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Fundamental Policy on Human Resources

Fundamental Policy on Human Resources

The Nichirei Group believes that its employees are a precious resource, and refers to them as human assets rather than human resources. Each Group company promotes efforts adapted for its individual businesses, but the Group has also established the Group-wide Group Human Assets Committee and Diversity Promotion Conference and shares information about and confirms the progress with each company’s measures to improve job satisfaction. Each Group company is working to create a workplace full of vitality, based on the Group’s fundamental policies.

Corporate Philosophy: Start by Focusing on Employees
(1) Provision of opportunities for the development and manifestation of skills.
(2) Implementation of a reward system based on ability, effort, and results.
(3) Creation of a workplace environment that is safe and well-ventilated.
(4) Prevention of discrimination based on gender, age, education, race, or religion, and the provision of equal opportunity.
Fundamental Policies for Workplace Improvement
Employee-focused Workplace Environment
Based on our fundamental principle that improvement in customer satisfaction (CS) and employee satisfaction (ES) are the two pillars that support the company, we maintain a workplace environment where all employees in the Nichirei Group can take pride in their work and workplace; work with ambition through a relationship with superiors based on trust; and fully exercise their abilities.
Promotion of Diversity
We promote diversity first, by acknowledging different attributes, such as gender, age, and nationality, as well as values. Second, we promote it by changing simple tolerance of new ideas and values that differ from conventional ones into a force driving the company's evolution to acquire a work force (human assets), improve the job and life goals of employees, and create new concepts and values.
The Nichirei Group Workplace Improvement Policy
In an effort to increase job satisfaction and create workplaces that reflect the Nichirei Corporate Philosophy and Nichirei, the Group has adopted a Nichirei Group Workplace Improvement Policy, and hopes to achieve the policy objectives by FY2022. By facilitating workplace improvements that suit the special characteristics of each of its businesses, the Nichirei Group aims to incorporate and draw on diverse values and ideas, make its organizations more dynamic, and raising productivity.
Enable Diverse Working Styles Provide working condition options Employees shall have a certain degree of freedom to choose their workplace and working hours, to suit personal circumstances. Systems to maintain these conditions are to be put in place.
Set up systems to prevent disruption of employee careers Systems are to be established to prevent employees’ careers from being disrupted or ended because of such circumstances as childbirth, childcare, nursing care, poor health, relocation of a spouse, or disease.
Prevent excessive working hours Through collaborative labor and management initiatives for workplace improvement, working hours shall be limited to levels that allow each employee to demonstrate their ability and perform satisfying work in good health.
Ensure Equal Opportunity Promote the advancement of female employees Female employees shall be given the same opportunities as their male peers, and offered necessary training in recognition of their value to the Nichirei Group.
Provide stimulating employment opportunities for people with disabilities Job positions and employment opportunities for people with disabilities shall be created to allow them to earn a living through stimulating work, with a vision to ultimately eliminate the distinction between people with or without disabilities in society.
Create employment opportunities for older people As people live longer, healthy lives, opportunities shall be created to allow older people to play an active role in the workplace by drawing on their particular skills bearing in mind individual working styles and values.
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Rewarding work improving base policy

Workstyle Reforms: Main Measures and Activity Progress
Policy Ideal State Priority Measure Main Activity
FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Enable Diverse Style Employees shall have a certain degree of freedom to choose their workplace and working hours, to suit personal circumstances. Systems to maintain these conditions are to be put in place. Provide working condition options   ■ New in-house childcare facility Opened in the Tokyo head office building in April 2018 ■ Full-scale introduction of telework
All worksites except food factories and logistics offices
Systems are to be established to prevent employeesʼ careers from being disrupted or ended because of such circumstances as childbirth, childcare, nursing care, poor health, relocation of a spouse, or disease. Set up systems to prevent disruption of employee careers ■ Implementation of career development programs for female employees
Career training for 3 terms (3rd–5th terms)
Target: 32 people
■ Implementation of career development programs for women
Women's success event “Next Step for 2021” Target: 163 people

■ Nursing care seminar
Held four times, 115 participants
■ Introduction of comeback system Purpose: Ongoing career support for life events and growth
■ Leave system due to spouse transfer
Purpose: Examination and introduction of multi-career formation in collaboration with other companies

■ Nursing care seminars and nursing care handbook creation Conducted four times, 103 participants
Prevent excessive working hours Through collaborative labor and management initiatives for workplace improvement, working hours shall be limited to levels that allow each employee to demonstrate their ability and perform satisfying work in good health. Promotion of paid leave ■ New working hours management system introduction test
■ Implementation of overwork countermeasures through labor-management collaboration
■ 100% introduction of new working hours management system%
■ Guidance on long working hours through introduction of a working time management system
■ Implementation of measures against overwork through labor-management collaboration
■ Nichirei Group working hours guidelines formulated through labor-management
■ Introduced new expense settlement system
■ Five-day introduction of planned annual leave system
■ Implemented e-learning: Revised labor laws, working hours awareness Target: 5,101 employees participated
■ Implementation of measures against overwork through labor-management collaboration
Ensure Equal Opportunity In providing employees with equal opportunities and education, we support their development into a valuable force for the the Nichirei Group. Promote the advancement of female employees ■ Logistics Group: 3rd and 4th “Sakaseru Roji-Jo Forum
Target: 132 female employees (275 participants in total)

■ Nichirei Foods: LADY,GO UP!
Target: Female employees at the five food manufacturers (eight female Nichirei Foods employees)
Summary: Seminar for building external networks and career development
■ Logistics Group: 5th and 6th “Sakaseru Roji-Jo Forum
Target: 129 female employees (404 participants in total)
Theme: Work values and workplace for women

■ Nichirei Foods: LADY,GO UP!
Target: Female employees at the six food manufacturers (eight female Nichirei Foods employees)
Summary: Seminar for building external networks and career development
■ Logistics Group: 7th and 8th “Sakaseru Roji-Jo Forum
Target: 118 female employees (522 participants in total)

■ Nichirei Foods: LADY,GO UP! Target: Female employees at the six food manufacturers (eight female Nichirei Foods employees) Summary: Seminar for building external networks and career development
Diversity and inclusion ■ Nichirei Foods: Diversity Forum “SPIRAL UP”
Target: Deepen understanding of various work styles centered on the department and section managers at each of the five food manufacturers. 31 Nichirei Foods employees (21 men, 10 women)
■ Nichirei Foods: Diversity Forum “SPIRAL UP”
Deepen understanding of various work styles centered on the Department and Section managers at each of the six food manufacturers. 35 Nichirei Foods employees (26 men, nine women)
■ Nichirei Foods: Diversity Forum “SPIRAL UP”
Deepen understanding of various work styles centered on the Department and Section managers at each of the six food manufacturers. 60 Nichirei Foods employees (46 men, 14 women)
Job positions and employment opportunities for people with disabilities shall be created to allow them to earn a living through stimulating work, with a vision to ultimately. Provide stimulating employment opportunities for people with disabilities ■ Disabled employment rate: 2.5% (32 people with disabilities employed) ■ Disabled employment rate: 2.56% (30 people with disabilities employed) ■ Disabled employment rate: 2.75% (34 people with disabilities employed)
As the healthy life span of people becomes longer, we will create spaces enabling seniors to leverage their distinctive experience and play an active role reflecting their individual values and workstyles. Create employment opportunities for older people ■ 44 employees rehired after retirement (48 retirees) ■ 59 employees rehired after retirement (64 retirees) ■ 57 employees rehired after retirement (65 retirees)
Nicihrei Corporation, Strategic Planning, Nichirei Corporation, Quality Assurance Division, Nichirei Corporation, Technology Management, Nichirei Corporation, Corporate Internal Audit, Nichirei Corporation, Corporate Supervise, Nichirei Corporation, Legal Affairs, Nichirei Corporation, Human Resources Strategy & General Affairs, Nichirei Corporation, Finance & Investor Relations, Nichirei Corporation, Accounting & Tax, Nichirei Corporation, Group Communication, Nichirei Foods Inc., Nichirei Fresh Inc., Nichirei Logistics Group Inc., Nichirei Biosciences Inc., Hitachi Foods & Logistics Systems,Inc., NIchirei Bisiness Partners .inc
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Fundamental Policy on Human Resources

Fundamental Policy on Human Resources

The Nichirei Group believes that its employees are a precious resource, and...

Continually Enhance our Workplaces
Fundamental Policy on Human Resources

Rewarding work improving base policy

Fundamental Policies ■Workstyle Reforms: Main Measures and Acti...

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Occupational Safety and Health

Basic Philosophy

As company activities become more globalized, in Japan, with society contin...

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Occupational Safety and Health

Management System

The Nichirei Group has established an Occupational Safety and Health Commit...

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Occupational Safety and Health

Initiatives

The Group aims to enhance its workplace and create a workplace that focuses...

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Occupational Safety and Health

Safety Activities

Nichirei Foods designated “Three Pillars of Safety Activities” as essenti...

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Occupational Safety and Health

Health Supervisor

The Nichirei Group has 89 primary health supervisors and 11 secondary healt...

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Labor Practices

Basic Philosophy

For the Nichirei Group, employees are regarded as irreplaceable, and so t...

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Labor Practices

Management System

Each Group company promotes efforts adapted for its individual businesses, ...

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Labor Practices

Correction for long working hours and basic concept of working hours

Nichirei Group has established the “Nichirei Group Work Style Reform Policy...

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Labor Practices

Work for Seniors

Lecture on frozen foods during a virtual factory tour In 2002, t...

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Labor Practices

Impartial Hiring Opportunities

The Group releases recruiting essentials and all other information on its w...

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Human Rights

Basic Philosophy

The Nichirei Group is aware that, when it comes to operating a global busin...

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Human Rights

Management System

In addition, to respond to reports and consultations from employees regardi...

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Human Rights

Initiatives

In FY2020, there were no human rights incidents. From FY2017 to FY2020, ...

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Human Asset Cultivation and Diversity

Basic Philosophy

The Nichirei Group, in order to fulfill its mission statement, is striving ...

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Human Asset Cultivation and Diversity

Management System

Each Group company promotes efforts adapted for its individual businesses...

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Human Asset Cultivation and Diversity

Workstyle Diversity

In-House Childcare Facility Daycare children visit the workplace ...

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Human Asset Cultivation and Diversity

Operational Innovations

The Use of Robots Worksite employees engaged in RPA operation traini...

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Human Asset Cultivation and Diversity

Hiring People with Disabilities

The Group encourages the employment of people with disabilities, 34 of whom...

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Human Asset Cultivation and Diversity

Offering Employees Workplace Transfer Options

Nichirei Foods Inc. revised its personnel system during FY2016 and FY2017, ...

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Human Asset Cultivation and Diversity

Promote the Advancement of Female Employees

As part of its effort to promote the participation of women in the workplac...

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Human Asset Cultivation and Diversity

Career Declaration System

To improve job satisfaction, it is important to provide employees with role...

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Human Asset Cultivation and Diversity

Maternity Leave Return Rate

In FY2019, 43 employees of the entire group took childcare leave, 36 had re...

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Human Asset Cultivation and Diversity

Gender Discrepancies in Salary

The Group decides salary based on position and job description and does not...

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Human Asset Cultivation and Diversity

Education and Training

■Main education and training   General employees Mana...