Akebono Extends Covid-19 Special Measures


Source: Akebono announcement

TOKYO – Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. has since April 14 been implementing measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, including additional company holidays for employees from non-manufacturing departments. In light of the current situation, the company has decided to extend these measures.

The period of implementation will be extended through May 31, 2020.

Employees subject to the measures are those working for 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

The measures include May 15 (Friday), May 22 (Friday) and May 29 (Friday) being designated additional company holidays. Except for these dates, employees will, in principle, work from home (telecommuting).

Regarding the company’s manufacturing facilities in Japan, some operations may be suspended on certain days in accordance with the operating circumstances of automotive manufacturers.

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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.

Most employees from the  headquarters in Tokyo have been working from home since March 31, 2020. The company endeavors to also reduce the number of employees commuting to other offices by 80 percent.

The entire announcement can be viewed by clicking HERE.

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