Basic Approach

Toppan values its employees as precious “human assets” and understands how deeply it depends on them. The Company is convinced that human assets perform to their full potential when they are vigorous, earnest, and driven.

To support motivated, vigorous, and earnest work, Toppan promotes rewarding working conditions and healthcare and safety measures in cooperation with the Toppan Printing Labour Union (“the labor union”) and Toppan Group Health Insurance Union (“the health insurance union”).

For employee health and safety in particular, the Group has undertaken various measures based on the Health Management Declaration (established in 2015; revised in 2019) and the Basic Policy on Safety, Health, and Fire Protection (updated in April 2020, from the Basic Policy on Health and Safety formulated in 2010). The Health Management Declaration clarifies future health management policies for maintaining and enhancing the health of Group employees. From a viewpoint of “health and productivity management*,” this declaration visualizes and reorganizes health promotion measures and action plans previously organized by the Group and the health insurance union separately. The declaration pursues dual aims. The first is to promote enhanced health for employees and their families through various approaches, such as activities to support work-life balance. The second is to contribute to society through health-related businesses that support health promotion activities undertaken in communities.

The Basic Policy on Safety, Health, and Fire Protection, meanwhile, enunciates a “safety first” principle as a top priority for the entire Toppan workforce, including both regular and contract employees, towards the complete elimination of occupational accidents. The Group is maintaining its efforts to eliminate occupational accidents in fiscal 2021.

*The term “health and productivity management®” is a registered trademark of the Workshop for the Management of Health on Company and Employee of Japan.

Promotion Framework

The Personnel & Labor Relations Division in the head office coordinates with general affairs departments in business divisions across the Company to implement various measures on labor matters in consultation with the labor union. The division also spearheads the development of employee healthcare and safety initiatives in cooperation with the labor union, the health insurance union, and general affairs departments in business divisions across the Company.

Forming Labor-Management Partnership

Toppan’s labor union and management respect each other’s positions as partners with shared ideals. They have been working together on various issues on an equal footing. Business councils are convened as Companywide and operational-site-based forums to discuss wide ranging managerial issues. Several special committees are also convened to deliberate pertinent issues of the day. Standing committees meet to discuss issues such as working hour reductions, wages, and health and safety. Individual labor-management committees meet when necessary to discuss specially designated subjects such as the creation of a working environment amenable to enhanced job satisfaction.

Toppan has adopted a union shop system. In principle, all non-managerial employees belong to the labor union as members.

*7,205 union members out of Toppan Inc.’s total workforce of 10,730 employees

  • Committing to Health Management

    The Toppan Group has formulated a structure for promoting “health and productivity management*” by establishing a Health Management Promotion Council overseen by the President & Representative Director as the head of health management. Representatives from the Group and the health insurance union meet to establish key targets and key performance indicator (KPI) benchmarks for employee healthcare initiatives. The council discusses, implements, verifies, and improves various healthcare measures to achieve the targets and benchmarks.

    *The term “health and productivity management®” is a registered trademark of the Workshop for the Management of Health on Company and Employee of Japan.

  • Structure for Health Management Promotion
    Structure for Health Management Promotion