Strengthening of Nissan Group's business base

Maintenance and Improvement of Employees’ Health


We have established the Basic Health Policy based on the belief that employees’ health is a "foundation that supports sound corporate growth" with the goal of maintaining and improving the health of employees.

Basic Health Policy

Mental and physical health is a foundation that supports sound corporate growth from the viewpoint of the happiness of employees and their families, as well as the trust of the corporate and the smooth operation of the business. We and our employees will work together to promote initiatives aimed at maintaining and promoting health in a multifaceted manner and aim to be a dynamic company.

  1. Employees’ health is based on their own management and we will provide support.
  2. We will implement effective and flexible measures through smooth internal and external cooperation.
  3. We will ensure the proper use and management of personal information and comply with laws and regulations.

Strategy Map 

We believe that realizing improvement of productivity and revitalization of the organization through employees’ mental and physical health and vibrant work environments is a management issue for achieving sustainable growth.

We aim to achieve more strategic health and productivity management by formulating Strategy Map toward solving management issues and implementing the PDCA cycle through evaluation of the status of initiatives and expected benefits.


Conferences / Meetings

Under the supervision of the Head of the Personnel Department, we hold a health conference twice a year which is attended by members of the Environment, Safety & Quality Assurance Department, managers in charge of personnel at each site, and members of the Health Insurance Association to grasp the health status of employees, plan health measures, verify effectiveness, and improve efforts.

In addition, providing the opportunity to hold discussions and exchange views with the labor union, the Health Promotion Committee, which consists of members from the Company, the Health Insurance Association, and the labor union, two from each, meets three to four times a year, working to improve the level of health and productivity management by also taking the perspective of employees into consideration.

Furthermore, from FY2020, we have also applied our basic health policy to domestic affiliated companies, and have held "affiliated company health meeting" twice a year in which the persons in charge of health promotion of each company attend.

Health Promotion Office

We have established the Health Promotion Office as a dedicated section within the Personnel Department to maintain and promote the mental and physical health of our employees. We aim to further promote health and productivity management by formulating and implementing priority measures and various health measures based on the Basic Health Policy.

General Occupational Health Physician

In order to obtain appropriate advice from experts in planning and implementing company-wide health initiatives, we have placed general occupational health physician since April 2020. They participate in various health promotion initiatives such as attending various conferences / meetings.


1. Physical Health of Employees

Indicator Scope Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 Target
Ratio of employees that receive regular health checkup※1 non-consolidated % 100 100 100※2 100 100
Ratio of employees that receive detailed examination non-consolidated % 52.6 64.0 68.1 64.2 -
Ratio of employees that participate in specific health guidance non-consolidated % 39.4 27.6 17.8 aggregating -
Employees at high risk of blood glucose※3 non-consolidated People 97 98 99 102 -
Treatment continuation rate for employees at high risk of blood glucose non-consolidated % 60.7 58.6 64.3 58.8 -
Smoking rate non-consolidated % 27.4 25.1 23.9 22.5 -
Ratio of employees with the BMI 25 or higher non-consolidated % 27.2 23.2 24.8 23.7 -
Ratio of employees with optimal weight non-consolidated % 68.9 71.7 74.3 70.7 -
Utilization rate of influenza vaccination support non-consolidated % - 45.3 51.6 71.0 -
Ratio of productivity loss by presenteeism※4 non-consolidated % - - - - -
Employees that took leave due to personal injury / sickness※5 non-consolidated People 2 4 1 1 -
  • 1 Employees on temporary retirement, etc. are excluded.
  • 2 To prevent spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we extended the consultation period until the end of June of next fiscal year based on the notification of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, and achieved 100% consultation.
  • 3 Fasting blood glucose ≧126 or HbA1c ≧6.5
  • 4 We evaluated work performance in the past four weeks with work performance that could be achieved when there is no sickness or injury as 100% (Single-Item Presenteeism Question). Ratio of productivity loss by presenteeism in FY2021: 20.5%
  • 5 Employees that took leave due to mental health are excluded.

2. Mental Health of Employees

Indicator Scope Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 Target
Ratio of employees that receive stress check※1 non-consolidated % 100 100 100 100 100
Ratio of employees with high stress※2 non-consolidated % 4.9 4.5 5.4 5.5 -
Ratio of employees with high engagement level※2※3 non-consolidated % 15.1 15.2 14.9 17.0 12.0
Employees that took leave due to mental health non-consolidated People 14 8 3 5 -
Investment non-consolidated million
12 18 14 13 -
  • 1 Employees on temporary retirement, etc. are excluded.
  • 2 Deviation standard by external expert company was updated in FY2021. Ratio of employees with high stress: 8.6%, ratio of employees with high engagement level: 16.2%
  • 3 Surveyed passion and approach to work using employee questionnaire made by external expert company.
    It determines 16 indecies such as autonomous action and positive feelings and measures level of employee engagement.


2021 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program (White 500)

We are implementing measures for lifestyle-related diseases, mental health care and quitting smoking to promote the health of our employees in cooperation with the health insurance association. As the result of these efforts, in March 2021, we have been recognized under the “Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program ~White 500~” for five consecutive years.

  • A program for recognizing "health and productivity management" initiatives with which employee health management is considered from the viewpoint of business administration and put into practice strategically.

Regular Health Checkups

We encourage employees to undergo regular health checkups by targeting a rate of 100%. We achieved the target rate of 100% in FY2020 (Note).

Note: Employees on temporary retirement, etc. are excluded. To prevent spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), consultation period of some employees for FY2019 was postponed to after April 1, 2020 and such consultations were counted as consultations in FY2019.

Mental Health Measures

  • We carry out a stress check, analyze its results and give feedback, and provide Line-Care※1 and Self-Care※2 Training as necessary. Continued efforts have led to a downward trend in the number of employees that took leave due to mental health, resulting in an increase in the ratio of employees with high engagement level.
    • Stress check (September 2020): Undergone by 100% of all employees
    • Organizational analysis of stress check and reporting session: A total thirteen reporting sessions were held for executives at the head office, laboratories, and plants. The analysis and holding of reporting sessions were outsourced to an external specialty company.
    • Training: In FY2020, Self-Care Training was provided to new employees. Line-Care Training for all management level employees was conducted 15 times in FY2018.
  • 1 Care provided by manager / supervisor. It includes understanding and improving the work environment daily and providing consultations to subordinates.
  • 2 Care that can be provided to oneself. It includes being aware of one’s own stress and preventing or coping with stress.

Lifestyle-related Diseases Prevention

Medical expenses for lifestyle-related diseases (excluding inpatient outpatients and dispensing) accounted for about half of entire medical expenses (127 million yen (50% of medical expenses) in FY 2019 and 121 million yen (46% of medical expenses) in FY 2020). In collaboration with the Health Insurance Association, we are carrying out preventive measures against various lifestyle-related diseases. In FY2020, we conducted online specific health guidance for the preliminary group for lifestyle-related diseases and online program to prevent people who are being treated for diabetes from becoming severe.

Countermeasures against Second-hand Smoking

As a countermeasure against the revision of Health Promotion Law (enforced in April 2020), the smoking environment of all sites is investigated, and smoking areas that do not meet the legal standards have been refurbished, removed or relocated. In addition, as in the previous year, the Nissan Chemical Health Insurance Association implemented the "No Smoking Challenge" (a system to subsidize employees who try to quit smoking).

Measures Widely Taken for Employees

In FY2021, we held a seminar for all employees to improve their health management skills. In the questionnaire conducted after the seminar, 70% of the respondents felt that the content of the seminar was good, and 90% felt that the seminar would be useful for their future lives. This seminar has helped raise health awareness among employees.



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