Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion - Message from CEO

As a global corporation that creates "excitement" and "peace of mind" for different types of customers worldwide, JVCKENWOOD Group aims to be an enterprise that is widely trusted by society while aiming for "profitable growth."

In order to continue to be chosen by customers in a global society, it is necessary to understand and meet the needs of customers in a diverse market. Furthermore, for a corporation to achieve sustainable growth, it is important to meet the expectations of various stakeholders, to be trusted by society and to keep contributing to society.

At JVCKENWOOD, by valuing and utilizing the diversity of each employee, we are working to build a great workplace, and to create a work culture in which people can perform at a high level. People from only limited age brackets or cultures cannot create value for different types of customers worldwide.

We believe that new ideas are born and innovation is created through bringing together a diverse group of people, with each person actively participating.

We are striving to have employees proactively raise their awareness of diversity and respect one another’s various values and characteristics such as race, nationality, religion, culture, disability, work style, age, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, while fully making use of each person’s abilities. Based on this, we aim to provide solutions to social issues and make a leap forward in the future.

Shoichiro Eguchi

Representative Director of the Board, President and CEO

Diversity & Inclusion at JVCKENWOOD

JVCKENWOOD recognizes the Promotion of Diversity & Inclusion as a key strategy. In order for us to make a further leap forward, it is essential that all employees exercise their skills to the maximum in their respective positions. We are creating a lively organization for employees with diverse backgrounds in areas including race, nationality, religion, culture, disability, work style, age, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We believe this will allow them to work enthusiastically and increase employee engagement, which will help to revitalize our company and improve its performance. We will continue striving to foster an organizational climate that respects diversity, and in this way we aim to create innovation and contribute to a sustainable society through business activities.

Conceptual diagram of diversity

Diversity & Inclusion Management System

At JVCKENWOOD, the Diversity Promotion Office operating under the Sustainability Management Office is responsible for promoting diversity and inclusion across the company and managing its progress.

In order to promote diversity and inclusion companywide it is essential to instill a diversity mindset and increase understanding among employees. That’s why the Diversity Promotion Office is implementing measures to create a culture of diversity while actively communicating with relevant departments. The head of the Diversity Promotion Office regularly reports on the progress of its diversity and inclusion strategies at the Board of Executive Officers.

Promotion Policies/Numerical Targets

JVCKENWOOD recognizes that fostering an organizational climate, enhancing communication, and revitalizing the organization are the three pillars of its diversity strategy. Through continuous efforts to achieve the strategy, we seek to create a lively organization where each and every one of our employees can work enthusiastically and to contribute to a sustainable society through innovation creation and business activities.

Appointing women in executive positions

Aiming to achieve a ratio of 8.0% for women in executive positions* (2025), we provide women employees with educational training and enhanced childcare leave, etc. so that they work enthusiastically. As a result, the ratio of our women employees in executive positions reached 5.0% as of April 2021, up from 2.1% in 2015.

* The proportion of women executives is in JVCKENWOOD only.

Appointing mid-career employees to executive positions

The Company’s mid-career employees in executive positions account for 24.3% as of the end of March 2021. In terms of recruitment, the Company is committed to hiring the necessary human resources widely by opening doors to not only new graduates but also mid-career workers in their late twenties and thirties. Through absorbing the knowledge of people who have worked in various environments, we strive to maintain our competitiveness and productivity.

Appointing foreign employees to executive positions

With business sites located across the world, the Group encourages foreign employees to apply for executive positions, for example, by appointing local employees as the head of their business sites. Moreover, the Company has appointed 21 foreign workers as of the end of March 2021 and has a policy to utilize them proactively by offering them an opportunity to apply for executive positions, among others.

Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

The timeline of JVCKENWOOD's diversity and inclusion initiatives is shown below.

Please see below for more details of the initiatives.

Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

Diversity logo mark

JVCKENWOOD has designed a Diversity Logo Mark as a symbol of its efforts to promote diversity.

The logo depicts people with a diversity of values joining hands and making way for the future as one. With the image of a fusion of differing races, genders, and values in mind, and we designed the logo using a broad range of colors, including JVCKENWOOD’s corporate color of blue. This logo, used on the company’s brochures, business cards, and other materials to raise awareness inside and outside the company, symbolizes our company’s commitment to diversity.

Diversity Logo Mark

Diversity from a Management Perspective

Here we present perspectives on diversity from a diverse management team.

Diversity from a Management Perspective

Diverse People

Here we present our diverse staff.

Diverse People