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Development of Human Resources

State of Off-JT

Based on the idea that "the essence of management is people," we have established development of human resources and capabilities as one of our management strategies. Under a system of goal management, which values the autonomy of each individual, we support the growth of our employees by effectively operating various personnel programs. These include an evaluation system for fairly assessing the degree of goal attainment and the ability to accomplish work, a salary system for rewarding results, and job rotation with an eye toward the future of each employee.

Global human resource development

Employees to grow in overseas subsidiaries

FURUNO has built up a sales and service network, which also includes affiliated companies and representative agents. Presently, we offer our products in as many as 150 countries and regions. We have achieved an overseas sales ratio of approximately 60%, and among the 2,920 employees of the FURUNO Group, 919 work at overseas subsidiaries.

To cope with the advance of globalization, in FY2014 we established a training system in which trainees are accepted from overseas subsidiaries and training is provided for young Japanese employees to be posted overseas. By providing work experience in overseas regions, we aim to facilitate early acquisition of an international mindset that is needed by global personnel.

Respect for Diversity

Employees of overseas subsidiaries

FURUNO believes that diversity in human resources is a key aspect of our management mission. Regardless of gender, nationality, or age, etc., FURUNO encourages all employees to make full use of their individuality and abilities, leading to innovation and sustainable growth.

FURUNO's overseas subsidiaries actively seek out local talent and most are, likewise, led by local employees. In addition, we have established a "customer first" philosophy in each country, placing the utmost importance on meeting the demands of the local customer.
FURUNO has implemented a hands-off management philosphy with respect to affiliate operations.

Commitment to promoting Human Rights

In order to raise employee awareness of Human Rights, FURUNO holds meetings for all employees and intensive training for new employees and managers. In December every year, the company holds a Human Rights Week, where the president delivers a message on human rights awareness directly to all employees, encouraging respect for human rights.

In addition, we have established an internal reporting system called "Furuno Hot Line", with the goal of eliminating human rights violations at FURUNO.

Promoting Work-Life Balance

FURUNO has established various systems that allow every employee to realize a work-life balance, which results in increased productivity and a better sense of acheivement.

Childbirth / Child-rearing

Parental leave From 7 weeks before to 8 weeks after childbirth
Childcare leave Until child becomes 1 year old
Short-time shift For child rearing: Until child completes 3rd grade of elementary education
Child rearing paid leave 5 days per year until child enters elementary school Extended to maximum 10 days per year if 2 or more children

Familly care

Family care leave Maximum three times in three years for a person certified as being in need of nursing care
Short working hours / Flex-time shift Two times in three years for a person certified as being in need of nursing care
Nursing paid leave 10 days per year for nursing person in need of nursing care

Others

Hourly leave system Employees may use their paid holidays on an hourly basis up to four days per year

Occupational Health and Safety Initiatives

To comply with the Industrial Safety and Health Act and other related regulations, FURUNO established a "Safety and Health Management Standard". A General Safety and Health Manager has been appointed in major offices, helping to prevent workplace incidents and diseases and to maintain a healthier working environment.

Employee well-being

With support from Japan Mental Health Inventory (JMI), FURUNO has provided mental health checkups once every three years all for employees working in Japan. This was aimed at preventing mental breakdown in the early stages.
Since the amendment of the Industrial Safety and Health Act in 2016, FURUNO has revised the checkup to be held once in every year. The reporting system has also been revised to allow us to better assess the condition of employees and enable us to implement improvements to the working environment.

Reducing excessive working hours

The prevention of excessive working hours is essential to maintaining the health and motivation of our employees.
FURUNO promotes adequate working hours through the restriction of overtime in certain days of week, increased efficiency through the utiliation of IT, and by encouraging employees to utilize all of their paid holiday time.

Annual paid vacation

  FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017
Average paid vacation days granted 18.9 days 18.9days 18.9days
Percentage of paid vacation consumed
75.5 % 75.8 % 75.4 %

Medical checkups

Industrial physic

FURUNO promotes employee health and well-being with support from the health insurance union and medical team. Professional health advice based on the result of health checks, walking events and smoking cessation promotions are held regularly to provide an easier environment for well-being. These programs are intended to prevent lifestyle diseases and improve the health condition of our employees.