Toyota Tsusho Introduces Telecommuting for All Employees
-Program will expand work-style options and support productivity-

Toyota Tsusho Corporation ("Toyota Tsusho") announces it will introduce a telecommuting program from April 1, 2017 for all full-time employees. The new program will expand work-style options to support employees in both raising their performance while achieving personal goals through self-improvement, providing childcare, nursing care, and other activities meeting their lifestyle needs. The program will also enhance productivity by reducing the physical and mental stress of commuting and allowing employees to work efficiently from home.

1. Background

Toyota Tsusho is promoting diversity and inclusion as part of an overall management strategy to respect differences in gender, age, nationalities, and other personal attributes and effectively utilize these differences for a better company. In 2006, Toyota Tsusho set a Diversity Development Group and began a series of new initiatives to encourage more active roles for female employees and enhance employees' work-life balance. In FY2015, the company started a telecommuting pilot program as part of reforms to work styles. The pilot program’s positive results have led to its full-scale introduction.

2. Purpose

The program's purpose is to raise productivity by providing flexible work-style options in which employees can perform at high levels, including employees with working time restrictions.

3. Program Overview

Employees who have worked at the company for at least four years are eligible for the program (employees seconded from other companies and temporary dispatch employees are not eligible). Employees can work their working hours at home between the hours of 5:00 and 22:00. *De facto working hours sysytem.

4. Examples

・Employees creating documentation or involved in other focused project work can do the work from home.

・Employees can eliminate their commute times and use that time for childcare, nursing, housework, and other personal activities while also completing their full-time work duties.

Toyota Tsusho will continue to promote telecommuting and other work-style reforms to enable employees to work longer careers in a flexible manner.

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