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First-time "Eruboshi" Certification (Two Stars) Acquired as an Excellent Company in Promoting Female Participation and Advancement in the Workplace

Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (President Kenji Nagata; hereinafter "TNSC"), a Japanese industrial gas business company in the Nippon Sanso Holdings Group, received a Two Star rating for the first time under the "Eruboshi" Certification system based on the Act on Promotion of Female Participation and Advancement in the Workplace.

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"Eruboshi" Certification is granted by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare to companies that have formulated a general employer action plan based on the Act on the Promotion of Female Participation and Advancement in the Workplace and have satisfied certain requirements, including exhibiting outstanding progress in efforts to promote female participation and advancement. This time, we earned Two Stars, the second of the three levels of certification, in recognition of having satisfied the criteria in terms of the three items of "continual employment," "work styles including working hours," and "diverse career tracks."

We have implemented various initiatives so far to improve work practices and provide diverse career development opportunities. Specifically, they include the introduction of flextime and telework systems to support employees in childcare and nursing care, a special leave system for life planning such as fertilization treatment, a system that allows employees to take paid leave by the hour, a system to convert contract workers to permanent staff, and a system for change in the type of job for career building. We will continue to promote efforts to create an environment in which both male and female employees can work with vigor and enthusiasm and reach their full potential, thereby contributing to the development of all industries and the resolution of social issues.



Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation