Initiatives regarding
health management

We aim to make the workplace healthy,
comfortable, and employee-friendly,
such that each member can achieve a work-life balance and
feel fulfilled in their work.

We aim to be a company that balances social problem solving and growth.
We will include "workstyle innovation" as an issue in the company's 10-year plan, and as a concrete measure, we will practice health management according to the following policy.

Alps Pharmaceutical Ind. Co.,Ltd. Health management policy

As a firm engaged in the health sector, we recognize our responsibility to create a foundation for the health of each of our employees, and creating a workplace where diverse people can all feel at ease working for the long term. To that end, we pursue a tripartite system of health maintenance and preservation, mental health measures, and work-style reforms to contribute to the healthy growth of the company.

Activities for health maintenance and improvement

We pursue employee health maintenance and offer more opportunities for physical fitness, as well as call for smoking cessation. In this way, we are creating a workplace that encourages employees to look after their health.

Mental health measures

We consider the maintenance of mental health essential to ensuring the happiness and well-being of employees and their families. This is a comfortable, employee-friendly space where harassment is not tolerated. We also pursue active communication in order to ensure that employees can remain in good mental health.

Creating an employee-friendly work environment

We emphasize a work-life balance that is tailored to employees’ needs. We have implemented a range of reforms like childbirth and childcare leave, and a reduced working hours system, enabling female personnel to feel fulfillment in the workplace, and supporting the lifestyles of a diverse range of people.

Organizational structure

Organizational structure

Health and Productivity Management measures and results report for 2022(as of April 1, 2023)

Health maintenance and promotion
Efforts to maintain health
Providing support for employees to take reexamination after periodic medical checkup
Encouraged employees to take medical reexamination if required and provided a special paid leave for taking reexamination.
Providing employees with opportunities to receive special health guidance
Conducted special health guidance annually with the cooperation of medical institutions. After 3 months, the effectiveness of the health guidance was reviewed with a public health nurse.
(15 out of 16 who were found to be necessary to get health guidance actually received consultation; The consultation rate: 93.7%)
(14 out of 15 confirmed the outcome of the health guidance;The consultation rate: 93.3% )
Efforts to prevent infectious diseases
Implemented in-house flu immunization at the company's expense.
(The percentage of employees who got flu: 0.5%.)
Implementing milestone medical checkup
Provided comprehensive medical examination for employees in their 40s, 50s, and 60s.
32 employees received comprephensive medical examination in FY 2022.
Providing health information for employees' families
Distributed newsletter from occupational health physician to encourage employees' families to take health examination.
Publishing in-house health newsletters
Uploaded monthly health newsletters and spreaded the awareness of our efforts through Social Media such as "LINEWORKS".
Efforts to promote employees' health
Providing financial support for mental and physical health of employees
Reimbursed 15,000 JPY per applicant for the purpose of promoting and using exercise opportunities.
(Percentage of applicants: 75.8%)
Establishing Exercise Promotion Day
Promoted "Walk to work day" and "Use stairs Not elevator day".
Implementing dietary improvement
Every Wednesday has been designated as a dietary improvement day. Employees to choose and commit one of following options.
1. No alchohol, 2. Lower salt intake, 3. No snack, 4. Lower carb intake, 5. Eat fermented food
Friday has been designated as a "Salad day" or "Yogurt day" every other month, and salad and yoghurt were offered to employees.
Holding walking events
Walking event called "ALPS WALK" was held in May, July, September, and November for the purpose of health improvement.
(325 participants out of total 335 employees)
Winners who got selected by lottery from those who achieved the goal received prizes. All participants received healthy gifts (assorted healthy foods).
In October and December, photo contests were held. Grand prize winners received polaroid cameras.
A step-up event was held from August to October. AirPods were gifted to 14 participants who accomplished 8,000 steps every day in August, 9,000 steps every day in September, and 10,000 steps every day in October.
In October, a corporate family walking event was held.
Participating in local health promotion event
Continued to participate in a health promotion event run by Hida City since 2020.
Providing support for smoking cessation for smokers
For those who wished, we continued to fully cover the expense for smoking cessation clinic and allowed employees to visit the clinic during work hours.
(Smoking cessation support started in 2018, and 19 employees have utilized the support. 15 have successfully quitted smoking.)
No smoking is allowed on the premises since April 2021.
Mental health
Efforts for Mental health
Promoting mental health education
Conducted line-care training for managers in July and September.
In November, harassment prevention training was conducted for all employees.
Enhancing workplace improvement by conducting stress check
Conducted interviews with all department managers based on group analysis.
Implemented countermeasures for the departments having high level of stress.
Individual hearing to the high stress group was carried out, and tendency and countermeasure were examined.
From the answers to 80 questions, understand the actual detailed situation in the work environment and implemented improvement of the work environment.
Enhancing the help desk for consulting
Diversified the staff of in-house consultation help desk. External help desk has been established.
Continued to improve the skills of staff in charge of consultation help desk through external trainings.
Re-evaluating the system
Revised our “Health Management Manual”.
Improvement of workplace
Promotion of Women's Advencement in the workplace
  • Women's Advancement Committee took part in the health improvement.
  • Proactively hiring female employees in manufacturing (Hired 2 female high school graduates)
Diversity Participation in Health Promotion Committee
  • Senior employees representatives have participated in the committee.
Work style innovation
  • Enhanced and implemented remote work system.
  • Continued productivity efficiency improvement project in the manufacturing unit.
  • Began providing e-learning.
  • Promoted workflow system to improve the efficiency of non-manufacturing department operations
Other supervisory metrics
Target value 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Rate of full-time employees - 85.2% 86.5% 93.1% 91.7% 94.0% 90.5%
Rate of full-time employee turnover - 3.6% 4.2% 2.3% 1.6% 2.6% 4.1%
Rate of return to work following childbirth 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Usage of extension of retirement age system - System not established
(re-employment system)
83.3% 50.0% 50.0% 100.0% 76.9%
Rate of regular health screenings 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Rate of stress check screenings 100.0% 100.0% 94.9% 98.2% 100.0% 98.8% 99.0%
Rate of special medical screenings 100.0% 57.1% 68.0% 100.0% 94.1% 86.7% 93.8%
Rate of personnel who smoke Less than 10% 26.3% 19.9% 17.5% 16.9% 16.1% 16.0%
Monthly overtime per capita Less than 10H 10.1H 8.7H 7.9H 7.2H 6.2H 8.7H
Average rate of paid leave 70.0% 55.1% 73.6% 72.5% 77.8% 84.7% 82.4%
Metabolic syndrome
※ Percentage of abdominal circumference of 85 cm or more for men and 90 cm or more for women
Less than 20% - 21.3% 21.9% 22.7% 22.4% 24.4%
Full subsidy for medical examination costs, grant of special paid leave
*Special screenings (organic solvents, specific chemicals, late-night shift workers, VDT) taken by 100% of applicable personnel
Other special medical screenings: 
Fundus screenings (age 35+), prostate cancer (men 40+)
Breast cancer (women 30+), uterine cancer (women 20+)

Certified as a Health and Productivity Enterprise 2023

Our company has been certified as a "Health and Productivity Enterprise 2023 (Large Corporations Division)" in view of our efforts to actively improve the health of our employees and undertake good health management practices.

Selected as a local leader of enterprise

We were recognized as a local leader of enterprise by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for the pivotal role we play in the region and the impact we have had.

Certified as a Sports Yell Company

Our company has been certified by Japan's Sports Agency as a "Sports Yell Company" in view of our efforts to actively incorporate sports into our activities as a means to improve the health of our employees.

Obtained the Tomonin mark

We obtained the Tomonin certification from the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare for our activities as a firm pursuing a workplace culture that ensures a balance between work and nursing care.

Certified as an excellent firm
in Gifu Prefecture pursuing work-life balance

We were recognized by Gifu Prefecture as a leading firm in terms of work-life balance.

Health management office

We were recognized by the Japan Health Insurance Association for our pursuit of an employee-friendly workplace and actively promoting better health.

New Lively Workplace Declaration

We are promoting work-style reforms and issued a “New Lively Workplace Declaration” clarifying our commitment to make the workplace vital and vivid.