Japan Tobacco International, a Geneva-based company, will allow its employees to work almost half of the time from home each month, The Japan Times reported.
The maker of Camel and Winston cigarettes also said employees will have the ability to work abroad for 10 days, the news publication wrote.
“As far as JTI is concerned, work is an activity, not a place or time,” Christiane Bisanzio, JTI’s vice president of diversity and inclusion, said, according to The Japan Times.
The company, which employs 40,000 people, also will experiment with letting staff work a four-day week in some locations. In addition, the company plans to find solutions to provide not only office staff but factory workers with flexible work arrangements.
“Performance and outcomes are what matter here, not hours spent in the office,” Howard Parks, senior vice president of people and culture, was cited as saying.