INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
March 8th is International Women’s Day and at PHC Group we are proud to be celebrating this by sharing a photographic mosaic. We asked the employees of all our companies to strike the #EachforEqual pose, take a photo and join the mosaic as a commitment to gender equality in our businesses. By uniting across PHC Group to support gender equality we wanted to show how individual actions can have a larger, collective impact when we come together. PHC Group believes diversity in all forms is key to success as a global healthcare business. Thank you to the hundreds of people that took part, we look forward to helping to enable the world through gender equality, both individually and together across our group.
PHC Corporation is promoting women’s participation and advancement in the workplace from three points: reforming corporate culture, transforming managers’ mindsets, and enhancing female employee morale. We encourage employees to utilize teleworking and flexible working hours for coping with different lifestyles including parenting and nursing. A mentoring system for selected employees and round-table talks with the top management are held to support female employees’ longterm career development and increase their motivation. Training and seminars on diversity are also programmed for refreshing the managers’ ways of thinking.
TOPIC: “Eruboshi” Certification
PHC Corporation received 3-star certification, the highest rank of “Eruboshi certification” from Japan’s Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare on July 14, 2017. This award is based on the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace. Awards are presented to companies certified as having significantly promoted women’s participation and advancement in the workplace. PHC Corporation had met all five certification criteria including “recruitment,” “continued employment,” “working hours,” “ratio in management positions” and “career diversity.”
Utilizing Global Human Resources
The PHC Group operates businesses around the world with wide-ranging origins for employees. We are promoting global management to become a global healthcare company based on our management philosophy of “creating new value propositions for all people who wish for better health.” We recognize that recruitment and development of human resources are key business challenge for coping with global business environment changes. Along with dispatching employees from Japan to overseas group companies, we are trying to have cross-border, people-to-people communication by having overseas group company employees work in Japan as well as recruiting human resources regardless of age, gender or nationality. We also provide internship to student interns from overseas universities. This raises our capacity for employee diversity and contributes to international exchanges and human resources development on a global level.
Employment of Persons with Disabilities
The PHC Group observes employment quotas for the disabled. In 2015, PHC Associates Corporation was established as a special subsidiary company, with the philosophy to realize an inclusive society where both disabled and able-bodied can live together as members of the community. We promote employment in which disabled persons can also work happily.
TOPIC: Employing the Disabled
PHC Associates Corporation engages in PC setup for employees in the PHC Group, production process preparation, carrying and separating recyclable wastes in offices/factories and distributing postal and internal mail. PHC Associates will be further expanding the scope of business in the future. A sense of satisfaction at being able to work as an employee of the same group is created, and the relationship of mutual appreciation is being built. In the future, the company aims to raise the employment rate for the disabled to 3% and aims to provide a workplace where they can work comfortably together with other group company employees.