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June 28, 2012
Osaka, Japan, June 28, 2012—Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“Takeda”) announced today that it was granted “Kurumin” certification by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s Osaka Labour Bureau under the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children. The certification represents recognition of Takeda’s support for employees to balance responsibilities between the company and family.
Takeda seeks to increase the range of options so that employees can work in ways that suit their own lifestyles, and strives to further improve the working environment. To that end, the company has implemented a variety of measures, including new systems and education drives relating to childcare, novel working systems that enable employees to achieve a better work-life balance, and concerted efforts to reduce overtime. All these measurements are clearly provided in its 3rd Action Plan.
This is the third time Takeda’s efforts in this area have been rewarded by the MHLW with Kurumin certification following recognition of its 1st (FY2005-FY2006) and 2nd (FY2007-FY2008) Action Plans in 2007 and 2009 respectively.
Takeda looks forward to implementing its recently formulated 4th Action Plan (FY2012-FY2014) and seeks to further improve the working environment where employees can exercise their full potential while achieving a harmonious balance between work and life.
*The Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children was enacted in 2005 for a period of ten years. The law is aimed at creating an environment that encourages the birth and raising of children for Japan’s future. Under the law, the national government, local governments, and the corporate community work in tandem to pursue measures to support the development of subsequent generations of Japanese.
|1||Provide information that encourages male employees to take paternity leave.||
|2||Establish systems that allow employees to participate in childcare regardless of gender.||
|3||Boost daycare support for employees with preschool children.||
|4||Promote efforts to reduce overtime, review work practices, and consider introducing more diverse working options.||
|5||Provide information and hold training to make necessary changes in workplace-first attitudes, and attitudes with discrimination toward gender roles.||
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