Promoting measures that encourage workplace diversity

Fair personnel management that emphasizes human rights is fundamental to JGC Group. This fairness is reflected in recruitment practices and personnel systems. Diversity and inclusion are also promoted from a belief that respecting diverse lifestyles, motivating all employees, and fostering workplaces where everyone can reach their full potential as dynamic professionals is vital to creating a broad range of value and driving sustained growth.

System and Policies for Accomplishing Diversity

Promoting Employment of People with Disabilities:
Establishment of JGC Parallel Technologies Corporation

Parallel × Technologies

JGC Parallel Technologies Corporation was established in February 2021 to reinforce and stabilize internal employment of individuals with disabilities. The company developed a personnel system which make it easier for people with disabilities to work, and mainly engaged in IT operational support, such as development, operation, maintenance, and administration of Group information systems.

Message from Management

From left: Jun Narikawa, Representative Director and President Kenta Awatani, Senior Executive Vice President

Behind the company name JGC Parallel Technologies Corporation lies our wish to help build a world in which those with and without disabilities can work as equals and apply their skills knowing that they are valuable members of society. Together with Vice President Awatari, who is also a para-athlete, we are offering a fresh take on disabled employment and enhancing the Group's corporate value.

Jun Narikawa, Representative Director and President

System for Athletes with Disabilities

A system supporting athletes with disabilities who are also competitive athletes was introduced in 2018. Through work style flexibility and management by objectives, JGC Group supports athletes with disabilities who are balancing a career with athletic endeavors as they pursue their dreams.

An athlete with a disability who is also a talented athlete

Kenta Awatari
Sport : Para Taekwondo

Works in HR management in the Talent & Organization Development Department.
Started Para Taekwondo in 2017, taking advantage of stamina and leg strength from playing soccer since elementary school. Awarded a silver medal at the Asian Para Taekwondo championships in May 2018.

Work-Life Balance

We have introduced a variety of measures to enable employees to care for their families and raise children, including systems that offer leave of absence, time off, and reduced working hours. Since 2007, JGC has consistently been awarded the "Kurumin Mark" in recognition of its active support of child raising by its employees.

JGC Family Day (A Day when Our Employees' Children visit their Parents' Workplace)

JGC Family Day, a day on which our employees' children visit their parents' workplaces and see them at work, has been held once a year since 2009. In addition to developing their social awareness and sense of work and occupation, the aim of JGC Family Day is to help children gain an understanding of the jobs that their family members perform. The event is held for employees' children in grades 4 to 6 of elementary school.

JGC Summer Time

JGC is implementing a campaign that encourages employees to start work an hour earlier in the morning and go home earlier in the afternoon during the summer months, when it is brighter for longer during the day. By making employees think about the time they leave work, this campaign seeks to create opportunities for each individual to change their thinking about their work style. Together with other initiatives such as "No Overtime Day," JGC Summer Time is proving to be of benefit in promoting worklife balance.

Home Leave for Those Outside of Japan

Quarterly home leave offers nearly two weeks of vacation to employees assigned to overseas environments different from Japan. Supporting employee health and work-life balance, the system in place helps these members take on their over-seas duties refreshed in body and mind.

Rapport Among Younger Employees

Also in place is a rapport system that builds interpersonal networks beyond divisional and corporate boundaries and cultivates diverse perspectives. The rapport system complements on-the-job training by division supervisors and instructors. Younger members of JGC Holdings, JGC, and JGC Japan are grouped under senior employees and supported in a variety of activities that build mutual relationships of trust.

Year-Round Business Casual

Business casual attire is allowed at JGC Holdings, JGC Corporation, and JGC Japan. This policy is aimed at stimulating creativity and more flexible thinking. It is also intended to make workplaces more comfortable.