Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Initiatives

Balancing Work and Life

Basic Stance

The Group upholds diversity and inclusion in its management vision. We regard work-life balance and training of the next generation as key measures for promoting diversity and inclusion, and take various measures to achieve these goals. By fostering a work culture where employees who balance work and life (including childcare and caregiving) can work freely and feel a sense of purpose, we can help create an environment where all employees realize their full potential. We aim to be a company that can co-create new value with various stakeholders and an employer where a diverse team of employees thrives.
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General Employer Action Plan

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.

Period of the plan
April 1, 2020–March 31, 2023 (3 years)
Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children
  1. Initiative to help balance work and childcare
    • Encouraging work flows that can respond to life events and childcare plans for male employees
  2. Initiative to revise work styles
    • Telecommuting, flextime, and encouraging employees to take annual paid leave
  3. Initiative to help train the next generation
    • Hosting Take Your Child to Work days and creating internships for university students

For more details of “Children's Visit”, please click here.
 

出光興産, DFF Inc.

Online Children Office Tour – Connecting Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Vietnam

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.

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Childcare Leave Online “Salon”

As a part of our corporate action plans to support employees to cope with their important life events, we held "Childcare Leave Online Salon" in July 2020 for employees who are on childcare leave. The purpose is to reduce anxieties during childcare leave and to help them return to work smoothly by providing recent information about the company in a timely manner. Ten employees who were on childcare leave participated in this program. During the program, we did not only share information about the newly reformed working style and post-Corona measures in the company. The participants also exchanged information about good childcare, how to find reliable daycare, and effective communication with the office. We will continue sharing information about the company fairly through this program and improve the engagement of employees on leave by creating a solid network.
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Publishing a guidebook for balancing work, childcare and caregiving

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.

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出光興産, DFF Inc.

Opportunities for Executives to Know More about Parent Employees

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.

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出光興産, DFF Inc.