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Employment of People with Disabilities

続ける力(従業員の言葉)

To facilitate the simple and ordinary goal of being able to continue working and living, we have continued to work together with our employees, irrespective of any disabilities they may or may not have, treating them as fellow colleagues, and overcoming any obstacles.
This continuous accumulation of the “power to keep going” has led to FPCO’s current employment of people with disabilities.

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FPCO’s Employment of People with Disabilities

FPCO’s Employment of People with Disabilities

FPCO’s employment of people with disabilities began with the establishment of Ducks, a Special Subsidiary Compay, in 1986 (now FPCO Ducks Co., Chiba Plant), which was born out of our relationship with Ahirunokai (“the Duck Society”); an association for the parents of children with intellectual disabilities.
Later, as a result of the development of various locations around Japan, including the establishment of a Type A Support for Continuous Employment business location in a first for a private, profit-making entity (now FPCO Ai Pack Co.) in 2007, the FPCO Group now employs a total of approximately 380 people with disabilities working actively nationwide.
FPCO follows a consistent policy of employing permanent employees for core mission-critical operations, and the contributions of these employees are essential to the Group’s business operations.

The state of the FPCO Group’s employment of people with disabilities as of March 31, 2018 is as follows.

  • Employees with disabilities

    377people

  • Adjusted number of employees with disabilities

    649people

  • Employment rate for employees with disabilities

    13.78%

障がいの程度 重度以外27%、重度73% 障がい別 知的障がい90%、身体障がい9%、精神障がい1%

Active in Core Business

Employees with disabilities are engaged in active roles in FPCO’s core business operations: the production and recycling of food containers.

  • In the production of food containers, employees with disabilities are given responsibility for the molding, assembly processing, inspection and packaging of food containers.
  • In the recycling business, employees with disabilities engage in the sorting of used trays, which lies at the very heart of the FPCO Method recycling system.
  • Food tray container
    • ・ Molding
    • ・ Assembly processing
    • ・ Inspection
    • ・ Packaging
  • Sorting of used trays

    Sorting of used trays

    From a massive volume of used trays flowing along a conveyor, employees rapidly identify and sort out those trays which are suitable for recycling from those which are not.

  • Production of wood-like box-type containers

    Production of wood-like box-type containers

    Employees swiftly and accurately attach and bond the side material to wood-like box-type containers.

  • Inspection of product

    Inspection of product

    Employees check products before they are shipped to customers, paying attention to even fine details.

Recognition from Outside the Company


Award yearAwardOffice
1988 Honor by the Chiba Prefecture Employment Development Association Award for Leading Company in the Employment of Disabled Workers Ducks Co. (Note 1)
1996 Honor by the Minister of Labour Award for Leading Company in the Employment of Disabled Workers Ducks Co. (Note 1)
2002 Kochi Prefecture Day of People with Disabilities ・Honor by The Kochi Prefectural Governor Award Ducks Shikoku Co.(Note2)
2006 Honor by Executive Director for Aging and Disabled Employment Support OrganizationLeading Company in the Employment of Disabled Workers Ducks Co. (Note 1)
2009 Employment for disabled people excellent company (heartful ribbon mark) certification FP Corporation
2010 Leading Company in the Employment of Disabled Workers Support Company Certification by the Hokkaido FPCO Ai Pack Co. Hokkaido Plant(Note3)
Leading Company in the People with Disabilities Excellent Establishment Certification Award by Chiba Prefecture Ducks Co. (Note 1)
2013 Human Resources in Japan Department "HR Award 2013" Corporate Personnel Department Excellence Award FP Corporation
2014 Leading Company in the Employment for Disabled People Excellent Establishment Certification by Yamagata Prefecture FPCO Ai Pack Co. Yamagata Plant
Leading Company in the Employment for Disabled People Excellent Establishment Certification by Yamagata Prefecture FPCO Ai Pack Co. Yamagata Sorting Plant
Honor by Hiroshima Prefecture Leading Company Award in the Employment of Disabled Workers Excellent Establishment FPCO Ai Pack Corporation
2015 The Diversity Management Selection 100 list for FY2014 FP Corporation
2016 The first award for companies under the Hiroshima Prefectural Ai Support Campaign in 2016 FP Corporation
2018 The third Corporate Volunteer Award FP Corporation Group employee volunteer
Tokyo Sports Promotion Company FY2018 FP Corporation
FY2018 Sports ale company certification FP Corporation
2019 FY2018 People with Disabilities Active Company Certification FPCO Ducks Corporation
FY2018 Barrier-free Support Company Registration FP Corporation

(Note 1)Present: FPCO Ducks Co.Chiba Plant

(Note 2)Present: FPCO Ducks Co.Kochi Plant

(Note 3)Present: FPCO Ducks Co.Hokkaido Plant

Plants in Japan

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Welcome to FPCO Plant Tours

The FPCO Group conducts plant tours of the plants where employees with disabilities work (i.e. sorting centers and plants that produce wood-like box-type containers). Please see the “List of Plants You Can Visit.”
※For visitors wishing to participate in plant tours with regard to employment opportunities for people with disabilities, please apply via the following individual pages for each plant.

For visitors wishing to participate in a plant tour primarily to learn about the FPCO method of recycling, please apply via the recycling plant tour page.

List of plants that you can visit
Notes on Tours
  • * Please refrain from taking photographs, eating and/or drinking during the tour.
  • * Please contact us in advance regarding press coverage, photography, interviews and other such matters.
  • * Please refrain from participating in tours for job-seeking purposes.
  • * Please contact us in advance if you require the use of a wheelchair.