Health and Productivity Management

FUSO health and productivity declarations

~Good products come from employees who are both physically and mentally healthy.~
We as FUSO promise to all employees to support their work-life balance and promise to create and maintain a “healthy” work environment where each employee can maintain and improve their health. By creating such environment, we believe that employees can work lively and develop good products which contribute to society.
Representative Director & Chairman
Misako Fujioka
Background to this Declaration
Under company motto of “Limitless Progress and Creation”, we believe that to supply our products all over the world is the meaning behind our existence.
The most important thing for this is that employees and their families are in good physical and mental health.
In March 2021, we announced FUSO health and productivity declarations in order to clarify management’s commitment to supporting the maintenance and promotion of each employee’s health.
Health and Productivity Management Promotion System
By establishing a health and productivity management system, we will actively lead efforts to maintain and promote the health of our employees in cooperation with relevant parties both inside and outside the company.
An overview of these efforts will be reported to the Board of Directors on a regular basis.
Creating a Healthy Work Environment

■Toward the realization of self-directed work styles

In January 2023, our Tokyo Head Office has been partially renovated.

We have been set up new areas for different purposes, such as web meetings, concentrating, and team work. The new office layout offers employees the choice of using different areas depending on their tasks. It is designed to promote not only self-directed work styles, but also work efficiency within departments and teams.
We also have a meeting space and cafe area that can be used for simple meetings to create communication among employees across departments.

FUSO is working toward “promoting diversity and raising awareness” as stated in our mid-term management plan “FUSO VISION 2025”.
We will increase the flexibility of work styles and reform the work environment to accommodate various tasks and working styles.

■Office casual

Since May 1, 2020, Fuso Chemical Co., Ltd. has liberalized the wearing of uniforms for female employees. Since October 2021, however, in order to promote diversity and to create a healthier and more comfortable working environment, we have designated “Office Casual” for both men and women throughout the year as the standard for attire at work.

Basic Policy

The three basic policies outlined below greatly increase the degree of freedom of attire at work.
(1)Work attire should be neat and appropriate for working in the office as a member of society.
(2)Be clean, uncomfortable, and be attired with consideration for the surroundings.
(3)We try to wear clothes that correspond to TPOs (Time (hours), Place (places), and Occasion (cases),Follow company instructions, if any.
※ The targets are company-wide, but due to the necessity of safety measures, etc., the clothing standards for business sites, etc. are as follows: Site Manager
【FUSO’s Approach to Office-Casual Thinking】

We will continue to contribute to our customers and society through our business by promoting the creation of healthy and lively workplaces that are “unique to FUSO” and by enabling our employees to think more flexibly and richly.

■Certified as Health and Productivity Management Organization

On March 9, 2022, we received the certification, “Health and Productivity Management Outstanding Organization Recognition Program 2022”. This recognition program is hosted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).
 In March 2021, we put up a slogan regarding health management. Under the FUSO Health Declaration, “Good products come from employees who are both physically and mentally healthy”, we have been strengthening various initiatives related to employee health.
We will continue to keen in taking initiatives to promote the health of our employees and the creation of a healthy workplace.

Certified as Health and Productivity Management Organization 2022

Personnel and employment

Action Plan based on the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement at the Workplace
In order to keep being a better company, we believe that it’s important to keep our work environment where employees with diverse values can work in their own way regardless of gender and respect each other.
We have formulated the following general employer action plan so that each employee can build up their own career with balancing their private life events such as childcare and nursing care.
Action period:April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2023 (2 years)
Objective1 Raise the ratio of female workers among permanent employees 14% to 17% or more.
Objective2 Achieve a male child-care leave rate of at least 25% and maintain a female child-care leave rate of 100%.
In addition, the period of male child-care leave will be five days or more and the period of female child-care leave will be 330 days or more.
<Information on the Active Participation of Women>
Percentage of Women in Officers
FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Total(unit:people) 11 10 10 10 10
Women(unit:people) 2 2 2 2 2
Percentage of women 18.2% 20.0% 20.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Rate of paid holidays taken
FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
men ① 58.9% 65.4% 66.2% 63.5%
women ② 56.2% 69.8% 66.4% 64.4%
Utilization rate difference (②-①) -2.7% 4.4% 0.2% 0.9%
men ③ 55.4% 61.6% 67.1% 64.4%
women ④ 55.4% 97.7% 60.8% 73.5%
Utilization rate difference (④-③) 0.0% 36.1% -6.3% 9.1%
Certified as “Leading Companies with Actively Participating Women in Osaka City”
On January 10, 2022, we were certified as ” Leading Companies with Actively Participating Women in Osaka City ” and awarded the two-star ranking (the highest) by Osaka city, where we are headquartered.

” Leading Companies with Actively Participating Women in Osaka City ” is a certification of the companies that have tried to create a comfortable working environment for women and have been recognized for their achievements, like the following:
  • ・Creating an organization where motivated women can continue to be active in their jobs
  • ・Supporting Work-Life Balance
  • ・Supporting male participation in child-rearing, housekeeping, and local activities
We will continue to focus on creating a work environment where a diverse range of employees regardless gender can be active in their jobs through maximizing their enthusiasm and abilities, and aim to achieve “Limitless Progress and Creation”.
Action Plan based on the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children
We are creating an environment based on the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children so that employees can balance work and parenting. In order to create a workplace where each employee can fully utilize his or her abilities, we have formulated the following general employer action plan to provide support for employees who are balancing their career and childcare or nursing care, including leave and shortened working hours for them.
Action period:April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2023 (2 years)
Objective1 Create an environment conducive to taking childcare leave, etc.
Objective2 Promote diverse work styles.

Social Contribution Activities

Social Contribution Activity Policy

In accordance with the FUSO CHEMICAL Group management philosophy to contribute to the nation and society, we promote activities to benefit our stakeholders and support their advancement, beginning with residents of local communities, while endeavoring to communicate with society.
Local Community Activities
Education support activities
Support and Donations