NYK Recognized as Parent-friendly Company for a Third Consecutive Term
NYK has been recognized as a parent-friendly company by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for a third consecutive term, previously receiving recognitions in 2007 and 2011.
NYK was recognized for achieving the targets of its third action plan covering the four-year span of April 1, 2011, to March 31, 2015, in accordance with Japan’s Act on Advancement of Measures
to Support Raising Next-generation Children.*
During this period, all female employees giving birth participated in NYK’s child-care leave program. In addition, various support schemes for child-rearing employees were introduced, child-care leave for fathers was promoted, and the amount of overtime was reduced. These achievements were evaluated, and the company was then presented with the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s “kurumin” accreditation recognizing the company as parent-friendly and confirming the company’s measures to support the development of the next generation.
Goals of NYK’s Third Action Plan (Fiscal 2011–2014)
(1) Parental leave by at least five male employees over a period of four years
(2) A parent-friendly work environment in which leave to care for children can easily be taken
(3) Initiatives to improve children's understanding of their parents' workplaces at NYK
NYK understands that enriching employees’ daily lives is essential for good health and spirit, and will thus continue to support a work-life balance through positive child-care measures based on the company’s newly established fourth action plan.
* Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-generation Children.
A law obliging business owners to make it possible for their employees to balance work and child-raising against societal challenges, as evidenced by the declining birthrate. The law requires that business owners cooperate to improve conditions so that the next generation can be born and raised in a healthy environment. The law was recently amended to extend the period of application to March 31, 2025.