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Fujikura Group CSR Integrated Report 2015
[ISO 26000 Core Subject] Human Rights and Labour Practices

Basic principles・guidelines

The Fujikura Group is working on the issue of work-life balance based on the following two sets of principles and guidelines.
One is the "Fujikura Group Activity Guidelines", the other is the "Criteria for the management of employees' health and safety and for ethical considerations".

■Guidelines in "Fujikura Group Activity Guidelines" is as follows.

  • "Secure the safety of all people involved in Fujikura Group's corporate activities, while maintaining a comfortable work environment and striving to improve it."

■The guidelines in the"Criteria for the management of employees' health and safety and for ethical considerations", has the following two items.

  • "Appropriate labor time management"
  • "Promotion of a safe, hygienic work environment and health management"

Creation of comfortable workplaces

The Fujikura Group is committed to providing employees with comfortable workplaces based on the Fujikura Group CSR Activity Guidelines, which states, "Secure the safety of all people involved in Fujikura Group's corporate activities, while maintaining a comfortable work environment and striving to improve it."

Measures to ensure appropriate working hours

Fujikura Ltd. works to ensure appropriate working hours as one of its extremely important management issues that will help improve the value of the company and its human capital. The entire Group is making a concerted effort to this end. In June 2014 we documented the Group's policies on appropriate working hours and have been conducting related activities regarding the following as the three pillars of these policies.

Fujikura group Management of adequate working hours activity policy

The Fujikura group proactively addresses Management of adequate working hours activities, such as institutional and organizational climate reforms, etc.,in order to create the environment where diverse human resources can demonstrate their abilities to the utmost, and to realize the enhancement of corporate value.

Measures for better work-life balance

Fujikura focuses on improving its working environment to enable each employee to achieve a better work-life balance by working in a flexible manner according to their life stage.
In January 2010, before the revised Act on the Welfare of Workers Who Take Care of Children or Other Family Members including Child Care and Family Care Leave came into effect in Japan in June 2010, we revised our childcare leave system, including abolishing the exceptional rules applied to spouses who do not work outside the home and making it possible for fathers to take childcare leave more than once. As a result three male employees actually took childcare leave, which demonstrates that employees of Fujikura are steadily improving their work-life balance regardless of their gender.
In October 2010, we published a handbook that outlines Fujikura's childcare and nursing care systems and related laws. We have distributed copies of this book widely to employees, including users of the systems, managers, and employees in charge of the systems, in order to deepen their understanding of the systems and laws.
Presently we are working to achieve the fifth general employer action plan.

Half-day paid leave system Allows employees to take annual paid holidays on a half-day basis
(up to 40 times per year)
Childcare leave system Allows employees to take childcare leave until the child becomes three years old
Short time working system,
flexible-hour system,
and exemption from overtime/day-off working
Available for employees bringing up a child up to the third grade of elementary school
(One of the options on the left can be chosen by an employee)
Family care leave system Allows employees to take leave to care for a sick family member
(up to one year)
Special leave for hospital visits Supports employees with disabilities to make regular hospital visits
(up to six days per year)
Expanded use of paid holidays for volunteer activities Adds local community/social contribution (volunteer) activities to the activities for which employees can use their paid holidays that have exceeded the two-year entitlement period
"Job return" system Reemploys employees who were required to quit the company for their families (for childcare/nursing care or spousal transfer) within five years of the resignation

Expanded use of paid holidays for volunteer activities

Fujikura Ltd. has a system to allow employees to use their paid holidays for which the two-year entitlement period has expired up to 100 days if they become ill or need to take leave for their family in need of nursing care. In April 2015, the company added local community/social contribution (volunteer) activities to the activities for which employees can use such holidays.

The activities for which employees can use the aforementioned holidays now include volunteer activities for disaster victims, organ donor-related activities (registration and actual donation), welfare activities for people with disabilities and the elderly, contributions to local disaster and crime control, and youth training and education.