Marubeni promotes work-life balance, and aims to create an environment in which both the company and employees work in a way that best fits the respective stage of their careers and lives. At the same time, this environment helps to maximize the mid to long-term "contributions to the company" made by each employee.
In addition to setting up systems more extensive than those specified by law, Marubeni conducts follow-up measures to provide support for employees who use these systems. These measures are implemented in a timely and appropriate manner to achieve a balance between the career development of employees and their life events.
Each year Marubeni conducts its "Marubeni Kids Project-Visiting Moms and Dads at Work". This project, which began the year that ended on March 31, 2011, makes it possible for the children of employees to visit the workplace of their parents. The purpose of this project is to deepen the children's understanding of their parents' work, while at the same time encourage the company, employees, and families to reflect on the state of their jobs and personal lives.
In the year ended March 31, 2013, Marubeni upgraded and expanded nursing care support initiatives as part of the Life Event Support Program. When the results of a Nursing Needs Survey showed that many employees are anxious about taking care of aging parents in the future, Marubeni implemented additional measures beyond its existing nursing care seminar program with the aim of supplying information and strengthening individual support systems. Measures included enhancing service initiatives, such as by preparing and distributing a Nursing Care Support Handbook and offering periodic individual counseling on nursing care.
Marubeni has held nursing care seminars 10 times in Tokyo and five times in Osaka, starting the year which ended on March 31, 2011. A total of more than 1,000 employees have attended these seminars.
Marubeni has been certified with the “Kurumin” mark since 2008.The mark, which recognizes companies that are actively promoting childcare support, is issued by the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare.
Marubeni has been selected as a Nadeshiko Brand 2015 enterprise by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) for excellence in promoting women's empowerment.
Marubeni was chosen for inclusion in the Brand of Companies Enhancing Corporate Value through Health and Productivity Management Selection (Health & Productivity Stock Selection). Launched in the year ended March 31, 2015, this joint program by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) recognizes TSE-listed companies that exhibit excellence in strategically practicing Healthcare Management*, thereby making employee health a management issue. Aiming to help employees improve their health, Marubeni has been developing more sophisticated healthcare management systems while simultaneously supporting employees in living more fulfilling social and private lives. It was the recognition of these efforts that resulted in the Company’s inclusion in the Health & Productivity Stock Selection. Going forward, we will continue to invest in employee health to further boost our global competitiveness.
* Healthcare Management is a registered trademark of NPO Workshop for the Management of Health on Company and Employees.