Based on the Diversity & Inclusion Policy established in November 2019, we have identified Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) as a priority topic for management. We leverage diverse values, careers, and expertise regardless of disability, sex, or nationality. Moreover, we aim to ensure that every employee can thrive at the Company and are promoting various relevant measures from the perspectives of changing people’s mindsets, hiring, development, and other systems.
|Enhancing D&I awareness (Unconscious bias training)|
|Hiring concept NEXT BREAKTHROUGH Appointment of external personnel (executives, career recruitment, etc.), Developing competencies Open innovation, Selection of young and mid-career employees (career challenge), Training available for selected personnel Employees on loan, Work Abroad, Overseas training programs Overseas and domestic exchange programs etc.|
|Systems||Systems for supporting activities of diverse employees Expanding teleworking and Work-from-home Approval of side business, Volunteer leaves Successful ability assessment programs|
In October 2021, we established the D&I Promotion Committee chaired by the vice president responsible for ESG.
The committee comprises directors, executive officers responsible for HR, and members of various departments. In addition, Outside Director Maki Kado serves as an advisor to the committee, providing additional diversity of perspective.
The committee identifies management issues related to D&I promotion, sets targets, drafts various measures, and confirms progress. The content of deliberations is shared with and discussed by executive officers and general managers as appropriate and regularly reported to the Board of Directors.
To date, Idemitsu has taken various measures to promote D&I. In fiscal 2021, we positioned diversity promotion as a management strategy and further accelerated initiatives with the aim of being a company that continues creating innovation where diverse employees grow and thrive.