Occupational Health and Safety / Health Management
Occupational Health and Safety
Policy on Occupational Health and Safety
Beyond complying with the Labor Standards Act and other labor-related laws and regulations, the Mitsubishi Estate Group proactively takes various steps to maintain and promote the health of its employees.
Mitsubishi Estate Home Co., Ltd. conducts risk assessment regarding occupational health and safety for new and existing projects during formulation of its annual health and safety management plan and during hazard prediction activities on construction sites. The company implements safety measures on construction sites after identifying risks arising from the work and analyzing the possibility of occurrence and degree of impact.
Participating in External Groups
To respond appropriately to the demands of society and employees, the Group proactively participates in workshops, conferences, and initiatives on labor standards and will continue to improve its efforts by incorporating outside knowledge.
Response to Industrial Accidents
In cases of accidents or incidents leading to injuries or fatalities, we identify the cause(s) through such means as interviews and surveys of the employees involved and strive to prevent recurrence by considering and promoting improvement measures.
See ESG data for number of industrial accidents.
Preventing Excessive Work
The Mitsubishi Estate Group strives to comply with local laws regarding working hours and overtime in each country where it conducts business. The Group has also taken various initiatives to reduce excessive working hours.
Mitsubishi Estate has introduced a work management system that is linked with computer log-on/off times so that supervisors can follow employees' work conditions. Supervisors also meet one-on-one with their subordinates to discuss workload and task difficulty so they can understand conditions that may impact their health. Any employee, including those in managerial positions, who works more than 80 hours of overtime in a month is encouraged to have a checkup with an occupational physician. This is a part of Mitsubishi Estate's commitment to helping employees manage their health.
In order to promote work-life balance, the company adopted a flex-time schedule for all employees in fiscal 2016 and implemented initiatives such as the "positive off movement" to help employees make plans to take days off and encourage them to take paid leave. In fiscal 2017, the company introduced an hourly paid leave program and a tele-working program. The company is also making efforts to create a healthy and innovative working environment led by the B×S Promotion Committee, an organization under the direct supervision of the President established in the same year.
Managing Employee Health through Medical Examinations
Mitsubishi Estate carries out a scheduled medical examination once a year for all employees to help them maintain and improve their health. In 2016, the company added electrocardiographs and stomach ultrasounds (for persons 35 and older) to further improve detection of lifestyle diseases. We also take the time to provide follow-up examinations, urgent examinations and meetings with occupational physicians depending on the results of the medical examinations. To improve the screening rate, individual notices with information about medical examinations are sent to people who miss their examinations.
Promotion of Dialogue with Employees and Labor Union
Mitsubishi Estate supports the right to group negotiation and emphasizes problem-solving together with labor unions. The company forms labor agreements with the Mitsubishi Estate Labor Union and discusses issues that need to be resolved and the right course of development for the company to take on the basis of trust, in order to build positive relationships.
Moreover, in terms of labor hours, the company and labor union have signed the statutory agreement on overtime work (known as "36 Agreement") and work together to set internal management standards based on labor-management consultations to avoid excessive working hours for employees.
Mitsubishi Estate also holds a Labor Council as a forum for regular management dialogue on employee health and safety with the union whereby they report and discuss union members' requests and needs concerning these issues. Through these activities, Mitsubishi Estate strives to improve its workplaces and systems so that the needs of all union members can be reflected.
Policy on Health Management
Mitsubishi Estate advocates health management, in which it considers employee health from a management perspective and works on it strategically. Based on this perspective, Mitsubishi Estate established the Health Management Declaration in October 2016 to systematize initiatives and plans the company and the health insurance union has carried out thus far, articulate the top management's commitment, and ensure further improvements in maintaining and improving employee health.
Mitsubishi Estate Health Management Declaration
Mitsubishi Estate believes that the source of corporate vitality is maximizing employee performance through both mental and physical health.
With the aim of creating a vibrant workplace advocated in the Mitsubishi Estate Group Code of Conduct, the company will further develop the activities to maintain and improve employee health that it has worked on thus far and continue to promote health as we work together with the health insurance union, the Mitsubishi Estate Labor Union, employees and their families.
In addition, based on the Mission of the Mitsubishi Estate Group to contribute to society through urban development, we will continue contributing to the society at large by supporting health promotion for the people who live, work and relax in the communities.
In implementing its health management, Mitsubishi Estate has appointed the executive with responsibility for human resources as the health management promotion officer. The company also makes commitments to safety and hygiene in its labor agreements and strives to protect employee health and safety through health checkups and safety education.
Health Management 2030
Complementing the ESG initiatives in the Long-Term Management Plan 2030, Mitsubishi Estate has formulated Health Management 2030, a set of health-related KPIs, and is working to achieve improvements in employees' health.
Health Management 2030 KPIs
|KPI||FY2019||2025 targets||2030 targets|
|Percentage of high-risk group for metabolic syndrome||36.4%||25.6%||14.6%
(equivalent to national average; approximately 60% of FY2019 percentage)
|Percentage of healthy metabolic group||8.9%||20.85%||32.8%
(equivalent to national average; approximately 370% of FY2019 percentage)
|Malignant growths (cancer)||Cancer screening rate||-||Cancer screening rate: 90%
(every year from FY2021 – FY2030)
|Mental health||High stress group||5.5%||Maintain percentage of high stress group at 10% or lower
(national average: 10%) (every year from FY2021 – FY2030)
Initiatives on Employee Health Promotion
Beginning in fiscal 2017 a subsidy program was set up for health-promoting programs (sports activities, checkups not covered by health insurance, etc.) for employees with the "Cafeteria Plan."*1 Under the plan, the company provides a free breakfast to prevent missed meals.
It also strives to raise employees' awareness of health by holding health-related in-house exercise events and seminars, including a physical improvement competition.*2
- This program enables employees to use points allotted to them to choose programs from a menu set by the company (sports activities, checkups not covered by health insurance, etc.).
- Five-member teams representing each department compete for rankings, with changes in fat and muscle mass and number of steps taken over the last two months converted into points.
Initiatives on Health Issues
(Lifestyle Diseases, Cancer, and Mental Health)
- Mitsubishi Estate analyzes health screening results and in collaboration with the health insurance union provides measures for employees at risk of lifestyle diseases (programs designed to prevent more severe disease*1) and encourages individual participation in specific health guidance to improve overall participation.
- In addition to making mandatory the screening for the five cancers recommended for screening in Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare guidelines according to employees' age, Mitsubishi Estate has established a system to subsidize the cost of screening for other cancers with the aim of early detection and early treatment.
- In order to strengthen the consultation system from the perspective of improving mental health, Mitsubishi Estate has included psychiatrists as occupational physicians.
- Since fiscal 2016, Mitsubishi Estate has expanded systems for absence and leave due to injury and illness and established a return to work support program for employees with mental illness that have required a long-term absence or leave.
- In addition to providing mental health training for newly hired employees and newly appointed managers by advising physicians, Mitsubishi Estate implements regular education on mental health for managers, including e-learning.
- Programs designed to prevent more severe disease: lifestyle improvement and guidance programs provided by medical institutions
Winning Recognition under the Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program
Mitsubishi Estate has been recognized as an outstanding organization in health management under the Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program run by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Nippon Kenko Kaigi.
Please see the following page for the latest information on the certification.
Addressing Infectious Diseases and Other Global Health Issues
The Mitsubishi Estate Group regards health problems due to infectious diseases such as the recent COVID-19 pandemic as well as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria as a global issue. In order to protect employees from these kind of health problems, the Group instructs expatriate employees and their accompanying family members to receive the vaccinations recommended by government quarantine stations for each destination prior to travel. In the location of an overseas posting, we also provide medical consultation services, which include hospital arrangements, and ensure to make clean, safe, serviced apartments and condominiums available. Through these activities, we provide support for employees and their families to live overseas in good health and safety.
Payment of Fair Wages
The Mitsubishi Estate Group ensures payment of the minimum wage or above based on the laws in each of the countries where it conducts business.
Click here for initial salary for new graduate recruits at Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. and the comparison to minimum wage.