Daiwa Securities Group is actively working to maintain and promote the health of its employees from a business perspective.
Our efforts have been highly praised by society. For example the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange have jointly selected Daiwa Securities Group as "Health & Productivity Stock Selection" for six consecutive years as an excellent listed company in terms of employee health initiatives. We have also been certified as an "Excellent Health and Productivity Enterprise (White 500)" for four consecutive years.
In promoting health management, we have established various KPIs, including the percentage of overweight employees, the percentage of employees who regularly exercise, the percentage of employees seeing doctors after receiving problematic results in health checkups, and presenteeism. We have also set targets, which include, for example, reducing the obesity rate at age 35 by 30% by 2024, and we implement a PDCA cycle.
The Group's Corporate Principles include "placing importance on personnel." Based on the idea that the source of the Group’s competitiveness lies in the capabilities of its employees, we believe that both the wellbeing of our employees and improvement in the company’s productivity must be achieved. We are also seeking to create an environment in which employees feel motivated to work actively over the long term and we are working strategically to maintain and improve the health of our employees.
We started our initiatives to improve employees’ health in earnest in 2008, when specific health checkups and specific counseling guidance were initiated at worksites, through close collaboration between the Human Resources Department, the Health Insurance Society, and industrial as well as occupational health staff.
In 2015, to further reinforce the Group’s structure to promote health management, we appointed a Chief Health Officer (CHO) and established the Health Management Promotion Section within the Human Resources Department.
In addition, we began publishing a white paper on health and launched the CHO-sponsored Health Management Promotion Meetings, which are held quarterly across the Group to recognize issues, evaluate efforts, make improvements, and implement a PDCA cycle for health management.
Currently, we are implementing measures such as the "KA-RA-DA iki-iki Project" aimed at improving health awareness; the "Ganbaru Support - Cancer Working Support Plan-" to support both work and cancer treatment; the "Daiwa ELLE Plan" that provides comprehensive support for women's health; a health checkup plan that integrates various types of checkups, and online health consultation by doctors.
Going forward, we will continue to work on health management at an even higher level in order to improve employee productivity and continue to demonstrate high performance as an organization.
- *"Health Management" (in Japanese) is a registered trademark of NPO Kenkokeiei
- "Health & Productivity Stock Selection" refers to an initiative that aims to promote "health management" efforts. Listed companies on the Tokyo Stock Exchange that practice outstanding "health management" are selected as "leading companies" and are introduced as being attractive to investors who place importance on increasing corporate value from a long-term perspective.
- "Excellent Health and Productivity Enterprise (White 500) " recognizes corporations that are practicing excellent health management based on the health promotion efforts promoted by Nippon Kenko Kaigi (a health promotion organization) in collaboration with insurers.
History so far
|Main achievements||External Evaluations|
|FY2010||Started walking and quit smoking challenges|
|FY2011||Started "Eating to 80% full" (Harahachi) campaign|
|FY2012||Started Red Case Support Program (for severely ill persons)|
|FY2013||Received the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare "Extending Healthy Life Expectancy Award"|
|FY2014||Our Group's efforts were published in the "Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare White Paper"||Selected as "Health Management & Productivity Stock Selection"|
||Selected as "Health & Productivity Stock Selection 2016"|
|FY2016||KA-RA-DA iki-iki Project Introduction||
|FY2017||Introduced Employment Support Plan for Employees with Cancer||
|FY2018||Introduced Daiwa ELLE Plan||Selected as "Health & Productivity Stock Selection 2019" and "Excellent Health and Productivity Enterprise 2019 (White 500)"|
||Selected as "Health & Productivity Stock Selection 2020" and "Excellent Health and Productivity Enterprise (White 500)"|
Structure to Promote
Appointment of Chief Health Officer (CHO)
In 2008, when specific health checkups and specific counseling guidance were started at the workplace, the Human Resources Department, Human Resources Department, and occupational health staff began to work in earnest to strengthen employees' health in the Group. Then, in 2015, a Chief Health Officer (CHO) was appointed to strengthen the health management promotion system, and the Health Management Promotion Section was established within the Human Resources Department.
Held "Health Management Promotion Meetings" sponsored by CHO
In addition, the "Health Management Promotion Meetings," which are sponsored by the CHO and attended by executives from each Group company, are held quarterly. Occupational health staff, Heath Insurance Society, employee unions, and outside experts participate in the meetings to verify and share health management initiatives.
In fiscal 2008, we established the Three-Part system through cooperation by the Human Resources Department, the General Health Development Center, and the Health Insurance Society from the perspective of the company's obligation to give consideration to safety and promote health among insured persons, with the aim of enhancing the viability of our health business.
|Regular health checkup|
|Comprehensive medical examination||Supported by the Health Insurance Society for people aged 35 and older|
|Breast cancer and cervical cancer examinations||For women under age 35. Supported by the Heath Insurance Society|
|Employment Support Plan for Employees with Cancer||Support for balancing work and cancer treatment|
|Daiwa ELLE Plan||Comprehensive support for women's health|
|"yellow paper"||Sent to employees who have a possible medical issue following the regular health checkup. Promotion of medical institution consultation|
|KA-RA-DA iki-iki Project
|A project aimed at raising the health awareness of all employees, including those who are indifferent to health (young customers, etc.).We introduced a system whereby employees are awarded points for taking part in health promotion events that can be exchanged for gifts such as health-related goods, healthy beverages, and donations to TABLE FOR TWO|
|Smoking cessation support||Quit smoking program and quit smoking challenge where applicants take part in groups|
|Walking challenge program
|Participants join a group with the goal of walking 10,000 steps a day for three months. Gifts are awarded by the Health Insurance Society|
|Harahachi program to promote moderate meal portions
|Participants join a group with the goal of eating to 80% full for one month|
|Lectures on health literacy (point incentive)||Participants learn about lifestyle diseases, exercise, nutrition and mental health to improve their health literacy|
|Disseminating information to all Group employees||Disseminate information from the General Health Development Center to all Group employees via the company intranet
Provide a wide range of knowledge on measures to combat lifestyle-related diseases, cancer, hay fever, infectious diseases, and women's health problems
|Influenza vaccination||The medical office provides influenza vaccinations. The Heath Insurance Society provides subsidies, including for family members|
|White Book on Health||Issued "Daiwa Securities Group White Book on Health"|
|Mental health support||Stress check, mental health consultation, mental health training|
Employment Support Plan for Employees with Cancer
Since 2017, we have introduced the Employment support plan for employees with cancer, a support system for balancing work and cancer treatment. In addition to flexible working systems such as short working hours and telecommuting, we provide financial support and have set up a helpdesk. We are also striving to create workplaces that make it easy to work by deepening understanding of cancer patients.
Daiwa ELLE Plan
In October 2018 we introduced the "Daiwa ELLE Plan" as a comprehensive support system for women's health issues. We provided support for women's menopause, established of ELLE leave (leave for menstrual/menopausal conditions or infertility treatment), improved employee health literacy, and enhanced support for balancing work and infertility treatment. In order to support the balance between work and infertility treatment, in addition to ensuring that women have time for treatment, we newly established a subsidy system for specific types of infertility treatment.
KA-RA-DA iki-iki Project
Since 2016, the Human Resources Department, Health Insurance Society, and General Health Development Center have worked together to introduce the "KA-RA-DA iki-iki Project" targeting all employees, including young employees who have less interest in health, with the aim of further improving health awareness.
When an employee participates in a health promotion event, they receive "SDGs points," which are converted into money and donated by the company to TABLE FOR TWO. The "Kara-Iki points" collected from participating in events can be donated to social contribution activities or exchanged for health related prizes, so that employees' health efforts help to contribute to society.
- 10 minutes per day of physical activity (Plus 10)
- No alcohol challenge program
- Breakfast Everyday
- Diet recording
- Stop eating between meals
- KA-RA-DA iki-iki seminars
- Harahachi program to promote moderate meal portions
- Walking challenge program
- Smoking cessation challenge program
Initiatives for Mental Health
The Human Resources Department, the General Health Development Centers, and the Health Insurance Society work together to provide detailed advice to employees seeking consultations about their concerns, mental health problems, anxiety, stress, etc., while helping them to manage their mental health. Highly-specialized counseling is also conducted by collaboration between a psychiatrist and a certified clinical psychologist.
Results of initiative
The number of employees with a healthy lifestyle has increased.
We were able to confirm a heightened level of employee health awareness.
|Percentage of obese employees||35-year-old obesity rate Male: 24.8% Female: 7.6%|
|Percentage of employees who took the stress chec||92.5％|
|Work Motivation Survey||Work 3.2 Organization 3.2 Colleagues 3.2 Growth and career advancement 3.2 Remuneration 3.1|
|Number of women in managerial positions||565|
|Ratio of women in managerial positions||2.2% [March 2005] → 11.5% [End of June 2019] (Daiwa Securities 2.3% → 14.0%)|
|Rate of participation in regular health checkups:||almost 100%|
|Rate of participation in thorough medical examinations, which are voluntary screenings (mainly cancer screenings for employees aged 35 years or older)||FY2017: 87% FY2018: 90%|
|Percentage of employees who regularly exercise:||21％|
|Proportion of those seeing doctors after regular employee health checkups with problematic results in such checkups:||88.3％|
(Excerpt from White Book on Health)
The proportion of obese people is increasing as a whole. Since the number of obese people tends to increase with age, it is necessary to raise awareness of health from a young age. Especially for young people, there is a problem with lifestyle habits, such as an increase in the percentage of both men and women who do not eat breakfast. In addition to measures against obesity, it is necessary to take measures that will lead to awareness about establishing a healthy lifestyle from the start of employment.
In addition, the number of both men and women with blood pressure for which medical examination is recommended is increasing. Furthermore, a high percentage of employees with this level of blood pressure remain at the same level the next year and the year after. Therefore, it is necessary to take prompt measures to support employees who are at or above the blood pressure level for which medical examination is recommended.
Goals for improvement initiative
Focus on obesity control and hypertension control, continue to provide thorough counseling guidance to each risk group, and encourage them to participate in the "KA-RA-DA iki-iki Project" to make them aware of their lifestyle habits.
In order to ensure that young people have awareness of health from an early stage, implement new health events using ICT to increase the participation rate. Provide counseling guidance to employees who are obese and enhance opportunities to obtain knowledge and information on health.
- Reduce obesity rate at age 35 by 30% by 2024
- [Target] Obesity rate for 35-year-olds in FY2024 Male: 20%, Female: 8%