Allowing Diverse Human Resources to Excel

Allowing Diverse Human Resources to Excel (Balanced Support)

Supporting Flexible Workstyles in Tune with Life Events

SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group introduces a variety of systems designed to enable employees to work flexibly in tune with life events and lifestyles.

As part of our childcare support measures, we undertake system upgrades that go beyond those stipulated under law. To encourage male employees to participate in childcare, the first five working days of childcare leave are paid, and we are advancing the use of a system for male employees whose children have just been born and their superiors.

As an initiative for nursing care support, we invited instructors from nursing care management organizations starting in fiscal 2019 to conduct nursing care training sessions on actual nursing care conditions and required knowledge.

In fiscal 2020, we established the Balanced Support website on the intranet to provide information on childcare and nursing care summarized in an easy-to-understand format.

Going forward, we will undertake measures to provide balanced support between illness and work.

  • Nursing care training session participants:
    Fiscal 2019: 24
    Fiscal 2020: 70

Establishment of the Balanced Support website on the intranet

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Performance Data

Main Systems Allowing Various Workstyles and Their Use

(Number of people)
Name of system Main content   FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Childcare leave Can be taken until the end of the month in which the child reaches three years of age. (The statutory end date is until the child reaches two years of age.) Women 22 30 32 45 51
Men 14 20 28 44 49
Total 36 50 60 89 100
Shortened working hours for childcare Can be taken up to the child enters junior high school. (The statutory end date is until the child reaches three years of age.) Women 30 34 41 55 67
Men 0 0 2 2 1
Total 30 34 43 57 68
Use of flexible working hours Times of starting and finishing work may be moved earlier or later by up to 60 minutes until the child reaches junior high school age. Women 6 8 9 10 6
Men 1 6 4 7 4
Total 7 14 13 17 10
Nursing care leave Up to a total of 93 days for each individual eligible for care
(Up to a maximum of one year for the first individual eligible for care)
Women 0 1 0 1 0
Men 2 3 4 4 1
Total 2 4 4 5 1
Shortened working hours for nursing care Two days per week or 4.5 hours per day for a maximum of three years for each individual eligible for care Women 0 0 0 0 0
Men 1 2 2 4 1
Total 1 2 2 4 1
Family leave Three days of special care leave per year granted until the child or grandchild starts high school. Women 43 48 62 62 51
Men 77 101 146 193 126
Total 120 149 208 255 177
(Number of people)
  FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Employees with newly born babies Women 16 21 20 27
Men 101 111 101 104
Total 117 132 121 131
Employees with newly born baabies who took childcare leave Women 13 14 19 23
Men 17 25 39 36
Total 30 39 58 59
Ratio of those who took childcare leave (excludes those who are taking maternity leave) (%) Women 100 100 100 95.8
Men 16.8 22.5 39 34.6
Average number of childcare leave acquisition days (days) Women 165.5 167.4 259.2 270.3
Men 9.9 14.2 24.7 43.3
Employees who returned to work after childcare leave Women 12 15 22 21
Men 19 26 39 46
Total 31 41 61 67
Ratio of those who returned to work after childcare leave Women 92.3 100 100 95.5
Men 100 100 100 100
Retention rate after one year of those who returned to work after having taken childcare leave (%) Women 100 100 100 100
Men 100 94.7 96.2 97.4