Idemitsu has analyzed its issues and considered specific measures to address them. We formulated the following action plan with the aim of supporting employees who strive to balance work and life.
Aiming to create opportunity for children to get involved within the society by learning about their parents’ workplace, as well as encouraging a better parent-child communication, Idemitsu continues to hold Children Office Tour in August 2020. Due to coronavirus pandemic, we conducted the event online. Instead, by conducting it online, we could connect the children with our branches abroad. During the program, the children had chance to directly interview our staff in Chiba Refinery and Vietnam. The participants were not only our employees’ children in Japan, but also those who are in Singapore and South Korea. Smile sparked on their faces seeing how global the company where their parents work; Idemitsu, is.
In May 2020, we published a guidebook for internal use to help all employees easily understand its work-life balance support programs and systems. The book details the actions needed to be taken just prior to childbirth, childcare, and caregiving; how superiors should respond; and what your coworkers can help. The book also contains basic knowledge all workers should have and what work styles will be like going forward.
In June 2019, we held a seminar for 110 managers who have subordinates who had returned to work from childcare leave and who had newborn babies. At the seminar, the participants shared management skills for employees with restricted working hours as well as examples of problem solving at workplace. Going forward, while providing seminars and workshops for child-rearing employees and their superiors, we will continue to work on creating an environment where superiors can understand the relevant employees as well as the employees can balance their work and childcare.