Below is a message from our top executive.
JVCKENWOOD recognizes the Promotion of Diversity 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 will reform our corporate culture toward realizing an employee-friendly company and furthermore a company offering the joys of working for employees with diverse backgrounds. We will continue striving to foster an organizational climate that respects diversity whereby we aim to create new value and contribute to a sustainable society through business activities.
Conceptual diagram of diversity
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
JVCKENWOOD developed an action plan to promote diversity in 2015 (see the figure below). Setting the period from 2017 to 2018 as Phase 2 (promoting cultivation measures and global expansion), we provided stratified training to female staff to foster future women executives and trained managers who had female employees. As measures for global expansion, with the aim of fostering a groupwide organizational culture, our corporate staff visited production bases in Asia and business bases in Europe to lay out the company’s diversity promotion policy and exchange information with local leaders at global meetings. Positioning the period between 2019 and 2020 as Phase 3 (achieving target value and plan for the 2025 vision), we have been pushing forward with various measures to achieve the target ratio of women executives of 5.0% (by April 2021). As a result, we managed to reach 4.6% for the ratio of women executives as of April 2020, exceeding the planned figure, up from 2.1% in FY2015. Furthermore, with an eye on the Anti-Power Harassment Act coming into force in June 2020, we conducted harassment training at local business bases across the country to enhance awareness throughout the group of an employer’s obligation to prevent harassment.
Progress toward action plan target
JVCKENWOOD has been granted Eruboshi* certification in accordance with the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace (Women's Participation and Advancement Act) from the Minister of Health, Labour & Welfare and, and has obtained the highest rating (Level 3). There are five areas evaluated for this certification – hiring, continued employment, work style during working hours, managerial ratios, and diverse career courses – and evaluations are given at one of three levels depending on the number of evaluation items satisfied. JVCKENWOOD obtained the highest rating (Level 3) for fulfilling the standards for all five items.
*Eruboshi: A system permitting the Minister of Health, Labour & Welfare to certify companies who have demonstrated excellence in formulating, filing and implementing action plans for promoting more active roles for women in accordance with the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace, which went into full force on April 1, 2016.
Eruboshi certification mark
Here we present perspectives on diversity from a diverse management team.