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The KDDI Group Declaration of Health-Focused Management

Our mission statement states: "The KDDI Group values and cares about the material and emotional well-being of all its employees, and delivers a thrilling customer experience by always going further than expected with the ultimate goal of achieving a truly connected society." As the success of the company depends on a happy and energized workforce, we see the health of our employees as a key agenda for the management of the KDDI Group. We hereby declare our commitment to health-focused management, through which we will support the health of our employees at the organizational level as we strive for a prosperous future.

The KDDI Group will:

  1. Encourage and help our employees to take proactive steps to improve and maintain their health.
  2. Work closely with the KDDI Health Insurance Union and the KDDI Workers Union to improve the physical and mental health of our employees and their families.
  3. Embed a "health first" culture within the group, where the pursuit of physical and mental health creates an energized and productive workforce.

Work Style Reform

As the first step of KDDI's work style reform, we started our company-wide "leave office by 8 pm" campaign in January 2017. A Work Style Reform Promotion Committee comprising the heads of all departments has also been established to promote the reform across the organization. Since the beginning of fiscal 2017, we have set up a number of interdepartmental working groups to accelerate productivity improvement, and established a working group for the implementation of health-focused management. With these initiatives, we aim to drive the reform at a rapid pace.

Mental health care

Loss of working days due to mental health issues can be a major problem. At KDDI, we focus on preventing both the onset of mental health conditions and relapses.
A variety of e-learning programs, group training sessions and seminars are provided at different levels of the organization, and self-care and line-care are actively promoted to prevent new onset. For employees returning to work after ill health, a rehabilitation program is in place to provide coordinated support from peers, superiors, and occupational health doctors and staff.

Employee health management

Health-focused management means that the health and well-being of our employees are a priority at KDDI. Our periodical health examinations include more tests and checks than legally required, and we have maintained a 100% take-up rate since fiscal 2010. Any employee identified as requiring attention receives advice to seek urgent medical consultation, with 100% of recipients following the advice since fiscal 2016. We have also introduced subsidies to cover part of the cost of comprehensive health examination and the full cost of breast cancer screening.

Health and safety of employees and their families posted abroad

A range of measures are in place to protect the health and safety of our employees working abroad. These include consultations with medical staff before and after the posting, and follow-up arrangements after periodical health examinations. Since fiscal 2015, we have had occupational health doctors and nurses tour our offices outside Japan to provide consultations and assess local medical facilities. Emergency medical transport and evacuation services are available to all employees posted or traveling abroad. Employees posted in developing countries also receive medical assistance services.

A "health first" culture

In February 2018, KDDI was certified a "White 500" company for its outstanding health and productivity management under a recognition program run by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Nippon Kenko Kaigi (Japan Health Council). We will continue our health-focused management drive to embed a culture that prioritizes health and to create an energized and productive workforce.