Working environment

Respect for human rights policy

Respect for human rights is a major premise for our operations. By clearly stipulating prohibition of child labor and forced labor, we demonstrate our determination to respect human rights. Practical actions such as checking applicants’ age using an official document before recruitment are taken to ensure implementation of this policy.

Preventing harassment

We distribute the “Labor and Ethics Guidelines” prepared in accordance with the EICC Code of Conduct for the electronic industry to all executive members to raise their awareness of harassment, while implementing other measures, such as posting the guidelines in the internal database, communicating specific harassment examples, and providing related training programs, to prevent any harassment.

Eliminating discriminatory treatment

We do not allow any discrimination in employment, promotion, or pay raises based on nationality, origin, gender, sexual minority (LGBT), etc.
This is clearly stipulated and communicated throughout the Company.

Freedom of association

We declare respect for the employees’ rights under the law. Although MEC has no labor union, opportunities to exchange opinions between employees and the management are set.

Whistle-blowing system

We have established contact points both inside and outside the Company for internal reporting of non-compliance, etc., which are made known to all executive members.
We have also set regulations to prevent any disadvantage to the informant. The internal reporting contact points are written in the Labor and Ethics Guidelines, which are distributed to all executives, and are also notified in training for new employees.

Management of overtime work hours

While it is difficult to totally eliminate overtime work that arises depending on the nature of work or season, long working hours that may affect health must be avoided. MEC monitors the monthly overtime work hours of each employee to ensure that the employee’s overtime work hours do not exceed 45 hours per month.

Acquisition of paid holidays

The acquisition rate for fiscal 2015 was 57%. This means 10.1 paid holidays were taken by each employee during the year.

Retention rate of new entrants

We endeavor to establish a comfortable working environment and provide sufficient training and on-the-job teaching and education for new employees. As a result of these efforts, the retention rate of new entrants in their third year is kept at 100%.

Education and training

Various education/training programs are offered according to the position or job type. Participation in external seminars is also actively encouraged. In the labor and ethics field, improvement activities are conducted based on the annual risk assessment and management review. In fiscal 2015, we implemented Line Training to ensure the good mental health of managers. In fiscal 2016, we plan to carry out Self-care Training for all employees and we are making efforts to conduct mental health measures.

Employee satisfaction survey (ES questionnaire)

We conduct a survey to gauge the opinions and the degree of satisfaction of employees (ES questionnaire survey), for the purpose of improving the worksite environment, etc.

Labor-management dialogue

Besides the employee satisfaction survey, we have the “ES (employee satisfaction) Forum,” an open forum in which any employee who desires can participate to exchange opinions with the management.

MEC Data

Changes in the number of employees

MEC proactively recruits highly capable personnel, through hiring new graduates and mid-career entrants, as well as concluding direct employment contracts with temporary workers. Our employee retention rate has been constantly at a high level.

2012/3 2013/3 2014/3 2015/3 2016/3
Employees, fixed-term employees* Male (persons) 115 112 116 119 131
Female (persons) 50 54 52 51 53
Part-timers, etc.
(average of the year)
Male (persons) 0 0 0 0 0
Female (persons) 3 2 2 2 2
Total Male (persons) 115 112 116 119 131
Female (persons) 53 56 54 53 55
Average age Male
(years old)
42.1 42.7 43.1 42.1 41.7
Female (years old) 39.2 40.2 41.2 41.6 41.6
Average years of service Male
12.8 13.8 14.1 13.6 12.7
Female (years) 12.4 12.6 13.4 13.4 13.2

*Officers and loaned staff not included

Number of newly hired employees

  2012/3 2013/3 2014/3 2015/3 2016/3
Male 4 2 6 11 16
Female 2 4 1 2 4

Employee turnover rate

  • Employee turnover rate in fiscal 2015 was 3.2% in total (those who retired are not included).
  • On a gender basis, 2.5% (5 persons) of male employees and 1.8% (1 person) of female employees left the Company.
  • Fiscal 2014 results: 2.3% in total, 2.5% (3 persons) for male, 1.9% (1 person) for female

Proportion of male and female employees

Switch to direct employment

Since fiscal 2007, MEC has concluded direct employment contracts with 20 temporary staff members, etc.