"Creating Happiness and Harmony in Our Community." This is Lawson's corporate philosophy. It means contributing to our communities and bringing happiness and harmony to both communities and ourselves by embracing the diversity around us and creating products and services that meet the needs of changing environments.
Differences in personal background, including gender, nationality, age, and type of employment, lead to varying perspectives among individuals and within society.
To achieve growth as a member of the global community and enhance our corporate value, we must work with diverse individuals in Japan and around the world.
To spark innovation and increase our corporate value, we are committed to discarding stereotypes and prejudices and maximizing the abilities and potential of all employees, including women and foreign nationals.
This is our understanding of diversity.
Diversity is one of the essential strengths that drive Lawson's growth. We will continue to actively promote and embrace diversity in our workplace and in our communities.
For a corporation to grow continuously, it is essential that employees be able to work to their full potential. We seek to continuously improve employee satisfaction through efforts to enhance working environments. In regular labor-management meetings, we hold in-depth discussions to improve work efficiency and working environments.
In particular, to promote diversity, we have established a committee that discusses related challenges on a regular basis. We hope to see a diversity of employees growing and advancing their careers while bringing new value to Lawson and to themselves. We invite such employees to participate in efforts to improve the corporate environment, including cultural reform and system utilization.
To encourage all employees to think about how to better understand, appreciate, and take advantage of diversity, we hold diversity conferences around the country.
Together, ordinary employees and managers participate in discussions aimed at finding ways to create working environments that are friendly for employees in positions different from their own.
These conferences have been effective in helping management understand important aspects of managing diverse human resources.
Strategically conduct the adoption of non-Japanese employees since 2008, it has already enrolled more than 100 people.
Lawson Will, Inc. was established to employ persons with disabilities (officially registered as a special subsidiary1 on January 31, 2013). Lawson Will has 28 employees with disabilities who perform commissioned work for the Group. These employees currently work in offices, perform light duties in warehouses and stores, contribute to commissioned bakery operations at the Shibaura Kaigan Dori NATURAL LAWSON store in Minato City, Tokyo, and take part in other operations.
The Group hiring ratio of persons with disabilities2 stands at 2.2% (as of February 29, 2016), exceeding the statutory rate.
Offering a work environment and opportunities to persons with disabilities who have the will and capability to work is part of Lawson's corporate mission. We will continue to implement measures to promote diversity within our organization.
|Location||11-2, Osaki 1-chome, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-8643, Japan|
|Established||August 1, 2012|
|Employees||31 (including 28 persons with disabilities)|
|Business activities||Accepts work from other Group companies on commission|
|Number of employees (non-consolidated)1||3,367||3,460||3,591||3,723||3,888|
|(Men/Women)||2,940 / 427||2,999 / 461||3,049 / 542||3,122 / 601||3,286 / 602|
|New graduates hired（Numbers）||58||99||170||129||118|
|(Men/Women)||31 / 27||51 / 48||76 / 94||56 / 73||72 / 46|
|Ratio of women among managers (%)||3.76||4.90||5.60||6.55||7.00|
|Number of employees who took maternity leave||19||14||18||33||16|
|Number of employees who took childcare leave||37||34||32||73||139|
|(Men/Women)||4 / 33||0 / 34||0 / 32||23 / 50||93 / 46|
|Number of employees who used the reduced
working hours for childcare system
|Number of employees who took nursing care leave||1||0||0||0||2|
|Average monthly overtime hours||14.81||9.26||6.86||9.24||9.41|
|Utilization rate of paid vacation (%)||24.99||25.28||29.39||26.74||31.90|
|Average years of service||12.5||12.5||12.3||12.9||12.9|
|(Men/Women)||13.3 / 6.7||13.4 / 6.6||13.4 / 6.3||14.1 / 6.4||14.1 / 7.1|
|Turnover rate (%)||4.9||5.8||6.2||6.9||7.4|
|Percentage of employees with disabilities (%)2||1.85||1.88||2.22||2.20||2.20|