We will focus our efforts on the following human rights issues that may arise in the course of our business activities.
Based on our Group Management Philosophy and Basic Quality Policy, we are developing TQM activities from the customer's standpoint to provide safety and security to earn the trust of society.
In FY2017, we completed the transition to a quality management system that complies with the International Standards for Automotive Quality Management Systems (IATF 16949) and integrated it with our business processes.
We will continue to aim to establish the industry's best quality and technology by adapting to the evolution of industry and automotive technology. We will continue to make improvements while pursuing quality that meets customer expectations.
We completed the transition to ISO 9001 (2015 version) and IATF 16949 by February 2020. Based on our quality management system, we will appropriately respond to customer requirements based on the concept of quality first.
To contribute to society, we will continuously improve our systems to improve the quality of our products and services.
In all activities of product planning, design, development, manufacturing, sales and marketing of electronic and mechatronics products such as instruments, consumer products and displays, NS Group executes in accordance with the following matters in order to meet customer requirements and establish the best quality and technology in the industry based on the concept of quality first.
We have positioned "occupational health and safety" as one of the most important issues related to our management base, and are working to eradicate occupational accidents by creating a safe and secure work environment based on the constant awareness of safety among each and every employee.
Based on the "Respect for Human" philosophy of safety, we will realize our management philosophy through our global and diverse business activities, including the development, design, procurement of materials, manufacturing, sales, and quality assurance of products and parts, and through these activities, we will strive to improve and promote continuous and aggressive initiatives for risks and opportunities related to occupational health and safety, with the aim of eliminating occupational accidents.
In particular, we regard occupational health and safety as one of the important issues that form the foundation of our management, and this will lead to the continuous enhancement of safety awareness among each and every employee.
We aim to develop human resources who can play an active role globally, and to create a work-life balance in which each employee can work in a way that meets the needs of the times.
In order to survive in global competition, we conduct education and training for more than 20 programs a year with the aim of fostering "autonomous thought" global human resources who can take the initiative, think and act themselves and respond quickly to changes.
Training by rank and category covers a wide range of areas, including "management skills," "business skills," "communication skills," and "mental health care," and offer training programs that match the careers of our employees. With a large number of overseas companies, we have established a Language Training Center to foster employees with high language skills, such as English and Chinese, and an international sense at an early stage.
We aim to be a company in which all employees maintain a balance between work and family life, and continue to work while demonstrating higher performance with higher motivation. Our goals are to encourage employees to take annual paid holidays, reduce overtime work hours, raise awareness and understanding of the work-life balance system, maintain the ratio of women hired at 10% or more, and encourage men to take childcare leave or shorten working hours for childcare.
As part of these efforts, we have certified companies that promote the creation of a work environment that enables employees to balance work with family care and childcare.
We are registered as a Happy Partner Company, a unique initiative supported by Niigata Prefecture. In addition, we are promoting the further advancement of women, and in fiscal 2021, we were certified "Eruboshi" as being at the third stage. " Eruboshi " is a certification mark that is issued to companies that are excellent in terms of the status of the promotion of women's advancement.
With no sign of an end to the spread of COVID-19, we are searching for ways of working that suit the current era and are promoting reforms.
Taking into account the challenges we have faced in the past, such as the promotion of activities by women and young employees, and the new challenges faced by the COVID-19 crisis, such as working arrangements regardless of location or time, we are undertaking a variety of initiatives based on the recognition that an environment in which employees can challenge and grow, and an environment in which they can work with peace of mind, are necessary.
■Reform of personnel evaluation system → Encourage and evaluation of "Challenges"
■Accelerate promotion of women to managerial positions → Target 3.5% (2023)
■ Institutionalization of telework → Target percentage at home 30%
■Raising the applicable age for shortened working hours for childcare → from 3 years old to under 12 years old
■New ideas contest → Development by younger employees
Young development members of the new idea contest
Telepre was developed by young members and they received TV coverage.
We are promoting the creation of a work environment that accepts diverse work styles by deepening understanding of work-life balance throughout the workplace. In particular, we have established a variety of systems to create a comfortable working environment for employees at various stages of their lives, including pregnancy, childbirth, childcare, and nursing care.
In fiscal year 2021, we launched an in-house job posting system to support employees' careers by making use of the experience and knowledge they have gained in the company to take on new challenges.
In fiscal year 2021, the first year of the program, 11 employees were transferred to new workplaces. The Challenge Teams Member, which is responsible for cross-organizational projects without transferring personnel to other workplaces, carried out activities on three themes, totaling 16 persons.
Nippon Seiki Group holds business idea contests to encourage employees to voluntarily create new business ideas, to revitalize the workplace, and to enhance the sense of participation in management and to contribute to the sustainable development of the Group.
The business idea contests had been held five times (three times at the head office and two times at Nissei Service Co., Ltd. and N S Computer Service Co., Ltd.), and the program has been commercialized by N S Computer Service Co., Ltd.