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February 21, 2018

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Certified for Two Years in a Row as Excellent Health and Productivity Management Enterprise

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. is proud to announce that for the second straight year it has been certified jointly by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Nippon Kenko Kaigi*1. as an "excellent health and productivity management enterprise."

The Excellent Health and Productivity Management Enterprise Program recognizes and commends legal business entities large and small for managing their workforces in especially healthy ways. A total of 541 major corporations were certificated this year.

Otsuka Pharmaceutical is committed to bettering the health of people through the creation and marketing of innovative products. To fully realize this mission, it is imperative that each and every Otsuka employee be able to work enthusiastically in the best of health.

Otsuka Pharmaceutical's employee health programs are conducted under three approaches.

One, motivate workers to take charge of their own health.

Two, promote maintenance and improvement of health.

And three, organize workplaces and transform them into worker-friendly environments.

Programs enacted in line with these approaches include free full health checkups for employees over the age of 30, the Otsuka Wellness Program*2 that provides employees with customized exercise and diet programs, and health seminars for employees and their families. Additionally, in January 2017, President Higuchi himself announced the Otsuka Pharmaceutical Declaration on Health to further boost activities aimed at promoting the health of Otsuka employees and their families.

Across the Otsuka group of companies, in 2018, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory Inc., and Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. were also certified as "excellent health and productivity management enterprise."

Based on the corporate philosophy, 'Otsuka - people creating new products for better health worldwide', Otsuka Pharmaceutical pledges to continually work towards bettering the health of people everywhere, starting with its own employees.

  1. 1Nippon Kenko Kaigi ("Japan Health Council") is an organization established to enable private companies and legal entities to effectively devise and implement activities for promoting the health, prolonging the lives, and providing appropriate medical care to every citizen of Japan--a country in which overall aging is accelerating due to low birth rates--with the full support of the government.
  2. 2The Ostuka Wellness Program is a voluntary program offered to employees whose health checkups identify abnormal scores in any two out of three health parameters (blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure).

Information in this news release was current as of the original release date.

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