Health and Productivity Management

健康経営

Since we believe that improving the health of all employees leads to corporate growth, we are developing health and safety activities based on health and productivity management. We are also implementing work-style reforms. We have established key performance indicators (KPIs) for mental and physical health, and we are rolling out activities, education, and other initiatives aimed at improving the health of employees in each area.


NEG and the NEG Health Insurance Society were both certified in the 2020 Certified Health and Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program. The selections for certification are made jointly by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi. This certification system recognizes companies that engage in strategic health and productivity management for their employees. This marks our second consecutive certification.

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Health and Safety

Regarding health and safety, our Principles of Activities state that “We put safety first in everything we do, and we abide by all rules and regulations regarding health and safety.” Under our company-wide health and safety program, our health and productivity management philosophy forms the basis for an action policy aimed at maintaining and improving the mental and physical health of each employee. This allows us to create a vibrant working environment that increases the creativity and productivity of the entire corporation.

In addition to periodic workplace patrols, we also implement educational awareness campaigns, hazard prevention activities, and information sharing among all operational sites both in Japan and overseas, so that we can increase awareness of health and safety issues and achieve our zero-accident benchmark. Furthermore, for all employees we have an EAP (Employee Assistance Program), mental health classes, and stress checks as part of our measures concerned with mental health.

In fiscal 2019, for the first time in five years, an employee at NEG suffered an accident resulting in lost workdays. This has brought into focus issues that we will incorporate into the health and safety initiatives we implement in fiscal 2020 and afterward in order to ensure we remain accident-free.

Nippon Electric Glass (Taiwan) celebrates
1,000 days of zero accidents
Industrial accident frequency rate (non-consolidated) 0.3

Organization Chart of the Health and Safety for Each Area

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Work-style Reforms

We started promoting work-style reforms in 2017. By eliminating unnecessary and duplicated work through task inventory checks and maximizing use of IT, we have improved efficiency. These efforts have enabled us to reduce overtime work and increase the taking of paid leave. The benefits of these efforts have been returned to our employees via an expanded welfare program and other ways.

Main Initiatives

  • Task inventory checks
  • Active use of IT
  • Conference reforms
  • 5 consecutive days of leave
  • Full implementation of no-overtime days
  • Telecommuniting system
  • Re-employment system

Newly established systems (from April 2020)

  • Expansion of workplaces eligible for flextime
  • Work-style reform-related training
  • Provision of child-rearing and nursing care-related information

Number of Paid Leave Days Taken

Days Taken Percentage of Days Taken
Fiscal 2019 16.3 68%