Corporate Social Responsibility

Ebara is committed to contributing to society through cutting-edge products and services and responsible corporate citizenship.

Diversity

Diversity

Respecting Diversity

EBARA Corporation vision for FY2019 is to be a company that maximizes the capabilities of each employee, regardless of gender, nationality, or other factors, and adopts a system that properly rewards the exercise of such capabilities.

Diversity Declaration

  • We create a corporate culture where every individual can utilize their talents and grow to their full potential.
  • We respect different values and create a dynamic corporate culture that facilitates change while promoting business development and contributing to society.
  • We aim to create working environments that celebrate diversity and lead to the evolution and innovation of our business processes.

In order to become a more competitive and sustainable company we encourage the full participation of all employees regardless of gender, nationality, or other characteristics and create a corporate culture where each and every employee can utilize their individual attributes and fulfill their potential.

Our Approach to Diversity

Reform of management’s awareness

We conduct training aimed at Ebara Group Executives and top-level management. In FY2015, we invited an outside expert to conduct training on “Full female engagement as a management strategy”. We are planning a training for 2016 which will cover how to deepen the success of female employees through deeper understanding of each individual’s circumstances and managing in accordance with respect for those circumstances.

Round-tables with “Diversity” as the theme

In FY2015, we held round-tables between the President and employees with “Diversity” as the theme at 3 facilities and 3 branch offices. We had a diverse range of employees all with different backgrounds and working at different locations who shared their honest opinions regarding diversity. We will continue to increase opportunities for a diverse range of employees to share their opinions

Career-support for Women

In FY2014, we changed the format of the system for switching from administrative positions to career-track positions in order to allow candidates to recommend themselves for examination rather than relying on the recommendations of their managers, thereby allowing ambitious employees to exhibit their talents. For employees who passed the test, we held an informational meeting for them to provide follow-up training and support for their new careers.

Development of a more flexible working environment

We are determined to create a work environment where employees at various life stages, whether it is child-rearing or elder care or other life events, can balance private life and work and realize their full potential.

♦ Systems for employees with children (★ indicate more than legal required)
During Pregnancy Morning sickness leave
Leave for maternal health management
(doctor’s appointments, etc.)
After Birth Maternity leave★
Spousal parental leave
During childcare Childcare leave★
Shortened working hours★
Staggered attendance time scheme
Exemption/Limit on overtime
Restriction on night work
Sick/injured childcare leave★
♦ Systems for employees taking care of elders(★ indicate more than legally required)
During eldercare Eldercare leave system★
Eldercare leave
Shortened working hours★
Staggered attendance time scheme
Limit on overtime
Restriction on night work
♦Number of employees using staggered attendance time scheme or shortened working hours
2014 2015 2016
Staggered attendance time scheme Male 30 32 31
Female 16 15 18
Shortened working hours Male 0 0 0
Female 102 125 143
As of April, 2016
Shortened working hours system: An employee may shorten 1 working day at most by 1 hour 45 minutes in 15 minute increments. In the case of childcare this system may be used until the child graduates from elementary school. In the case of eldercare, up to one year in conjunction with the eldercare leave system.

Dynamically Engaging Female Employees

We are aiming to be a company that supports the career paths of female employees who feel a sense of accomplishment and pride through their work and are able to fully utilize their skills.

Women in management/Targets

As of April, 2016, women make up 20.8% of EBARA Corporation. However, women make up 4.8% of management. We aim to raise that to 5% by April, 2017 and 7% by April, 2020. To accomplish this we have set a “General employer action plan”

♦ Number of female employees / female employees in management positions
2014 2015 2016
Total number of employees 4,060 4,106 4,101
Total number of female employees 831 853 857
Number of women in management 42 44 49
Proportion of women in management (%) 3.4 4.0 4.8

Hiring without regard for nationality

We hire diverse employees from all around the world who have passion and dedication and a desire to innovate and contribute to society. A core measure under the personnel and human resource development policy, is the proactive employment of international employees at the EBARA Group.

An international employees’ path of development at EBARA begins with an offer of employment and we provide various kinds of support throughout their career to ensure full engagement.
We are committed to the continued global development of the Group through the globalization of human resources, especially through the hiring of personnel from strategically-important regions, the globalization of domestic employees who work with international employees, and the recruitment of highly-talented and diverse personnel.

♦ Number of international employees at key Group companies
EBR ED EFB ERS EETC EEP EFT EA Total
FY 2016
Total Number of Employees
4,014 217 292 558 456 2,182 200 129 8,048
FY 2016
Number of int'l employees
100 1 0 4 20 2 1 0 128
FY 2015
Number of int'l employees
71 1 1 4 23 2 1 0 103
FY 2014
Number of int'l employees
51 1 1 4 22 0 1 0 80
FY 2013
Number of int'l employees
38 1 1 2 18 0 1 0 61
*As of March 31, 2017
*EBR: EBARA CORPORATION  ED: EBARA DENSAN LTD.  EFB: EBARA FAN & BLOWER CO., LTD  ERS: Ebara Refrigeration Equipment & Systems Co., Ltd.  EETC: Elliott Ebara Turbomachinery Corporation  EEP: Ebara Environmental Plant Co., Ltd.  EFT: EBARA FIELD TECH. CORPORATION  EA: EBARA AGENCY CO., LTD.

Employment of the Disabled

The EBARA Group is working with local communities as well as broader society to increase the proportion of its workforce accounted for by persons with disabilities by promoting vocational independence and creating opportunities for social participation. As a part of these efforts, we established EBARA EARNEST Co., Ltd., a special affiliate company, in FY2012.

♦ Disabled person employment rate (%) at key Group companies
EBR ED EFB ERS EETC EEP EFT EA
FY 2016 2.48 1.09 1.69 0.88 1.99 2.00 1.01 -*
FY 2015 2.30 0.94 -* 0.91 1.77 2.03 1.02 2.35
FY 2014 2.24 0.94 -* 1.03 1.66 1.81 1.08 2.28
FY 2013 1.80 0.50 -* 1.20 1.90 1.80 -* -*
*As of March 31, 2017
*A dash (-) indicates that the company is exempt from the Act for Promotion of Employment of Persons with Disabilities
*EBR: EBARA CORPORATION  ED: EBARA DENSAN LTD.  EFB: EBARA FAN & BLOWER CO., LTD  ERS: Ebara Refrigeration Equipment & Systems Co., Ltd.  EETC: Elliott Ebara Turbomachinery Corporation  EEP: Ebara Environmental Plant Co., Ltd.  EFT: EBARA FIELD TECH. CORPORATION  EA: EBARA AGENCY CO., LTD.

Employment of Seniors

EBARA Group companies in Japan have set 60 as the mandatory retirement age, but we encourage the employment of older workers and have programs to rehire individuals who have special skills, abilities, qualifications or knowledge as well as employees who have highly mature, practical expertise. The engagement of older workers is effective for the passing down of skills and abilities obtained over many years to younger employees. We seek to understand the working style needs of older workers and promote employment in ways that facilitate their individual abilities.

♦ Number of reemployed retirees at key Group companies
EBR ED EFB ERS EETC EEP EFT EA Total
FY 2016
Total Number of Employees
4,014 217 292 558 456 2,182 200 129 8,048
FY 2016
Number of reemployed retirees
341 22 24 49 34 38 5 10 523
FY 2015
Number of reemployed retirees
314 23 9 9 49 174 7 16 601
FY 2014
Number of reemployed retirees
298 24 11 37 37 62 6 2 477
FY 2013
Number of reemployed retirees
305 22 14 46 34 52 6 16 495
*As of March 31, 2017
*EBR: EBARA CORPORATION  ED: EBARA DENSAN LTD.  EFB: EBARA FAN & BLOWER CO., LTD  ERS: Ebara Refrigeration Equipment & Systems Co., Ltd.  EETC: Elliott Ebara Turbomachinery Corporation  EEP: Ebara Environmental Plant Co., Ltd.  EFT: EBARA FIELD TECH. CORPORATION  EA: EBARA AGENCY CO., LTD.