoiku Activity) at all manufacturing sites. To vigorously promote these activities, DNP launched a cross-group Manufacturing Safety Promotion Project and is working to raise the level of these activities by sharing best practices.
In non-manufacturing divisions, DNP’s own value objective system (the DNP Value Objectives (DVO) system) is implemented in conjunction with one-on-one and check-in, check-out meetings for each team. DNP also implements engagement surveys to “visualize” team conditions and works to make improvements in this area.
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.
Cultivating a Climate of Safety and Creating Workplaces with No Industrial Accidents
Safety and Health Education
DNP has continuously believed that “dialogue and education” serve as the foundation of safety and health activities and in 2019 it formulated the DNP Group Safety and Health Charter, which proclaims that “Health and safety begin with Taiwa (dialogue), education, and human development.”
To make this belief a reality, all manufacturing bases of manufacturing departments implement “Tsuki-ichi Kyoiku Activity” (an activity to set aside one hour each month for Taiwa and education) for the realization of a culture that truly prioritizes health and safety above all else. Through monthly activities, DNP aims to improve safety awareness, foster a culture that emphasizes safety and increase the vitality of its workplaces. Furthermore, DNP has launched the cross-group Manufacturing Safety Promotion Project and is promoting a variety of activities that include sharing good practices and matters requiring attention.
Additionally, DNP also implements level-specific training and specialized training on occupational safety and health. To prevent serious accidents caused by machinery and equipment in particular, DNP focuses on providing education on equipment safety measures to managers as well as staff who operate equipment. Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, DNP has continuously provided this education utilizing methods such as remote conferences and in FY 2022 180 people (cumulative total of 960 people) participated in this education that also featured lively discussions. Besides education that utilizes VR for enabling participants to experience danger as well e-learning on fire prevention, DNP has launched a dedicated internal website that allows related parties to share the details of disasters in the unlikely event of an accident as well as good examples of safety measures and strives to ensure these measures raise the level of safter activities.