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Aflac, Hitachi, and GlobalLogic Collaborate to Create an Ecosystem to Help Workers with Most cancers

Aflac, Hitachi, and GlobalLogic Collaborate to Create an Ecosystem to Support Employees with Cancer TOKYO, Sep 12, 2023 – (JCN Newswire) – Aflac Life Insurance Japan Ltd. (“Aflac”), Hitachi, Ltd. (“Hitachi”), and GlobalLogic Japan, Ltd. (“GlobalLogic”)(1) start full-scale collaboration to establish a Cancer Ecosystem(2) (“Workplace Cancer Ecosystem”) to provide comprehensive support for employees and their

Aflac, Hitachi, and GlobalLogic Collaborate to Create an Ecosystem to Help Workers with Most cancers

Aflac, Hitachi, and GlobalLogic Collaborate to Create an Ecosystem to Help Workers with Most cancers

TOKYO, Sep 12, 2023 – (JCN Newswire) – Aflac Life Insurance coverage Japan Ltd. (“Aflac”), Hitachi, Ltd. (“Hitachi”), and GlobalLogic Japan, Ltd. (“GlobalLogic”)(1) begin full-scale collaboration to determine a Most cancers Ecosystem(2) (“Office Most cancers Ecosystem”) to offer complete help for workers and their households dealing with societal points surrounding most cancers.

Images of Preliminary Concept Workshops

The three firms have been working collectively since December 2022 on a mission at Hitachi’s office for preliminary research. Responding to Aflac’s idea of a ” Office Most cancers Ecosystem”, the three events used GlobalLogic’s design-led digital engineering*3 to conduct interviews and workshops with staff affected by most cancers to establish areas of inadequate help within the present system from the attitude of the workers themselves. Primarily based on that, the crew consolidated the specified course and targets, and proposed initiative concepts to appreciate them.

Transferring ahead, Aflac, Hitachi and GlobalLogic will speed up this co-creation and conduct full-scale verification for the feasibility of every concept towards the institution of the ” Office Most cancers Ecosystem” that accompanies staff who’ve skilled most cancers, offering help all through the survivor journey earlier than and after having most cancers.

Background of Co-creation

The chance of a Japanese individual being recognized with most cancers in his or her lifetime is roughly one in two(4). It is a vital initiative for firms to help their staff of their struggle towards most cancers as a result of the corporate is the place folks spend most of their grownup life. It not solely contributes to realizing one’s personal lifestyle whereas preventing most cancers, but additionally helps to safe the workforce by decreasing worker turnover and short-term depart as a result of illness.

Alternatively, in accordance with a survey carried out by the Cupboard Workplace, Authorities of Japan, roughly 57.4% of the respondents(5) said that “it’s tough to steadiness work and most cancers remedy” because of inadequate firm help in well being care initiatives and programs, in addition to low recognition and utilization of the initiatives by staff themselves. Help for sufferers within the office is turning into a big problem.

Aflac has formulated a mid-term administration technique (2022-2024)(6) below the slogan “Aflac VISION2024” towards 2024, the fiftieth anniversary of operations in Japan, with the goal of leaping ahead to develop into the main firm in creating “Residing in your personal approach.” To be able to implement one of many methods (“Creating dwelling in your personal approach ecosystem technique”), Aflac is constructing a “Most cancers Ecosystem,” a big system to comprehensively resolve societal points associated to most cancers, by means of collaboration and cooperation amongst numerous stakeholders, together with workplaces, colleges, affected person teams, NPOs, companies, and authorities organizations.

Hitachi is selling social innovation companies to resolve societal points along with prospects, leveraging digital applied sciences empowered by Lumada(7) globally. Additionally, Hitachi has constructed an ecosystem primarily based on Lumada that allows collaboration with a variety of companions, and is innovating by means of co-creation by a number of firms and organizations to handle a wide range of societal points.

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As a co-creation mission integrating Aflac’s “Most cancers Ecosystem” and Hitachi’s Lumada ecosystem, the three firms goal to determine a “Office Most cancers Ecosystem” wherein firms take the initiative in offering complete, mid- to long-term help for workers with most cancers at Hitachi’s office.

Overview of Earlier Initiatives

The three firms have promoted a mission to conduct a preliminary research utilizing Hitachi’s office as a discipline to know the present points within the office. Combining the insights of Aflac, a pioneer in most cancers insurance coverage and the longest-standing insurance coverage firm coping with most cancers in Japan, and the data of Hitachi and GlobalLogic in superior case research and strategies for creating new providers primarily based on design pondering, the crew examined the capabilities required for the “Office Most cancers Ecosystem” and the stakeholders that needs to be engaged for the belief.

Particularly, interviews had been carried out with Hitachi staff, together with those that have skilled most cancers, to establish gaps between expectation and actuality, by way of most cancers expertise, well being consciousness, and utilization of inner programs. Primarily based on the outcomes, Aflac, Hitachi, and GlobalLogic gathered at Lumada Innovation Hub Tokyo*8, Hitachi’s co-creation base, and held a number of workshops to debate “ideally suited state” concepts. Utilizing GlobalLogic’s design pondering, which has revolutionized the person expertise of providers and merchandise of many main world firms, the crew created a survivor journey of personas derived from numerous worker surveys, whereas referring to the present help particulars of inner programs. As well as, they totally recognized points that had not been thought-about sufficiently from the attitude of the tip person (staff), and examined the course of the specified state and mentioned 20 concepts to resolve the problems.

(1) GlobalLogic Japan: The Japanese subsidiary of GlobalLogic, a digital engineering providers firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, which was acquired by Hitachi, Ltd. in July 2021.
(2) A mechanism for numerous stakeholders to cooperate and collaborate to comprehensively resolve societal points associated to most cancers.
(3) GlobalLogic’s design-led digital engineering: GlobalLogic’s distinctive method to discover innovation concepts that fulfill customers’ desirability, enterprise viability, and technical feasibility by means of design pondering, and to appreciate the concepts with digital applied sciences in an agile approach.
(4) Supply: Middle Data Service, Nationwide Most cancers Middle, Japan
(5) Supply: Cupboard Workplace (
(6) Aflac’s website online: Medium-term administration technique for leaping ahead to develop into the main firm in creating “Residing in your personal approach.” (2022-2024)
(7) Lumada is Hitachi’s superior digital options, providers, and applied sciences for turning information into insights to drive digital innovation.
(8) Hitachi’s co-creation base which prompts worth creation by connecting cross-industry stakeholders and deploying their data and concepts to stimulate worth creation.

Future Roadmap

Sooner or later, primarily based on the 20 concepts derived from the preliminary mission, the three events will try for the implementation and deployment inside Hitachi’s office, whereas additionally progressing with the refinement and validation of concepts with an eye fixed in the direction of extending them to different firms, areas, and to the whole society. With a goal of attaining the “Office Most cancers Ecosystem” by the 12 months 2024, the three events goal to design and implement a platform, contributing to the enhancement of worker well-being as a part of their company efforts.

Aflac’s web site on “Creating dwelling in your personal approach ecosystem technique”

Hitachi’s web site for finance options

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About Aflac Life Insurance coverage Japan Ltd.

Aflac began operations in Japan in 1974 as the primary firm to offer most cancers insurance coverage in Japan, primarily based on the founding precept of the “have to carry the monetary burden of most cancers sufferers and their households.” Since then, Aflac has been training CSV administration to create worth that may be shared with society (“Shared Worth”) primarily based on the founding precept, and the core values, or function, expressed in “The Aflac Approach,” “Company Philosophy,” and “Model Promise.”

In a enterprise atmosphere that has modified dramatically over time, we proceed to try to satisfy the expectations of our stakeholders resembling prospects, staff, enterprise companions, shareholders, and society by creating new worth to resolve societal points.

We are going to proceed to pursue function and create financial worth by guaranteeing that we inherit the tangible and intangible property that we have now constructed up with all stakeholders. By persevering with to create new worth that may be shared with society, we are going to leap ahead to develop into the main firm creating “Residing in your personal approach.” For extra info, please go to the Aflac web site at

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi drives Social Innovation Enterprise, making a sustainable society by means of using information and expertise. We clear up prospects’ and society’s challenges with Lumada options leveraging IT, OT (Operational Expertise) and merchandise. Hitachi operates below the enterprise construction of “Digital Methods & Providers” – supporting our prospects’ digital transformation; “Inexperienced Power & Mobility” – contributing to a decarbonized society by means of vitality and railway programs, and “Connective Industries” – connecting merchandise by means of digital expertise to offer options in numerous industries. Pushed by Digital, Inexperienced, and Innovation, we goal for progress by means of co-creation with our prospects. The corporate’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 12 months 2022 (ended March 31, 2023) totaled 10,881.1 billion yen, with 696 consolidated subsidiaries and roughly 320,000 staff worldwide. For extra info on Hitachi, please go to the corporate’s web site at

About GlobalLogic Inc.

GlobalLogic ( is a pacesetter in digital engineering. We assist manufacturers throughout the globe design and construct progressive merchandise, platforms, and digital experiences for the trendy world. By integrating expertise design, advanced engineering, and information experience – we assist our shoppers think about what’s attainable and speed up their transition into tomorrow’s digital companies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, GlobalLogic operates design studios and engineering facilities around the globe, extending our deep experience to prospects within the automotive, communications, monetary providers, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, media and leisure, semiconductor, and expertise industries. GlobalLogic is a Hitachi Group Firm working below Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), which contributes to a sustainable society with a better high quality of life by driving innovation by means of information and expertise because the Social Innovation Enterprise.

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Supply: Hitachi, Ltd.
Sectors: Cloud & Enterprise

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