Edwin Krämer, Senior Manager
News. This certification is in recognition of Hitachi Energy’s efforts in health and productivity management focusing on an employee’s health and productivity management, from a business-management perspective.
On Thursday, March 9, METI held the “2023 Health and Productivity Management Award Event” at Iino Hall (Tokyo, Japan) recognizing the organizations and presenting them with their certificates.
Hitachi Energy is accelerating its efforts to build a flexible, safe, and secure energy system to advance a sustainable energy future for alI.
The company believes in advancing a sustainable energy future by putting people at the heart of what they do and continuously making health as their top priority. To ensure the health of their employees, maintain business continuity, and prepare for the new normal, as an organization, the company focused strongly on safety by constantly providing a healthy environment for their employees, keeping them performing their best.
Hitachi Group's Health and Safety Policy embodies, “Health and Safety Always Comes First". The company continues to provide activities that contribute to the safety and well-being of their customers, partners, stakeholders, and business partners.
■ Nippon Kenko Kaigi
The Nippon Kenko Kaigi is an organization that takes practical community- and workplace-based actions, through collaboration among private organizations and with full administrative support, in order to extend the healthy lifespan of and provide appropriate medical care for each individual in Japan, as a country that is facing a drastically aging society and declining birthrate. The organization aims to encourage local governments and private organizations (e.g., economic organizations, medical organizations, and insurers) to work together to achieve concrete measures in workplaces and communities to overcome health-related challenges.
This year marks the seventh time that the Nippon Kenko Kaigi has held the “Productivity Management Organizations Recognition Program.”
During this year’s event, 2,676 organizations under the large enterprise category, and 14,012 organizations under the SME category were recognized at the 2023 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program.
■ Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program
The Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program is a program established by METI in FY2016 that highlights outstanding large enterprises and SMEs implementing health and productivity management and thereby aims to develop an environment in which such enterprises are able to gain enhanced recognition, e.g., from employees, employment seekers, related enterprises and financial institutions.