Basic Approach to Human Rights
Relationship with the Labor Union
Initiatives to Prevent Harassment
In June 2015, Citizen Holdings, Citizen Watch, and Citizen Business Expert Co., Ltd., established regulations related to the prevention of sexual harassment and power harassment, which have become major social issues. In conjunction with the establishment of these regulations, we invited Yasuo Mikami, an attorney, to conduct a seminar on harassment prevention at our offices in September 2015. This seminar served as a way to raise employee understanding and awareness of harassment as well as to ensure compliance with in-house regulations. The seminar targeted management personnel who held a position above section head and shared practical and specific details on harassment, focusing primarily on situations during day-to-day work where harassment often occurs. In doing so, the seminar provided our management personnel with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of harassment prevention and in-house regulations.
Going forward, we will continue to make efforts to establish a healthy work environment by further enhancing employee understanding toward harassment prevention and thoroughly enforcing in-house regulations.
People-Friendly Corporate Management
The Citizen Group has made a swift entrance into Thailand, with several production bases already established. We position the country as a primary location for its manufacturing bases following China.
In 2001, Keiichi Nakajima, the current president of Citizen Machinery, set up Citizen Machinery Asia Co., Ltd., with only three employees. At a time when most companies considered local hiring to be only for the purpose of providing manpower, Mr. Nakajima respected and valued his employees as important business partners. Due to the success of that approach, Citizen Machinery Asia became a model for Japanese companies’ entrance into Thailand and was publicly honored by the country’s king.
Carrying on this tradition of respecting and valuing employees, we hold regular events to communicate to our employees the excitement and importance of working together as a team as well as to encourage them to act independently.
An Invigorating Work Environment
Citizen Watch Goodrington listens carefully to the opinions of its employees. With the aim of becoming even more competitive company that works hand-in-hand with its employees, we are strengthening our communication with labor unions. In addition, we are making efforts to establish a work environment where employees can voice their opinions and suggestions at any time, not just during deliberations on important projects. The content of these efforts is shared between the company and labor unions.
Furthermore, we are enhancing our employee welfare programs and taking initiatives to deepen exchange among employees by holding athletic meets and basketball tournaments.
In these ways, we are focusing our efforts on establishing a welcoming work environment where employees can better understand each other and carry out their duties with peace of mind.
MCLG Receives Certification As AA Rank Labor-Management Relations Company
Guangzhou Most Crown Electronics Ltd.
Guangzhou Most Crown Electronics Ltd. (MCLG) received certification as a Guangzhou AA rank labor-management relations company from the city of Guangzhou in April 2012. In May, company executives and labor union members conducted a ceremony to unveil the certification plate. This certification is a source of pride for MCLG employees and will spur further efforts to develop labor-management relations based on standards, fairness, and harmony.
Certification plate unveiling ceremony