NYK Selected as a White 500 Company for Second Consecutive Year

February 26, 2018

For a second consecutive year, NYK has been included in the “White 500,” a group of large companies demonstrating outstanding health and productivity management.

This recognition — which is jointly conferred by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Nippon Kenko Kaigi* — acknowledges excellent large companies that strategically carry out efforts in cooperation with an insurer to manage employee health. Certification criteria are defined by a working group led by METI, and a health management survey is used to select companies providing outstanding health management. NYK ranked in the top 20 percent of the 1,239 applicant companies evaluated.

Since 2015, NYK has been conducting a health-promotion project in collaboration with the NYK Health Insurance Society. In addition to exchanging information and sharing issues with the NYK Health Insurance Society regularly, NYK offers enhanced regular health checkups at its in-house clinic, and has a doctor on staff to oversee a number of programs, including one to help employees give up smoking. Over the previous year, NYK has also sponsored a running event, in addition to individual coaching events led by certified trainers so as to encourage employees to remain health-conscious.

Recognizing that employee health is the foundation for its business activities and one of its highest priorities, NYK will continue to examine effective methods to improve employee well-being.

* Nippon Kenko Kaigi (Japan Health Council)
In Japan, which is battling a declining birthrate and an aging population, this organization was formed with the full support of the government to help commercial businesses offer effective activities for life extension and medical care. The aim is to realize concrete measures in the workplace and society through cooperation among organizations in the economic, medical, and insurance fields. Utilizing this cooperation to devise concrete measures to resolve issues and continually visualize results, the organization aims to promote the health of the working generation, the employment and social participation of the elderly, and the revitalization of the economy.


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