Systems for Supporting Life and Work Balance
We are expanding the scope of short-time work for childcare and family nursing care. Specifically, we have extended applicability of the childcare short-time work system from "until admission to elementary school" to "elementary school third grade". Also, in anticipation of revision to the law, we have expanded the scope of the family nursing care short-time work system to "three years in total". We also support life and work balance through exempting overtime work, limiting after-hours work and late-night work, and expanding application of the staggered work hours system for childcare to "until graduation from elementary school" and so on. In this way, we are striving to create an environment in which all employees are able to fully exhibit their capabilities.
Also, from the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, anticipating revision to the law, we made it possible for employees to take half-day holidays for family nursing care and take nursing leave in up to three installments.
We actively promote awareness and encourage employees to utilize such systems by posting them on the intranet and so on. As a result, 100% of female employees returned to work after childcare leave, while 9 male employees have so far made use of childcare leave (as of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022).