Diversity Management

The Nisshinbo Group aims to create a working environment that enables employees with diverse values and capabilities to maximize their potential, leading to the realization of Innovation.

Working Style Reforms

We have made working style reforms a key priority in fiscal 2018 and will maintain an environment in which diverse employees can work with high levels of motivation.

Action Plan for Working Style Reforms

In April 2018, we formulated and announced our action plan, Working Style Reform Action PlanNew window based on three perspectives: rectifying long working hours, encouraging use of annual paid leave, and promoting flexible working styles.

Plan Period (April 1, 2018–December 31, 2020)

1.Rectify long working hours

Reduce the number of employees working under so called "36 agreement" with special clauses by 20% compared to fiscal 2017 totals

2.Encourage use of annual paid leave

Achieve an annual paid leave utilization rate of 70% or more

3.Promote flexible work styles

  1. Introduce systems that allow for diverse work patterns
  2. Increase the ratio of male employees using either childcare leave or the accumulating paid leave system for the purpose of childcare to 15% or more altogether

The Active Promotion of Women

Training Targeting Every Level

In 2015, we began conducting training targeting every level of employee in an effort to change awareness throughout the Group. The topmost priority of this training is the active promotion of women.

Timing Name of Training Content
December 2015 Lecture for Executives Managers participated in lectures to learn about measures for promoting the advancement of women.
Ongoing from
February 2016
Training for Managers This training, which targets all employees at the managerial level, is designed to help participants understand the fundamental significance of promoting the advancement of women, and help participants recognize and overcome their own biases.
Ongoing from
March 2016
Training for Female Employees This training aims to help participants understand the fundamental significance of promoting the advancement of women, and help participants overcome their own biases, in order for them to engage in the type of work they desire.
Ongoing from
January 2017
Joint Training for Managers and Female Employees Managers and their female employees participate in pairs, engaging in group discussion and meeting one on one to together create medium-to long-term career plans.

Joint training for managers and female employees

Joint training for managers and female employees

Action Plan Regarding the Appointment of Female Managing Officers and Managers

In December 2014 Nisshinbo Holdings formulated and announced our Action Plan Regarding the Appointment of Female Managing Officers and ManagerNew window.

Based on the framework of this action plan, each Group company formulated its own general action plan in accordance with the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace*1. These general action plans mainly set specific goals related to increasing the number of women in management positions and the ratio of female employment. Each company is actively working toward these goals.

Goals to be Accomplished by 2020

  • ・Appoint a female board member—accomplished in 2015

  • ・Increase the number of management positions occupied by females by three times compared to December 2014

  • ・Increase the career-track hiring ratio for new female graduates to 40% in office positions and 20% in technical positions

Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace—General Action Plans

To enable its diverse human resources, including women, to work energetically and reach their maximum potential, Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. and the Group’s other 12 companies in Japan*2 formulated their own general action planNew window in accordance with the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace. The Company is proceeding with related activities.

Support for Development of the Next Generation

Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children—General Action Plan

To maintain an environment in which employees can display their abilities as well as balance their work and private lives, Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. and the Group’s other twelve companies in Japan*2 are formulating their next general action plans in accordance with the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children*3.

Kurumin mark indicating contributions to childcare support
Kurumin mark indicating contributions to childcare support

Plan Period
April 1, 2018–December 31, 2020

Contents

Goal one Within the plan period, raise the ratio of male employees who take childcare leave or who use accumulated paid leave for the purposes of childcare to 15% or higher altogether. Additionally, ensure that at least one male employee takes this kind of leave.
Measure Formulate and apply systems that enable male employees to take leave for childcare more simply starting in April 2018
Goal two Introduce systems that support diverse work patterns
Measures
  1. Conduct trial runs and discuss issues by fiscal 2019
  2. Introduce official systems and inform employees via channels such as Company intranet by fiscal 2020
Goal three Introduce systems supporting employees who can only work in certain regions
Measures
  1. Discuss systems and consult with labor unions in fiscal 2018
  2. Introduce systems and inform employees via channels such as Company intranet in fiscal 2019
  • *1 The Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace was implemented on April 1, 2016 to maintain occupational environments in which women can effectively utilize their abilities in accordance with their own career desires.
  • *2 Nisshinbo Brake Inc., Nisshinbo Mechatronics Inc., Nisshinbo Chemical Inc., Nisshinbo Textile Inc., Japan Radio Co., Ltd., New Japan Radio Co., Ltd., Nagano Japan Radio Co., Ltd., Ueda Japan Radio Co., Ltd., JRC Tokki co., Ltd, Nanbu Plastics Co., Ltd., TOKYO SHIRTS CO., LTD. and Ricoh Electronic Devices Co., Ltd.
  • *3 The Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children was implemented on April 1, 2005 to maintain healthy environments for children who will shoulder the responsibilities of the next generation to be born and raised.