Promoting Work-Life Balance
Toyoshima is participating in “Famifurenet Aichi” by Aichi Prefecture and “Support for Balancing Work and Nursing Care” by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. It aims to enable employees to balance their work, childcare and family nursing care, and to create a supportive work environment where all employees can demonstrate their abilities fully.
Our Work-Life Balance Initiatives
General Employer Action Plan
Toyoshima & Co., Ltd.
With the aims of enabling employees to balance their work and childcare and to create supportive work environment where all employees can demonstrate their abilities fully, we are developing the following action plans:
- 1. Plan Period
- April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2020
- 2. Details
Target 1 : Implement measures to encourage employees to take annual paid leave.
Starting April 2015, set the target number of days of annual paid leave to be taken by an employee. Post a notice regularly in the workplace encouraging employees to take annual leave.
Target 2 : Implement measures to reduce non-scheduled working hours.
Starting April 2015, reinforce the in-advance application system for “work on holidays” and “non-scheduled work”.
Target 3 : Provide information and make sure everyone is informed about benefits such as maternity leave before and after childbirth, childcare leave benefits and exemption from social insurance premium payment during childcare leave.
Starting April 2015, review each program and implement action one by one.
An Aichi where all people play active roles – "Famifurenet Aichi" aims at promoting work-life balance and increasing the number of family-friendly companies that actively make efforts to create harmony between work and personal life for employees. Aichi Prefecture encourages companies to achieve work-life balance, and has established a registration system of companies to introduce their efforts widely.
Support for Balancing Work and Caregiving
For companies to grow sustainably, the issue of employees leaving the workforce to care for family members must be addressed. With an aim of preventing employees from quitting their jobs to care for family members, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has created a logo to represent the efforts of companies to promote a work environment that helps employees balance work and caregiving. This also aims to raise awareness and recognition of their efforts and foster an atmosphere of understanding and support.
Companies Working to Empower Women in Aichi
For women’s empowerment, Aichi prefecture certifies organizations as "Companies Working to Empower Women in Aichi". Companies where leaders express their awareness of women’s empowerment, increase the number of women in recruitment, expand job categories, provide training, and appoint women to management positions as well as organizations that promote work-life balance and create a work environment that enables employees to continue to work, while balancing work and child care or family nursing care are recognized. This certification intends to assist in retaining women in the workplace and expanding areas in which women can play active roles.
2021 Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization
Under the Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program, the Nippon Kenko Kaigi examines large enterprises, small- and medium-sized enterprises and other organizations engaging in initiatives for overcoming health-related challenges in communities or for promoting health-conscious activities led by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi, and recognizes outstanding enterprises engaging in efforts for health and productivity management.
This program endeavors to highlight these outstanding enterprises engaging in efforts to advance health and productivity management and thereby aims to create an environment in which such enterprises are able to gain enhanced social recognition, e.g., from employees, employment seekers, related enterprises and financial institutions, as organizations engaging in strategic health and productivity management program efforts for maintaining their employees’ health from a management perspective.