Sustainability

With People

Work-Life Balance

To promote a work-life balance and reduce long working hours, in fiscal 2011, NGK formulated specific rules based on initiatives that had been conducted by labor-management over the previous three fiscal years.
We keep track of social changes, such as changing attitudes toward work as well as legislative amendments, and strive to respond to these changes flexibly and properly by improving systems and revising operations.

Initiatives to Limit Overtime Work

If, for any reason, overtime work in excess of 45 hours per month appears likely, the reason for the increase in overtime work must be confirmed through prior labor-management consultations to level out the time periods and workloads or increase the number of employees.

Rate of Paid Leave Utilization (NGK)

Rate of Paid Leave Utilization (NGK)

System to Support Employees to Balance Work and Childcare at Each Stage

System to Support Employees to Balance Work and Childcare at Each Stage

Childcare leave Usage

    FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Women Users 52 49 44 36 27
Rate of parental leave takers 100% 96% 100% 100% 100%
Rate of returned 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Rate of employees still working a year after returning to work 100% 100% 100% 100% -
Men Users 12 11 7 17 27
Of which returned to work
(Rate of returned)
12
(100%)
11
(100%)
7
(100%)
17
(100%)
27
(100%)
Rate of employees still working a year after returning to work 100% 100% 100% 100% -

Systems to Support Nursing Care

Working hours Time off Financial support
  • 1.Shortened working hours
  • 2.Working 3 days a week
  • 3.Flex time system
    (for employees at departments to which Lump-sum care allowance the regular flex time system does not apply)
  • 4.Limitation on overtime work
  • 5.Unscheduled work exemption
  • 6.Late-night working hours exemption
  • 7.Caring for a family member using
    accumulated vacation days
  • 8.Unpaid days off to provide care
  • 10.Care leave benefits
  • 11.Care leave support fund
  • 12.Lump-sum care allowance
Leave of absence
  • 9.Care leave

Nursing Care Leave Usage (NGK)

FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Number of employees taking nursing care leave 0 0 0 1 0