Human Resource Development and Work Environment

Mutual Respect and Care Initiatives

Basic Approach

“Respect” is one of the fundamental values within the Nitta Group Mission and is put into practice through the principle of “respecting and valuing all people, leading to beneficial contributions to society and the global environment.” In addition, the Nitta Group has incorporated the following provisions into its Code of Conduct and Action Statement, and it seeks to ensure they are put into action by fostering widespread awareness of them amongst employees and other relevant stakeholders.

Mutual Respect and a Comfortable Working Environment

We respect the diversity, personalities, and individuality of our staff and strive to build a work environment that is comfortable and takes safety, as well as physical and mental health, into consideration.

  • 4-1 We join forces as a team, recognizing each other as colleagues, without discriminating by nationality, race, gender, age, educational background, college affiliation, or position, to attain a working environment in which the abilities, ambition and cooperation of each individual is valued.
  • 4-2 We respect the human rights, personalities, and individuality of every member of our staff.
  • 4-3 We take thorough measures to eliminate harassment from the workplace, including behavior that discomforts others, hurts their dignity, puts them at a disadvantage, or is seen as a threat, and will strive to create a workplace where people can work with confidence.
  • 4-4 We do not engage in activity within the company to encourage others to join a political or religious movement.
  • 4-5 We work to secure a workplace environment that is hygienic, safe, and easy to work in.
Working in Cooperation with International Society

As we develop our business activity globally, we will respect human rights and international regulations, take both the culture and practices of nations/regions and stakeholder interests into consideration, and contribute to the development of the local nation/region’s economy.

  • 7-1 We not only comply with international regulations and local laws, but also establish cooperation and trusting relationships with local companies when conducting corporate activities wherever of the world.
  • 7-2 We respect human rights and never discriminate based on nationality, race, gender, religion, and so on.
  • 7-3 We do not engage in illegal work practices such as child labor and forced labor, and do not allow our partners to engage in such practices.
Human Resource Development Policy

Based on the principle that human resources are a company’s greatest asset, Nitta fosters personnel who can implement the actions stated in the Nitta Group Mission.
With our understanding that human resource development begins at the hiring stage and in accordance with the Nitta Group Code of Conduct and the Action Statement, we hire people who we feel have the qualities required of a Nitta employee, regardless of their gender or nationality, or whether they are new university graduates or in mid-career. This allows us to achieve diversity in our workforce, and we appropriately and effectively train employees so that they can maximize their unique capabilities.
For example, to achieve the management targets we set in our medium- to long-term business plan and other plans, we foster employees through the Nitta Human Resource Development Program while also respecting each employee’s individuality and autonomy. The program provides challenging opportunities to employees eager to learn, such as training at overseas Nitta bases or learning English at a language school. As we gain an understanding of employees’ aptitudes and capabilities, we hold group training that strengthens our human capital base and that prepares employees for upper management positions.

Work Environment Policies

For our company to continue growing amidst the changes going on in the world around us, it is important that we build a workplace where employees can do their jobs in good health, peace of mind, and with motivation.
To this end, the Nitta Group aims to achieve three types of health (healthy body, healthy mind, healthy work environment), which it is pursuing under the Nitta Health Management Declaration. For example, we are implementing measures to make facilities barrier-free, support employees in childcare and nursing care, eliminate excessive work, prevent all types of workplace harassment, and maintain and improve employees’ mental and physical health.

Human Resource Development

Human resource cultivation is carried out under the Nitta Human Resource Development Program.
The program consists of the Career Development Program and the Training Tower Program.

  1. 1.Career Development Program This self-development program is undertaken independently and autonomously by employees. It provides a range of learning opportunities to all employees through methods such as distance learning and e-learning.  Management
    → Leadership, fostering employees, feedback
    Business skills
    → Logical thinking, accounting, computer skills
    → Report/contact/consult, communicative skill, presentation
    → Global mindset, second language skills, global awareness
    Work-life balance
    → Mindfulness, dealing with stress, financial planning
  2. 2.Training Tower Program This career development program provides participants with a variety of opportunities for skills development. It is conducted through group training divided by job level and topic. (See diagram below.)

Workplace Vitality-Focused Initiatives

Based on the principle that human resources are a company’s greatest assets, Nitta seeks to foster personnel capable of flexibly adapting to change and to provide a work environment where employees feel a shared sense of pride and joy in what they do.
An employee leave system that provides time off for childcare, family care, birthdays, and special incentives has been instituted to create a more employee-friendly work environment.
Nitta is also committed to ensuring that the employee-friendly character of its workplaces extends equally to employees with disabilities and, thus, promotes the incorporation of barrier-free designs in its plants.

Creating an Employee-Friendly, Safety-First Work Environment

In January 2004, Nitta acquired occupational health and safety management system certification (OHSAS 18001). In order to provide employees with a safe and accommodating work environment, Nitta conducts risk assessments at each of its business sites, establishes targets, and institutes a variety of activities and initiatives intended to influence the behavior of employees company-wide, all as part of ongoing efforts to achieve danger-free workplaces. In 2007, automated external defibrillators (AEDs) were installed in Nitta offices and plants, and employees were provided with instruction in their use.

Promoting Diversity

We strongly believe that expanding employee diversity is indispensable for us in entering new business fields, accelerating new product development, and achieving further globalization of the Nitta Group.
In accordance with this belief, rather than hiring and promoting people based on their gender, nationality, employment status, or their physical ability, we focus on people who we feel have the qualities required of a Nitta employee.
Part of this is our ongoing hiring of people mid-career.

Official Ratio of Mid-Career Hires Based on Japan’s Act on Comprehensive Promotion of Labor Measures

Fiscal 2018 Fiscal 2019 Fiscal 2020
Mid-career hires as % of regular employees 58% 51% 37%

Date released: November 19, 2021

Promoting Advancement of Women

In compliance with Japan’s Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace and the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children, Nitta has formulated a general employers action plan. This action plan is listed in the Database of Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace, part of the website of Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.