Global and Diverse
Having celebrated our 70th anniversary in March 2017, we added the APEM Group headquartered in France to the IDEC Group, changing the geographic revenue structure and transitioning into a global business. Now, more than 50% of our Group-wide revenue is generated outside of Japan and more than 70% of our employees are located outside of Japan. The IDEC Group holds the long-term vision of contributing to global socioeconomic development through continued business growth attained by advancing control technologies we have developed over many decades.
IDEC is seeking to create a work environment that cherishes diversity and allows each and every employee to exhibit the full potential of their individuality and talents regardless of their nationality, gender, age, or any disability they may have. Our corporate culture has always been characterized by good interpersonal relationships. We respect each other and strive to maintain a team player spirit when performing our daily work tasks or tackling various issues. At IDEC CORPORATION, we have been spreading information about a number of benefits we have introduced such as those shown in the figure below in order to support the career efforts of our female employees in a systematic manner. By also encouraging our staff to use those benefits, we have managed to achieve a 100% return rate among our female employees after childcare leave while successfully implementing a paternity leave system for the male employees. In July 2017, we also acquired the "Kurumin Mark" (next generation support certification) from the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare.
At IDEC CORPORATION
IDEC is going to make English the common corporate language in April 2020. The introduction of English as the global lingua franca has become essential for our business operations, which have been undergoing a rapid global expansion. The acquisition of France-based APEM in 2017 was also part of that trend. At IDEC CORPORATION, to achieve our goal, we are seeking to improve the English skills throughout the company by creating a company-wide English education system, organizing group TOEIC exams for the entire company, and providing our employees with various opportunities to learn English. In addition to improving our English proficiency, we also provide training to deepen our intercultural knowledge, offer overseas trainee programs, and use training rotation strategies in order to improve the overseas business skills of our employees and prepare them to work in a global environment.