Mandom Group's CSR KohDoh Practices
Adoption of M-CONNECT as a new tool for full employee participation
As a measure for ensuring the active employee participation cited as part of our management philosophy, the information card system instituted in 1984 gave employees the opportunity to record and submit information they obtained through their daily work or everyday lives on cards. About 35,000 of these cards were submitted every year.
In FY2014, this paper-based card system was replaced by a new communication system a kind of social networking site to encourage more active information sharing. Since the switchover, over 7,000 messages have been exchanged in just half a year, providing an interdivisional framework for sharing and utilizing information. We plan to expand the system's functionality in the future and extend participation to all employees.
Creating a Comfortable Workplace Environment Geared for Individuality and Easy for Employees to Use
At Mandom, we are creating a comfortable office environment that facilitates work by establishing concepts based on the function and role of each department, such as "an office that can cultivate employees' creative sensibilities" or "an office with a diverse and global image."
Also, in 2014 we renovated the employee cafeteria at the head office with new tables and chairs, layout, tableware, and menu, so the area can also be utilized as a cafe or meeting space. Incidentally, the employee cafeteria conducts regular surveys and takes employee requests into consideration when providing and improving services such as special menu items and seasonal drinks.
Employee social gatherings
Every year we offer "mutual aid association" (employee training) trips that are designed to relieve the fatigue and stress of daily work while deepening friendships among employees. The travel is voluntary and employees can select from various plans, offering both domestic and international destinations.
Publishing of weekly in-house newsletter MP News
Mandom has been publishing its weekly in-house newsletter MP News every week since 1982. We want these newsletters to be read by family members of employees as well, so we continue to distribute them in print.
The newsletter content covers a wide range of topics, from the monthly morning assembly speeches at the head office to reports on various events, general information required for business and social activities, and reports on employee volunteer activities. The newsletter is a valuable communication tool for sharing information and for weekly enjoyment.