Mitsubishi Chemical HoldingsTHE KAITEKI COMPANY

Work-Life Balance

Recognition of Issues and Basic Approach

The Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group emphasizes both the working and personal lives of each and every employee. Accordingly, the Group attaches great importance to working more efficiently in the limited time available for work and to enabling employees to choose how they want to work according to various stages in their lives. We therefore strive to enhance work-life balance support programs, along with promoting initiatives to raise the paid leave utilization rate and reduce the proportion of workers putting in long hours.

Main Activities

The Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group designs and incorporates a variety of programs to develop workplaces that facilitate a good work-life balance.

Enhancing Work-life Balance Support Programs

Operating companies have enhanced a variety of programs to develop workplaces that facilitate a good work-life balance. For example, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation enables employees to choose how they work according to the circumstances of their personal lives, through such programs as childcare leave that can be taken until the child is three years old.

Targets and Results

Target Raise the paid leave utilization rate
Result Fiscal 2013 66.7% rate achieved

Paid leave utilization rate*
Paid leave utilization rate

*Scope of aggregation: Four operating companies (Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation, Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc., and Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.), non-consolidated

Examples of Activities

Fiscal 2013

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation: Initiated program to support the early return of employees from maternity and childcare leave

In anticipation of the medium- and long-term careers of female employees, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation wants female employees to exhibit their pre-leave performance as soon as possible after resuming work following maternity leave or childcare leave and continue to flourish even when facing major life events such as childbirth or the raising of children. With this intent, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation started the Work Resumption Support Program in February 2013. Under the program, managers regularly check with employees about their work status and thoughts on their future career, their physical condition and that of their children, and support for rearing children. Then, together with the Company, they consider how to work to maximize their abilities. Moving forward, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation will create an environment in which women who are expectant mothers or raising children can flourish at work in their own way.

Program to support employees' early return
Program to support employees' early return