Recognition as “2024 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations”

Recognised for the Third Year in a Row; Strengthening Efforts to Ensure That Employees Can Continue to Work with Energy in Good Physical and Mental Health

2024.3.26 NEWS RELEASE

On March 11, GIKEN LTD. (Head Office: Kochi-shi, President: Atsushi Ohira) and its Group company GIKEN SEKO CO., LTD. (Head Office: Kochi-shi, President: Akihiro Nishigawa) received certification as companies implementing excellent health and productivity management practices, and have been recognised as “2024 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations”*1. The recognition programme is jointly administered annually by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi. GIKEN has been recognised for the third year in a row, and GIKEN SEKO has been recognised for the second year in a row. GIKEN SEKO was also selected for the “Bright 500” as one of the top 500 recognised organisations (under the small and medium enterprise (SME) category).

Our Group has established a Health Management Declaration and Health Management Philosophy. We are working to promote employee health maintenance and Work-Life Balance under a promotion system supervised by top management. In this fiscal year, we conducted a survey on presenteeism*2 for all employees and provided learning time during working hours to improve health literacy. In addition, we have implemented a wide variety of other company-wide measures including an internal newsletter that introduces top management’s health promotion efforts. We are verifying the effectiveness of these measures based on the “Health Management Strategy Map” we formulated last year while also increasing health awareness and improving the workplace environment.

The physical and mental health of employees is the foundation of corporate management, individual performance, and above all, the happiness of every employee. We will continue to promote health and productivity management in line with recent trends while considering the introduction of internal systems that enable our employees, who are our assets, to continue working in good health.

*1 Reference: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry website
*2 A state in which employees work despite health issues

Logo of 2024 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations (Large Enterprise Category)

Logo of 2024 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations (SME Category (Bright 500))

■Outline of Recognition Programme

The recognition programme was established by METI in 2017 under a system to highlight corporations that consider employee health management from a managerial perspective and are making strategic efforts. There are two categories, with GIKEN being recognised in the large enterprise category while GIKEN SEKO was recognised in the SME category.

■Health and Productivity Management of GIKEN Group

Please refer to our website for more details about our efforts. (Japanese only)

* The term “health and productivity management” is a registered trademark of the Workshop for the Management of Health on Companies and Employees.

Profile of GIKEN Group
GIKEN developed SILENT PILERTM, the world’s first reaction-based hydraulic pile jacking machine, installing piles without noise or vibration. GIKEN Group now actively promotes its press-in technology worldwide and contributes to the construction industry by proposing and implementing innovative solutions. The innovative press-in technology provides a unique solution and the adoption of this technology has spread to over 40 nations and regions.


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