SheepMedical Awarded Eruboshi Certification for the Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace

SheepMedical Co., Ltd. ("SheepMedical" or "the Company"), a medical technology company driving the digital transformation of orthodontics and preventative care, announced it was awarded the Eruboshi certification on May 17, 2022 for the Company’s promotion of female career and workplace advancement.

About Eruboshi Certification

Awarded by the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare of Japan (MHLW), the Eruboshi certification recognizes companies that promote the active participation of women in the workplace. The program’s certification criteria require compliance with five evaluation items across three levels. SheepMedical has been awarded the highest level of Grade 3, meeting all five of the following criteria: (1) excellence in recruitment, (2) continuous employment, (3) working hours and other work styles, (4) ratio of managerial positions, and (5) the evaluation of various career courses.

The following initiatives were identified in SheepMedical’s certification process regarding women’s participation and advancement in the workplace:

・As of December 2021, more than half of SheepMedical’s employees are female. Women represent 54.5% of the Company’s workforce, excluding executives, promoting a representative environment for females to grow and develop in their careers.

・In 2021, 22% of SheepMedical’s newly hired full-time female employeeswere aged 30 years or older.  The full-time employment rate among Japanese women over the age of 30 has steadily increased to over 75% in 2019 from 56.7% in 1999, however, high rates of part-time employment remain among females due to women’s obligations to family matters.

*According to Japan Cabinet Office

Future Goals

SheepMedical plans to continue its commitment to fostering a diverse working environment for professionals to further their personal and career development.

“The Eruboshi certification represents a substantial step forward in creating organizational diversity. As we progress, SheepMedical will continue to support all employees’ decision making based on their circumstances and capabilities regardless of gender, age, or any life stages through positive reinforcement and engaging opportunities that allow collaborative growth with the company,” said Tomoyo Umemoto, SheepMedical’s CAO. “In the modern age of change, known as the VUCA era in Japan, we strive to provide employees with the independence necessary to commission personalized career growth, which ultimately results in stronger product and service offerings.”

About SheepMedical

SheepMedical, a medical technology company, promotes the digital transformation of orthodontics and preventive care. As the leading independent Company in the clear aligner business in Japan, SheepMedical focuses on quality, preventative orthodontic care and is building health solutions for today's challenges, and anything tomorrow brings. The SheepMedical story began with the fastest aging yet healthiest population in the world – Japan. With our preventative care model, SheepMedical provides health services seeking to extend global life expectancy.

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Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Database of Companies Promoting Women'sParticipation and Advancement in the Workplace, SheepMedical InformationPublication Page


Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Special Page of the Act onPromotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace (EruboshiCertification, Platinum Eruboshi Certification)