Maintaining Appropriate Working Hours and Encouraging Use of Paid Leave
We strive to protect our employees' health, and create workplaces where our employees can work with peace of mind. As one of our initiatives, we are involved in efforts to ensure that working hours are appropriate. We carry out a variety of initiatives to manage appropriate working hours, for example, sending advisory emails to the managers of employees whose overtime hours exceed a certain threshold. We additionally provide managers training on the topic of promotion of understanding our rules for working hours and appropriate management of working hours. Average monthly overtime per employee in 2021 was 13.5 hours.
In order to foster an environment where it is easy to take paid leave, we use training, our intranet, and other means to ensure that all employees know about and understand our paid leave system, and encourage them to take it. We also encourage employees to take paid leave through such means as adding the number of days of paid leave that must be taken to the paid leave utilization rate list that we distribute periodically to each department. In 2021, the paid leave utilization rate was 78.9%.