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Occupational Health, Safety, and Fitness Initiatives

The Kyocera Group is undertaking various measures to raise health awareness among all employees and support health in body and mind.

Total Health Promotion Plan Activities

The Kyocera Group carries out total health promotion (THP) activities, under the overall control of the president and the leadership of the Corporate General Affairs Human Resources Group. THP activities aim to help employees maintain and improve their physical and mental health so that they feel happy with their health, and to make the company more productive and energetic. In line with our Health and Productivity Management Declaration, we are implementing various on-going initiatives to improve employee health, including measures to promote healthy eating habits, exercise, non-smoking, and good mental health. We are aiming to be a company with excellent health management, where every employee can work energetically and enthusiastically.

Kyocera Group Health and Productivity Management Declaration

The Kyocera Group declared as its corporate principle, "to provide opportunities for the material and intellectual growth of all our employees, and through our joint efforts, contribute to the advancement of society and humankind," in the Management Rationale and has conducted management based on this philosophy since it's the company's foundation. Since the physical and mental health of employees is indispensable to realize this management rationale, the Kyocera Group carries out total health promotion (THP) activities to conduct "health and productivity management." Kyocera aims to remain a lively and energetic group where all of its employees are delighted to work in a healthy way while achieving their maximum performance potential.

July 3, 2018
Kyocera Corporation
Hideo Tanimoto, President

Targets for Total Health Promotion Plan Activities


In order to improve the mental and physical health of our employees, we have implemented initiatives as increasing the prevalence of findings in health checkups and increasing warnings about health hazards to smokers and non-smokers caused by smoking.
To address these issues, we have set the following targets.

Mid-term target

  • Target for FY2024: Percentage of employees with high health risks (by internal standards) who visited hospitals: 100%
  • Target for FY2023: Smoking rate: 10% reduction (compared to FY 2019)
Results for FY2023
  • Percentage of employees with high health risks (by internal standards) who visited hospitals: 100%
    *Percentage of employees who had regular health check-ups: 100%
  • Smoking rate: about 7% reduction (compared to FY 2019)

Percentage of employees with high health risks who had medical examinations: Aggregate number of applicable employees at each worksite and the number of applicable employees who had medical examinations

Percentage of employees who smoke: Aggregate number of employees who smoke based on medical questionnaires collected during health check-ups at each workplace

Kyocera Group Health Promotion Group

Kyocera Group Health Promotion Group

Locations with 49 employees or less carry out health promotion activities as divisions of other plants and offices.

The Environmental Safety Division is responsible for Group Office and Site Office health promotion activities.
The division responsible for health promotion activities at affiliate companies is determined on a company-by-company basis.

Example of Approach

Details of Key THP Initiatives

  • Healthy diet advocacy: Kyocera operations in Japan have begun offering healthy menus at company cafeterias, selling more designated health foods and sugar-free products in company stores and vending machines, and raising awareness of healthy diets and wellness.
  • Exercise promotion: Promoting the 2-Up/3-Down Campaign, educational activities to develop exercise habits.
  • To prevent passive smoking and encourage smokers to stop, Kyocera's Japanese operations have completed the total indoor smoking ban (as of March 2021). Further efforts under consideration include "Quit Smoking" Challenges, conducting no-smoking days and/or no-smoking weeks, awareness campaigns for smokers, and encouraging outpatient treatment for smoking cessation, subsidies for outpatient smoking cessation visits (paid for by the company and health insurance association).
  • Mental Health Care: Improved Mental Health Education for Managers
         Promotion of Stress Assessment (Percentage of employees who had stress assessments in FY 2022: 97.5%)
  • Reinforcement of the Health Management System: The company is increasing its number of industrial physicians, commissioned mental health doctors, public health nurses, and nurses.
  • Other: An annual Kyocera Group Health Promotion Month has been established (September).
          *Number of times educational content from the health promotion project was viewed: 6,599 times (FY 2022)
Image: THP handout
THP handout
Image: Stop Smoking seminar handout
Stop Smoking seminar handout