• Source : Press Release
  • Date : 2021-10-06
  • Companies : Tosoh Corp.

Tosoh Acquires Certification in Recognition of Exceptional Support for Work-Life Balance and Childcare

Tokyo, Japan—Tosoh Corporation has been awarded Platinum Kurumin certification by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Per Japan’s Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children, the Ministry accredits companies that have formulated and successfully implemented action plans to improve the work environment for employees to enable them to balance career and child-rearing activities. Companies must achieve the goals outlined in their action plans and meet other standards to qualify for certification. Platinum Kurumin certified companies have demonstrated progress in introducing and utilizing systems that support work-life balance and are regarded as having implemented initiatives of a higher standard.

Tosoh’s action plan incorporates initiatives such as promoting work-life balance, career opportunities for women, the participation of male employees in childcare, and health management. To this end, the company has executed initiatives to reduce overtime and promote annual leave. This includes partially subsidized childcare and paternity leave for male employees. Due to these activities and others, Tosoh has also earned recognition under the Health & Productivity Management Organization established by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Tosoh’s CSR program places importance on diversity and creating comfortable workspaces. The company is striving toward the realization of work-life balance through improvements to its workplace environment that will allow employees of diverse backgrounds to continue to derive satisfaction from their careers.


Who We Are

Tosoh Corporation is the parent of the Tosoh Group, which comprises over 100 companies worldwide and a multiethnic workforce of over 12,000 people. It generated net sales of ¥732.9 billion (US$6.9 billion at the average rate of ¥106.1 to the US dollar) in fiscal 2021, ended March 31, 2021.

What We Do

Tosoh is one of the largest chlor-alkali manufacturers in Asia. The company supplies the plastic resins and an array of the basic chemicals that support modern life. Tosoh’s petrochemical operations supply ethylene, polyethylene, and functional polymers, while its advanced materials business serves the global semiconductor, display, and solar industries. Tosoh has also pioneered sophisticated bioscience systems that are used for the monitoring of life-threatening diseases. In addition, Tosoh demonstrates its commitment to a sustainable future in part by manufacturing a variety of eco-products.

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