Human Rights and Diversity

Human Rights

Tokyo Electron(TEL) recognizes the importance of respecting human rights in all aspects of business activities. Our principles for respect for human rights are established in our Management Policies and Code of Ethics prohibiting discrimination based on gender, nationality, age, race, creed, or religion; forced labor, child labor, and harassment. The Group aspires to create a pleasant workplace environment where everyone can work free of discrimination by implementing employee training and establishing hotlines for prompt awareness and resolution of activities related to human rights issues.


Active involvement of women

Action plan

With business operations across the globe and with overseas sales accounting for more than 80% of total sales, TEL continues to develop work environments for a diverse workforce.

Based on the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace, we have developed and implemented an action plan to promote the active involvement of female employees by 2019. The action plan lists two goals for improving work conditions for both women and men: achieve a 70% take-up rate of annual paid leave, and prevent harassment in the workplace.

As a result of efforts encouraging employees to take leave, the take-up rate of annual paid leave in fiscal 2017 was 64.1%.* These efforts included understanding how much leave was being taken, raising awareness for the planned use of leave, and regularly monitoring how much leave was used. Meanwhile, the development of regulations was central to the efforts for preventing harassment. Some subsidiaries also took steps to establish and raise the profile of help desks and advisors, as well as reviewing and conducting effective training and education.

* Group companies in Japan

Initiatives at Group companies in Japan

Disclosure of information about women in leadership roles

Average service years15 yrs.
9 mos.
14 yrs.
3 mos.
16 yrs.
6 mos.
15 yrs.
3 mos.
17 yrs.
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Use of annual paid leave(%)59.661.862.664.1

* Group companies in Japan (excluding Tokyo Electron Device)

Kurumin mark awarded

The Japanese government presents the Kurumin certification mark to companies that offer outstanding support to employees raising children. Tokyo Electron Miyagi and Tokyo Electron Technology Solutions have both received the Kurumin mark, as they have achieved their goals of providing a parenting-friendly work environment and diverse work style choices for all employees, including those who are not raising children.

Technology conference for women engineers

In February 2017, a technology conference for female engineers was held as an event to support female employees. On the day, five female engineers from different areas of the company gave presentations on their own areas of specialization and their own work styles. This event was an opportunity for the all-female audience to learn about the various roles in our company, as well as address their worries and provide advice for their future careers. About 90 female employees participated in the conference, with a teleconferencing system used to link our Akasaka headquarters with our factories and offices throughout Japan.

Active involvement of people with disabilities

TEL seeks to be a corporation where a diverse range of employees can work to their full potential. We have established an inclusive working environment for people with disabilities. People with disabilities account for 2.13% of employees at TEL headquarters and 1.98% of employees in Japan operations overall.*

* As of March 31, 2017

Employee voices | Active involvement of employees with disabilities

I joined TEL in 2015, and currently I am in charge of approval work for the export of parts. I commute to work by car, which is less stressful for me, and TEL has given thoughtful attention to my work setup. For instance, the document cabinets are at an easy height for me to use, and my desk has been placed close to the exit so that it is easier for me to get around in my wheelchair. What pleases me most about TEL is that I am treated the same as a person without disabilities. For example, during the recruitment screening process, I felt that I was being assessed on my skills and experience. Going forward, I will continue to work hard in order to meet the company’s expectations.

Akihiko Suzuki
Export & Logistics Control Dept.