Our Approach to Health Management
To realize MUFG’s purpose, “Committed to empowering a brighter future,” we place the utmost importance on the mental and physical health of our employees so that we can devote ourselves fully to responding to and finding solutions for the challenges faced by society, our customers, and all other stakeholders. Based on each company’s health and productivity commitment, the Bank, Trust Bank, and Securities are promoting health and productivity management as one of their management missions.
Specifically, industrial physicians and occupational health staff working at MUFG Group companies and health insurance societies cooperate to manage employees’ mental and physical health through regular health checkups, stress checks, and various health counseling programs. We also set and monitor KPIs for a variety of health measures including these, and implement, evaluate, and make improvements to measures.
MUFG regularly monitors overtime hours and the number of employees who work long hours in order to reduce excessive working hours, with the entirety of the Group working to improve working environments. Group companies record PC log-on and log-off times for daily work management and in addition to accurately ascertaining each employee's work status, management operates with an awareness of limits set on working hours and the intervals within which employees work. Additionally, MUFG is striving to correct long working hours by optimizing operations through the use of RPA (Robotic Process Automation), setting target times for leaving the office, and establishing early finish days.
As a result, progress is being made on reducting overtime hours for employees in Japan.
Initiatives of Group Companies
- Regular health checkups
- Stress level checks
- Establishment of Safety and Health Management Rules
- Health Committee meetings
- Workplace patrol
- Interviews with overworked employees by industrial physicians
- Health counseling by occupational health staff and counseling by clinical psychologists
- Information submission to employees such as distribution of Healthcare Center Human Resources Division Newsletter
- Support for the cost of influenza vaccination
MUFG is recognized under the large enterprise category of the 2023 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program
Under the Certified Health y Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program jointly run by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Nippon Kenko Kaigi, the Trust Bank was recognized as a "White 500" enterprise under the large enterprise category and the Securities under the large enterprise category.
In its Sustainability Activity Guidelines, the Trust Bank states that it strives to create a safe and enriching society based on a team of professionals that can solve challenges faced by society and customers. The mental and physical health of our employees is our driving force to achieve this goal, as it vitalizes the organization and improves productivity. Based on these principles, we pursue health and productivity management to promote the mental and physical health of employees and the well-being of their families through a variety of initiatives and further respond to the trust and expectations of customers and society.
The Securities is committed to unceasing efforts to create a better tomorrow for our customers and society. With the motto of “Challenge For Better Tomorrow,” our employees continue to deepen their professional expertise and challenge themselves to make innovative changes. To make this a reality, it is essential that each employee is healthy and happy in both mind and body. We strive to be a company that contributes to our employees’ happiness through a variety of measures that promote health and well-being.
Other MUFG Group companies are also promoting health initiatives by sharing knowledge on health and productivity management within the Group.
Compliance with Laws and Regulations
MUFG Group companies comply with the laws and regulations of the countries and regions in which they operate, and provide salaries exceeding minimum wage and fully implement the concept of equal pay for equal work. MUFG also regularly monitors working conditions to improve working environments and working hours.
Each company is also compliant with the Act to Promote Work Style Reform that came into effect in April 2019. Items being monitored include whether there are violations of Article 36 on overtime work and minimum wage violations, and the number of work-related accidents.