Promotion of Employees’ Health

FY2019 Performance

Results of FY2019 Initiatives

Idemitsu and Showa Shell promoted the step-by-step integration of their health-related systems, taking advantage of their respective strengths in the occupational physician system, medical examination items and standards, stress checks, and health management support systems.

Actual Results of Specific Initiatives
  • Appointed industrial physicians to offices with less than 50 employees and provided meticulous follow-up
  • Extended company-sponsored cancer screening to young employees at periodic health checkups (only for those who want it)
  • Held health-related seminars
    • Held a total of 10 exercise programs in coordination with health insurance associations, which 188 people in total attended at the Head Office (Teigeki Building) between November 2019 and January 2020
    • Also held these exercise programs at a total of 13 offices, which 283 people in total attended (Head Office, laboratories, branches, affiliates and subsidiaries)
  • Used the Health Committee, internal information portal, and internal newsletters to raise awareness of available health consultation services and to introduce the health clinics at each base
  • Rank-based training (for new employees, newly appointed managers, newly appointed HR managers)
    • In training for newly appointed managers, we held lectures on health management based on the Industrial Safety and Health Act, the significance of the Company striving to promote employee health, and the steps for responding to employees having physical or mental health problems
  • Conducted e-learning regarding mental health, and a total of 5,980 people took classes (10 topics)

We learned how to walk with proper posture, stride length and speed, as well as how to walk effectively to burn more calories.

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Idemitsu SM (Malaysia) Health Program

Our staff in Idemitsu SM (Malaysia) launched their original "Health Program" in March 2019. This health program is meant to improve employees' health, especially to avoid high blood pressure and high cholesterol level. The program offers a number of events to promote health awareness, including regular physical measurement, professional lifestyle counseling, radio exercises, gym benefits, walking and exercise events, and others. All of our 124 employees actively participate in the program. "Good work starts with a healthy body", they said.

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External Health Events

No Department Event Date Participants Event site Description
Entire event Idemitsu Group
1 Chiba Complex 69th All-Nippon Jitsugyodan Badminton Championship April 13, 2019 100 players from 16 teams Team consisting of players from Chiba Complex and Idemitsu head office Chiba Central Sports Center The team competed in the national championship held in Saitama in June after success in the preliminaries in Chiba.
2 Idemitsu Petroleum Norge Holmenkollen Long-distance Relay (Ekiden) May 11, 2019 1,658 teams Idemitsu Petroleum Norge team Oslo, Norway Idemitsu team, consisted of 14 members; including five Japanese representatives, participated in the race. They ran bravely and ranked 109th among all teams.
3 Petroleum Marketing Headquarters Marunouchi Tug-of-War May 14 and 16, 2019 Various companies in Otemachi, Marunouchi, and Yurakucho Joint team of three sales departments Marunouchi Nakadori Street Idemitsu team, consisted mainly of young employees from the Petroleum Marketing, Industrial Energy, and Retail Marketing Department
4 Advanced Technology Research Laboratories Uguisu Cup Softball Tournament May 18, 2019 200 people from ten teams Joint team from Advanced Technology Research Lab., Idemitsu head office, and business sites in Chiba area Doumeki Park in Sodegaura City Neighboring business sites in Sodegaura, including the Sodegaura City Government Office, participated in the event. Idemitsu team passed the elimination round in first place and took second place in the final tournament.
5 Human Resources Departments and Chiba Complex Inter-business Long-distance Relay (Ekiden) May 25, 2019 3,500 runners from 700 teams HRD team and joint team of Idemitsu head office and Chiba Complex Riverbed of Tama River Each runner ran 5 km. The HRD team; men and women mixed, finished in 2h 12 min 18 sec. The head office and Chiba joint team completed in 1h 53 min 56 sec.
6 Aichi Refinery (currently Aichi Complex) Softball Tournament Three weeks from July 18, 2019 - Some 150 employees from nine teams Baseball field at Aichi Refinery 
(currently Aichi Complex)
Held to promote the health to the employees and deepen better communication among refineries.  Joint team from safety & maintenance office came in first place. The second place taken by the DTK and engineering joint team.
7 Public Relations (PR) Department 33rd Hokkaido Marathon May 25, 2019 Approx. 20,000 runners 29 employees from PR and other departments Sapporo City Idemitsu Kosan has become the event sponsor since 2007
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Internal Health Events

No Department Event Date Participants Event site Description
1 Idemitsu Unitech The 10th  Walking Campaign May 29, 2019 24 employees from several departments About 4 km from the Idemitsu Unitech head office to Tennozu Isle Enjoyable talk among participants during the event regardless the job position or department.
2 Human Resources Department Spring Walking Campaign May 21 to June 21, 2019 149 employees from several departments Odaiba, Marunouchi, Kaihinmakuhari, Anegasaki, and Aoyama Carried out to encourage healthy lifestyle and to promote better communication among departments.
3 Eight departments in JP Tower Spring Walking campaign: A Battle Among Eight Departments in JP Tower May 21 to June 21, 2019 148 persons Various spots around Tokyo Metropolitan area An initiative to promote healthy lifestyle at the workplace. The winning department judged by ‘number of employees involved’ and ‘ratio of employees walking more than 8,000 steps a day’
4 General Affairs Department and Human Resources Department Seminar on “Body-friendly Drinking Habit” June 25, 2019 50 persons Employee cafeteria in Daiba Frontier Building (Odaiba) Collaborative health event by Sanwa Shurui and Seiyo Food. The purpose is to provide drinking guidelines; information about proper quantity of alcohol, to the employees.
5 Tokuyama Complex Internal Table Tennis Tournament September 9 - 13, 2019 Approx. 330 persons from 20 teams Idemitsu Kaikan gymnasium in Shunan City, Yamaguchi Prefecture Idemitsu Plantech’s Tokuyama Business Section 1 came in first place. The event provided good opportunity to build stronger friendship among the employees.
6 Idemitsu Unitech All Idemitsu Manufacturing Sites Soccer Match September 15, 2019 Refineries: Hokkaido, Chiba, Aichi, and Tokuyama
Unitech: Chiba, Mie, and Hyogo.
Total number of participants: 85
Suzuka Sports Garden in Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture We tried to promote strong relationship among manufacturing sites through soccer. Though teams made all-out effort and played close game, Chiba Complex won a splendid victory.
7 Chiba Complex Futsal Tournament at Chiba Complex September 17 - 19, 2019 45 teams (about 300 persons) Idemitsu Chiba Gymnasium All participants played energetically, exerted themselves, and enjoyed the event so much. Defying all hurdles, the team from Idemitsu Plantech, Chiba’s Chemical Section 3 and the team from Idemitsu Plantech, Chiba’s Security・General Affairs Sections won the tournament.
8 Idemitsu Unitech Lecture on Stretch and Refresh October 9, 2019 - Idemitsu Unitech head office The theme was stretching for relieving stiff muscles. The lecturer taught effective exercises to prevent stiff shoulders and backache which can be done while seated.
9 Tokuyama Complex The 25th Tokuyama Complex Softball Tournament November 2, 2019 18 teams with approx. 270 participants Shunan Green Park Exciting battles and the finals heated up even more. Refining Section 1 won by beating Utilities Section.
10 Solar Frontier Kunitomi Plant Kunitomi Plant Softball Tournament November 2 - December 7, 2019 236 Hashiyama Sports Ground, Miyazaki City Rules and award ceremony were modified to make the event more fun.
11 Human Resources Department Stress Management Exercise December 12, 2019 88 Marunouchi, JP Tower, Odaiba (5 times in total) Participants refreshed their body and soul through brain exercise and chair yoga
出光興産, DFF Inc.