At present there are 640 senior employees (aged 60 or over) within the Company. Wanting to provide a place where everyone can thrive regardless of age, from FY2021 on, we will introduce a system that allows employees to choose their retirement age from 60 to 65 and that provides a grading, evaluation, and compensation framework equivalent with regular employees. Furthermore, in FY2025, we plan to introduce a system where all employees can continue to work as regular employees until age 65.
Amid diversifying employee preferences regarding working age, employment type, and motivations, we reformed systems to enable people to make full use of their abilities and work with a sense of satisfaction and security past the age of 60. We expect employees aged 60 and over to nurture younger employees through their daily cooperation, passing on their knowledge and skills. In addition, we plan to hold a Life Design Seminar during FY2020 as an opportunity for employees to independently think about workstyles after age 60 while learning about financial plans for after retirement.