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“2020 Health and Productivity Management Award Event” to be Held

- Selected enterprises under the 2020 Health & Productivity Stock Selection and the 2020 Certified Health & Productivity Management Organizations Recognition Program will be honored at this event -

February 17, 2020

Note: This press release was revised on February 26, 2020.
The event has been canceled in consideration of rising novel coronavirus. Announcement of the complete list of selected enterprises under the 2020 Health & Productivity Stock Selection
will be released on METI website, at 14:00 on March 2 (Mon), 2020 (TBD).

To publicly honor outstanding enterprises engaging in health and productivity management and hold discussions on approaches to its promotion, an event titled “2020 Health and Productivity Management Award” will be held on March 2, 2020.

In Part I of the event, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) will jointly honor outstanding enterprises selected under the 2020 Health & Productivity Stock Selection from TSE-listed enterprises engaging in health and productivity management in which such enterprises focus on and strategically carry out efforts with regard to their employees’ health from a management perspective.

In Parts II and III of the event, organizations selected by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi under the 2020 Certified Health & Productivity Management Organizations Recognition Program will be honored and a symposium will be held on the subject of “promotion of health and productivity management among enterprises.”

Note: In light of the current situations involving the epidemic of the novel coronavirus, this event may be canceled or the program may change.

1. Outline of the Health & Productivity Stock Selection

“Health and Productivity Management” is a management approach in which enterprises focus on and strategically carry out efforts with regard to their employees’ health from a management perspective. It is expected that enterprises’ investment in health-conscious activities for employees based on their corporate philosophies contributes to encouraging the vitality of employees and enhancing productivity and other organizational vitalization, thereby leading to improvement in performance or stock prices as a result.

As part of efforts based on the Action Plan of the Growth Strategy, which was established in June 2019, METI and the TSE will select exceptional TSE-listed enterprises engaging in health and productivity management as leading companies under the 2020 Health & Productivity Stock Selection Program, and present such outstanding enterprises to investors who prioritize the improvement of corporate value from a long-term perspective as attractive investment options. Through this program, they aim to encourage enterprises to engage in efforts that promote health and productivity management.

2. Outline of the Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program

Under the Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program, the Nippon Kenko Kaigi examines large enterprises, SMEs and other organizations that are engaging in health-conscious activities in collaboration with health insurance society members and promoting such activities led by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi, and recognizes outstanding enterprises engaging in efforts for health and productivity management. This recognition program endeavors to highlight these outstanding enterprises engaging in efforts to advance health and productivity management and thereby aims to organize 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 focusing on and engaging in strategic health and productivity management efforts for maintaining their employees’ health from a management perspective.

The recognition program is separated into two categories by organizational size: the large enterprise category and the SME category. Outstanding enterprises for the respective categories will be recognized.

3. Outline of the 2020 Health and Productivity Management Award

The outline of the 2020 Health and Productivity Management Awards is as below.
Note: In light of the current situations involving the epidemic of the novel coronavirus, this event may be canceled or the program may change.

Date and time: March 2 (Mon.), 2020; from 11:00 to 17:15 (the reception counter will open at 10:30; the program consists of three parts.)
Venue: Iino Hall (Iino Building, 2-1-1 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Organizers: METI, the TSE and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi
Cooperator: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Expected participants: Representatives of enterprises that intend to engage in health and productivity management and those who are interested in such management
Admission: Free

 Program (tentative; honorifics omitted)

METI’s action against the epidemic of the novel coronavirus:

In light of the current situations involving the epidemic of the novel coronavirus, METI would like to ask you to refrain from visiting the event if you have a fever or other symptoms.

 How to attend

Notes:

  1. Acceptance of applications will start on February 17 (Mon.), 2020.

※Acceptance of applications for general attendees have been closing due to the epidemic of novel coronavirus. Therefore, secretariat will contact each atendee who have already apply for the attendance.

※If you wish to cover this event as press, send an application form to the following secretariat for the event.

Public Relations Secretariat of the 2020 Health and Productivity Management Award (commissioned to Hakuhodo Inc.)
Telephone: 03-6441-4658; Facsimile: 03-6441-4655; Email:kenkokeiei@hakuhodo.co.jpメールリンク
Personnel in charge: M. Togawa and M. Asakawa

Note: The term “health and productivity management” is a registered trademark of the Workshop for the Management of Health on Company and Employee.

Division in Charge

Healthcare Industries Division, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group