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.
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
Adjusted number of employees with disabilities
Employment rate for employees with disabilities
Employees with disabilities are engaged in active roles in FPCO’s core business operations: the production and recycling of food containers.
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
Employees swiftly and accurately attach and bond the side material to wood-like box-type containers.
Inspection of product
Employees check products before they are shipped to customers, paying attention to even fine details.
|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
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.