Rate of awareness of steps taken
Rate of awareness of steps taken: The percentage of people who are generally aware of how many steps they take in a week
Rate of exercise
Rate of exercise: The percentage of people who have exercised for at least 30 minutes, at least twice a week, over at least one year
Smoking rate: The percentage of people who smoke cigarettes
Obesity rate: The percentage of people who have a BMI of 25 or more
After promoting groupwide efforts to raise awareness of steps taken starting in fiscal 2019, we raised the 10-year rate of awareness by nearly threefold, while gradually increasing the rate of exercise, as well. Panasonic's initiative to move from separate indoor smoking areas to 100% smoke-free buildings has lowered the smoking rate among men by just over 20% and among women by 2.5% from the peak figure. At the same time, while health promoting initiatives temporarily lowered obesity rates, they have continued to make gains again, so the Panasonic Group needs to expand the scope of its health promotion activities even further.