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Symposium on Diversity Management to be Held

- A panel discussion on a prescription on diversity management and a commendation ceremony for honoring the winners of the New Diversity Management Selection 100 program and the Diversity Management Selection 100 Prime program -

February 17, 2020

Note: This press release was revised on February 27, 2020.
The symposium has been canceled in consideration of rising coronavirus. Announcement of the winners of the FY2019 New Diversity Management Selection 100 program and the FY2019 Diversity Management Selection 100 Prime program will be released on METI website, at 13:00 on March 16 (Mon), 2020 (TBD).

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has been selecting outstanding enterprises that have achieved success by empowering diverse human resources in their businesses to the maximum extent possible for the New Diversity Management Selection 100 Program. METI also has been selecting outstanding enterprises engaging in pioneering efforts for diversity management under the Diversity Management Selection Prime 100 Program.

As part of these efforts, on March 16 (Mon.), 2020, METI will hold a joint event for the commendation ceremony and symposium of the respective programs. Keynote speeches and a panel discussion of representatives from the selected enterprises at the symposium will detail the prescription and/or measures for overcoming challenges that enterprises may face when promoting diversity management

1. Outline of the New Diversity Management Selection 100 program and the Diversity Management Selection 100 Prime program

To strengthen Japanese enterprises’ competitiveness while facing economic globalization and an aging society with fewer children, Japanese enterprises need to promote diversity management as an effective strategy, which provides diverse human resources, including women, foreign nationals, the elderly and challenged people (people with disabilities), and provide them with opportunities to exercise their potential to the greatest extent possible and to take part in the value creation process.

Since the inauguration of the Diversity Management Selection 100 program in FY2012, to expand the base on which enterprises will engage in such management, METI has been selecting and recognizing outstanding enterprises committed to efforts for empowering diverse human resources and leading such efforts to their business achievements.

In addition, under the Diversity Management Selection 100 Prime program, METI has been selecting outstanding enterprises out of those that have already been recognized under the existing programs and that still strive for diversity management under the Diversity 2.0 program from a mid- to long-term perspective.

2. Outline of the event

The symposium has been canceled for the purpose of preventing the spread of novel coronavirus.

Part 1:

Announcement of the winners of the FY2019 New Diversity Management Selection 100 program and the FY2019 Diversity Management Selection 100 Prime program


Keynote speech: Management reform to lead the results of empowerment of diverse human resources to value creation (tentative title)

Panel discussion: Prescription on diversity management (referring to the case examples of the selected enterprises)


Part 2:

Commendation ceremony to honor the winners with a certificate of merit or a certificate of selection

3. How to attend

The symposium has been canceled for the purpose of preventing the spread of novel coronavirus.

Prior registration is required. If you wish to attend the event, visit the website below and access the registration form to complete prior registration.

Contact counter for how to attend:

Secretariat of the New Diversity Management Selection 100/Diversity Management Selection 100 Prime Programs:
EY Japan Co., Ltd.
Personnel in charge: M. Nakayama, M. Bei, and M. Ikeda
Email: diversity20@jp.ey.comメールリンク
Telephone: 070-7549-8146

Division in Charge

Economic and Social Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau