At the TOTO Group, we believe that if all employees review their work hours to improve the balance between work and home life, they will be more productive and obtain more satisfaction from their work.
To encourage employees to use their paid leave, TOTO introduced a system for taking paid leave by the hour. Awareness surveys were also conducted to explore current conditions in the organizational culture, which led to adopting no-overtime days and an improved system of reduced work hours or work patterns to help employees who need to care for a family member. TOTO has also set up a personnel registration system providing information about job openings to former employees who have had to quit their jobs due to marriage, childbirth, a spouse's job transfer, or to care for a family member.
Both male and female employees use the child care leave/shorter hours work system every year. Information content about childcare and elder care on our intranet has been expanded. In recognition of these efforts to improve work-life balance, TOTO received the 6th Annual Grand Prize for Work-Life Balance, sponsored by the Japan Productivity Center, and has also obtained the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare's "Kurumin" certification in recognition of its activities in support of child rearing.
|Mama and Papa Vacation||<Introduced in June 2015>
We encourage people to take five calendar days of consecutive leave, including Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays, for reasons of child-rearing or caring for injured or ill elementary school-aged children up to the sixth grade. Number of People Using this System in FY2015 : 472(Male:389,Female:83)
|Number of People Using Each System|
|Hourly leave||Up to 5 days (40 hours) of leave can be taken in hourly units throughout the year.||3,987||4,884||5,381|
|Half-day leave||In general, annual paid leave is taken in full days, but leave can also be used in half-day units without restriction.||6,580||6,506||6,585|
|Volunteer leave||In order to support employees who participate in volunteer activities, the volunteer leave program allows five days of leave per year.||41||24||28|
This leave program aims to refresh the spirit and broaden the horizons of employees who have been with the company continuously for 10, 20 or 30 years by means of a domestic or international trip.
|Reduced work hours and flextime work schedules for childcare||This flextime work system allows employees who have been working for more than one year and who have children below the age of three to request reduced work hours, as defined by the department, or to change the start/end time of the working day.
*Employees with children above the age of three who are in the sixth year of elementary school or below can also choose this system if the department approves.
|Reduced work hours and flextime work schedules for nursing care||This flextime work system allows employees who have been working for more than one year and who have first or second degree relatives that require regular nursing care to request reduced work hours, as defined by the department, or to change the start/end time of the working day.||6||1||2|
|Three year sabbatical system for spouses working overseas||This system provides a sabbatical of a maximum length of three years so that employees can continue with their careers when accompanying a spouse who is working overseas.||1||1||1|