We believe that the most important requirement for us to achieve this mission, particularly in a drastically changing environment, is to support all Shionogi employees in sustaining and improving their physical, mental and social wellbeing, which in turn allows them to achieve their goals in work and in life.
Therefore, in furtherance of the above, Shionogi and its employees will strive, in their respective positions, to: Improve the health literacy of employees; support the maintenance and improvement of the mental and physical condition of employees and their families; and sustain and continuously improve a supportive and productive working environment, as well as the employees’ home environment.
Accordingly, we established the Shionogi Health Policy in fiscal 2020.
By aligning the direction of Shionogi and its employees and promoting initiatives, Shionogi will continue to ensure its employees’ wellbeing and provide meaningful and valuable advances in healthcare.
The following are the five focal points of the Shionogi Health Policy. For their realization, we are carrying out a range of policy measures to allow the employees to fully demonstrate their abilities at work.
1. Maintain a 100% health checkup receipt rate on a domestic consolidated basis, and promote awareness-raising activities at overseas group companies.
2. Reduce the number of employees receiving specified health instructions to prevent the deterioration of lifestyle-related diseases to zero.
3. Reduce presenteeism loss
4. Make all business sites smoke free, aiming to achieve the goal of reducing the employee smoking rate to zero.
In July 2018, a law to partially revise the Health Promotion Law was enacted (fully enforced in April 2020), and efforts to prevent unwanted second-hand smoke changed from manners to rules.
The Shionogi Group Smoke-Free Declaration was issued to seize the opportunity of an environment in which all companies were having to ramp up their smoking countermeasures.
Under this declaration, we will promote thorough smoking cessation measures to protect not only Shionogi Group employees and their families, but also all people related to Shionogi from the health hazards of active and second-hand smoke.
As one of the specific internal efforts, we have formed a smoking cessation promotion project by volunteer members. On the 22nd of every month, which has been declared non-smoking day, project members issue an e-mail newsletter to all Shionogi Group employees that provides useful information as well as messages from Board members including the president to smokers, non-smokers and former smokers alike.
In addition, we participate in a consortium of smoking cessation promotion companies and, while utilizing information on advanced companies regarding smoking cessation in our internal efforts, are promoting efforts aimed at achieving a zero smoking rate for employees.