Konica Minolta included in the Health & Productivity Stock Selection for the third consecutive year_20200512125715265
Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced that the company has been included in the Health & Productivity Stock Selection, a program for selecting companies that work on initiatives to improve the health of employees strategically from a management perspective. Konica Minolta has been selected for three years in a row and five times in total, following 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019.
The Health & Productivity Stock Selection is a joint programme organised by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and Tokyo Stock Exchange. It aims to encourage companies to promote “health management” by appraising companies that are attractive to investors who focus on improving corporate value over the long term. This time, 40 companies have beeen selected from those listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Konica Minolta was highly evaluated in all four criteria: “management philosophy and policies”, “organised frameworks”, “systems and implementation of measures”, and “evaluation and improvement.” Selected from the electrical equipment sector, the company believes its efforts and accomplishments in data visualisation, which is promoted by collaborative health (integrated management by group companies and the Health Insurance Association) and health improvement through the PDCA cycle, were highly evaluated.
These efforts have been based on the principle of “promoting sound management by fostering a ‘health-first’ culture through the understanding that our employees’ health is the key to everything.” It is likely that the evaluation rose also due to the improvement of the occupational health system, including the increase of full-time industrial physicians from three to six last April.
Konica Minolta’s Efforts
- Visualisation of data and in-depth individual guidance
The Human Resources Department has a special section in charge of health management to promote integrated management with the Health Insurance Association (collaborative health). For example, the future disease risk, which is calculated based on the health checkup data, is presented as a numerical value to help make employees aware of their own health and encourage lifestyle changes.
Meanwhile, Konica Minolta classifies workplaces into four levels of stress based on the results of biannual stress checks and shares the analysis results with organisational heads to help them understand the situation of their departments. Since fiscal 2019, industrial physicians offer training on workplace improvement for respective divisions by utilising ChAO (Check-up for the Activated Organization) and the results of stress checks to improve productivity.
- Organising various health promotion events throughout the year
To encourage walking, enjoyable walking campaigns are organised for employees, with an individual competition in spring and a team competition in autumn. In addition, more than 50 events and seminars are organised annually. More than 9,000 employees have participated in these events to date.
- Eleven affiliated companies in Japan included in the 2020 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organisations Recognition Program
In Japan, the Konica Minolta Health Insurance Society works with affiliated companies. Eleven affiliated companies were recognised in the 2020 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organisations Recognition Program:
Status of recognition by category
Large Enterprise Category “White 500”
Konica Minolta Japan, Inc.
Kinko's Japan Co., Ltd.
Konica Minolta With You, Inc.
Konica Minolta Information System Co., Ltd.
Konica Minolta Business Associates Co., Ltd.
Konica Minolta Mechatronics Co., Ltd.
Large Enterprise Category
Konica Minolta Supplies Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Category
Konica Minolta Engineering Co., Ltd.
Konica Minolta Chemical Co., Ltd.
Konica Minolta Technoproducts Co., Ltd.
Konica Minolta Planetarium Co., Ltd.
Konica Minolta remains committed to maintaining and improving the health of its employees as a management strategy, and fulfilling its corporate social responsibility to help create a better society.