Work-Life Balance

Promotion of Work-Style Innovation

Recognizing that the contributions of every associate drive the ongoing growth of the Company, Terumo is promoting work-style innovations to enable all associates to fully exercise their talents. We have sought to reduce overtime work and redesign human resource systems while also enabling associates to adopt flexible work styles matching their work or lifestyle in order to realize higher productivity.

System Description
Staggered working hours system Adjustment of start and end of work day by up to two hours available according to daily work and schedule
Flexible working hours system Flexibility for each associate to set their own start and end times and working hours within the total number of hours set for each month
Work-interval system System to ensure that a total of at least eight hours transpire between the end of working hours for one day and the beginning of working hours for the next day to prevent overwork
Work-at-home system Available to all associates with unlimited number of uses
Satellite offices Satellite offices established, mainly in the Tokyo metropolitan area, to support location-free work styles
Paid half-day leave Paid leave for taking a half day off in the morning or afternoon available
Hourly paid leave Paid leave available in hourly units
Refreshment leave Five days of refreshment leave (special paid leave) for associates who have been working for 10 or 20 years or who have retired and transitioned to the Terumo Expert System

Satellite office

Ratio of Paid Vacation Days Taken (Terumo Corporation)

System FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Ratio of days taken (%) 68.0 71.0 72.0

Childcare and Nursing Care Support Systems

Terumo is fostering a workplace environment that enables associates to realize their maximum potential by supporting a flexible work style that accommodates childbirth, childrearing, nursing care, and other life events.

System Description
Childcare Long-term childcare leave Leave available to be taken until the child reaches the age of 14 months (until the child reaches the age of three if there are special circumstances such as being unable to enter a nursery school).
Leave available to male associates within eight weeks of spouse giving birth and another time that can be taken until the child reaches the age of 14 months if initial leave is acquired within first eight weeks (up to twice).
Up to 30 days of expired paid leave can be used at the beginning of leave.
Shortened working hours Working hours can be shortened by up to two hours per day until the child finishes elementary school (approximately age 12).
Adjusted working hours The start and end time of regular working days can be moved forward or backward by up to two hours until the child finishes elementary school (approximately age 12).
Work-at-home system Available with unlimited number of uses.
Nursing care Long-term nursing care leave Leave can be taken up to three times for a cumulative total of up to three years for each family member requiring nursing care.
Up to 30 days of expired paid leave can be used at the beginning of leave.
Shortened working hours Working hours can be shortened by up to two hours per day for a cumulative total of up to three years.
Adjusted working hours The start and end time of daily working hours can be moved forward or backward by up to two hours for a cumulative total of up to three years.
Work-at-home system Available with unlimited number of uses.

Support for Flexible Work Style Accommodating Life Events

Terumo holds career-resumption seminars for female associates currently on maternity or childcare leave and their supervisors. At the seminars, we invite female associates that have experience in adjusting to changes in their balance between work and child-rearing. They share their experience with the female associates currently on maternity or childcare leave and give them advice in terms of the preparations and attitude needed for a smooth return to work. They also describe the events that were held at the Company while the returning associates were on leave.

Career resumption seminar

Kurumin Certification*

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    Established under the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children, this system enables companies that have established a General Employer Action Plan and have met certain standards to apply to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for certification as a company that supports the raising of children.

Encouraging Male Associates to Take Childcare Leave

Number and Percentage of Male Associates Taking Childcare Leave (Terumo Corporation)

At Terumo, we encourage our male associates in Japan to take childcare leave. Reminders of this policy are sent to the supervisors of male associates whose wives have just given birth and to the associates themselves. Interviews with associates using the system are posted on the intranet to promote an understanding of the system among other male associates and create an environment where it is easier for men to participate in child-rearing. It is expected that male associates who have taken childcare leave would have developed a strong understanding of the benefits of work-style diversity and would be effective contributors to the creation of a work environment where everyone can fully exercise their skills.

Venues for Information Provision and Events in Support of Nursing Care

Item Details
Nursing care columns Introduction and explanation of wide-ranging information in support of nursing care by a specialized lecturer through the intranet
Nursing care seminars Nursing care seminars by specialized lecturers held for associates nationwide
Individual nursing care consultation events Regular individual consultation events held by a specialized lecturer (family members may attend)
Nursing care handbooks Preparation and distribution of handbooks under the guidance of specialized lecturers to encourage associates to discuss nursing care with family members while they are still healthy

Refer to our Sustainability Report for other activities.

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