Health and Productivity Management


The NISSIN FOODS Group believes that maintaining the good health of all employees at all times so that they can demonstrate their maximum capabilities and apply them to their work is an key corporate challenge.
In August 2018, we issued the NISSIN FOODS Group Declaration of Health and Productivity Management in August 2018 and developed a specific promotion structure for health and productivity management. We implement various measures relating to employee health with the chief executive officer (CEO) of NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS as the person with ultimate responsibility. The details of measures are required to be regularly reported, such as at meetings of the Management Committee which bring together directors of Group companies.
We are also providing support for promoting health and productivity management at the Japan Association for the World Food Programme, an external organization.

NISSIN FOODS Group Declaration of Health and Productivity Management

"Bi Ken Ken Shoku"
-Eat wisely for beauty and health-

As the originator of the instant noodles industry, it is our important mission to contribute to the health and wellness of our customers through our foods.
To achieve this, our employees must be healthy.
As Nissin Foods Group, we will position our employees’health promotion and maintenance as a key corporate challenge, creating an ideal work environment to promote, encourage, and support their health activities.

Koki Ando
President & Representative Director, CEO



Enhanced Medical Examinations

Medical examinations with tests beyond those required by law are conducted for all employees* for the early discovery and treatment of lifestyle diseases. In addition, we analyze employee medical examination results and provide referrals to hospitals and other measures to employees who need health guidance or consultations with an industrial physician.
Starting from fiscal 2020, comprehensive medical examinations for NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS employees*, which previously were limited to managers, have been expanded and made available to employees who are 45, 50, and 55 years old.
We reach out to employees who require retests or detailed tests based on the results of medical examinations and comprehensive medical examinations to undergo such tests. We also bear the full costs for these tests. For cases where employees undergo treatment while working, we provide support to maintain a balance between work and their treatment through advice from the overseeing industrial physicians and industrial health nurses (nurses and health nurses) according to consultation from the employee in question.

  • *Employees of NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS (including employees on temporary assignment to companies such as NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS, NISSIN CHILLED FOODS, and NISSIN FROZEN FOODS)

Provision of 24-hour Consultation Service

We provide an external service for consultation on matters such as health, healthcare, nursing care, childcare, and mental health. Employees and their families can seek advice and consultation by mail or telephone 24 hours a day. In addition, since April 2018, NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS has started providing a consultation service at the Tokyo Head Office staffed by nurses. Since May 2020, it is also possible to seek advice and consultation online. We cooperate with an industrial physician in utilizing inquiries received through the service for disease prevention, reoccurrence prevention, and assisting employees on sick leave in returning to work.

Health and Productivity Management Strategy Map

In promoting health and productivity management, we formulate health-related key performance indicators (KPIs) for each stage and visualize how each measure is linked to the solution of management issues.

Health and Productivity Management Strategy Map [PDF 110KB]

Strengthening of Industrial Health Structure

To share matters such as the roles to be fulfilled by industrial health medical practitioners (industrial physicians, nurses, and health nurses), issues and measures of business sites nationwide, and cases of health guidance and consultation, since September 2021, we conduct a company-wide meeting by industrial health medical practitioners twice each year aimed at solving management issues through health and productivity management.
By having health nurses at our Tokyo Head Office, Osaka Head Office, “the WAVE,” and plants directly managed by NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS (Kanto Plant, Shizuoka Plant, Kansai Plant, Shiga Plant, and Shimonoseki Plant), the number of health guidance increased from 591 in fiscal 2020 to 940 in fiscal 2022 and 1134 in fiscal 2023.

Employee Awareness Activities

We also put efforts into activities for raising the awareness of employees. Through our intranet, we provide employees with information on health promotion and a consultation service.

Lectures and seminars

Regular conduct of lectures on health promotion themes such as methods for self-healthcare based on the results of medical examinations and quitting smoking

  • Online seminar on health of working women (September 2020)
  • Online seminar on mental health (January 2021): 83% participant satisfaction
  • Online seminar on stretching to prevent backaches and stiff shoulders (March 2021): 76% participant satisfaction
  • Online seminar on "Balancing work with fertility and infertility treatment" (February 2023): 100% participant satisfaction
  • Online seminar on "Improving Sleep Habits" (June 2023): 87% participant satisfaction
  • E-learning and check of understanding to enhance employees’ self-healthcare and health literacy: 100% rate of correct answers for check of understanding conducted in September 2023

Regular conduct of programs to strike a balance between health promotion and support for children afflicted by hunger and poverty, as part of the Hyakufukushi Project for social contribution “Sleep Smart, Work Smart,” Sixtieth-year, 60 Year Sleep Project that recommended sleeping 7.5 hours each day (December 2017 to July 2018)

  • NISSIN EARTH FOOD WALKER Project that encouraged employees to aim to walk 9,000 steps each day (October 2018 to March 2019)
  • NISSIN Sleeping School Project that sought to improve lifestyle habits and productivity by enhancing sleep quality and addressing lack of sleep (November 2020 to January 2021): Data obtained through this project was used to carry out effectiveness validation through industrial-academia collaboration with Waseda University. As a result, it was shown statistically that addressing lack of sleep improves productivity.
  • Introduction of fitness app to promote addressing a lack of exercise (August 2021 to February 2022): 78% participant satisfaction
  • Aiming to promote the health of employees, the company held a trail event "CURRY MESHI with a spectacular view! JAPAN TRAIL Experience Tour" (October 2022)
Other initiative
  • Sanitary napkins installed in women's restrooms at 8 locations* nationwide managed by the company to create a comfortable working environment for women (Since August 2022) 100% employee satisfaction rate
    *Tokyo Head Office, Osaka Head Office, the WAVE, and directly managed plants (Kanto Plant, Shizuoka Plant, Kansai Plant, Shiga Plant, Shimonoseki Plant)
  • Distribution of non-smoking tablets as a measure to promote non-smoking (September-October 2022)
  • Fitness program to check the physical condition of employees and provide exercises to improve physical functions (September 2022)
  • Provide opportunities for free dental checkups and distribute mouthwash (October 2022)
  • Provide "complete meals" to increase the breakfast consumption rate (October - December 2022)
  • Distribution of test kits and provision of consultation services to specialists to support fertility (January-April 2023): 60 people distributed test kits.
  • Provided in-office physical therapy services to employees working at 18 locations* nationwide to improve productivity (February-March 2023): 81.7% utilization rate, 99% user satisfaction rate
    *Tokyo Head Office, Osaka Head Office, and other sales offices nationwide

Measures to Prevent Telecommuting Depression

In August 2020, the Telecommuting Depression Prevention Team was established to embark on initiatives toward achieving the well-being*1 of employees. The fatigue/stress monitor MF100 (produced by Murata Manufacturing) was used to measure the balance and deviation of the autonomic nervous system of NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS employees*2 to obtain an understanding of employees with strong self-awareness and concern about stress and those facing unconscious stress. Out of these employees, approximately 20% were assessed to require preventive measures. They were given books on self-care methods and the autonomic nervous system and had online interviews with the NISSIN FOODS Group’s industrial health nurses. In fiscal 2022, the coverage was expanded to include MYOJO FOODS, NISSIN CISCO, NISSIN YORK, and BonChi.

Media Coverage
3 times on television, 7 times in newspapers, 2 times in magazines, and 14 times on websites for a total of 26 times (as of September 2022)
  • *1A concept that refers to an individual or group being in a good state physically, mentally, and socially
  • *2Coverage: Employees of NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS (including employees on temporary assignment to companies such as NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS, NISSIN CHILLED FOODS, and NISSIN FROZEN FOODS) working from home; limited to employees who have consented to the handling of personal information (approximately 60

Related Information and Data

Investments in Health

Coverage: Employees of NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS (including employees on temporary assignment to companies such as NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS, NISSIN CHILLED FOODS, and NISSIN FROZEN FOODS)

FY2020 FY2021 FY2022 FY2023
¥ 122 million ¥ 132 million ¥ 154 million ¥ 173 million*
  • *Main purposes: ¥ 58 million for medical examinations, ¥ 16 million for vaccinations against infectious diseases, and ¥ 9 million for stress improvement

Employee Health-related Targets and Results

Coverage: Employees of NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS (including employees on temporary assignment to companies such as NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS, NISSIN CHILLED FOODS, and NISSIN FROZEN FOODS)

FY2019 FY2020 FY2021 FY2022 FY2023の目標
Medical examination rate 100% 100% 100% 100% -
Reexamination rate 70.1% 87% 71.6% 83.2% 90%
Employees with BMI within acceptable range 67.5% 66.5% 66.3% 67.4% 70%
Employees with blood pressure within acceptable range 76.2% 76.8% 75.2% 80.2% 80%
Hypertensive high-risk* rate - 1.86% 1.55% 2.01% 2.0%
Health guidance cases 345 591 476 940 -
  • *Employees with systolic blood pressure of 140 or higher or diastolic blood pressure of 90 or higher despite being on medication.

Other Relevant Data

FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021 FY2022
Stress check program implementation ratio (%) 89.8 69.0 79.9 81.1 87.4
Comprehensive health risk* 108 108 106 103 10
  • *Comprehensive health risk is an index showing the degree of impact on employee health due to stress at the workplace. It is calculated from stress check results. The national average for a standard organization is 100, and the lower the number, the lower the possibility of the workplace environment having a risk on health.

Survey of employee performance conditions

The Nissin Foods Group has been conducting Presenteeism*1 and Absenteeism*2 surveys since fiscal 2019 and 2022, respectively. We quantitatively assess the health status of our employees and take remedial measures to ensure that each individual can fully demonstrate his or her abilities.

  • *1A state of low productivity due to work with health problems, based on the WLQ-J (Work Limitations Questionnaire, Tufts University School of Medicine). The standard value is 94.0%. A lower value indicates a decline in job performance and labor productivity. Number of respondents: 3,262 (Response rate: 87.3%)
  • *2A condition in which an employee is absent from work due to health problems. Surveyed through an independent questionnaire; the percentage of employees who did not take paid leave due to health problems out of the paid leave used in FY2023. Number of respondents 2,380 (Response rate 65.5%)

Presenteeism Surveys

FY2019 FY2020 FY2021 FY2022 FY2023 target
94.1% 94.2% 93.8% 93.9% 95.0%

Absenteeism Survey


Engagement Survey

Engagement Scores Overall Satisfaction (out of 5 points) Number of responses Response rate
Company Work Supervisor Workplace
June 2022 61.2 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.5 469 persons 95.3%
February 2023 60.6 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4 467 persons 93.8%
  • *Deviation values are calculated based on data from Link and Motivation, which includes data from more than 10,000 companies and approximately 2.89 million people.

External Evaluation Regarding Health and Productivity Management

In recognition of their active health promotion measures, four NISSIN FOODS Group companies* were certified for four consecutive years since 2019 under the Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program (White 500) by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi. In addition, certification has been received for five consecutive years since 2017 as a Sports Yell Company by the Japan Sports Agency and as a Tokyo Sports Promotion Company by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.