Realization of an Attractive Workplace
Respecting Workers’ Rights
Upholding the Freedom of Labor Association and Recognizing the Right to Collective Bargaining
Participating in the Global Compact and Supporting Core Labour Standards
Sysmex is a member of the United Nations Global Compact and provides clear notice that it respects the ILO’s Core Labour Standards of the Global Compliance Code. In addition, we uphold the freedom of association and recognize the right to collective bargaining.
All full-time employees of Sysmex Corporation, except those holding managerial posts and some in back-office operations, are members of the Sysmex Union, the in-house labor union. In fiscal 2016, membership accounted for 60.6% of employees. Jinan Sysmex and Sysmex Wuxi in China, Sysmex Thailand, Sysmex Vietnam and HYPHEN BioMed have also formed labor unions that regularly conduct collective bargaining and other activities.
Engaging in Dialogue with Labor Unions at Group Companies
Sysmex Corporation engaged in collective bargaining with the Sysmex Union in April 2016, with labor and management agreeing on measures to prevent overwork and encourage health-enhancing activities.
We held 13 council meetings between labor and management in fiscal 2016, discussing such topics as measures to encourage better health, the management of working hours and welfare systems. Group companies overseas also take part in labor–management dialogue according to conditions in each region.
Employee Opinions Reflected in Management
Sysmex conducts a Corporate Culture Survey of all Group employees every two years, and we analyze replies to questions on over 100 categories to find the organization’s unspoken rules, values and the effectiveness of various measures. This is useful in discovering and resolving the issues surrounding the Group.