Yamaha Corporation awarded the 2008 Shizuoka Labour Secretariat Prize, Awards for Promotion of Gender Equity and Work-Home Compatibility by The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare awards
On October 15 2008 at a ceremony held at the Shizuoka Labour Secretariat, Yamaha Corporation was awarded the “2008 Shizuoka Labour Secretariat Prize, Corporation Award for the Promotion of Gender Equality in Business Division.” The accolades are part of the “Awards for Promotion of Gender Equity and Work-Home Compatibility” held by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
This year two companies receiving awards fell within the jurisdiction of the Shizuoka Labour Secretariat and qualified to receive the awards, including Yamaha Corporation.
The Ministry of Labour, Health, and Welfare offers the Awards for Promotion of Gender Equity and Work-Home Compatibility to companies that actively promote initiatives for mutual support of work and care for children and family, and initiatives to assist women employees to utilize their abilities in the workplace (positive action). This year the award was given to Yamaha for actively assisting female personnel in its employer to making the most of their abilities by expanding opportunities for employment, increasing job categories and appointments, and making improvements to working environments.
Yamaha Corporation had also received the "Family Friendly Business Award Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Prize for Effort"previously in 2005. The most recent award means that Yamaha Corporation has now won awards for both gender and mutual support.
Yamaha Corporation is committed to working towards further advancement in both of these areas.
The award cetificate
The award plaque
Mr. Kuroe, Yamaha Corporation Board Member and Managing Director, accepts the award from the Director of the Shizuoka Labour Secretariat.
Prize-Winning Businesses with The Director of the Shizuoka Labour Secretariat
- *Awards for Promotion of Gender Equity and Work-Home Compatibility
- These awards are presented to businesses promoting initiatives indicative of proactive standards toward assist female employees to realize their full potential, and initiatives to assist mutual compatibility between working and caring for children and the elderly. Assisting these efforts in becoming common knowledge in the community will help to promote working environments in which both men and women will be able always be able to work to the best of their abilities (From the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare)