Having a corporate philosophy of "Creating an employee friendly work environment that respects the individuality of each employee," the TOTO Group is striving to achieve it in the Management Resource Innovation Activities.
"Make your people before making your products."
"Human resource" is the source of business activities, and therefore the health of our employees and their families is one of what We most strongly wish for.
Encouraging our employees to feel healthy, both physically and mentally, and to experience growth and joy in their daily lives by working enthusiastically becomes the source of the TOTO Group's sustainable activities and contributes to the betterment of society.
We give top priority to the health of our employees and their families and strive to improve their health, which increases employees' awareness and participation in a variety of activities and consequently allows companies and society to sustainably evolve towards the future. Placing such Health and Productivity Enterprise as one of the most important matters of the company management, we will continue to vigorously promote it.
Views on Employees' Health
Having a corporate philosophy of "Creating an employee friendly work environment that respects the individuality of each employee," the TOTO Group aims to be a company where a diverse group of human resources can work with peace of mind and safely take on challenges in a lively manner.
To that end, believing the most important asset is employees, we will strive to maintain and improve the health of employees and their families from a long-term view.
We are also gradually increasing the retirement age from 60 to 65 and think that it is important for employees to develop healthy bodies and minds to work in healthy ways in order for them to have healthy and fulfilling social life lives until the retirement age of 65.
In 2006, we replaced the treatment and symptomatic therapy driven medical office with a new preventative, risk management driven health care center. We aim to reduce health risks by promoting the development of an environment that helps boost employees' health awareness and allows them to voluntarily engage in their health management and improvement, not to treat themselves once they have an injury, become sick, or have a health problem.
For employees in which anomalies were observed through a regular medical checkup and those with mental health disorders or receiving medical treatment for diseases, we work on the prevention of worsening and recurrences. We also stratify health risks and deploy measures by level by promoting the prevention of lifestyle-related diseases so that healthy employees do not turn to those subject to health management support in the future.
We also distribute health-related information and help employees employees stop smoking by utilizing the intranet, and we hold health related events that include physical fitness tests and walking events where employees can enjoy playing a game.
Systems to Engage in Employees' Health Initiative
The TOTO Group endeavors to improve the health management and heath literacy of our employees and their families under the supervision of the president and representative director, the direction of the director in charge of personnel and labor issues, and the leadership of the health care center at each site and the general affairs division of each business site.
Therefore, we share details of initiatives across the company meetings of the Safety and Health and Security Central Committee held twice a year and those at each business site in the Safety and Health Committee held every month at each business site.
We also strive to leverage the initiative we shared to the cultivate corporate culture to improve employees' health company-wide in collaboration with the health insurance organization and union.
= Systems to Engage in Employees' Health Initiative =
Initiatives and the Effects
Focusing on four initiatives—Health Management, Mental Health Measures, Infectious Disease Control Measures, and Health Promotion (Promoting Good Health), the TOTO Group strives to create an environment where both our employees and their families can maximize their performance, to realize an employee-friendly work environment.
・Improve productivities by employees' maximizing their performance
・Improve the company's image by engaging in promoting health and productivity management for employees
・Improve employees' motivation and sense of accomplishment from work through their physical and mental health development.
The TOTO Group stratify health risks, and deploy a variety of measures by age and position in a collaboration between the company, health insurance organization, and the union. We continue focusing on improvement of health literacy (ability to self-manage and improve their own health) so that employees get to manage their health on their own under any circumstances, including new lifestyles and work styles.
< Health Literacy Improvement >
With the aim that employees voluntarily go through the health maintenance and improvement cycle, the TOTO Group launched the Health Portal Website in fiscal 2021 to create opportunities for it.
The website allows not only employees to view their health checkup results but also us to deliver articles relevant to their individual health status, provide information on worsening prevention and information from health insurance organization, and interlock with measures and events from the company and the health insurance organization. We endeavor to raise the level of employees' health literacy through the portal.
Flow to improve employees' lifestyle habits utilizing the Health Portal Website.
Mental Health Measures
For the maintenance of mental health, the TOTO Group (in Japan) promotes the four types of care: (1) self-care, (2)line care (care from a supervisor), (3) care from occupational health staff, and (4) off-site care. However, since it has been difficult for employees to communicate with each other in the past few years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working on developing relationships that make it easy for new employees or junior employees and occupational health staff to have interviews or consultations. We have also developed the Consultation Service Card and posted it on the intranet or distribute it employees to introduce internal and external consultation services.
＝ Mental Health Training System ＝
|Implementation method / contents
|Obligation to attend
|① New-employee training
|Group training (at the time of joining the company)
|② Training at the time of promotion
|・Persons who have been promoted to employee qualifications for general employees
・Persons who have been promoted from general employee qualifications to managerial positions
|・General employee ⇒ self-care
・High-ranking general employees and Managers ⇒ self-care + line care
|③ Self-care training
|Watch self-care video
|Training by each office
|Line care training
|④ Training for new section chiefs
|New section chief
|⑤ New supervisor training
⑥ Management supervisor training
|1) E-learning Learn about daily workplace management and counseling for subordinates through examples.
(Early detection / early response, leave-return support , etc.)
|2) Training by each business site
|Occupational health staff training
|⑦ New personnel manager
・General affairs section manager
|We plan to contact those who are eligible for the training (ZOOM) individually.
Infectious Diseases Control Measures
We provide employees with information to protect them from a variety of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, influenza, dengue fever, and malaria. Also, we recommend that overseas secondees and employees who travel overseas for business have vaccinations as a measure to prevent infectious diseases. Also, for employees seconded to overseas, we provide Pre-Assignment Training sessions by industry physicians.
As for the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we promoted vaccinations through occupational vaccinations utilizing our business sites since fiscal 2021 with the aim to provide safety and security, and achieve zero vaccine waste for our employees and their families, and successfully provided about 16,000 people at 16 sites across Japan with vaccination opportunities.
Promoting Good Health (Health Development)
<Initiative to support smoking employees>
With the aim to prevent lifestyle-related diseases and cancers, the TOTO Group is engaged in support for smoking employees by promoting support measures for those who quit smoking and relocation of smoking rooms to the outside.
Smoking reduction project
・A smoker finds a nonsmoking partner to pair with and works on reducing smoking for a month
・According to the number of reduced cigarettes, smokers give donations to the COVID-19 emergency aid fund
・In fiscal 2021, 60% of the participants succeeded in reducing smoking by 30% overall.
Smoking cessation project(1) Smoking cessation program
・Smoking cessation experience using smoking cessation medication for three days
Smoking cessation project(2) Online smoking quitting program
・Six-month program that included online interviews by smoking quitting counselors
・Success rate in fiscal 2021: Approx. 70%
= Changes in smoking rate =
※ TOTO Grope company (Japan) full-time/contract employees
< Promoting Good Health (Walking events) >
We hold walking events across the company and business sites in order to resolve the problem of the lack of exercise and revitalize communication in the workplace.
"TOTO, Let's Walk Together"
All TOTO employees, the insured persons of the health insurance organization, can participate in the event solely or in a team of three to ten people. They compete with each other for the average number of steps in a month as an individual or a team. The rank is calculated based on the entries on the Health Portal Website in a timely manner. In fiscal 2022, approx. 2,500 employees participated in the event.
It is held for employees at the head office and Kokura Factory No. 1. The event is divided into five categories, and employees can participate on a team of two to four people. They compete with each other for the average number of walking steps in a month as a team and a department. To increase the number of steps,A Walk Rally day is set in the event, and points are given based on the spots the teams reach and added to their number of walking steps. In fiscal 2022, approx. 1,300 employees participated in the event.
|Regular health checkup participation rate
|Rate of normal weight employees ※1
|Employees with abnormal findings ※1
|Detailed examination participation rate after regular medical checkups ※1
|Stress check participation rate ※1
|Rate of employees with regular exercise habits ※1
|Rate of those who exercise for more than 30 minutes, twice per week ※2
|Employees' health literacy ※2
|Rate of employees who have registered for the Health Portal Website ※3
Employee health literacy ※1
Health portal site registration rate
※１： TOTO Grope company (Japan) full-time/contract employees
※２： TOTO Grope company (Japan) full-time employees
※３： TOTO Grope company (Japan) full-time/contract/temporary employees
Selected as the 2023 Health & Productivity Stock Selection
TOTO was lauded for its health initiatives underscored by the three pillars of Health Management, Mental Health Measures, and Health Promotion (Promoting Good Health). TOTO was selected as a Health & Productivity Stock Selection held by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, together with Tokyo Stock Exchange eight times now. Also, TOTO has been selected as a Health and Productivity Enterprise (Large Corporations Division) jointly held by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Nippon Kenko Kaigi for seven consecutive years.
*"Health and Productivity Enterprise" is a registered trademark of NPO Workshop for the Management of Health on Company and Employee.