Communication with Employees

The Yamaha Group adheres to the protection of employee’s rights prescribed by international treaties, law, collective labor agreements and other agreements. Furthermore, in pursuing the Yamaha Corporate Philosophy, employees and the employer strive to achieve favorable relationships based on ample communication.

The Yamaha Group has established the “maintenance and construction of a healthy Labor-Management relationship” in Group Policies, and conducts labor -management dialogues between management and the labor unions or employee associations set up in each company. In Group Companies in Japan, labor-management council and liaison conferences are held regularly to discuss the status of operating results and labor affairs as well as business challenges. In addition, Group Companies are aiming to improve work-life balance and create a better work environment through the joint efforts of employees and employers. At each overseas Group Company, dialogues between employees and employers are proceeding in accordance with the labor laws of each country.
The Human Resources Division of the Yamaha Corporation monitors each Group Company to ensure that labor and management communicates favorably with each other , and requests corrective action when needed. At each Group company in Japan, these labor unions and employee associations form the Yamaha Union Conference*1 and exchange information and interact through regular labor and management liaison meetings that are convened.

At Yamaha Corporation, joint management councils are held regularly so that critical management issues can be examined and discussed between labor and management. The joint management councils allow participants to hear from labor unions about current working conditions and engage in lively discussions.
The administration and revision of various programs related to human resources and labor are conducted after thorough discussion based on labor and management's perceptions of the issues at hand. Yamaha Corporation also explains matters concerning various corporate policies to labor unions, publishes reports from the discussions whenever necessary, and otherwise works to keep employees informed.
Labor union officials also participate in the running of systems such as corporate pension funds, health insurance societies, the Mutual Aid Foundation, and employee stock ownership plans.

  • *1 Yamaha Union Conference (established in September 1990) Along with deepening solidarity among those working within the Yamaha Group, the Council works to develop each organization, create better working environments, maintain and improve labor conditions, conduct social contribution activities, and exchange a wide range of information aimed at enriching personal lives
Yamaha Corporation Labor and Management Conferences and Committee Meetings
Name Frequency Held Participants Main Topics
Joint management Council Twice/year (August and February) Company: President, directors in charge of each business (office head)
Unions: Central Executive Committee
Company-wide management issues
Company-wide Production and Sales Committee Monthly Company: Director in charge of labor administration, Human Resources Division (department managers and personnel in charge of labor administration)
Unions: Central Executive Committee
Monthly topics (tentative settlement report and labor conditions)
Business Site Labor and Management Committee Monthly Company: Business office manager, business office division administrators
Unions: Branch Executive Committee (Central Executive Committee)
Monthly production and sales conditions within each division; reports on labor conditions
Allocation Committee Twice/year (May and November) Company: Human Resources Division (department managers and personnel in charge of compensation)
Unions: Central Executive Committee
Pay raise and bonus
Work-Life Balance (WLB) Promotion Committee Any time
Reports published at least once a year
Company: Human Resources Division (personnel in charge of labor administration)
Unions: Central Executive Committee
Reducing long and late night working hours, encouraging the taking of paid vacation days, constructing and improving systems to support work-life balance and various other initiatives related to WLB
  • * In addition to the above, the Overseas Work Committee, discussions of annual operation schedules, report briefings of the business outlook of each department, and labor-management discussions to address issues that come to light at union meetings and that are relevant to company/division policies are held
Rate of Unionization (as of March 31, 2019)*2
Yamaha Corporation (includes employees temporarily posted to other companies) 77%
Yamaha Group in Japan*3 46%
  • *2 Managers are included in calculated figures
  • *3 Scope of statistics: Yamaha Music Japan Co., Ltd., Yamaha Music Retailing Co., Ltd., Yamaha Music Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Yamaha Fine Technologies Co., Ltd., Yamaha Business Support Corporation

Promotion of Employee Relation through internal public relations

As part of Employee Relation (internal public relations activities), we issue an internal public relations magazine and run an Intranet to take some responsibility for communication between employers and employees. The Group magazine, which is issued and distributed by the Public Relations Division of Yamaha Corporation lists policies and strategies related to management and business, as well as topics from each department and Group Company in order to share information across the entire Group. In China and southeast Asia, home to Company Group production sites, regional internal newsletters are issued in Chinese and Indonesian. In addition to information on the Yamaha Group as a whole, information on a range of initiatives, including operational improvement and health and safety activities at each production Group Company is listed to contribute to the mutual development and sense of oneness of Group Companies.

[ photo ]The Group magazine

Family factory visits

Each Yamaha Group production site in and outside of Japan holds “Family Factory Visits” for employees’ families. In addition to observing the workplace and production processes, this is an opportunity for families to deepen their understanding and interest in Yamaha through hands-on experience of products manufactured at factories, and through mini-concerts by employees themselves.

[ photo ]Company introduction and factory visit (Hangzhou Yamaha Musical Instruments Co., Ltd.)
Company introduction and factory visit (Hangzhou Yamaha Musical Instruments Co., Ltd.)
[ photo ]Hands-on experience of manufactured products (PT. Yamaha Musical Products Indonesia)
Hands-on experience of manufactured products (PT. Yamaha Musical Products Indonesia)