Working with Employees

The Noevir Group facilitates the creation of comfortable workplaces that enable individuals of diverse backgrounds to fulfill their potential.
Each Group company’s (Noevir Co., Ltd. and TOKIWA Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.) Japanese-language website contains action plans based on the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children and the Act to Advance Women’s Success in their Working Life.

Respecting Diversity

Supporting Employees' Success

As of September 30, 2021, the number of Noevir Group employees totaled 1,453 with a male to female composition of 684 to 769 that suggests that women are serving as key players. Of the 388 Group employees in team leader or other supervisory positions 102, or 26.3%, are women. Moreover, of the 201 managerial employees in assistant manager or higher positions, 48, or 23.9%, are women. At present, our aim is to raise the overall ratio of managerial positions held by women to 30% or more by December 2022. As such, the Group is striving to promote gender equality in terms of weight of tasks and responsibilities assigned to employees while ensuring equal opportunities for career development.

Megumi Matsuo
Chief, Training
Noevir Co., Ltd.

In my fourth year after joining the company to work in sales, I was appointed as a chief beauty instructor at our sales base.
While utilizing my sales experience, I am now working together with people inside and outside of the company who are taking on the challenge of reaching their targets and dreams and aiming to further grow myself.
I’m grateful for the corporate culture and environment at Noevir, where I am always given the opportunity to expand on new ideas and possibilities and build up my career.

Yumi Murakami
Ph.D., Manager, Nov Academic Research Dept.
TOKIWA Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

The R&D (NOV) Business Division is currently conducting clinical evaluation on products for customers following research and development at laboratories.
Seeking to further improve my skills and techniques, I received the opportunity to learn more as a dermatology researcher and in 2016 became a medical doctor.
I’m very grateful for an environment that provides opportunities regardless of gender or age, and want to utilize my newly acquired knowledge and techniques in my work going forward.

Employing a Wide Range of Human Resouces

The Noevir Group focuses on proactively employing human resources regardless of nationality. We also recruit using flexible employment formats such as full-time, contract and part-time to enable working styles that match individual environments or preferences. As of September 2021, we have 22 employees with disabilities performing their jobs at the same workplace as people without disability. The longest period of employment for an employee with a disability is 39 years. We support employees with disabilities to fulfill their potential through close communication at each workplace. Moreover, we not only employee new graduates, but proactively recruit mid-career people whose specialist expertise and wealth of experience enables them to work as an immediate force.

Retiree Re-employment System

We provide an opportunity to once again thrive in the Company for people who have previously resigned as employees for one reason or another by broadening the window to return to work through a re-employment registration system. We have also introduced a system to rehire people who have passed mandatory retirement age, creating an environment that enables choosing a working style that matches life plans.

Initiatives for Changing Workstyles

To improve employee creativity and productivity and aiming to create innovation we realize a variety of working styles not bound by time or place.

Introduction of Telecommuting

Introduced telecommuting where employees can select a workplace matching the needs of their work. The objectives are to enable new concepts or ideas to arise in a different environment, realize more effective use of time and raise productivity.

Introduction of Freely Changing Desks

Employees working in the Tokyo head office may change their desks freely, enabling lively exchanges of opinion across sectional boundaries.

Company-wide Leave Work on Time Day

Employees are recommended to leave work on time every Wednesday. We strive for self-awareness, raising time management awareness to accomplish work efficiently within working hours and use time outside of the company for physical and mental refreshment.

Promotion of Using Paid Vacation Leave

Introduced paid vacation leave to celebrate commemorative occasions or important dates for the employee or their family members, including birthdays, anniversaries and the like. We also recommend planned use of vacation leave through applications made quarterly via a leave planning chart.

System to Support Work-Life Balance

The Noevir Group supports employees in leading lives that enable them to balance both work and their homes and to lead fulfilled lifestyles. We have devised a variety of measures to support a work-life balance to enable an enhanced career while going through childbirth, child-raising or nursing care.

System Overview
Childcare leave Can be taken until the child is 3 years old
Short-term childcare leave system (encouraging employees to take childcare leave) Five days (paid leave) can be taken until the child is 3 years old
Hourly Leave System We enable up to a limit of five days of the annual leave given out each year to be used on an hourly basis (with a maximum of 40 hours)
Shorter working hours for childcare or nursing care A system enabling shorter working hours of up to two hours per day is offered until March 31 of the year in which the child ends third grade at elementary school. Multiple applications are permitted.
A system enabling shorter working hours of up to two hours per day is offered for those providing required nursing care. Multiple applications are permitted.
Nursing care leave Up to three times of nursing care leave (93 days in total) can be taken for each person who needs the care
Child nursing care leave Up to five days (unpaid leave) can be taken to care for a sick or injured child up until they have started elementary school. (Unpaid leave can also be taken on a half-day or hourly basis)

Consideration to occupational safety and health

Employee health management

In April 2018, we began to provide assistance to employees’ health promotion efforts, taking a management approach that places even greater emphasis on ensuring employee health.

Human Rights Awareness Activities

The Noevir Group employee code of conduct includes “respect for human rights,” “prohibition of harassment” and “prohibition of all forms of discrimination.” With the objective of further raising awareness of compliance with laws and regulations, we use measures such as level-based training and inviting outside lecturers to provide training and awareness-raising activities regarding fair employment selection, sexual harassment and power harassment.

Medical Consultations for Employees

As a company that creates beauty and health, the Noevir Group has established a system where employees can easily undertake a self-diagnosis or consult with an external institution to maintain their physical and mental health.