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METI to Hold the FY2013 Symposium for the Commendation Ceremony of Diversity Management Selection 100 and the Announcement of the Nadeshiko BrandUtilization of various human resources creates new value

   

On March 3 (Mon), 2014, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will hold the FY2013 Symposium for the Commendation Ceremony of the Diversity Management Selection 100 and the Announcement of the Nadeshiko Brand. In this symposium, selected enterprises will be announced and recognized for their contribution to the utilization of a variety of human resources as well as to encouraging women’s success in the workplace, aiming to convey their efforts broadly to the public.

1. Outline of the Diversity Management Selection 100

In order to shift from an economy of deflation to an economy of value creation, it is necessary for Japan to provide the public, including women, foreign people, the elderly, and people with disabilities, with opportunities to fully exercise their potential and take part in value creation processes.

Diversity management is a strategy under which enterprises conduct management so as to create innovation and generate value by utilizing various human resources and provide them with opportunities where they are able to fully exercise their potential. Aiming to expand the base on which enterprises will promote diversity management, METI started the Diversity Management Selection 100 program in FY2012 (METI Minister’s Awards). In the program, METI recognizes enterprises of various sizes and in various industries that proactively make efforts to carry out diversity management as those having a management capability that contributes to Japan’s economic growth, and conveys such enterprises’ efforts widely to the public as a best practice.

Note: In FY2012, 43 enterprises were selected and recognized. The details of the enterprises’ efforts were broadly publicized through websites (see the URLs below) and publications. It is expected that such announcement may contribute to selected enterprises’ recruitment of excellent human resources.

In addition to this initiative, METI will hold a Diversity Promotion Project Commendation to recognize enterprises that contribute to awareness-raising or other activities to expand the base on which other enterprises will promote diversity management, such as providing consultations for companies that endeavor to promote diversity management. In FY2012, six enterprises were selected for the project.

2. Outline of the Nadeshiko Brand

The Nadeshiko Brand is a program to select and publicize enterprises that make significant contributions to encouraging women’s success in the workplace. METI started this initiative in FY2012 jointly with Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).

The program is a part of the Abe administration’s initiative titled “promoting active participation by women as a core of the growth strategy.” METI endeavors to select outstanding listed enterprises that contribute to women’s success in the workplace and to introduce such enterprises as attractive brands to investors who place importance on such companies that attempt to enhance corporate value in the mid- to long-term. Through this effort, METI aims to encourage investment in such enterprises and accelerate such enterprises’ efforts.

This program is also expected to create a synergistic effect with Diversity Management Selection 100, which METI launched and has been promoting since FY2012, in terms of expanding the base from which enterprises will encourage women's success in the workplace.

In FY2012, METI selected 17 enterprises out of those listed in the TSE first section, which were excellent in terms of encouraging women’s success in the workplace and also satisfied the criteria of financial indices. For the major efforts made by the selected enterprises, visit the following URLs.

3. Outline of the symposium

  • Date: March 3 (Mon), 2014, 13:00–16:30 (reception will start at 12:30)
  • Venue: Iino Hall(Fourth floor of Iino Building; 2-1-1, Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo)
  • Expected participants: People from related enterprises and the press, students, and people who are interested in the Diversity Management project
  • Organizer: METI
  • Co-organizers: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), TSE
  • Sponsor: Nikkei Inc.
  • Admission: Free (prior registration is required)
  • Program: See the following flyer.
    http://www.meti.go.jp/press/2013/02/20140207003/20140207003-2.pdf (PDF:762KB) PDF File(in Japanese)

Reference

Release Date

February 7, 2014

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Economic and Social Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau

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