Otsuka Pharmaceutical Receives Newly Established "Sports Yell Company" Certification from Japan Sports Agency
In recognition of proactive policies encouraging participation in sports to promote employee health, Otsuka Pharmaceutical has been certified as a 2017 Sports Yell Company by the Japan Sports Agency.
The Sports Yell Company certification program was established by the Japan Sports Agency in 2017 as a way to promote participation in sports by workers in the prime of life who tend to lack sufficient exercise, aiming to foster momentum for a life-long sport society.
Dedicated to the health and wellbeing of people everywhere, Otsuka Pharmaceutical recognizes the primary importance of healthy employees. The company organizes a variety of health seminars, exercise programs, and other employee health initiatives in the spirit of the Otsuka Pharmaceutical Declaration on Health.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Tokyo, Japan; President: Tatsuo Higuchi) has received certification from the Japan Sports Agency as a 2017 Sports Yell Company.
Aiming to foster momentum for a life-long sports society, the Sports Yell Company certification program was established by the Japan Sports Agency in 2017 as a way to promote participation in sports by workers in the prime of life who tend to lack sufficient exercise. Certification is granted to corporations that actively implement policies encouraging participation in sports to promote employee health. A total of 217 corporations received certification in 2017. Japan Sports Agency website(in Japanese): http://www.mext.go.jp/sports/b_menu/houdou/29/12/1399260.htm
Otsuka Pharmaceutical is committed to bettering the health and wellbeing of people everywhere through the creation and marketing of innovative products. Recognizing the importance of each and every employee being able to work energetically in the best of health to achieve this mission, the company has adopted the "Otsuka Pharmaceutical Declaration on Health." Otsuka has developed a variety of employee health initiatives, including health seminars and exercise programs, to motivate workers to develop understanding of health-related issues and be proactively involved in prevention of illness and maintenance and improvement of their own health. Among the company's proactive programs to promote health and participation in sports are weekly calisthenics sessions in offices, regular exercise programs in areas home to large numbers of employees, in-house fitness rooms, and programs to encourage employees to use the stairs in the workplace.
As a comprehensive health care company, Otsuka Pharmaceutical will continue to contribute to the health and wellbeing of company employees and the public at large.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Declaration on Health
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Corporate Initiatives to Encourage Participation in Sports
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