Empowering Our People

Basic Policy

The Alfresa Group’s philosophy is “We create and deliver a fresh life for all.” In pursuit of this philosophy, it is essential to establish a proper working environment that allows our people to tackle their jobs with good health, a positive mindset, and strong motivation. The Group views the changing social environment as an opportunity for growth, and believes that the starting point for business growth is to ensure that its diverse talent pool can all develop and demonstrate their capabilities. Accordingly, the Group respects the human rights of our people and works hard to build a continually improving working environment.

Respect for Human Rights and Prevention of Harassment

Basic Policy on Respect for Human Rights and Personality and Prevention of Harassment

  • The Alfresa Group does not engage in discriminatory treatment.

    The Group does not engage in any discrimination based on race, ethnicity, nationality, social status, lineage, gender, disability, health status, thoughts, beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, occupation or type of employment, etc.

  • The Alfresa Group does not tolerate harassment

    The Group does not tolerate sexual harassment, abuse of power, harassment based on status of pregnancy, birth, maternity leave, family nursing care leave, or any other harassment.

  • Group companies continuously raise and spread awareness of these issues through compliance training programs and so forth. The Group has also established special help lines for those who are encountering difficulties or concerns regarding human rights or are victimized by harassment.

The Alfresa Group’s Diversity Policy

The Alfresa Group takes care of its diverse talent, proactively welcoming diverse talent, and preparing workplaces that facilitate diverse workstyle choices.
The Group nurtures a corporate culture able to constantly take on new challenges by allowing all of our people to utilize their abilities to their fullest in a rewarding and vibrant environment.

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The Alfresa Group’s Diversity refers to the diversity of our valuable people, and includes not only appearance but also personality and values such as gender, age, race, nationality, disability, health status, culture, religion, occupation and employment status, work style and values.

The Alfresa Group’s engine is its diverse talent, and for this talent to maximize their abilities we are pushing a head to promote diversity and work-life balance based on the Alfresa Group Diversity Policy while ensuring that our work environments allow each employee to utilize their abilities to the fullest, allow our diverse talent to work with vigor, and to grow on their own, pursuing happiness, with our aim to sustain growth for the entire Group.

Promoting Diversity

The Alfresa Group recognizes that, to achieve its goal of becoming a Healthcare Consortium, it must accurately identify diverse needs and adapt to changes in the business environment. With the objective of fostering an organization with diverse values and individuality, the Group promotes the active recruitment and promotion of women as well as the employment of seniors and people with disabilities. In doing so, the Group creates an environment that allows individuals to fully demonstrate their potential and makes the most of its diverse people.

Talent Development

Since Alfresa Group companies are engaged in businesses related to human life and health, it is imperative that they execute their operations stably. It is the Group’s more than 10,000 people, with their strong sense of mission, who make this possible. The Alfresa Group regards its people as its greatest asset and develops their valuable talents, equipping them to share and practice the Group’s principles while respecting each and every person’s individuality and values.

Talent Needed

The Alfresa Group has defined four requirements for our valuable people, namely “Strong sense of mission for work that supports life,” “High ethical standards that earn trust,” “Willingness to venture into uncharted areas,” and “Ability to adapt to changing environments.” These four requirements for our valuable people are put into the work practices of each and every employee on a daily basis. This will lead to sustainable growth for the Group and the realization of Our Vision.

Policy on Talent Development and Management

The Alfresa Group combines Groupwide talent development programs and individual talent training programs at each Group company in human resource training programs designed to drive future growth. Alfresa Holdings Corporation operates and further expands the Group training programs every year, with the aim of (1) nurturing talent required throughout the Group and (2) fostering core personnel as next-generation management members.
Amid a rapidly changing business environment, the Alfresa Group will strengthen human resource initiatives with the intention of realizing sustainable growth and constantly creating new value.

Group Training Programs

Training program Target
Director and executive officer training
Acquire basic mindset as a top manager, increase company decision-making capability
Directors and executive officers
AEP (Alfresa Group Executive Program)
Development of next-generation management
General managers
ASPAC (Alfresa Group Study Program Abroad Course)
Cultivation of global thinking and perspective
Branch / section managers to executive officers / general managers
ABS (Alfresa Group Business School)
Nurture candidates for next-generation management
Section managers to young branch managers
Fresh Members’ Seminar
Sharing the Group’s principles, etc.
New recruits
Hospital sales representative training
Establishing a marketing style to match the environmental changes in hospitals
Hospital sales representatives

* Shaded fields represent specialist talent training.

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Personnel Evaluations

The Alfresa Group strives to conduct fair and satisfactory personnel evaluations for its people. Group companies have introduced evaluation systems that combine competency evaluations and self-evaluations with evaluations based on professional ability and achievement against pre-established goals and targets.

Work-Life Balance

Advancing Work-Life Balance

The Group has been engaged in a Group-wide effort designed to help our people achieve work-life balance, enhance their productivity, and stay highly motivated on the job. Initiatives including seeking to reduce overtime hours and encouraging use of paid leave. We are also striving to create an environment where people feel free to utilize childcare and nursing care leave. Some Group companies are introducing of a "job return" system, expansion of the scope of applicable people for short working hours for childcare or nursing care, and payment of childcare allowance.

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Efforts of Comfortable Working Environment and Health Promotion

The Alfresa Group, which does business in the healthcare industry, recognizes that it is vital to help our people to maintain and strive to improve their mental and physical health. Group companies provide regular health checkups, and encourage those with positive findings to have secondary examinations. The Group has also expanded support for women’s cancer screenings and is enhancing initiatives such as making screening results visible through the introduction of a health management system and providing health improvement education. In addition, as an initiative to maintain mental health, each Group company conducts stress checks and has provided the Alfresa Group Mental Health Special Help Desk that our people and their families can use for consultation at any time. The Group strives to make efforts to resolve concerns and identify early signs of mental illness by providing adequate supports.

Health and Safety Initiatives

The Group has introduced risk management methods, mainly for its Manufacturing business. We have a policy on preventing occupational accidents and are engaged in health and safety activities.

Engagement with the Labor Union

The Alfresa Group considers that mutual trust and cooperation between labor and management will assist the Group’s development going forward. We aim to provide regular opportunities for dialogue between labor and management of the Group companies, and to cooperate with one another to build healthy relationships.