Jun 1, 2020
Notification of Additional Designated Company Holidays and Work Style Reforms
Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. (the "Company") announced the additional designation of company holidays for the month of June. In addition to this, employees are encouraged to continue current measures such as avoiding commuting on public transport during peak hours and working from home (telecommuting) as part of reforms to the working style of company employees.
The Company has since April 14 been implementing measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, including additional company holidays for indirect employees at the corporate head office. In addition to this, measures such as the stopping of production at domestic manufacturing facilities were determined based on the operating circumstances of automobile manufacturers. We intend to continue these measures in June, including stopping production at manufacturing facilities once a week based on the operating circumstances of automobile manufacturers. Additional designated company holidays have also been announced for indirect employees at the corporate head office.
Employees subject to the measures
Persons working for any of the following organizations: Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd., Akebono Advanced Engineering Co., Ltd., Akebono Research and Development Centre Ltd., Akebono 123 Co., Ltd., Akebono Kids Care Co., Ltd., Akebono FRESH Center
Company Holiday in Accordance with the FY2020 Calendar
- June 5 (Friday) (Anniversary of the Company's foundation)
Newly Designated Company Holidays
- June 12 (Friday), June 19 (Friday), June 26 (Friday)
Regarding the Company's manufacturing facilities in Japan, operations will in principle be suspended on Fridays each week. However, this day may differ between facilities.
We express our sincere apologies to our customers, shareholders and other parties involved for any inconvenience that we may have caused. Thank you for your understanding.
On January 29, 2020, the Company set up regular meetings for discussing countermeasures in response to the coronavirus outbreak and since then has implemented the following preventive measures: self-health checks prior to starting a work day, prohibiting employees with a fever of 37.5C or more from coming to work, restrictions on all international business travel and non-urgent domestic business travel, bans on meetings and gatherings of large numbers of employees and facilitation of flexible working hours to avoid commuting on public transport during peak hours.
We will continue taking proactive measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, as well as implement new reforms to improve the working practices of our employees through practices such as flexible working hours and telecommuting.