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Announcement of Organizations Recognized under the 2018 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program 541 organizations for the large enterprise category and 775 organizations for the SME category recognized under the program

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) established the Health Investment Working Group of the Next-Generation Healthcare Industrial Council and, since then, the working group has been designing the Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program (hereinafter referred to as the “recognition program”) through discussions at its meetings, jointly held with the Health and Productivity Management 500 Organizations Working Group and the SME Ten-Thousand Health-Declaration Working Group, both of which are managed by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi,* endeavoring to highlight outstanding enterprises engaging in efforts to advance health and productivity management.

On February 20, 2018, METI hereby announces that the Nippon Kenko Kaigi has recognized 541 organizations under the large enterprise category and 775 organizations under the SME category as the FY2018 recognized organizations.

Outline of the recognition program

Under the recognition program, the Nippon Kenko Kaigi examines large enterprises, SMEs and other organizations engaging in initiatives for overcoming health-related challenges in communities or for promoting health-conscious activities led by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi, and recognizes outstanding enterprises engaging in efforts for health and productivity management.

This program endeavors to highlight these outstanding enterprises engaging in efforts to advance health and productivity management and thereby aims to create an environment in which such enterprises are able to gain enhanced social recognition, e.g., from employees, employment seekers, related enterprises and financial institutions, as organizations engaging in strategic health and productivity management program efforts for maintaining their employees’ health from a management perspective.

The Nippon Kenko Kaigi has been promoting eight declarations collectively titled “2020 Declarations for Achieving Health-Conscious Communities and Workplaces,” including Declaration 4 “Encouraging over 500 organizations to engage in the health and productivity management program in collaboration with health insurance society members and other associations” and Declaration 5 “Encouraging over 10,000 organizations to engage in heath-conscious management declaration efforts based on the support of Japan Health Insurance Association members and other associations.” In light of this, the recognition program also aims to help the Nippon Kenko Kaigi achieve Declarations 4 and 5.

This program has been conducted as part of the measures under the Future Strategy 2017 policy.

On February 20, 2018, under the second recognition program, the Nippon Kenko Kaigi has recognized 541 organizations under the large enterprise category and 775 organizations under the SME category as the FY2018 recognized organizations.

Notes:
*1: The Nippon Kenko Kaigi is an organization that takes practical community- and workplace-based actions, under collaboration between private organizations and with full administrative support, to elongate healthy lifespans and to provide appropriate medical care targeting individuals in Japan, a country facing a dramatically advancing aging society with fewer children. The organization aims to encourage workplaces and communities to undertake specific measures to overcome health-related challenges under collaboration between private organizations, e.g., economic associations, medical-care associations and insurers, and municipalities.
*2: The term “health and productivity management” is a registered trademark of the Workshop for the Management of Health on Company and Employee.

Release date

February 20, 2018

Division in Charge

Healthcare Industries Division, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group, METI

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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