Approach to Health

So that employees can realize a fulfilling life’s work, and at the same time, contribute to the advancement of Tokyo Electron’s business by harnessing their full capacity, it is important that each and every employee can maintain their health and dynamism while at work. By putting systems in place, we have built an environment where employees can work with peace of mind. We also believe that to maintain health, it is important that employees are aware of their own state of health and take self-directed steps for improving it. Based on our wellness declaration announced in February 2012, we have conducted a number of ongoing initiatives to support employees in this pursuit.

Health and Productivity Management

For Tokyo Electron to continue to grow, it is important for every employee to lead a fulfilling life and maximize their performance. Based on the understanding that our employees are the driving force of our business, we strive to create a healthy and safe work environment.

Besides conducting various medical checkups in accordance with the law, we offer face-to-face consultations by designated occupational health physicians for employees who work long hours. We also offer counseling opportunities supported by external industrial counselors for those who request them.

Furthermore, we are organizing regular line-care*¹ seminars aimed at management, and, where necessary, holding liaison meetings with the health officers and health professionals at each Group company in Japan. Based on the collaborative health*² concept, in cooperation with the Tokyo Electron Health Insurance Society, we are actively expanding data health*³ initiatives, providing employees health guidance and effective prevention and health promotion according to their individual circumstances while utilizing the examination data from medical checkups.

As a result of these efforts, the percentage of employees receiving specific health guidance*⁴ has increased, improving the health consciousness of the employees. Furthermore, the entire Group in Japan has collectively received recognition as top 500 companies under the 2023 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program*⁵ for the fourth consecutive year from fiscal year 2020.

We will continue to promote various initiatives at the global level to maintain and improve our employees' health.

Line-care: A workplace measure for mental health, in which managers and supervisors take a lead role in responding to requests by workers for advice, with the aim of improving the workplace environment

Collaborative health: Situation where a company actively cooperates with an insurer, such as a health insurance society, to effectively and efficiently promote the health of its employees and their families

Data health: Refers to a more effective and efficient health care program that is implemented in line with the health status of insured persons, by utilizing and analyzing the health and medical information held electronically by the medical insurer

Specific health guidance: Health guidance provided for reducing the number of people with metabolic syndrome (visceral fat syndrome) or at risk of metabolic syndrome, and for the early detection and early treatment of lifestyle diseases and cancer, etc.

Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program: The program publicly recognizes particularly outstanding organizations that are practicing health-oriented business management, based on initiatives attuned to local health-related challenges and on health-promotion initiatives led by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi.

Health and Productivity Management Promotion Roadmap

Changes in major items over time FY2022 FY2023
Annual paid leave utilization rate 64.6% 70.0%
Number of people taking refreshment leave 512 1,731
Specific health guidance implementation rate*¹ 43.7%
Percentage of employees on leave
(Calculated the percentage of people on long-term leave of one month or more, including physical and mental ones)
1.8% 1.8%
Participation status in measures related to women's health issues 12.0% 12.5%
Percentage of employees who smoke 22.0% 22.4%
Number of registrants and percentage of registrants on Healthcare Platform*² 8,697
Monthly average active user percentage on Healthcare Platform 48.7% 46.0%

Since the year of calculation is different from the health insurance association, the year of calculation is shown in parentheses.

Calculated from FY2023

Systems and Initiatives for Health

Support systems for health

We have built systems that are mindful of employee health. Besides conducting various medical checkups in accordance with the law, we also offer face-to-face consultations by doctors for employees who work long hours. We have also set up health help desks supported by doctors so that employees and their families can seek advice if they have any health concerns. We also offer counselling services supported by external industrial counselors if requested by an employee. Regular “line-care” seminars are also held, targeted at line managers.

Stress Checks

Within Japan, we have implemented comprehensive measures for mental health. Using a questionnaire recommended by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, employees complete a stress check once a year, and if determined to be under high stress, they are put in contact with a public health nurse or occupational health physician for in-depth face-to-face support. During fiscal year 2018, the stress check was taken by 92.7% of employees in Japan.

Self-care Platform

We have introduced the Pep Up personal healthcare platform, enabling employees to get healthier by monitoring their own state of health. The platform allows employees to easily check the results of their medical checkups, and to record their daily health management data, such as weight, blood pressure and body fat ratio. Other functions of Pep Up include offering employees information and suggesting activities suited to their state of health. Health age* is also displayed, incentivizing employees to improve their own health.

Health age: An indicator showing risk of lifestyle diseases, calculated based on the results of an employee’s medical checkup. The difference in years with the employee’s actual age is displayed, helping them understand their equivalent age in terms of their health conditions.

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