Workplace and Work Environment
Creating a workplace
that provides a sense of purpose
AIFUL has established Basic Personnel Guidelines as guidelines for personnel policies to build a “workplace that provides a sense of purpose.”
Establishment of Basic Personnel Guidelines
To realize its corporate philosophy and create a “workplace that provides a sense of purpose” as stated in its Code of Conduct, the AIFUL Group has established Basic Personnel Guidelines, which guide the formulation of future personnel policies.
The Basic Personnel Guidelines position employees as valuable assets of the company and establish as the foundation of AIFUL’s personnel policies a commitment to enabling employees to live richer lives by achieving personal growth and a sense of accomplishment through work and having a sense of purpose. Based on such corporate culture, AIFUL aims to pursue programs and an environment where each employee can perform to the best of their abilities with a high level of independence and carry out corporate activities that earn the trust of society. In October 2019, the personnel system was partially revised in accordance with changing social norms and expectations.
Harassment hotline for reporting sexual harassment, workplace bullying and “maternity harassment”
AIFUL has an internal hotline in place where employees can feel safe to report and seek advice on sexual harassment, workplace bullying, and harassment and discrimination related to pregnancy, childbirth, and childcare leave.
Employee awareness and satisfaction surveys based on self-reporting by employees
AIFUL conducts an awareness and satisfaction survey of all employees regarding their current work and workplace every year. The survey results are used for developing and promoting measures for the career advancement of employees, developing a better working environment, and improving employee satisfaction.
Supporting a wide variety of self-development measures
To support employees’ career advancement through voluntary self-development, AIFUL has introduced programs to assist in employees’ self-development. By offering support programs for obtaining qualifications, language studies, and correspondence learning as well as a book-purchase program, AIFUL works to boost employees’ motivation in regard to self-directed learning and self-development.
Introduction of a flextime program
To support the pursuit of diverse workstyles in accordance with changing social conditions, a flextime program is introduced at certain departments to improve employees’ work-life balance.
Encouraging employees to take medical and stress checks
AIFUL strives to provide an environment where employees can work in good health both mentally and physically. As part of our efforts to do this, we encourage all employees to take regular medical and stress checks.
Introduction of a retiree re-employment program
In accordance with changes in the social landscape, AIFUL has introduced a program to re-employ employees who have officially retired upon reaching the age of retirement but who wish to continue working, with the aim of supporting their “second work life.”
Introduction of disaster provisions
In preparation for a disaster, we distribute disaster provisions (e.g., helmet, drinking water, rations) to all employees to assist them in returning home from work.