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Developing and Utilizing Diverse Human Resources

In order to maximize the potential of our human resources in supporting global business expansion, Tokio Marine Group is working to develop human resources who bring forth a positive cycle of growth and performance/work and life with a focus on expertise, diversity and a global perspective. Management relating to the development and utilization of human resources throughout the Group is controlled by the Group CHRO (Group Chief Human Resources Officer). The implementation status is monitored via the Board of Directors and Management Meetings of respective Group companies.

Diversity Policy
Tokio Marine Group believes the power of its people is the driving force for realizing its vision of becoming a “Good Company.” For the insurance business, which is said to be a “people’s business,” the people involved and the trust created by those people are the source of our competitive advantage. We will promote diversity on a global basis to maximize the potential and facilitate the active participation of some 40,000 employees worldwide regardless of gender, age, nationality or disability, and strengthen our competitive advantage.

Tokio Marine & Nichido Diversity and Inclusion Promotion System

Relation between written content and SDGs
Relevant goal Relevant target Description of related content
5. Gender equality 5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere
5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in economic life
Utilizing Diverse Human Resources
8. Decent work and economic growth 8.5 Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value All content in general

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Fair and Honest Personnel Affairs

Tokio Marine Group aims to enhance employee motivation by promoting a transparent and fair personnel system. The Group also endeavors to realize a corporate culture in which all employees respect human rights through various initiatives such as human rights training.

Fair and Honest Personnel Affairs

Tokio Marine Group conducts transparent and fair personnel affairs and works to enhance employees’ job satisfaction and motivation. Moreover, we respond to changes in the environment and ensure appropriate management of personnel and labor risks. Through these initiatives, we strive to increase productivity and corporate value.

Raising Employee Satisfaction Levels

Tokio Marine Group has created a group-wide platform for the implementation of a Group employee attitude survey once each year at each company. In fiscal 2016, the survey was given to 4,660 employees in 12 companies with individual companies such as Tokio Marine & Nichido and Tokio Marine & Nichido Life conducting identical initiatives. Although employee satisfaction levels were high on the whole throughout the Group, we are aiming to further boost employee satisfaction by having each company regularly gather the opinions of its employees, use them when looking into general management and personnel policies and provide feedback related to organizational management.

Sound Labor-Management Relations

In Tokio Marine Group, Tokio Marine & Nichido and other Group companies conduct good-faith negotiations and consultations with labor unions on a wide range of topics, from payroll and human resources systems and occupational health and safety to management policies, to maintain and improve the sound development of the company and the working conditions of union members.

Development of Human Resources

Tokio Marine Group believes harnessing the power of its people to be indispensable to become a “Good Company.” The Tokio Marine Group Spirit has been built up by overcoming numerous adversities and constantly taking on challenges since our earliest days that focus on the five areas of taking on challenges, openness and dynamism, customer orientation, social contribution (contribute to society and people) and a global perspective, which form the basis of human resources development. We provide various opportunities to foster a corporate culture in which each employee can embrace change and constantly continue to grow.

Aiming to be the Most Successful Company in Japan Where People Can Grow and Develop

For Tokio Marine Group, people and the trust built up by those people are the source of all our competitiveness, and thus human resources development is an extremely important theme. Each Tokio Marine Group company is building skill development programs and personnel systems appropriate for the characteristics of their respective businesses based on the Tokio Marine Group Spirit. As an example, Tokio Marine & Nichido aims to be the most successful company in Japan where people can grow and develop in order to become a company which provides customers with a sense of security, is selected by customers and constantly grows, as stated in its mid-term business plan. We are also creating a framework within our corporate systems that supports self-help in order to meet the idea that each employee has the desire to grow.

Specifically, Tokio Marine & Nichido regularly conducts interviews between supervisors and their subordinates so that each employee can realize his or her own career vision. In the interviews, employees share what they want to become and their strengths and weaknesses, and challenging roles are assigned that lead to the growth of respective subordinates.

The year-round dialogue between supervisors and subordinates concerning on-the-job training (OJT), off-the-job training (Off-JT) and planned self-development efforts seeks to enhance each employee’s competencies (in behavior and thinking).

In addition to a wide range of correspondence-based training activities, including Rank-Specific Training, Stage-Specific Training, Optional Training, Specialization Training and e-Learning services, the company actively sends young employees to short-term overseas training programs and to business schools and law schools in Japan and abroad, universities in non-English-speaking countries and other institutions to develop personnel who possess a broad perspective, international sensibilities and a high degree of specialized knowledge. Tokio Marine & Nichido also works to enhance the career development of employees of Group member companies overseas through efforts including group training in their own countries and in Japan.

Human Resources Development Cycle (Tokio Marine & Nichido)

Framework for Year-Round Human Resources Development : OJT Off-JT・Self-development / March-April Human resources development meeting / April-May Share organizational vision First interview of fiscal year/ June Self-assessments / August-December Human resources development meeting / October Evaluation of competencies / October-November Interim interviews / As required Revision of goals subsequent to interim interviews / December-January Feedback on results of multifaceted observations / February- April Promotion Appointment of leader class / February- April Review interviews / March-April Evaluation of competenciesand results / June Competencies andresults Feedback

Job Request System

Tokio Marine & Nichido provides employees with opportunities to choose their jobs to realize their own career vision. The company has introduced the Job Request System to support employees in building their careers and to help strengthen the independence of employees based on choice and self-responsibility. It is a key personnel system for maintaining and expanding the energy of employees by allowing them to apply for jobs they want to try. In particular, locally based employees in jobs not subject to relocation can take on the challenge of a new job in a different location, or continue working after changing localities due to reasons such as marriage or a spouse’s relocation, by applying through the Job Request System (U-turn and I-turn transfers*).

In addition to the Job Request System, the company offers employees the opportunity to declare their wishes regarding job transfers and their future career visions from the perspective of putting the right people in the right jobs based on their career visions and transfer wishes.

*U-turn and I-turn
U-turn transfers An application type transfer in which employees in jobs not subject to relocation can take on the challenge of new jobs outside the traditional framework with a temporary relocation on the condition that they must return to their original localities.
I-turn transfers An application type transfer in which employees in jobs not subject to relocation can continue working after changing localities due to reasons such as marriage or a parent’s or spouse’s relocation. Employees are able to relocate while maintaining their position in the company at the same level of compensation.
  • *
    Not all employee relocation requests are approved.

Utilizing Diverse Human Resources

Tokio Marine Group believes it essential that motivated and capable employees who possess a diverse sense of values should exert their capabilities to the full extent, regardless of gender, age, nationality or other attributes, to improve the quality of the products and services that it provides to customers worldwide. Specific initiatives pertaining to the promotion of diversity group-wide include encouraging female employees to take active roles, creating a workplace in which older employees with a wealth of knowledge and experience can take active roles and promoting the employment of persons with disabilities.

Promoting Diversity

Based on the Tokio Marine Group Corporate Philosophy of “Tokio Marine Group will continue to build an open and dynamic corporate culture that enables each and every employee to demonstrate his or her creative potential,” every company in the Group respects human rights and encourages diversity in gender, age and nationality. The Group also welcomes individuals with diverse values to bring them together to achieve even greater results.

As an example of accomplishments in promoting diversity, in fiscal 2013 Tokio Marine & Nichido earned the Diversity Management Selection 100, an award sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). For this award, METI selects and commends “companies that have raised corporate value through diversity-oriented management.” Tokio Marine & Nichido earned this award based on high regard for its efforts such as enabling numerous women to continually take active roles by helping protect motherhood, enhancing systems for supporting child rearing and transforming the overall roles of employees, and for promoting the employment of persons with disabilities while raising consciousness of the principle of normalization.

In addition, as a recent example in promoting diversity, Tokio Marine & Nichido established a new “wide-area” employee framework as part of personnel system reforms made in April 2016, in which Area Course employees who are not subject to transfers that would require relocation without their consent can transfer in line with home relocation inside a certain area based on the individual’s preference. This broadens the opportunity for active roles and enables more varied experiences for Area Course employees, which helps drive employee growth.

Going forward, each company in Tokio Marine Group will continue to implement various initiatives that lead to diversity promotion.

Empowering Female Employees

At Tokio Marine Group consolidated companies in Japan, we aim to provide customers with products and services that achieve even greater customer satisfaction by further empowering and promoting the growth of female employees in keeping with the Group’s Corporate Philosophy. For this purpose, we provide a variety of opportunities to every female employee at each Group company for autonomously building their careers and empowering them in an even wider range of fields. For instance, an association of Group companies in Japan holds seminars on promoting female empowerment for female employees in different occupations and work environments. Participants get an insight into diverse values and philosophies, providing the opportunity to think about and increase awareness of their own careers. In addition, the president of Tokio Marine & Nichido has been advocating the promotion of diversity as one of the company’s growth strategies in addition to stressing the importance of strengthening efforts aimed at diversity at the branch manager conference and other venues. In February 2013, Tokio Marine & Nichido established the Diversity Promotion Team within the Human Resources Planning Department, as the company accelerates initiatives for empowering women. The following outlines the initiatives being undertaken at Tokio Marine & Nichido.

Goals and Specific Measures for Empowering Female Employees

Regarding new recruitment at Tokio Marine & Nichido, to expand job opportunities for female employees who work globally, we aim to hire more than 20% of woman through the global course, which offers many opportunities to work at various locations or divisions including overseas, up until the end of March 2019.

For management-level positions, we continually work to transform awareness with initiatives that include incorporating “promotion of female empowerment” as a theme in management training and making the creation of an organization in which diverse human resources can play active roles an assessment item of the Role Challenge System (internal assessments). In 2015, we became a member of the IkuBoss Alliance, and through IkuBoss seminars, we continue to raise awareness.

To continuously develop female executives, Tokio Marine & Nichido, with its fundamental three-pronged approach of setting expectations, conducting training and providing opportunities, gives female employees responsibilities based on their individual career vision, provides year-round OJT, implements job rotation and selection-based training programs such as an area course career plan training program that transcends division as part of a larger environment that allows women to take on challenges according to their intentions and abilities.

Results of Activities to Promote Active Roles for Female Employees

As a result of these initiatives, the number of women in management-level positions (excluding executive officer) rose from eight in 2004 to 213 in 2017 at Tokio Marine & Nichido, marking approximately a 25-fold increase. There are also a large number of women taking on active roles as managers on the frontline of sales and claims service. The company will continue to promote such efforts and expects the female manager rate to be more than 20% in 2030. A strong push is also being made to appoint women to executive positions.

At Tokio Marine & Nichido, there are three female executive officers as of 2017, one of whom was the first woman promoted to the position of managing executive officer in fiscal 2015. Three other Group companies already have women in executive positions. In addition, one of the three Outside Directors and one of the three Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members at Tokio Marine Holdings while two of the three Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members at Tokio Marine & Nichido are female in order to ensure that a more diverse range of opinions is reflected in management.

External Evaluation of Efforts to Promote Female Empowerment

In addition, Tokio Marine Holdings was selected as a “Nadeshiko Brand” in fiscal 2015, the second time following fiscal 2013, and as a Semi-Nadeshiko Brand in fiscal 2016, in recognition of group-wide efforts to empower women and performance in terms of results. Further, the president announced his advocacy of a declaration of action stating that a group of male leaders dedicated to empowering women would accelerate the active participation of women who shine.

Tokio Marine & Nichido Career Service and Tokio Marine & Nichido Risk Consulting were granted “Eruboshi” certification by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare on April 2016 and January 2017, respectively, as outstanding companies in terms of conditions related to promoting the active participation of women. The certification has three stages depending on the number of assessment items fulfilled and both companies received the top certification.

System for Continued Employment for Older Employees

Tokio Marine Group considers actively promoting the employment of older members to be an important management issue in maintaining the sustainable growth of the Group as a whole. In addition to encouraging continuous self-advancement and changes in consciousness and behavior on the part of employees themselves, the Group intends to provide fields of activity in which employees can utilize their past experience and strengths to generate new added value while maintaining high levels of motivation.

Promotion of Global Human Resources Strategy

Amid the increasing importance of overseas business, Tokio Marine Group considers it essential to build a human resources base that supports development into a global insurance group through the hiring and developing of diverse human resources at Group companies around the world. To achieve this goal, we formulated a global human resources strategy and have been promoting various measures on an ongoing basis since 2012.

Pillar of Tokio Marine Group Global Human Resources Strategy

  1. Develop Global Leaders
  2. Develop human resources by function in line with expertise
  3. Expand the base of the global talent pool
  4. Establish systems and infrastructure to spread the Company’s corporate philosophy

Of the aforementioned, (1) Develop Global Leaders is a particularly important challenge and we are implementing a number of measures aimed at development that include training for Global Leader candidates selected from Group companies worldwide.

In addition, Tokio Marine Group started the Global Job Rotation Program in fiscal 2011 from the perspective of actively utilizing motivated and capable overseas local talent. These and other initiatives are being undertaken to develop and utilize human resources for each function in line with expertise.

The Group also provides a variety of development opportunities with the aim of broadening the horizons of this group of global human resources. This includes short-term overseas training programs for third-year employees of Tokio Marine & Nichido, which started in fiscal 2012, and the dispatch of overseas trainees.

A specialized department to take charge of global human resources was established at Tokio Marine Holdings to steadily promote this initiative. At the same time, the Company regularly holds the Global Human Resources Conference by gathering the human resources department managers of major Group companies to discuss measures to strengthen cooperation among human resources departments, human resources development common to the Group, personnel strategies and other matters.

Going forward, the Company will continue to develop concrete measures while actively incorporating the opinions and requests of Group companies around the world.

Promoting the Employment of Persons with Disabilities

Aiming to broadly accept persons with disabilities and exceed the statutory employment rate to become a corporate group in which diverse personnel work enthusiastically, Tokio Marine Group is promoting the employment of persons with disabilities at Group companies and working to raise consciousness of normalization. Tokio Marine Business Support Co., Ltd., a special subsidiary based on the Disabled Persons Employment Promotion Law, is supporting Group development by providing services that include administrative support, printing and logistics.

Promoting the Employment of Persons with Disabilities through a Special Subsidiary

In January 2010, we established Tokio Marine Business Support with the aim of promoting the employment of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and in March 2010, the company was the first in the non-life insurance industry to be approved as a special subsidiary (300 employees as of June 1, 2017).

A total of 145 employees with disabilities (as of June 1, 2017), mainly persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are considered to have fewer employment opportunities among persons with disabilities, are working at the Tokyo head office and at the Nagoya, Osaka and Kyushu branch offices. These employees are supporting Group companies by performing such operations as data input and processing, document enclosure and shipping and printing. In the recovery and destruction of confidential documents, one of its operations, the company has introduced a wet-type shredder that dissolves paper with water rather than by cutting, and by doing so, is simultaneously assuring information security and protecting the environment.

Further, employees with disabilities started selling coffee as part of a welfare program to Tokio Marine & Nichido employees in June 2017. Challenging something new helps broaden the field of activities for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Based on its corporate philosophy to 1) be an organization that provides support instead of being a support recipient, 2) be a company in which employees can have their dreams and take pride in, and 3) expand opportunities for taking active roles, the company is focusing on creating an environment in which employees can work enthusiastically with a sense of satisfaction. This is achieved by adopting various initiatives such as assigning work according to the suitability of each and every employee, implementing monthly individual interviews and making visual appeals of points to take note of or work processes using a whiteboard.

Aiming to be a Company in Which All People Respect and Support Each Other

Tokio Marine & Nichido Systems has actively been seeking to promote normalization for persons with disabilities by making areas barrier free, hiring physically challenged persons as IT engineers and having visually impaired persons provide in-house massage services. In recent years, the company has been running the internal café, Smile Café, and Smile Office Service, which provides general administrative services such as producing name cards and making printouts through persons with intellectual disabilities. Smile Café is used by around 300 people every day and is a place where employees can relax. It also sells bread and sweets made at a nearby welfare facility. Smile Office Service is expanding the types of work it handles every year and has gained the trust of employees.

By having general employees and persons with disabilities work together, synergetic effects are being created in terms of cheering up each other and enhancing work satisfaction.

Reform of Working Styles

Given changes in family and community environments surrounding employees, Tokio Marine Group has been striving to reform working styles with the aims of driving sustainable growth of the company and employees and fostering a corporate culture in which employees respect each other’s diverse values.

Initiatives in Pursuit of Highly Productive Working Styles

Tokio Marine Group is pushing ahead with various initiatives in pursuit of highly productive working styles in order to provide even higher added value to customers. As examples, Tokio Marine & Nichido and Tokio Marine & Nichido Life initiated Go Go Challenge Day (employees finish work at 5:30 p.m. once per week) and Season Challenge (all lights off and employees finish work at 8:00 p.m. for one month four times a year) so as to establish the custom of each employee controlling his or her own work hours independently. In doing so, the company aims for all employees to carry out these working practices.

In addition, we allow the use of a dedicated app that enables the confirmation, sending and receiving of company email when on the move or with a client. Tablet devices have been distributed mainly to persons in charge of sales, which has helped create an environment in which work that could previously only be done in the office can now be done from anywhere. On top of this, we allow work from home and mobile work using the thin client system, mainly for management staff and persons eligible for the planning operations-type discretionary work system, thus enabling the flexible selection of work location and work times.

The time created through these initiatives is used effectively to provide high added value and to realize individual growth and a work/life balance with the aim of driving sustainable growth in both the company and employees.

Fostering a Corporate Culture That Encourages Mutual Respect of Diverse Working Styles

To support diverse working styles, Tokio Marine Group companies have established a range of systems including the introduction of a system enabling employees to flexibly change daily working hours (working hours free choice system) as well as childcare and nursing care leave, volunteer work leave and special consecutive paid holidays. In particular, Tokio Marine & Nichido aims for 100% of employees to take special consecutive paid holidays. In addition, the working hours free choice system is being utilized by at least 10% of all of our employees on a single month basis.

Through these systems, each employee has the ability to choose the best working style to fit the circumstances he or she has been placed in. This has enabled us to create an environment in which employees with diverse values and a variety of experiences, including child care and nursing care, can continue to make a meaningful contribution.

Support for Balancing Work and Childcare

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Tokio Marine Group supports the balance between work and childcare at each Group company. In recognition of proactive initiatives for employees’ childcare support, Tokio Marine & Nichido, Tokio Marine & Nichido Life, Tokio Marine Millea SAST, Tokio Marine & Nichido Risk Consulting and Tokio Marine & Nichido Systems were granted the Next Generation Certification Mark (Kurumin) subsequent to accomplishing the General Business Owner Action Plan based on the Next Generation Nurturing Support Measures Promotion Law by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare. Of these companies, Tokio Marine & Nichido Systems has been accredited with the Platinum Kurumin Mark for introducing and utilizing systems that support both work and childcare and maintaining these efforts at a high standard.

Tokio Marine & Nichido has established the “mama & papa career advancement support system” as a system backing the growth of employees wanting to work and advance their careers while raising children. Specifically, we have set up systems that go above and beyond what is mandated by law and support measures realizing a smooth return to work as well as a good balance between work and childcare. The number of people using these systems is increasing every year.

  • A childcare leave system up until the child turns one year and two months, as a general rule, that may be extended up to two years depending on circumstances
  • A shortened work hours system that can be used from pregnancy to the end of the fiscal year when the child is in the third year of elementary school
  • Introducing a system allowing the viewing of company information from home during childcare leave
  • Trialing a work-from-home system for employees raising children up until the child enters the third year of elementary school
  • Holding seminars and opinion exchange meetings for system users and their superiors and partners

In recognition of these systems and the company’s other proactive initiatives for employees’ childcare support, Tokio Marine & Nichido has received the following awards thus far.

Date Sponsor Category Award
May 2010 NPO Himawari no Kai Himawari Award 2010 Corporate Category Award
October 2010 Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare “Equality promotion company section” and “family-friendly company section” of the 2010 Equality/Balance Promotion Company Commendation Excellent Award of the Director of the Tokyo Labor Bureau (Double award)
February 2011 Nagoya City 2010 Nagoya City Childcare Support Company Certification and Commendation System Outstanding Award
January 2012 Nagoya City System of approving and awarding companies promoting the active participation of women in Nagoya City in fiscal 2011 Excellent Award
October 2014 Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare “Family-friendly Enterprises Category” of the 2014 Equal Employment/Work-Life Balance Promotion Enterprises Commendation Minister’s Excellence Award
July 2015 Gunma Prefecture System of certifying dynamic G companies in Gunma Prefecture in fiscal 2015 Gold certification
October 2015 Kobe City System of commending enterprises that are fulfilling for both males and females in fiscal 2015 Selected as an enterprise that is fulfilling for both males and females
April 2016 Osaka City System certifying leading companies in empowering females in Osaka City Selected as a 2-star Ikumen certified company
January 2017 Aichi Prefecture System certifying companies in empowering females in Aichi Certifying companies in empowering females in Aichi
July 2017 Nagoya City System certifying companies promoting a good work/life balance in Nagoya Certifying companies promoting a good work/life balance in Nagoya