Promoting a Work-Life Balance

Group Policy

We are working to put in place the necessary framework to create an ideal working environment in which all Citizen Group employees can strike a balance between their work and private lives.

A Range of Schemes Aimed at Creating Ideal Working Environments

Citizen Holdings, Citizen Watch, and other group companies allow employees to use vacation time in two-hour increments and take other measures with the aim of creating a worker-friendly environment. Shortened working hours for child care is available until children completed the third year of elementary school, and working hours may be reduced by two hours per day so employees can provide nursing care. On other fronts, we have extended the eligibility for our pooled leave scheme, which is designed to support employees looking after and raising children, until the end of junior high school as a means of promoting flexible working.

Employee Usage of Childcare Leave Opportunities
(as of March 31, 2015)

Employee Usage of Childcare Leave Opportunities

Employee Usage of Nursing Care Leave Opportunities
(as of March 31, 2015)

Employee Usage of Nursing Care Leave Opportunities

TOPICS In-House Childcare Facilities: Bakke Nursing Room

The Tohoku Works of Citizen Watch Manufacturing established and operates the Bakke Nursing Room at the worksite. The nursing room was established so fathers and mothers can work nearby their children with a sense of security and with the aim of promoting interest in manufacturing among the children, who can see their parents at work, to foster future generations of Citizen workers. The full complement of five children who attend the nursing room are able to have some degree of interaction with workers, providing positive stimulus for both.