In line with the basic policy set forth in the SCREEN Group CSR Charter / Group Code of Conduct, we pursue specific targets that have been backcast for Sustainable Value 2023, using Sustainable Value 2030 as a long-term guide for enhancing our social value. As part of this, we endeavor to provide employees with safe and healthy workplace environments, and we comply with all relevant workplace health and safety and occupational accident prevention-related laws, regulations and rules. In terms of occupational safety, SCREEN Group companies in Japan have made it their goal to have zero occupational accidents that cause four or more working days to be lost and to reduce the number of “occupational accident points” they accumulate in the SCREEN Group’s proprietary occupational accident rating system, which assigns points relative to the number of working days lost and accident severity. Also, in order to maintain a healthy workplace environment and to prevent illness, we are working on employees’ health management through the goals we have set in reducing sick leave.

Health and Safety Initiatives

We work to ensure employee health and safety in our business activities by implementing an occupational health and safety management system which complies with ISO45001 standards. For the product development and manufacturing phases, as well as for equipment set-up and all operations, we implement risk assessments, advance safety verifications and other measures to prevent accidents and mishaps. In addition, we ensure the operational safety of employees by establishing independent training and certification systems related to the handling of heavy objects.
Employees are also required to attend safety meetings held monthly in each workplace in order to give employees time to think about safety and, thereby, foster greater safety awareness. In the unlikely event of a workplace accident or mishap, it is logged in the incident report system, its causes are identified, and corrective measures are taken. For example, there was an incident last year in which an employee’s foot got caught during product conveyance, resulting in an injury; the causes of the accident were analyzed and, based on the results, the procedures and training curriculum were updated and the conveyance equipment configuration modified in order to prevent a reoccurrence.
Over the past three years, both the number of occupational accidents and associated occupational accident points have been declining, the results of which are steadily starting to be seen.

 Frequency Rate of Occupational Accidents
Frequency Rate of Occupational Accidents

*Frequency rate = (Number of casualties due to occupational accidents / Total work hours) x 1,000,000 Number of casualties due to occupational accidents for each 1,000,000 total hours of work.
Data for January‒December each year.
Scope of Coverage: HD, business operating companies and functional support companies

Health and Productivity Management Initiatives

Certified Health and Productivity Management Outstanding Organization Recognition Program 2022 Certification

Health and Productivity Management Outstanding Organization Recognition Program 2021 (White 500) Certification

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, SCREEN was recognized as an excellent corporation (large enterprise category) in health and productivity management by the Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program 2022  jointly implemented by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi (Japan Health Council).

Comprehensive Health Check-ups

We have introduced regular, comprehensive health check-ups for our employees, mandating it for those 40 or older (for those under 40, check-ups are optional), as early detection of illness and identification of abnormalities associated with illness help to prevent the need for extended sick leave at a later date.

Health Promotion Seminars

We invited outside instructors to come and provide employees with health promotion seminars, the first of which was focused on promoting healthy daily habits and was entitled “Improving Your Eating Habits,” while the second was held during Women's Health Week (March 1st - 8th) and was entitled “ Women’s Health”.
Questionnaires completed afterward show that employees felt positively about the events, with many saying that the seminars helped them to improve their physical condition, which has in turn helped them be more productive in their work. We will continue to host more seminars in the future as we work to reduce the growing trend in the rate of sick leave days*.

Preventing Passive Exposure to Tobacco Smoke

In line with the full enactment of the Revised Health Promotion Act in April 1, 2020, we are instituting measures to prevent passive exposure to tobacco smoke and have moved all indoor smoking areas to outdoor locations.

Mental Healthcare

We have introduced a range of measures to address mental health issues, including stress checks and e-learning courses on self-care and support by senior staff in the workplace. In addition, when necessary, public health nurses, doctors specializing in occupational medicine, and staff from external employee assistance programs (EAP) can be called on to provide individual support and discussion.
The Group also operates a recovery program for those who must take temporary leave due to mental health issues. Our goals are to help them return to work as quickly as possible and to prevent any relapse in their condition.

Rate of Sick Leave Days
Rate of Sick Leave Days

*Rate of sick leave days = Total number of sick leave days / employees’ total number of prescribed work days x 100
 Scope: HD and business operating and functional support companies by the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019; all companies within Japan from the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020

Note: More detailed data on health, safety and wellbeing can be found in the Sustainability Data Book 2021 (p. 4-5).
Sustainability Data Book 2021