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Initiatives Promoting the Employment of People with Disabilities

Initiatives Promoting the Employment of People with Disabilities

Through the employment of people with disabilities, we promote diversity and inclusion.

Furukawa Electric established special subsidiary Furukawa New Leaf in fiscal 2004 to create an environment where more people with disabilities are able to work in a better setting, provide a place for them in society so that they are able secure stability and peace of mind, and develop independent workers who follow rules and actively participate in society.

The subsidiary employs 43 people with disabilities at three locations. They engage in cleaning and electric wire disassembly. Furukawa New Leaf is proactively contributing to the community, focusing on recruitment and training and increasing the number of jobs it provides by introducing new businesses.

Employment rate of people with disabilities (%)

Introduction to Furukawa New Leaf

Company outline

Company name Furukawa New Leaf Co., Ltd.
Capital 10 million yen (fully owned subsidiary of Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.)
Established May 26, 2004
Business Consigned cleaning of plant premises, dormitories and other activities
Representative Shigeru Endo, President & Representative Director

Employees with disabilities

  • Average age of employees: 33.4 (as of November 30, 2020)
  • Average years of service: 9.9 years (as of November 30, 2020)

For inquiries about job opportunities at Furukawa New Leaf, call any of the branch offices.

Plants

Hiratsuka Branch Office

Address 5-1-9 Higashiyawata, Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa 254-0016 (within Furukawa Electric's Hiratsuka Plant)
TEL 0463-24-8001
FAX 0463-24-8002

Chiba Branch Office

Address 6 Yawata-kaigan-dori, Ichihara-shi, Chiba 290-8555 (within Furukawa Electric's Chiba Plant)
TEL 0436-42-1826
FAX 0436-42-1840

Mie Branch Office

Address 20-16 Nobono-cho, Kameyama-shi, Mie 519-0292 (within Furukawa Electric's Mie Plant)
TEL/FAX 0595-85-2659
  • We prioritize safety and health with the goal of completely preventing accidents and disease.

    We prioritize safety and health with the goal of completely preventing accidents and disease.

  • We move around by bicycle when working at large sites.

    We move around by bicycle when working at large sites.

Daily efforts

  1. Considerations for safety and health
  2. Cooperative sharing of medical check-up results with guardians/supporting organizations
  3. Promotion of speaking with employees to detect changes
  4. Understanding the changes experienced by individual employees through meetings in morning, during the day and at the end of the day, and daily work reports, and acting promptly to ensure employee safety and health
  5. Evaluation and follow-up activities for basic actions and fundamental work using a skill map
  6. Setting individual goals and reflecting on results
  7. Introduction of performance review meetings
  8. Interviews with individual guardians
  9. Cooperation with employment and livelihood support centers to assist persons with disabilities
  10. Welcoming visitors (students and teachers) from schools for students with disabilities and special schools nearby to contribute to the community
  11. Participation in the Abilympics, the vocational skills competition for people with disabilities
  • An employee participating in the Abilympics

    An employee participating in the Abilympics

Business description

  • Cleaning plants, dormitories for single employees, and for affiliates of the Furukawa Electric Group
  • Cleaning full body safety harnesses
  • Electric wire disassembly and document shredding
  • Other
  • Cleaning under Japanese plum trees in the business office site

  • Cleaning windows at the office

Comments from a senior employee and an instructor

Comment from the senior

I joined Furukawa New Leaf on April 1, 2019. As a cleaner, you have to learn many things and use different tools for the different places that are cleaned. Although it is a hard job, I am very happy after cleaning. I would like to be capable of doing more to please people. I can buy books about trains, my favorite, with my wage and talk to the employees more senior than I. It is very nice.

Comment from the instructor

  • The employees ride bicycles to worksites while ensuring they are safe within the plants, where there are many trucks and forklifts. You are not allowed to go to a worksite if you do not observe traffic rules and other regulations. Safety comes first.
  • The photo shows employees who are sorting fruit. They remove foreign matter so that only good quality fruit is delivered to customers. Customers will complain if there is any foreign matter in their shipments. This is why employees work carefully in the sorting process.

Benefit package

  • The company-run resort house, contracted resort houses around Japan, and company cafeterias
  • A variety of events such as a friendly bowling competition and a party on the last working day of the year
  • Company cafeteria in the Chiba Plant

  • Company cafeteria in the Mie Plant

  • Friendly bowling competition

  • Kinugawa-so, the company-run resort house

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