March 15, 2022
Toward the goal of establishing the "new form of capitalism" that will enable each citizen to live vibrantly and obtain wealth, attention is turning to businesses' investment in human capital, and one of the key investment targets is "health." In order to promote investment into health, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is promoting "health and productivity management," whereby it considers employees' health and productivity management from a business-management perspective and strategically implements initiatives that lead to maintenance and promotion of health.
The 2021 Survey on Health and Productivity Management, which is the 8th such survey, received responses from 2,869 corporations (including 1,058 listed enterprises). This is the highest number of responses ever.
Today, the evaluation sheets of 2,000 enterprises were published with their approval. METI will further strengthen its efforts to make health an international brand for Japanese companies by building a public health investment database that is globally advanced in terms of quality and quantity.
1. Purpose and background
"Health and productivity management" is an initiative whereby companies aim to improve employees' health conditions and motivation, enhance the attractiveness of workplaces, and also increase corporate value by investing in employee health from a business-management perspective.
In implementing health and productivity management, it is important to solidify the commitment of the top management, develop appropriate organizational structure, implement measures to meet the company's own challenges, and to actively disclose information regarding the status of health and productivity management efforts and the results of those efforts to stakeholders who are important to the company. In recent years, companies that take care of people have been highly valued by employees, job seekers, and even business partners. They are also seen as companies that are expected to grow in the future and receive greater investment from institutional investors.
In light of these circumstances, we aim to strengthen our health and productivity management efforts, promote information disclosure, and further enhance social evaluation of health and productivity management.
2. Publication of evaluation sheets
The 2021 Survey on Health and Productivity Management, which is the 8th such survey, received responses from 2,869 corporations (including 1,058 listed enterprises). This is the highest number of responses ever. The evaluation sheets, which include information such as the scores of each measure, were individually sent to all companies that responded to the survey so that they can use them to improve their efforts. In order to enable companies to improve further by comparing themselves with other companies and encourage information disclosure to stakeholders, companies were able to decide through the survey whether to disclose their evaluation sheets.
2,000 companies—most of them large—agreed to disclose their evaluation sheets. That includes 634 listed companies, of which 158 make up the Nikkei 225 (that is about 70% of the Nikkei 225).
- Sample: The FY2021 Survey on Health and Productivity Management (Large Enterprise category)(PDF:341KB)
- Sample:_FY2021 Evaluation Summary (Feedback Sheet)(PDF:156KB)
- Fisheries, agriculture and forestry, mining, and construction (66 companies in total)(PDF:2,091KB)
- Food (55 companies)(PDF:1,819KB)
- Fabricated textile products, pulp and paper, chemicals, medicines, oil and coal products, and rubber products (130 companies in total)(PDF:3,666KB)
- Glass and clay products, iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, and metal products (60 companies in total)(PDF:1,906KB)
- Machinery (50 companies)(PDF:1,645KB)
- Electrical equipment (111 companies)(PDF:3,187KB)
- Transportation equipment (101 companies)(PDF:2,947KB)
- Precision machines and other products (54 companies in total)(PDF:1,753KB)
- Electricity and gas (17 companies)(PDF:848KB)
- Land transport, maritime transport, air transport, and businesses related to warehousing and transportation (68 companies in total)(PDF:2,115KB)
- Information and communication (240 companies)(PDF:6,219KB)
- Wholesale trade (142 companies)(PDF:3,884KB)
- Retail trade (268 companies)(PDF:6,813KB)
- Banking, securities, commodity futures dealers, insurance institutions, and other financial services (129 companies in total)(PDF:3,649KB)
- Real estate (44 companies)(PDF:1,531KB)
- Services (269 companies)(PDF:6,915KB)
- Medical institutions, social welfare institutions, and health insurance organizations (117 companies in total)(PDF:3,273KB)
- Associations, incorporated foundations, Chambers of commerce and industry (36 companies in total)(PDF:1,299KB)
- Professional corporations, NPOs, public and special public institutions, and other legal entities (43 companies in total)(PDF:1,482KB)
[Reference: Distribution of Evaluation Results by Industry]
- Promoting health and productivity management (in Japanese)
- About the Survey on Health and Productivity Management (in Japanese)
- Health & Productivity Stock Selection (in Japanese)
- Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program (in Japanese)