On August 9, as part of the company’s efforts to reform employee work styles, NYK sponsored a “Family Day” during which children of employees engaged in activities at the head office and then escorted their parents home promptly at 5 p.m.
This was the third consecutive year that the event was held and allowed each child to gain a better understanding of their parent’s workplace. Furthermore, the visit encouraged parents to shorten their work hours and spend more time in communication with loved ones.
Eight elementary-school-aged children of employees visited the head office in central Tokyo, and after receiving a presentation on NYK’s activities and seafarers’ onboard duties, the children participated in two classes — one class charting safe courses while checking the meanings of symbols for possible obstructions, and another class using blocks to understand the structure of a containership. During the final event of the day, the children exchanged business cards with NYK director and senior managing corporate officer Yoshiyuki Yoshida and managing corporate officer Tomoyuki Koyama.
Many children said that they enjoyed taking part in the event, and one employee commented, “After getting home, we talked about my job, so the day helped to foster communication.”
The NYK Group will continue to make efforts to strengthen its human resources by recognizing the importance of work-life integration and reviewing workstyles to make efficient use of time, as the company strives to help employees find a suitable balance between work and personal life.
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