～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.
FUSO CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Objective1Raise the ratio of female workers among permanent employees 14% to 17% or more.
Objective2Achieve 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
Percentage of women
Rate of paid holidays taken
Utilization rate difference (②-①)
Utilization rate difference (④-③)
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)
Objective1Create an environment conducive to taking childcare leave, etc.
Objective2Promote 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
■ Cleaning activities
We conduct regular cleanup activities around our Kyoto Plant as part of our overall 1S activities.
In addition, all of our offices cooperate with local community beautification activities.
Every August, we open part of our Kyoto Plant premises to host a summer vacation event.We welcome employees, their families and friends, and local residents to these events. They are good opportunities for attendees to learn more about us, and have become a regular community activity.
Employee volunteers participate in local community outreach activities, and volunteers from the Kyoto Plant support events held at the “Enterprise Exchange Plaza” for residents of the surrounding community.Going forward, we hope to further expand the circle of participants in volunteer activities.
■Exchange activities with local communities
We also participate actively in sporting and other events held at the Osadano Industrial Park, where our Kyoto Plant is located.
February 24, 2019
The 27th Osadano Industrial Park Long-distance Goodwill Relay Race was held in the area around Osadano Park in Fukuchiyama City.
Thirty-two teams participated, comprised of employees of enterprises located in the industrial park, and the FUSO CHEMICAL A Team took first place. Many thanks to our supporters.
On November 12, 2021, the Osadano Industrial Park held its first joint disaster prevention drill in collaboration with the fire department headquarters in Fukuchiyama City and the Osadano Industrial Center. Assuming that an earthquake with a seismic intensity of over 6 occurred and chemicals leaking from the tank ignited, we checked the flow from initial fire fighting to the arrival of the fire brigade.
Education support activities
■Work experience program
Our Kyoto Plant offers vocational training and internships for students of local schools.
■Experimental classroom for children
At the Fuso Festa, which is aimed predominantly at elementary and junior high school students, participants had the opportunity to perform scientific experiments and engage in activities that convey the mystery and wonder of science.
Support and Donations
We donate books to the Fukuchiyama Municipal Public Library.
We support resource recovery activities at local elementary and middle schools.
In October, 2021, PMP presented Peoria Fire Department with a check for $15,000 so that they could purchase equipment needed, such as hazardous material protection suits and hazardous gas detectors, specifically for dealing with chemical fires, spills and accidents – very much like the type of hazards they may have to deal with if PMP ever had an accident. Peoria Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials Unit is based one kilometer from PMP.
PMP has an outstanding safety record without any lost time accidents for more than nine years. Safety is absolutely PMP’s number one priority, so we decided to help our local fire department.
In addition to this donation, PMP also supported other local organizations and charities this year that focus on the treatment of incurable diseases in children and youth education. PMP is always willing to assist our community in any way possible, and we always strive to be a good and responsible corporate citizen in our local area.