JVCKENWOOD recognizes long working hours as a major problem that could harm the health of employees or even endanger their lives. We are working to eliminate cases of more than 80 hours of overtime work per month as part of our efforts to reduce overall working hours. If employees, including those in management positions, work more than 60 overtime hours, they are asked to complete questionnaires and consult with industrial physicians. We also make improvements to workplace environments to prevent adverse health impacts. Additionally, managers and the Safety and Health Committee monitor the working hours of all employees and provide feedback to workplaces on a monthly basis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home and other telework formats became established as part of the working environment, and JVCKENWOOD encourages its managers to appropriately control the work of their subordinates, including measures to prevent long working hours.
In FY2017, the average JVCKENWOOD employee worked a total of 1,986 hours, which we successfully reduced to 1,893 in FY2021. With the rapid expansion in telework and the ability to log and manage personal computer use, the company is better able to objectively track and manage working hours, using this information to encourage the physical and mental health of all employees.