In Japan, Takeda is promoting a variety of efforts to support work-life balance, including introduction of a range of work styles such as ﬂextime systems, and an improvement of our leave system. We are dedicated to giving employees the opportunity to fulfill their responsibilities at work while also caring for their children. In recognition of this stance, in June 2012, Takeda received its third certification under Japan's Law for Measures to Support the Development of the Next Generation.
The Takeda Group engages in dialogue with workers unions and employee representatives of each company in accordance with the laws of each respective country. In Japan, Takeda has concluded a collective bargaining agreement with the Takeda Pharmaceutical Workers Union, and holds regular dialogues regarding conditions of employment, human resource practices and other matters. In these ways, Takeda is working to build healthy industrial relations.