Health Promotion

Providing Healthy and Prosperous Lives for Employees and Their Families.

The H.U. Group considers improving the health of its employees and their families as one of its management issues, and is promoting various measures from both mental and physical health perspectives. H.U. Group Holdings, SRL, Fujirebio, and H.U. Frontier have been certified as “White 500 Health and Productivity Management Organizations'' as companies that practice excellent health and productivity management.

  • Health Management Promotion
  • Efforts
  • Acquisition of External Evaluations and Accreditations

Health Management Promotion

The H.U. Group has listed health promotion, which is reflected in the corporate name, among its material issues, and has implemented various measures for its employees and their families as well from both mental and physical health perspectives.
We published our Health Declarations in 2019, and established the Health Management Promotion Office (now the Healthcare Management Promotion Department) in 2020, thus strengthening our initiatives.

Health Declarations

As a health-oriented company, the H.U. Group believes that, in order to contribute to society widely, it is of utmost importance that its employees and their families are healthy both mentally and physically. We will engage in groupwide initiatives to maintain and improve health so that our employees and their families can lead healthy and prosperous lives.

Priority Measures

  • 1.

    Encourage the thorough employee education on 4 types of care*1 and the utilization of health consultation services to prevent, reduce, detect, and treat mental health problems at an early stage.

  • 2.

    Maintain and improve health by strengthening health measures, such as increasing the rate of employee health checkups and stress checks, smoking cessation activities, and health awareness activities.

  • 3.

    Support work-life balance by promoting operational efficiency or inventory, reducing overwork, encouraging employees to take planned leave, and strengthening the support for childcare or nursing care, etc.

*The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's "Guidelines for Promoting the Mental Health of Workers at Workplaces" lists four types of care that are considered important for the promotion of mental health measures.
① Self-care: Workers themselves should be aware of and deal with stress
② Line care: Managers and supervisors should improve the workplace environment and provide individual guidance and consultation.
③ Care by occupational health staff in the workplace: Measures should be taken by the person in charge of health management within the organization.
④ Care by resources outside the workplace: Measures should be taken by utilizing experts and consultation organizations outside the organization.

Framework for Promotion

Based on the following organizational structure, related entities are working together to promote health and productivity management:

*To maintain and improve the health of employees and their families by promptly implementing and utilizing cutting-edge healthcare-related products and services within the Group.


Prevention, Reduction, Early Detection, and Early Treatment of Mental Health Disorders

  • Mental Healthcare Promotion

    We provide training to our employees every year using videos and e-learning. In addition, we have prepared and posted materials about mental healthcare on our intranet.

  • Efforts for High-risk Employees Based on Stress Checks

    We determine the current situation and take countermeasures based on organizational analysis, in addition to individual results. We also conduct individual consultations with people with high levels of stress and strive to provide early care.

  • Efforts for High-risk Departments Based on Stress Checks

    For departments with high overall health risks based on the group analysis of stress checks, we have been working to improve the workplace environment by providing consultations with all employees by counselors, as well as line-care training for managers including verification of their own department's analytical results.
    In departments implementing follow-up measures, we have seen effects in the form of a reduction in overall health risks.

Health Maintenance and Improvement by Strengthening Health Measures

  • Efforts regarding Health Checkups

    In addition to improving the rate of regular health checkups, we conduct various cancer screenings through the H.U. Group Health Insurance Association and have been working to reduce the health risks of cancer by early detection.

  • Dental Checkups

    The H.U. Group Health Insurance Association conducts dental checkups every year and conducts mobile dental checkups at each facility nationwide. In addition, it has been conducting dental checkups at affiliated dental clinics nationwide since 2019.

  • Program to Prevent Aggravation of Lifestyle-related Diseases

    The H.U. Group Health Insurance Association has been engaging in a variety of efforts to prevent lifestyle-related diseases from becoming more serious.
    ① Consultation or telephone guidance using ICT terminals
    ② Medical Institution Outpatient Program
    ③ Medical Institution Inpatient Program

  • Women's Subcommittee <Efforts regarding Women's Health>

    In 2021, H.U. Group female employees launched a subcommittee to promote women's health (as of June 2023, 12 H.U. Group companies are participating.)
    In collaboration with the H.U. Group Health Insurance Association, it has been working to create comfortable workplaces and systems for female employees, and to maintain and improve women's health.

Support for Work-life Balance

  • Reduction of Long Working Hours

    In addition to compliance management with legal working hours, we have been implementing measures to improve operational efficiency through RPA and outsourcing, etc. Furthermore, we have been promoting shared work using H.U. Cast, Inc. (a special subsidiary) established in April 2019, and have been working to reduce long working hours and improve productivity groupwide.

  • Promotion of the Planned Use of Annual Paid Leave

    In line with the revision of the Work Style Reform Bill, we have set a system of 10 days of annual paid leave by utilizing the planned paid leave grant system*, and have been working to increase operational efficiency and collaboration in each workplace to achieve full utilization.

    *A system in which employees granted 10 or more days of annual paid leave are required to take at least 5 days annually in a planned manner at designated times.

  • Subsidies for Volunteer Transportation Expenses

    To actively support the volunteer participation of employees and their families, we provide subsidies for transportation expenses.

  • Lifestyle Support for Employees

    Based on the principle of paying wages above the legal minimum wage, we operate various extra-wage systems based on appropriate labor-management agreements, and strive to achieve a living wage for our employees. In addition, we have introduced group long-term disability insurance (GLTD), which compensate for income in the event of a long-term rest due to injury or illness, creating an environment where employees can focus on their medical treatment and supporting their return to work.

Health Management White Papers

The efforts to improve health are detailed in Health Management White Papers.

Acquisition of External Evaluations and Accreditations

[Achievement/KPI] Certified as a Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organization