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Winners of the FY2013 Diversity Management Selection 100-46 Enterprises were Selected for their Utilization of Various Human Resources for Creating New Value-

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has selected 46 enterprises in the Diversity Management Selection 100 project that have achieved a number of results, such as the creation of innovation and improvement of productivity by utilizing various human resources, including women, people from overseas, the elderly, and people with disabilities. METI inaugurated the project in FY2012 and aims to recognize 100 enterprises in total over about three years.

1. Details of Diversity Management Selection 100

To shift from a deflation economy to a value-creative economy, it is necessary for Japan to provide the public, including women, people from overseas, the elderly, and people with disabilities, with opportunities to fully exercise their potential and take part in the 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 providing them with opportunities to fully exercise their potential. Aiming to expand the base on which enterprises will promote diversity management, METI started the Diversity Management Selection 100 project in FY2012 (METI Minister’s Awards). In the project, METI recognizes enterprises of various sizes and in various industries that proactively make efforts to carry out diversity management as those possessing a management capability that contributes to Japan’s economic growth, and widely publicizes such enterprises’ efforts to the public as best practices.

On March 3, 2014, METI selected 46 enterprises out of 135 applicants that utilize various human resources to carry out diversity management as winners of the Diversity Management Selection 100 project. METI has also selected three enterprises for their projects and programs, including consultation services for enterprises engaged in promoting diversity management, contributing to awareness-raising or other activities to expand the base on which enterprises will promote diversity management, and recognized them for the Diversity Promotion Project Commendation program.

Note: In FY2012, METI selected 43 winners for the Diversity Management Selection 100 project and six winners for the Diversity Promotion Project Commendation program. The details of the winners’ selected and recognized efforts are broadly publicized through the following websites and publications, which is expected to contribute to such selected enterprises’ recruitment of excellent human resources.

2. Winners

For winners of the project and program, please see the Appendix (in Japanese). For details of the winners’ efforts, visit the following website for the Diversity Management Selection 100 project, which contains a collection of best practices.

3. Announcement of the collection of best practices

In early March 2014, METI will publicize a collection of best practices about the diversity management on the website for the Diversity Management Selection 100 project. The collection consists of two sections: [i] “Toward Value-creative Diversity Management,” in which some common elements discovered in the winners' efforts are extracted, and fundamental ideas of and approaches to diversity management as a strategy for achieving successful results are compiled; and [ii] “A List of Ideas for Successful Diversity Management,” in which the winners’ model initiatives toward diversity management are introduced, in a way that corresponds to section [i]. Please visit the following website—we would be happy if you can make good use of it.

Appendix

A list of the winners of the FY2013 Diversity Management Selection 100 by region (PDF:54KB) PDF File

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Release Date

March 3, 2014

Division in Charge

Economic and Social Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau

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