Sysmex Corporation has introduced diverse programs to provide family support, from pre-natal care to child-rearing. These programs include leave for fertility treatment or morning sickness, a spouse’s childbirth, and nursing children. When child care leave expires upon the employees' child turning two years of age, employees are entitled to the reduced working hours program and the work-from-home program, until the child enters junior high school. To support employees returning to work after childcare leave, we hold seminars for them before they go back to work. We also deliver newsletters for employees on childcare leave to keep them informed of work issues.
We have set the rate of childcare leave taken by male employees as a sustainability target and have implemented measures to boost this rate. During fiscal 2020, we hosted a seminar titled “Supporting a Balance between Work and Child-Rearing: Parenting Seminar for Dads” led by a guest lecturer. We also published a guidebook to male employees presenting the parenting programs available.
Technopark, our R&D site, has an in-house daycare center called Sysmex Kids Park. It is also available for temporary use when employees’ spouses work part-time, children’s guardians are sick, or employees’ family members are unable to look after children because of a funeral.
We have received the next-generation support certification logo (nicknamed Kurumin*) as a “company that supports child-rearing” from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
- Based on the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children, companies that formulate business plans as general business operators, meet the targets designated by such plans, and satisfy certain standards may receive Kurumin certification as “companies that support child-rearing” from the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare.