Prohibition of harassment
We respect the human rights of all and work hard to create a workplace free of discrimination against sex, age, disability, or other status where the dignity of individuals is not violated. Cosel’s Standards for Voluntary Actions specify that “we will never commit sexual harassment in any way” and “we will never engage in any behavior outside the proper scope of business that slanders the personality or violates the dignity of the person or commit harassment (power harassment) by taking advantage of a superior position of power.
We offer all employees anti-harassment education to raise awareness about harassment in the annual compliance education program.
Contact points for consultation
At Cosel, we have established contact points that receive consultations on whether or not certain behavior violates laws and regulations and on reports from employees to give them advice and solve problems. In addition, our internal rules and regulations specify that reporters should not receive any disadvantageous treatment and any information given by them should be kept confidential.
We will work hard to strengthen our reporting system by notifying all employees of the contact points for reporting and improving advisors’ skills.
We have introduced the following leave systems to promote employees’ work-life balance.
Family care leave
Employees caring for a family member in need of nursing care are allowed to obtain family care leave in accordance with the terms and conditions of the system.
Promotion of use of planned paid leave
We encourage our employees to take paid leave by requiring them to take 2 days’ paid leave out of their annual paid leave entitlement on a semiannual basis as specified by our internal rules.
We hope our employees can achieve a good balance between work and family life, work on self-development, and refresh themselves by working efficiently, communicating with their superiors and colleagues, and taking leave in a planned manner.
Employees are allowed to take “refreshment leave days” in the milestone year of their service with Cosel depending on length of their service to refresh their bodies and minds (recognition of service, maintenance and enhancement of health, and improvement of family life.)
Consideration for working hours
We employ a flextime system so that our employees can work efficiently while balancing their work and personal lives.
Designation of the no-overtime-work day
We have designated Wednesdays as no-overtime-work days to encourage our employees to make time for hobbies, after-work lessons, and spending time with family by leaving the office without working overtime.
Industrial health and safety
In accordance with the Industrial Safety and Health Act, we have established a Safety and Health Committee at every domestic plants (in Japan) to engage in activities relating to safety and health. Committee members are recruited from each department and make efforts to solve problems relating to safety and health such as disaster prevention, the improvement of work environments, and the correction and improvement of issues relating to health and hygiene.
Safety and Health Committee carries out safety and health patrols. When finding a nonconformity , the committee issues a nonconformity report and requires corrective actions. Thus we are preventing accidents from occurring at our all sites.
Number of industrial accidents
Excessive workloads such as extremely long working hours may exacerbate health problems such as cerebrovascular disease and cardiac disease.
At Cosel, employees who exceed the limit of overtime work (those whose average monthly overtime hours for the last 2 months exceed 70 hours and those who work more than 100 hours of overtime in a month) are required to consult an industrial physician, and those whose average monthly overtime hours for the last 2 months exceed 45 hours can consult an industrial physician by making an application.
We are making these efforts to prevent health problems caused by work.
Purpose of Company Newsletters
Newsletter Committee is playing a central role in issuing Company Newsletters twice a year, hoping that everyone provides topics of conversation and serves as lubricant, making Cosel a company that everybody feels fortunate to be a part of.
Our newsletters cover a wide range of topics including ones related to our workplaces, club activities and hobbies which employees are proud of.
Every issue of our newsletter provides enjoyable topics, sometimes revealing our colleague' hidden talents and sometimes showing us hidden less pretentious side of our usually naggish bosses.
Cultivation of self-development skills
As a work on human resource development, we have established a system to support every employee in their self-development based on our education philosophy and policy. Our management philosophy specifies that “We develop human resources with the ability to conduct quality control, advanced technical skills, and good personalities that serve as an engine for business expansion based on our educational policy.” We have established the following basic educational policy.
- Revitalize the workplace.
- Enhance leadership.
- Absorb required knowledge and techniques and improve skills.
- Develop skills to operate and maintain an appropriate quality system.
- Recognize the necessity of the environmental management system and develop skills to operate and maintain it.
Employees take various educational courses to achieve the basic educational policy goals and develop their personality and skills while challenging each other.
Category/System of education by level
- Career Training
An opportunity of reflecting on ourselves to lead to take a step for action in order to cultivate our future
- Education to develop business development capabilities
Training for expert and operational knowledge as well as technical skills needed for business development
- Management leadership power training education
Leadership training to improve abilities to implement organizational activities, develop strategies, plan and develop business and identify challenges with a view of cultivating future management
- Organization/human being upbringing education
Improvement of loyalty and motivation at both individual and team levels. Also cover basic business protocols including ethics and moral.
- Quality control training
7 QC tools, New 7 QC tools, Statistical Quality Control, Reliability, Experimental design method, etc.
Along with above, cultivating abilities by taking seminars held by Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers, Toyama Association of Corporate Executives, and so on.
Promoting correspondence courses
We provide all employees with the “Guidebook for Correspondence Courses” every year and they take the courses voluntarily.
We support all amount on the expense of this education.