May 31, 2016
Sumitomo Corporation is certified as an "Eruboshi" company on the basis of the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace.
Sumitomo Corporation (Head Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Kuniharu Nakamura; hereinafter “SC”) was granted “Eruboshi” company certification by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare.
The “Eruboshi” company certification is a recognition system established along with the enforcement of the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace on April 1, 2016 in recognition of its effort to promote the active involvement of female employees. “Eruboshi” company certification has 3 classes based on the number of items which bear criteria and SC obtained the second-highest class certification.
Promoting active involvement of female employees in business is one of SC’s important management strategies, and SC is supporting these efforts through various measures. Aware of the support required for achieving a satisfying work-life balance, Sumitomo Corporation has introduced programs to encourage employees to work vibrantly and positively following maternity and childcare leave in addition to the systems of support that exceed requirements under the Child Care and Family Care Leave Law and related laws. For example, SC established the Triton Sukusuku Square in-house daycare center to provide childcare services for SC Group employees, distributed a handbook that supports the achievement of balancing a professional career and childcare, and introduced a program that supports employees who only take their children with them while working overseas.