Sysmex Corporation provides regular medical checkups for its employees, together with complete physical examinations and health screening for female-specific cancers. In fiscal 2020, we increased the amount of the allowance*
provided to cover a secondary test in order to raise the percentage of employees who take the test. If an employee needs to receive medical examinations and treatment continually over a long term, we make work-at-home arrangements for them among our efforts to help them continue to work. Moreover, in addition to mandatory special medical checkups, we provide our own biannual checkups that include tests for hepatitis B and C for employees engaging in operations that deal with infectious substances. This is to ensure early detection and treatment of any illnesses.
Sysmex is registered as a partner company in the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s Cancer Screening Corporate Action and Know about Hepatitis Project, and it has signed the Agreement to Promote an Increase in the Rate of Cancer Screening with Hyogo Prefecture. These actions are among our activities to educate employees about diseases and to raise the rate of our employees who take medical checkups.
As a measure against passive smoking, Sysmex removed smoking areas at business offices retained by its Group companies in Japan (by the end of March 2021). We also provide allowances to cover stop-smoking services and attendance at smoking-cessation seminars*.
- Employees can select allowances that cover a medical consultation or a health-related seminar from the welfare program “Cafeteria Plan” and apply for it.