Toshiba Group is responding to the changing situation to ensure the safety of customers, suppliers, local communities, employees and their families and business continuity. Toshiba Group is engaged in many businesses and services that sustain society such as social infrastructure, the cornerstone of life. In light of the need to fulfill our responsibilities to society and provide these businesses and services, we are continuing activities at sites engaged in manufacturing, services and distribution with appropriate measures in place to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection.
In response to the pandemic, the COVID Countermeasures Headquarters was established to manage the situation within Toshiba Group and provide information on measures based on the latest trends and knowledge through internal notices and a dedicated website. We recommend employees to work from home where possible and set a target for each job type for workplaces where working from home is viable. To support this policy, we increased the number of lines enabling access to our internal systems.
In line with the rise in the proportion of people working from home, we have strived to inform people of information about exercise and other ways to alleviate stress, which were most often requested, as well as establishing an online health consultation system run by occupational healthcare staff. For employees that need to go into work, we have taken thorough measures as appropriate to prevent infections. In addition, for employees who are deemed, as a result of a medical checkup, etc., to be at high risk of becoming seriously ill, we give due consideration to such employees’ work conditions in accordance with the pandemic situation in the region where they work. In FY2021, we implemented workplace vaccination programs at 14 bases across Japan.
For employees stranded overseas due to border restrictions, we conduct health-related surveys to confirm employees have access to medication they need and provide necessary support.
Please see “Toshiba Group’s Response to COVID-19” for Toshiba Group’s basic policy and the latest responses to COVID-19.