Olympus Certified as a 2024 Sports Yell Company by the Japan Sports Agency

March 6, 2024

TOKYO, March 6, 2024 - Olympus Corporation (Olympus), a global medtech company committed to making people's lives healthier, safer, and more fulfilling, has been certified as a “Sports Yell Company” for four consecutive years by the Japan Sports Agency for being a company that is actively involved in promoting and supporting sports activities to improve the health of its employees.

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Key Examples of Olympus Initiatives for Improving Employees‘ Health

Under the slogan "Get a New Exercise Habit," the following initiatives were implemented.

1. Online exercise seminars
Online fitness programs are held once a week for a total of eight sessions. Each session includes a 5 to 10 minute seminar on muscles, nutrition, rebounding, and habit formation, followed by muscle-group-specific training, stretching, and yoga. Participants are given points for health support tools.

2. Walking campaign
Walking campaigns have been held four times a year in collaboration with Olympus’ health insurance association. Employees sign up for each campaign and keep a record of their daily steps and level of achievement during each campaign period. Those who reach their goal are given points for health support tools or gift vouchers.

3. Distribution of the Get Healthier Newsletter, health information for employees
To encourage employees to lead healthy, vigorous lives, each month Olympus sends out the Get Healthier Newsletter by email, promoting employees' voluntary health promotion activities.

About the Sports Yell Company Certification

The “Sports Yell Company” program is a certification system of the Japan Sports Agency, which certifies companies that actively promote measures to improve employee health by encouraging and supporting sports activities. Certification has been conducted annually since 2017.

About Olympus

At Olympus, we are committed to Our Purpose of making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling. As a global medical technology company, we partner with healthcare professionals to provide best-in-class solutions and services for early detection, diagnosis and minimally invasive treatment, aiming to improve patient outcomes by elevating the standard of care in targeted disease states. For more than 100 years, Olympus has pursued a goal of contributing to society by producing products designed with the purpose of delivering optimal outcomes for its customers around the world. For more information, visit https://www.olympus-global.com/ and follow our global X account: @Olympus_Corp.

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