Improving Employees’ Health

Disease Prevention

The NISSIN FOODS Group helps employees to prevent disease and improve their health. For example, employees aged 35 and older undergo intensive medical checkups, including testing for lifestyle diseases, and managers undergo complete medical checkups including brain scans and colorectal examination in addition to regular health checks. We began analyzing employee health check results in fiscal 2018 and plan to exhaustively provide health guidance to employees and take measures in accordance with matters requiring improvement beginning in fiscal 2019. To implement these activities, in April 2018 we hired a nurse at the Tokyo Head Office.

We provide an external service for consultation on matters such as health, healthcare, nursing care, childcare, and mental health. Group employees and their families as well as temporary employees working at NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS seek advice and consultation by mail or telephone 24 hours a day. We cooperate with an industrial physician in utilizing inquiries received through the service for disease prevention, promoting return to work, and reoccurrence prevention.

In addition, the Group regularly combines health promotion for employees with projects to assist children suffering from hunger or poverty. Since December 2017, the Group has been carrying out a project that not only acknowledges sleep’s role in maintaining health, but also brings attention to the effect that sleep can have on daily productivity and concentration. Employees are recommended to get 7.5 hours of sleep a day, while the 400 project participants also aim to collectively reach a combined total sleep time of 60 years (531,000 hours*), which was a target decided upon in connection with the 60th anniversary of the founding of NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS. Upon reaching the project’s goal, the Group will make donations to the Fund to Support Children’s Future and the United Nations World Food Programme’s school meals program. Furthermore, the total donation will increase in accordance with the degree achievement of the Group’s targets for overtime reduction and paid leave usage. To make daily results easy to grasp, participants have been given wrist band-type activity monitors, which automatically log the hours they sleep and count their steps. In order to increase participants’ quality of sleep, the Group provides a special project site on the corporate intranet with basic knowledge on sleep and information on techniques for comfortable sleep, as well as holding sleep-related lecture events.

To enable employees to enjoy nutritionally balanced meals, the Tokyo Head Office employee cafeteria offers a buffet featuring a wide variety of main dishes and side dishes. Since many employees at the R&D center engage in tasting work, it discontinued its menu of set meals with rice and changed to a format that enables employees to choose individual menu items.

  • *The figure was calculated by adding the additional hours from leap years (5,400 hours) to the number of hours in 60 years (525,600 hours).