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METI to Hold the FY 2015 Symposium for the Commendation Ceremony for the New Diversity Management Selection 100 and the Announcement of the Nadeshiko Brands-The performance of a variety of human resources in the workplace leads to the growth potential of enterprises-

 

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will recognize enterprises that create innovations by having various human resources exercise their potential for the New Diversity Management Selection 100. In addition, METI will select listed enterprises that make significant contributions to encouraging women’s success in the workplace as the Nadeshiko Brands, jointly with Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).
On March 16 (Wed.), 2016, METI will hold the FY 2015 Symposium for the Commendation Ceremony for the New Diversity Management Selection 100 and the Announcement of the Nadeshiko Brands, aiming to convey these companies’ efforts more broadly to the public.

1. Outline of the New Diversity Management Selection 100

In order to strengthen the competitiveness of businesses in Japan amidst a declining birth rate, aging of the population, and continued globalization of the economy, it is necessary for Japan to promote diversity management that provides people, including women, foreign people, the elderly, and those with disabilities with opportunities to fully exercise their potential and take part in the value creation process.

METI conducted the Diversity Management Selection 100 program starting in FY 2012 (METI Minister’s Awards). In that program, METI recognized enterprises of various sizes and in various industries that proactively made efforts to carry out diversity management as those having management capabilities contributing to Japan’s economic growth, and these efforts were subsequently conveyed widely to the public as best practices. METI changed the program into the New Diversity Management Selection 100 in FY 2015, newly establishing areas for awards for innovations in working styles and the expansion of the fields where women can actively participate and collecting cases that will be more broadly effective for management.

Note: 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 where they are able to fully exercise their potential.

Note: The New Diversity Management Selection 100 website
(Best practices for which enterprises have received awards are posted on the website)
http://www.meti.go.jp/policy/economy/jinzai/diversity/kigyo100sen/index.html (in Japanese)

2. Outline of the Nadeshiko Brands

METI endeavors to introduce certain listed enterprises that are outstanding in terms of encouraging the empowerment of women in the workplace as attractive stocks to investors who put emphasis on improving corporate value in the mid-and long-term, aiming to promote investment in such enterprises and accelerating efforts encouraging women’s success in the workplace.
Nadeshiko Brands have been selected from the enterprises listed in the first section of the TSE since FY 2012, and METI expanded eligibility for the Nadeshiko Brands to all listed enterprises on stock exchanges including the second section of the TSE, the TSE Mothers, and JASDAQ in FY 2015.

Nadeshiko Brand homepage (in Japanese)

3. Outline of the FY 2015 Symposium for the Commendation Ceremony for the New Diversity Management Selection 100 and the Announcement of the Nadeshiko Brands

(1) Outline of the symposium

Date: 15:00-17:30, March 16 (Wed.), 2016 (reception counter will open at 14:30)
Venue: Iino Hall, (Fourth floor of Iino Building, 2-1-1, Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo)
Expected participants: People from related enterprises and the press, researchers and students, and people who are interested in diversity management
Organizer: METI
Co-organizer: TSE
Admission: Free (prior registration is required)
Registration: Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC website
http://www.eyadvisory.co.jp/seminar/pdf/2016-0316-diversity-c.pdf External Site LinkPDF File

(2) Program (planned agenda)

15:00: Opening remarks
15:10: Introduction of the enterprises given awards as the New Diversity Management Selection 100
15:40: Panel discussion “Enterprises’ Real Intentions: The Meaning of Diversity Management”
16:40: Announcement of the Nadeshiko Brands
Guest: Ms. Mika Omori (screenwriter)
17:05: Commendation ceremony for recognizing the selected enterprises under the new Diversity Management Selection 100 program Taking group photos

(3) Introduction of the enterprises given awards as the New Diversity Management Selection 100 (15:10-15:40)

Announcement of enterprises selected as the New Diversity Management Selection 100 in FY 2015
Members of the operating committee are scheduled to comment on the New Diversity Management Selection 100 in FY 2015.

(4) Announcement of the Nadeshiko Brands (16:40-17:05)


The Nadeshiko Brands for FY 2015 will be announced. This year, Ms. Mika Omori, who is actively working as the screenwriter of the NHK morning drama series Asa ga Kita, will take the platform as presenter.

Profile of Ms. Mika Omori

Ms. Mika Omori was born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan in 1972. She became a screenwriter after working for a television company. She was the winner of the 23rd Mukoda Kuniko Award for her screenwriting work for Fukigen na Gene in 2005. She was the youngest winner of the award.
Her latest work is Asa ga Kita, which is the NHK morning drama series for the latter half of 2015.
This is her second work to be the NHK morning drama series, after Kaze no Haruka in 2005.
Her other representative works include the drama series Kabachitare!; The Queen of Lunchtime Cuisine; You’re My Pet; My Boss, My Hero; Buzzer Beat; Seijo; the new year’s historical drama Sakura Housara; and the movies Detroit Metal City; Kaiji; and Space Brothers. Besides being a screenwriter, she also works as a movie director and a novelist.

Reference

Release date

March 2, 2016

Division in Charge

Economic and Social Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau

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