Selection as a FY2023 “Nadeshiko Brand”

Also Selected as a “Noteworthy Enterprise” for Efforts to Promote Male Employees Taking Childcare Leave


GIKEN LTD. (Head Office: Kochi-shi; President and CEO: Atsushi Ohira) was selected as a FY2023 Nadeshiko Brand*1, a designation given to Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) listed companies with outstanding initiatives to promote women's active participation in the workplace. In addition, GIKEN was also selected as a Noteworthy Enterprise that has implemented distinctive measures to promote women’s active participation in the workplace for its efforts to promote male employees taking childcare leave*2. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and TSE jointly select Nadeshiko Brands each year, with this year marking the 12th round. This fiscal year, 27 companies were selected from among the approximately 3,900 enterprises listed on all TSE sections. Only two companies were chosen from the machinery industry, and 10 companies were chosen as Noteworthy Enterprises.

We believe that maximising the abilities of diverse human resources and co-creating new value leads to sustainable corporate growth. As part of these efforts, we focus on developing female managers and utilising female human resources. In April 2018, we established a cross-divisional organisation called “Positive Action (Promotion of Women's Active Participation) Project” led by female employees. One of the basic policies of the project is to create a workplace where all employees, including women, can work comfortably. Participating members work together with management to tackle various management issues, such as promoting male employees to take childcare leave as well as health & productivity management. Through these activities, we aim to have employees acquire skills directly related to management, such as communication skills, thinking from a broad perspective, and optimal use of management resources, thus improving our overall organisational capabilities.

GIKEN considers employees to be irreplaceable assets. We have placed great importance on respecting employee individuality in our pursuit of employee happiness. We will continue to improve our workplace environment and foster a corporate culture in which all employees, regardless of their gender, age, nationality, culture, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity, can accept each other and play an active role in their own way.

*1 Reference: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry website (Japanese only)
*2 Reference: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry website (Japanese only)


■Outline of the Nadeshiko Brands

The Nadeshiko Brands is selected annually to introduce certain TSE-listed enterprises that are outstanding in terms of encouraging women's empowerment in the workplace as attractive stocks to investors who emphasise the improvement of corporate value in the mid-and long-term. It also aims to accelerate further efforts for encouraging women’s success in the workplace.

■Outline of Noteworthy Enterprises

Noteworthy Enterprises are introduced on the Nadeshiko Brands page of the METI website to share examples of strategic efforts to promote women’s active participation. This fiscal year, GIKEN was selected from two perspectives: “Efforts to resolve health issues unique to female employees and create environments to facilitate women’s empowerment as concrete examples of Femtech” and “Efforts to promote male employees taking childcare leave.”

■Promotion of women’s active participation at GIKEN

Please visit our website to learn more about our efforts. (Japanese only)

■Promotion of male employees taking childcare leave at GIKEN

Please visit our website to learn more about our efforts. (Japanese only)

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Profile of GIKEN Group
GIKEN developed SILENT PILERTM, the world’s first reaction-based hydraulic pile jacking machine, installing piles without noise or vibration. GIKEN Group now actively promotes its press-in technology worldwide and contributes to the construction industry by proposing and implementing innovative solutions. The innovative press-in technology provides a unique solution and the adoption of this technology has spread to over 40 nations and regions.


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