Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Initiatives

Systems for Supporting Activities of Diverse Employees

Systems List

To create a worker-friendly environment for a diverse range of employees, on the basis of our Diversity and Inclusion
Policy, we will expand the current systems of Idemitsu and Showa Shell in FY2020 as follows:

Systems for all employees
Annual paid leave Paid leave are granted annually based on the number of years of service (up to 21 days per year). Employees can take leave in half-day increments.
Carryover of annual paid leave Accrued paid leave can be carried over to the next year if the accrual has been yet taken (up to 31 days per year).
Flextime Employees can decide the working hours of the day by themselves and can work flexibly.
Telecommuting Employees can work from home once a week.
Self-development leave of absence Employees can take a leave of absence of up to two years to attend school or obtain qualifications that will contribute to their career development at the Company.
Volunteer leave of absence Employees can take a leave of absence of up to two years for activities such as disaster relief and international cooperation, nature and environmental conservation, support for people with disabilities, and support for the cultivation of future generations focusing on children.
Volunteer leave In addition to annual paid leave, employees can take three days of special paid leave per year for activities such as disaster relief and international cooperation, nature and environmental conservation, support for people with disabilities, and support for the cultivation of future generations focusing on children.
Leave of absence to accompany the spouse overseas Employees can take a leave of absence up to three years to accompany their spouse overseas.
Lay judge and prosecution councilor leave If an employee is appointed as a lay judge or a prosecution councilor, they will be granted necessary special paid leave in addition to annual paid leave.
System for employees for childbirth or childcare
Maternity Leave (female) Female employees can take special leave from six weeks (14 weeks for multiple births) before the expected date of delivery until eight weeks after delivery.
Special leave for childbirth by the spouse (male) When the spouse gives birth, her husband (employee) can take five special paid leave.
Childcare leave Regardless of sex, employees can take a childcare leave until the child becomes two years old.
Childcare time (female) Female employees can take up to one hour of childcare time per day in 30 minute increments (up until the child becomes one year old).
Leave to care for sick/ injured child Employees can take up to 10 days of special paid leave per year to take care of their sick/injured child (up until the child completes the 3rd grade of elementary school).
Employees can take them in full-day half-day or one-hour increments.
System for employees providing family care
Nursing care leave Employees can take up to 365 days of nursing care leave per family member (division of leave is available).
Family care leave Employees can take up to 10 days of special paid leave per year to provide family care. Employees can take them in full-day, half-day or one-hour increments.
Systems for employees who provide childcare or nursing care
Reduced working hours for parenting Employees can reduce their working hours by up to two hours per day in 30 minute increments (childcare: up until the child becomes 3rd grade of elementary school; nursing care: for up to three years).
Telecommuting Employees can work from home for two days a week (childcare: up until the child becomes 3rd grade of elementary school; nursing care: up until nursing care is no longer necessary). Employees can use the system three times a week up to 10 times a month, including other systems for all employees.
Exemption from overtime work Employees can be exempted from overtime work (childcare: up until the child becomes one year old; nursing care: up until nursing care is no longer necessary).
Limitation on overtime work and holiday work Employees are allowed to limit overtime work and holiday work to within the range of 24 hours per month and 150 hours per year (childcare: until the child enters elementary school; nursing care: until nursing care is no longer necessary).
Exemption from late night shift Employees can be exempted from late-night shift (childcare: until the child enters elementary school; nursing care: until nursing care is no longer necessary).
出光興産, DFF Inc.

Various systems usage numbers in FY2018

Various systems usage numbers in FY2018
  • (Unit: people)
  Idemitsu Showa Shell
Name of system Total Men Women Total Men Women
Maternity leave 28 - 28 26 - 26
Childcare leave 47 3 44 37 3 34
Nursing care leave 3 3 0 2 2 0
Reduced working hours for parenting 42 1 41 38 0 38
Leave to care for sick/ injured child 113 51 62 113 56 57
Family care leave 43 34 9 17 11 6
Telecommuting - - - 191 111 80
Self-development leave of absence - - - 3 1 2
  • * Idemitsu's systems are available for direct and temporary employees, but not for workers from other temp-staff companies.
  • * Idemitsu also had a telecommuting system in FY2018 for reasons of childcare or nursing care, but the number of employees who used the system has not been disclosed.
  • * Showa Shell's systems are available for only direct employees and contract employees (re-employed only).
  • * During the Telework Days period (July to September 2019), the number of employees who worked from home increased to 1,247.
出光興産, DFF Inc.