We are introducing various systems that enable employees with childcare responsibilities to continue to actively participate in their work.
We support employees of both genders before and after childcare leave with the aim to improve their work-life management through interviews and seminars that provide communication opportunities. The seminar on balancing work and childcare is open to both men and women, and is a good opportunity to gain a better sense of how to balance childcare and career.
We provide a variety of information on work-life management, including the company's system, at the “Handbook on balancing work and childcare” and on the portal site.
The Oji Group actively promotes the participation of men in housework and childcare. The rate of male employees taking childcare leave, including at manufacturing sites with three shifts, is 74.9% (Group companies with 301 or more employees, including our own childcare-related leave (5 consecutive days)). This is a high rate compared to the domestic average of 13.9% ("FY 2020 Basic Survey on Equal Employment" by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare).
Men's active participation in childcare is expected to not only strengthen the bond with their families, but also add new perspectives to their work and improve their productivity by working more efficiently.
We are particularly focused on promoting the use of our unique system of "male childcare-related leave (five or more consecutive days)," with the goal of achieving a "100% take-up rate. As a result of continuous efforts such as informing workplaces of the birth of a new child, posting posters throughout the company, and introducing stories on the portal site, not only has the rate of leave taken increased, but also the awareness that it is normal for men to take maternity leave has been fostered in each workplace, which is a significant change.
|End of March 2020||End of March 2021||End of March 2022|
|For acquisition of 5 or more consecutive days||72.4%||74.3%||74.9%|
|For acquisition of 5 or more days in installments
(Including cases where more than 5 consecutive days are taken)
In order to create a comfortable work environment for everyone, it is also important for supervisors and colleagues in the workplace to demand diverse values and lifestyles. Through this initiative, we aim to foster better work styles and workplace culture
The Oji Group has introduced various systems that enable employees with nursing care responsibilities to continue to actively participate in their work.
Oji Group provides information to eliminate employees’ doubts and apprehension concerning family nursing care, with the goal of enabling nursing care alongside work.
The Group operates Nepia SODATERASU, a nursery located adjacent to a Group housing facility in Edogawa-ku, Tokyo, with the aims of helping employees maintain a balance between childcare and work, promoting the active participation of women in their works, and contributing to the elimination of unattended children as a part of our corporate social responsibility.
The name “SODATERASU,” embodying the three meanings of “sodate [to raise children] (carefully and soundly),” “terasu [illuminate] (the future brightly),” and “terrace (safe play on the nursery school playground),” stands for nursery school where children are raised with cheerfulness and peace of mind. The nursery school is available for use by local residents as well, with the use of child care support systems implemented by the Cabinet Office.
|Day of opening||April 2, 2018|
|Opening days||Weekdays excluding Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays|
|Location||5-13-51 Minamishinozaki-cho, Edogawaku, Tokyo
(adjacent area of the Group’s condominium and a Group company)
|Opening hours||7:00 - 20:00|
|Qualifying age||Age of children: 57 days old to 2 years old (as of April 1)|