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Promoting Health and Productivity Management

Maintaining and enhancing the physical and mental health of our employees, the driving force enabling us to continue as a company that provides safety and security to customers and is trusted and chosen by customers, is a critical theme of the utmost priority.Each Tokio Marine Group company has been making efforts to create an environment in which employees can work with enthusiasm by providing both physical and mental health care for its employees.

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Promoting Health and Productivity Management

Desired Stance in Health and Productivity Management ~ Philosophy and Policy ~

The physical and mental health of our employees, the driving force enabling us to continue as a company that provides safety and security to customers and is trusted and chosen by customers, is a critical theme. Based on a philosophy that health and productivity management is the starting point for creating a “Good Company” that Tokio Marine Group aims to be, each Group company is working to maintain and improve the health of employees.

Health and Productivity Management / Occupational Health and Safety

Workplace Health and Safety Structure

In accordance with the Industrial Safety and Health Act, Tokio Marine Group companies set up health and safety committees at each domestic business site with more than 50 employees. Composed of industrial physicians, health and hygiene managers, persons in charge of health and productivity management and persons selected from the employee labor union, these committees convene once per month to deliberate on measures for physical and mental health maintenance and enhancement and improving the workplace environment as well as measures for preventing health disorders, beginning with disorders arising from overwork.

Health Issues and Measures

Each Tokio Marine Group company has devised a framework based on the Industrial Safety and Health Act in order to ensure the appropriate consideration of safety. Each company takes both a high-risk approach and a population approach.

In particular, Tokio Marine & Nichido promotes employee health based on “Data Health” plans, undertakes anti-obesity measures and severe disease prevention, encourages health via diverse work styles, takes steps to stop smoking and addresses mental health issues as core measures. Leaders at each site work with industrial health staff stationed at 46 locations nationwide to execute a plan-do-check-act (PDCA) cycle. Specifically, efforts are made to get an idea of conditions company-wide, which includes the rate of anomalies in medical examinations, the incidence of lifestyle-related diseases, body mass index (BMI), the rate of people doing regular exercise, consultation rate for cancer screening, smoking rate and the results of stress checks. The aim is to further improve the health of employees by responding meticulously to any issues they may have. Issues such as high blood pressure and diabetes are categorized in a hierarchical fashion based on data analysis and intervention criterion and the method clarified, then put into practice. This has led to an increase in the rate of participation in actions promoting better health at work such as radio exercise and walking as well as more dynamic communication and enhanced health literacy. Going forward, in addition to supporting highly productive work styles, we will work to improve the health of all employees so that each person can work with vitality and lead a fulfilling life.

(Reference) Tokio Marine & Nichido’s Fiscal 2017 Health and Productivity Management Policy and Core Measures

Mental Health Care

Each Tokio Marine Group company has established the Basic Policy on Mental Health Measures and actively promotes mental health measures by recognizing the importance of pursuing the maintenance and improvement of employees’ mental health in terms of corporate management.

As measures to maintain good mental health, Tokio Marine & Nichido has been conducting stress checks every year since 2010 before they became mandatory and draws on the results to maintain self-management, line care and a good working environment.In recent years, the company has been making efforts to permeate the concept of work engagement, a so-called first line of prevention for mental health measures that helps employees feel bright and lively as they go about their work. As measures for mental health issues, support includes setting up a mental health counseling desk with nursing staff and counselors and providing assistance from specialists both internally and externally to enable employees who are taking a leave of absence to return to work.

External Evaluation

Through this initiative, Tokio Marine Holdings was selected as a “2017 Health & Productivity Stock” co-sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange for its outstanding health and productivity management.Only one company from each industry is selected for the honor as a general rule, with Tokio Marine Holdings gaining selection for the second consecutive year in 2017.

At the same time, Tokio Marine & Nichido and Tokio Marine & Nichido Life in addition to Tokio Marine Holdings have been recognized as outstanding enterprises engaged in efforts to advance health and productivity management by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). In addition, Tokio Marine & Nichido has become the first excellent enterprise in the Tokyo metropolitan area to be certified under Disclosure System of Excellent Enterprises in Occupational Safety and Health by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for maintaining and improving high standards of health and safety.

Tokio Marine & Nichido’s Fiscal 2017 Health and Productivity Management Policy and Core Measures

Health & Productivity Stock, Outstanding Enterprise in Health & Productivity Management, Excellent Enterprise in Occupational Safety and Health

Making efforts to ensure the physical and mental health of employees and their families, enhance health literacy and maintain health forms the foundation of employee productivity and makes the company’s products and services an attractive option for customers, and thus such efforts are increasingly important. We will use this selection as motivation to work to enhance the health of employees and strengthen support of client companies as well as further expand and develop health and productivity management.