Diversity - Message from CEO
Below is a message from our top executive.
Diversity at JVCKENWOOD
JVCKENWOOD recognizes the Promotion of Diversity as a key strategy, and it has begun efforts aiming to create inspiring workplaces and a dynamic corporate culture by respecting and utilizing the diversity of individual employees.
Respecting diversity and accepting others’ differences will enable employees to exercise their skills to the maximum, and this in turn will lead to the creation of new value. We seek to contribute to create value for customers by establishing an organizational climate that respects diversity.
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.
Action plans/numerical targets
In 2015, JVCKENWOOD set out action plans to promote diversity (see graph below). Now in Phase 2 (Promoting cultivation measures and global expansion), we are conducting tier-specific training for female employees to foster potential female executives as well as training for managers who have female employees among their subordinates.
With the target of the female executive ratio of 5% for FY2020, and the aforementioned measures have lifted the female executive ratio from 2.1% in FY2015 to 3.4% as of April 2018.
Obtained the highest rating of Eruboshi certification under Women's Participation and Advancement Act
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.
Management speaks on diversity
Here we present perspectives on diversity from a diverse management team.