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Positive Action


Positive Action Policy

The purpose of our positive action promotion policy is to provide a workplace environment in which enthusiastic and able women can work to the best of their abilities. Marriage and children are matters of personal values and life plans. For women who have the enthusiasm and the ability to continue pursuing their careers, SATO does not ask their martial status, nor whether they are preparing for childbirth or bringing up children. We seek to provide a workplace in which they can expect to continue their careers.

The women whose abilities will support SATO will not be expected to bear a disproportionate burden, for we will create a working environment that allows them to continue their careers to reflect the feedback we have received from the workplace.

Efforts towards the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children


In May 2007, July 2009 and July 2012 SATO was recognized as an enterprise meeting the requirements of the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children and awarded the "Kurumin" mark. This was awarded in recognition for our efforts to promote work-life balance, advance support systems for working men and women raising children, and achieving our objectives from action plans based on the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children.






SATO Action Plan No. 1 (April 1, 2005 - March 31, 2007) Certification Mark Awarded (May 2007)

  1. Expand the number of departments using "Flextime" (variable work schedule)
  2. Extend the possible time limit of maternity leave to until a child reaches three years of age
  3. Provide paternity leave to male employees within the two year time frame of this plan

    SATO Action Plan No. 2 (April 1, 2007 - March 31, 2009) Certification Mark Awarded (July 2009)
    1. In support of a father's role in childcare, give longer holidays following the birth of a child
    2. Devise measures to make taking childcare leave easier for male employees

      SATO Action Plan No. 3 (April 1, 2009 - March 31, 2012) Certification Mark Awarded (July 2012)
      1. Implement measures to reduce overtime work
      2. Implement measures to encourage employees to take annual leave