Efforts for Diversity

Promoting more active roles for women in the workplace

An employee organizes a team as the team leader.

Aichi Steel considers the promotion of diversity to be an important part of its management strategy. As part of creating a more comfortable environment for women, we are strengthening measures to promote more active roles for women and have established a system for this. We have begun to proactively hire more female employees, setting goals for the percentage of female hires among regular university hires. We also run seminars aiming to spread understanding of how to promote active roles for women, as well as career design training for female employees and their bosses. In this way, we are advancing initiatives to support women in developing their skills.

Percentage of managers who are women
1% (3 women)

Percentage of new graduates hired who are women
18%(15 women)

Childcare and nursing care support system

We have established the Nice Family System to support employees with childcare and nursing care, so that employees can choose to work in a way that matches their life stage. We are advancing the creation of a work environment in which employees can easily balance work and family.

Usage of the Nice Family System

Fiscal year2012201320142015 2016
Child care leave
91058 6
Shorter work hours
45106 10
Others 2 1 2 3 1


Childcare support system

  • Childcare leave
  • Childcare special leave
  • Shorter work hours
  • Overtime work exemption for childcare
  • Nighttime work restriction for childcare
  • Reemployment system

Nursing support system

  • Nursing care leave
  • Nursing care special leave
  • Staggered work hours for nursing care (not applicable to flextime workers)
  • Overtime work exemption for nursing care
  • Nighttime work restriction for nursing care
  • Reemployment system

Promoting employment of the people with disabilities

We have employees with disabilities working in various positions in our manufacturing and administrative divisions. To ensure they are assigned to workplaces that suit their individual capabilities, we are encouraging more workplaces to be open to employing people with disabilities, and welcome them to visit prospective workplaces for orientation. We are also providing a range of support to employees with disabilities to help them continue working at Aichi Steel. We continue our efforts to develop workplaces in which all employees can enjoy working together.

Employment of people with disabilities

Fiscal year20122013201420152016
Employees with
disabilities (persons)
Employment rate (%)
Achievement status
of the statutory
employment rate (%)

In-house seminar on work support measures for employees with intellectual disabilities
In addition to providing the knowledge required for working at Aichi Steel, these seminars are a good opportunity for people with disabilities to meet with other work colleagues with disabilities.

Post-retirement reemployment system

Using technologies developed over many years, we are encouraging employees to pass on guidance and training to younger generations.

We have in place a Nice Senior System, which allows employees who are willing to work after retirement to continue working until they begin receiving their pensions. These employees contribute their advanced skills while working to pass on their skills and offer guidance to younger employees. We are also implementing other measures to make Aichi Steel a great place for older workers, including the creation of work environments friendlier to senior employees and the reevaluation of compensation.

Registrants for the Nice Senior System

Fiscal year20122013201420152016
Nice Seniors

Those who are reemployed between the ages of 60 and 64 (as of the end of each fiscal year)