Casio believes that it is important to prevent infectious diseases as part of its programs for employee health. The company provides information on infectious diseases, raises awareness, and issues reminders in its in-house bulletins, and it has also provided influenza vaccinations to those employees who wanted one since fiscal 2019. In addition, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Casio ensured all employees on overseas business trips received a pre-departure interview with an industrial physician to provide them with alerts and health advice for travel. In the guidance for employees who have been assigned to work overseas offered before a posting, medical staff provide information on vaccines and local infectious diseases (dengue fever, malaria, hepatitis, etc.) and work on preventative strategies. The company also collects information disseminated by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and others on infectious disease epidemics and informs and alerts people posted in the countries concerned.
Casio established a taskforce to implement management by determining the companywide response strategy and necessary measures and disseminating information. In addition, Casio has introduced a telework system that enables employees to work from home, and has also set up staggered commuting times, commutes using personal cars, and the use of online meetings to reduce opportunities for direct interaction in the case of employees who must come in to work to the office or plant.
COVID-19 Vaccination in the Workplace
Cooperating with the Japanese government’s appeal to accelerate the pace of COVID-19 vaccination, Casio began offering the COVID-19 vaccine in the workplace on June 24, 2021. The vaccine up to the third dose has been administered to about 13,000 people, including Casio Group employees, their family members, temporary employees, and partner companies’ employees.