A management working team headed by Chugai’s president was assembled and began activities in 2010 to promote gender diversity, the most familiar type of diversity. In 2012, we established the Diversity Office to strengthen these efforts and implement them in a broad sense including gender. This office continues to carry out initiatives in conjunction with the activities of division diversity promotion teams.
Gender Diversity Management Working Team (2010-2011)
Chugai conducted an awareness survey on gender diversity and analyzed the results. We then set a target for increasing the number of female managers, and achieved the goal.
Female executives selected from each division conducted awareness surveys on gender and used the results to identify and analyze issues. In 2011, they submitted a report to management, and the contents of that report became the foundation for the start of diversity promotion initiatives throughout the Company.
Based on this report, we set a target for increasing the number of female managers to 60 by the year 2015 (double the number in 2010), as one measure to promote the participation of women in business. This goal was reached in 2015.
Divisional Diversity Promotion Team Activities
Core members led diversity and inclusion initiatives in each division.
Core members have conducted a variety of activities, including forums, lunchtime gatherings and talks. Various topics have been covered such as women’s careers and balancing work and childcare. As these initiatives are closely linked to each workplace, employee interest in diversity and inclusion has increased, and activities have become more flexible and dynamic.
To promote diversity and inclusion in each division, we hold meetings for the persons in charge of those activities at the division level so they can share their understanding and information about policies and specific measures.
Chugai Diversity Promotion Forum
Chugai Diversity Promotion Forum is held annually to share and accelerate initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion.
Since 2013, Chugai has held the Chugai Diversity Promotion Forum to share and accelerate initiatives that promote diversity in each division. Participants include executive officers, division general managers, unit heads and other members in charge of diversity promotion from each division.
The forum shares key messages from top management on diversity and inclusion and reconfirms the awareness of how diversity and inclusion is essential for business growth, given rapid changes in the business environment and the pace of technological innovation; it also serves to reaffirm the participants’ commitment to further promote diversity and inclusion.