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Programs and Systems for the Creation of a Comfortable Working Environment

Internal Employment Support Programs

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On-site Daycare Center, “Koala Pokke” (on Komaki Plant premises)

Sumitomo Riko has instituted a number of support programs and schemes to enable each employee to achieve a good work-life balance with peace of mind and give them a comfortable working environment. These programs and schemes are available not only for traditional reasons such as parenting and nursing care responsibilities. They are very extensive, taking into consideration the diverse circumstances of our employees today.

Examples

[Parenting/Nursing care]

Establishment of on-site childcare facilities, introduction of Work-from-Home scheme, extension of coverage of Shortened Working Hours scheme, Introduction of Shorter-Hours Flextime scheme, establishment of direct help line for free advice about nursing care from external experts

[Other]

Re-employment scheme for employees who have left the company, "Birthday Leave","Refresh Leave" whereby employees can take up to five consecutive days of leave depending on their years of service at Sumitomo Riko,"Volunteer Leave" used for volunteer activities

Outline of support programs for parenting and nursing care
Parenting
ProgramOutlineFY
2017
FY
2018
FY
2019
On-site Daycare CenterKoala Pokke, located on site at the Komaki Plant, accepts children ranging from infants to those who are not yet at elementary school.282728
Parenting LeaveMaternity leave can be taken from 6 weeks prior to the expected birth date until 8 weeks after giving birth. Parenting leave can be taken upon completion of maternity leave until the day before the child’s second birthday.431959
Shortened Working Hours and Shorter-Hours FlextimeWorking hours can be shortened by up to two hours per day. In fiscal 2018, availability of this scheme was expanded from children under three years of age to the period until the day before the child enters third grade at elementary school. Flextime was also introduced the same year.362044
Parenting FlextimeEmployees with a child who has not completed elementary school education can set their own start and finish times at will. The use of this scheme can be changed flexibly at one-month intervals.727699
Child Sick LeaveSpecial leave for looking after a child who has not reached elementary school age and is injured or ill. Eligible employees can take up to five days per year.191622
Childcare HolidayEmployees with a child under one year of age can take up to five successive business days off.483650
Work-from-HomeCan work remotely from home for a maximum of 13 days per month.-1311
Support for nursing care (available for employees with a family member requiring nursing care)
ProgramOutlineFY
2017
FY
2018
FY
2019
Nursing Care LeaveUp to 365 days nursing care leave can be taken per event215
Shortened Working Hours and Shorter-Hours FlextimeWorking hours can be shortened by up to two hours per day015
Short-term Family Care HolidayUp to five days per year can be taken by employees caring for one family member or up to 10 days per year if caring for two or more family members. (Can be taken in half-day increments)6610
Nursing Care FlextimeEmployees can set their own start and finish times at will. The use of this scheme can be changed flexibly at two-month intervals.346
Work-from-HomeCan work remotely from home for a maximum of 13 days per month.-00
Use of Expert Advice Help LineEmployees can seek advice by e-mail or telephone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Available to employees and their families from anywhere in Japan.--8

Toward Even More Comfortable Workplaces

Sumitomo Riko was no exception in the major impacts it felt from the global COVID-19 pandemic that began in early spring of 2020. Under these circumstances, we took action to expand our Work-from-Home and flextime schemes (scrapping the prerequisite of parenting and/or nursing care commitments), and we have recognized this situation as an opportunity in which all employees have been forced to re-examine the way in which they work.

Until now, we have envisaged a variety of events, but we do not know when a situation that goes beyond anything we have envisaged will occur. For this reason, in our aim to provide even more comfortable working environments and, as a result, create a world in which everybody can work and live with vitality, we will continue to make improvements with a determination not to regress into old habits.

SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED.

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