OMRON Taiyo Co., Ltd., a social leader in employment of and support for persons with disabilities, receives the FY2014 MHLW Minister Award of Outstanding Offices for the Employment of Persons with Disabilities

September 9, 2014

OMRON Taiyo Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Beppu, Japan; President and CEO: Yuichi Watanabe), a special subsidiary of OMRON Corporation (Headquarters: Kyoto, Japan; President and CEO: Yoshihito Yamada) has received the fiscal 2014 Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Award of Outstanding Offices for Employment of Persons with Disabilities.

OMRON has posted awareness and practice of corporate citizenship as one of its management commitments. In keeping with this commitment, we pursue various activities of social contribution at our locations around the world. We aim to help heighten the quality of life (QOL) for people challenged by disabilities or other constraints, and to build communities that will help them to lead independent lives and exercise their distinctive talents to the fullest.

OMRON Taiyo in particular was founded in 1972 as Japan's first welfare plant, based on cooperation with welfare facilities, disabled people, and private enterprises. Ever since, it has proactively employed the disabled as a plant that practices our policy commitment in the aspect of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to "lead society in employment of and support for the disabled." It posts personnel in correspondence with their particular handicaps and is equipped with an environment facilitating work by all, through adjustment and improvement of facilities. With a staff consisting mainly of employees with diverse disabilities, it is currently involved in production of OMRON's mainstay items as FA relay-use sockets, sensors for photocopier and various types of switches. It was selected for this award due to the high ratings of its long-standing proactive hiring of the disabled, provision of steady employment, conditioning of the work environment, and activities in other areas.

OMRON is going to continue supporting employment of people with disabilities and also efforts by each and every employee to take up the challenge of heightening their capabilities. Furthermore, while continuing our endeavors to bring our corporate philosophy into reality through employment of the disabled, we are determined to assist construction of a society in which both disabled and non-disabled people will feel motivated and find fulfillment.

About the MHLW Minister Award of Outstanding Offices for the Employment of Persons with Disabilities

The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare presents the Minister Award of Outstanding Offices for the Employment of Persons with Disabilities and the Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly, Persons with Disabilities and Job Seekers (JEED) President Award in order to promote hiring of, and provision of steady employment to, persons with disabilities. The awards are presented to business establishments that actively hire significant numbers of disabled people, groups or individuals that have contributed to promotion of engagement and ongoing employment of disabled persons over a number of years, and outstanding disabled employees who have lengthy records of continuous service as exemplary professionals. The awards are announced in September, which has been designated the month for support of employment of disabled persons. They are presented every year in order to deepen interest in and understanding of employment of the disabled among the populace, and especially employers, as well as to fire desires for occupational self-support among the disabled themselves.
Please refer below URL in detail.

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare "FY2014 Minister Award of Outstanding Offices for the Employment of Persons with Disabilities"
http://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/houdou/0000055519.html

Outline of OMRON Taiyo Co., Ltd.

Name: OMRON Taiyo Co., Ltd. (http://www.omron-taiyo.com)
Address: 1393-1 Nakamuta, Uchikamado, Beppu, Oita Prefecture, Japan
Date of establishment: February 4, 1972 (inauguration on April 8, 1972)
Capital: JPY20,000,000
Employee composition: OMRON Taiyo employees: 61 (31 of whom are disabled)
Japan Sun Industries Beppu Plant employees: 41 (32 of whom are disabled)
Japan Sun Industries control device trainees: 9 (all of whom are disabled)
Total: 111 (72 of whom are disabled)
* Reference: The term "Beppu Plant employees" indicates the people employed by Japan Sun Industries. The term "control device trainees" indicates people who expressed a desire to use the facilities of Japan Sun Industries and entered them to receive vocational training.
President and CEO: Yuichi Watanabe
Business: Manufacture of electrical equipment
Additional information: The OMRON Group includes OMRON Kyoto Taiyo Co., Ltd., a special subsidiary established in 1986. This company, too, creates employment opportunities for the disabled, provides them with steady work, and supports their efforts to be self-supporting.

About OMRON Corporation

OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the field of automation based on its core technology of sensing and control. OMRON's business fields cover a broad spectrum, ranging from industrial automation and electronic components to automotive electronic components, social infrastructure systems, healthcare, and environmental solutions. Established in 1933, OMRON has over 38,000 employees worldwide, working to provide products and services in more than 110 countries and regions.
For more information, visit OMRON's website at: https://www.omron.com/.

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OMRON Corporation
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