Unilever backs Koike’s Jisa Biz work hours scheme

UK-Japan News August 2017

Staff from Unilever Japan assisted with the launch of the new campaign by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to reduce the city’s crowded trains, the Nikkei Asian Review reported 11 July.

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike’s Jisa Biz campaign is encouraging firms to stagger work hours to reduce crowding on peak-time trains, and Unilever is among the more than 250 firms supporting the drive. On the day of the campaign’s launch, Unilever staff handed out bottled drinks to commuters.

Last year, Unilever implemented flexible working practices, which the majority of its employees have adopted.