The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry has awarded Mrs. Emiko Kawamukai, General Manager of the Bio-Chemical Laboratory at the Product Development Division in SARAYA, for her inspiring career at the 3rd “Osaka Sakuyahime” award ceremony on December 6, 2018.
Founded in 2016, the "Osaka Sakuyahime" rewards the efforts of inspiring women that have helped improve the corporate and cultural climates of their fields, the driving force in the revitalization of Osaka. In its first edition, Mrs. Aoko Toshida, Managing Director of the Medical Business Division, also won this award, so this will be the second time that Saraya has achieved it, motivating us as a company to keep on working in creating a more diversified, active future.
Since joining as a research worker, Mrs. Kawamukai has been engaged in the development of high-level disinfectants and sterilizing agents for medical equipment, being part of the introduction of the disinfectant “Acecide”, one of the core products of the company. In the 18 years she has been in SARAYA, she was the first female promoted to Department Manager at the Bio-Chemical laboratory, and has been involved in studies and briefing sessions with foreign nationals and young members, helping in the development of future generations. Together with Saraya, and after experiencing her own childbirth and childcare, we took initiative in creating a workplace where everyone can balance work and home, making her a perfect role model of what women and any person can achieve in a global, diversified, worker-friendly environment.
"I am honored to receive such a wonderful prize. We will continue our efforts in developing technologies and products produced in Osaka to Japan, and the World."
Mrs. Kawamukai, after receiving the award
At Saraya, we aim to achieve a richer and fruitful global society based on our 3 pillars: Hygiene, Environment and Health. In November 2010, we launched the Diversity Promotion Office and the Diversity Promotion Policy, with aims to incorporate different cultures and ways of thinking, making diversity a strength instead of an issue.
We will continue promoting a workplace with a diverse force, aiming to become a company that contributes to the realization of a sustainable society.