Realizing the Group Vision
Pioneer Group employees endeavor to infuse their work with passion and enthusiasm. Their personal and professional growth is an essential contribution to the growth of the Group. Employees make difficult decisions with conviction and professionalism, and they welcome challenges to achieve higher goals. Pioneer encourages its diverse employees around the globe to foster creativity and communicate openly. Through these means, the Group is striving to realize its overarching vision: "Spread the smiles. Feel the vibes. Share the passion. Pioneer engages you anytime, anywhere."
Pioneer places value on:
- Mutual trust
- Efforts toward innovation
- Horizontal communication that extends across organizations and segments
- People who think, learn, and grow continuously on their own initiative
- The determination to accomplish tasks
From the Pioneer Corporation Employee Code of Conduct
Respect for Human Rights
"We aim to pursue corporate activities with the utmost respect for humanity" is a key commitment espoused under the Pioneer Group Charter for Corporate Operations. In an effort to ensure a safe and comfortable working environment that allows every employee to go about his or her duties with energy and vitality, the Group also places considerable emphasis on fair treatment with regard to both recruitment procedures and actual working conditions. Based on a sense of mutual trust and respect, the Pioneer Group is endeavoring to build and develop a highly transparent organizational framework, based on the following principles:
- Prohibition of discrimination
- Prohibition of child labor and forced labor
- Prohibition of harassment
- Respect for privacy
- Prevention of industrial or other accidents
- Strict adherence to all laws and regulations
From the Basic Rules for the Management of Personnel of the Rules of the Pioneer Group
In an effort to realize its Group Vision, Pioneer seeks to create a corporate culture in which diverse personnel can exercise their capabilities, irrespective of gender and other differences, and work enthusiastically and energetically to fulfill the mission of their respective workplaces. To this end, career development for women has been positioned as a key management strategy and issue in Japan.
Number of Pioneer Group Employees
Number of Pioneer's Female Staff in Management Positions (Including Loaned Employees)
Initiatives to Support Work-life Balance
Pioneer is actively promoting initiatives to help employees balance
their work and personal lives.
In August 2013, the Company renewed its Next Generation Certification "Kurumin" mark from Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. In the current fourth action plan, Pioneer sets two principal themes for further supporting work-life balance: taking a broad approach to fostering a corporate culture of solidarity, and reinforcing support structures that help secure an improved work and family life balance.
Number of Employees Who Utilized Work-life Balance Systems (Excluding Loaned Employees)
|Childcare leave system||63 (1)||64 (3)||53 (2)|
|Caregiver's leave system||0 (0)||0 (0)||0 (0)|
|Shortened working hours for care
children or family members
|56 (4)||77 (4)||81 (5)|
Achievements under the Third Action Plan (April 2010–February 2013)
Raised even greater awareness of programs and activities to support the rearing of the next generation
- Prepared and distributed leaflets on programs to support the rearing of the next generation
- Prepared a printed guide to the childcare and caregiver's leave systems
Continued awareness-raising and corporate culture buildingn
- Held childcare leave symposiums (also sessions just for male employees)
- Held orientation sessions for managers concerning employees returning to work from childcare leave
- Raised awareness of all employees through an awareness survey
Strengthened programs for work-life balance
- Expanded training for program participants before and after returning to work
Pioneer continues to actively promote meaningful and worthwhile relationships within its organizational structure. As a part of these endeavors, the Company introduced a mentor system from September 2007 in an effort to promote employee career planning and positive growth. The initial system covered 21 female managers, and it is currently being expanded to include candidates for executive positions as well as new female employees.
Three-pronged Women's Career Development Support Plan
Number of Pioneer Employees with Disabilities
In order to fulfill its corporate social responsibility and to employ a diverse workforce, Pioneer has consistently undertaken initiatives to employ people with disabilities. Pioneer will continue to take active steps in this direction, expanding the range of occupations available to people with disabilities throughout the Group as a whole.
Number of Pioneer Employees with Disabilities
Mental Health Care
Health management of employees is more than just a matter of
health and safety, and Pioneer regards the development of both
the Company and its people as an important management issue.
Therefore, Pioneer takes a preventive approach to mental health care, holding seminars for employees, distributing promotional materials to raise awareness of the issue, improving its Health Care Section, and building a counseling service system. In addition, the Company has developed a program for helping employees who have experienced mental health issues to return to the workplace.
Pioneer's basic policy is to provide support to prevent
mental health problems and intervene at an early stage
Preventing Work-related Accidents
In preventing work-related accidents, Pioneer believes that maintaining and improving a workplace environment that takes into account the safety and health, both mental and physical, of employees is important to ensure that they can carry out their work with peace of mind. At each business site, the Health and Safety Committee develops and implements accident prevention and safety improvement measures that are relevant to each workplace. Pioneer is also working to strengthen cooperation among business sites through the activities of the Health and Safety Committees.
Pioneer has established a Human Resources Management Policy that serves as a standard for hiring and managing employees and gives guidance on planning and operating its personnel systems and measures.
Human Resources Management Policy