Human Resource Management - Employees’ Health

Basic ideas and policies

Resonac upholds “Change society through the power of chemistry” as its Purpose and aims to become a company that contributes to the sustainable development of the global society. To this end, the Company deems it important to help employees and their families maintain and promote their health by enhancing its health and productivity management.

Providing employees with a physically and psychologically safe environment that helps them perform at a higher level will in turn help the Company achieve sustainable growth. Based on this recognition, Resonac will foster measures for employees’ health as the foundation that underpins all its business activities, thereby maximizing its corporate value and making even more contributions to society.

[The Resonac Group’s declaration on health and productivity management]

Through health and productivity management, the Resonac Group will build an environment where everyone can demonstrate their abilities while remaining in good health, thereby promoting the sustainable growth of each individual and company and contributing to the creation of a prosperous future.

Health and productivity management strategy map

Promotion system

At Resonac, the health and productivity management group of the Human Resources Department at the head office is in charge of promoting and supervising health and productivity management on a companywide basis. This group, in cooperation with health supporters (industrial doctors, nurses and administrative staff) working at each of the Company’s sites and affiliated companies, is striving to help employees maintain and promote their health.

Major activities

  • We are working to build an industrial health promotion system and develop necessary human resources in consideration of compliance and risk management issues. We have been continuously achieving a rate of 100% of employees undergoing regular health checkups. We also conduct an annual stress check of employees at our sites and affiliated companies, including those with 50 or fewer employees that are not obliged to carry it out.
    Moreover, in order to give support to our sites and affiliated companies where no industrial doctors or nurses are stationed, we are formulating an industrial health promotion system and rules to implement it while also promoting necessary human resource development under the leadership of the supervising industrial doctor.
  • Through the special management system for employees taking leave and then returning to work, we identify those who are absent/taking leave due to a non-occupational illness/injury as well as for childbirth and childcare to support their return to work and improve their workplace environment.
    By registering employees who are taking leave due to a non-occupational illness/injury as well as for childbirth and childcare through the system, we have enhanced the management of the related procedures and the monitoring of their status. We are also undertaking examinations to provide even more support for their return to work and further improve their workplace environment.
  • We conduct a “pulse survey” on new employees every month for the first two years to check their level of satisfaction with their company and their health status. According to their answers to the survey, we provide them with individual counseling and work to improve their workplace environment based on cooperation between the related departments, thereby helping new employees maintain and improve their mental and physical health.

Since 2017, as a corporation excellent in health and productivity management, we have been obtaining certification under the Japanese government’s program to recognize companies with outstanding health and productivity management.

Indicators for employees’ health (as of 2021)

  • Percentage of employees undergoing regular health checkups: 100%
  • Proportion of employees diagnosed as having a healthy BMI (between 18.5 and less than 25): 61.5%
  • Percentage of employees undergoing the stress check: 94.2%

Measures against COVID-19

To combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Resonac has been collecting information from both within and outside Japan under the leadership of the headquarters established in response to the outbreak of the disease and regularly provides employees with cautionary advice, including instructions on measures to prevent infection. We have also been promoting telecommuting, and in the head office district the proportion of employees working on-site has been kept to around 20%, regardless of whether or not a state of emergency has been declared by the government. Employees commuting to their workplaces are advised to wear masks and maintain good hand hygiene and also to make use of the staggered commuting and flex time systems.

Moreover, to give support to local communities around our sites, we contributed to the government’s anti-infection measures by conducting workplace vaccination at three locations, namely Oita, Kawasaki and the head office, in both 2021 and 2022.

Resonac will continue to proactively contribute to the solution of global health issues and work to ensure the safety and health of employees of the Resonac Group and its partner companies as well as their families.

About asbestos

At present, we do not manufacture or sell products in which asbestos is used. For employees who have worked with asbestos at any time in the past, we provide them with regular health checkups and make appropriate responses in line with the related laws and regulations. We also respond to related inquiries made by former employees who are now retired.