OMRON Designated as a Gold Standard Workplace in the PRIDE Index for the 3rd Consecutive Year- the Highest Evaluation for Initiatives Related to Sexual Minorities Including LGBT -
- October 15, 2019
OMRON Corporation (HQ: Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto. President and CEO: Yoshihito Yamada) announced today that it was designated as a Gold Standard Workplace, the highest evaluation under the PRIDE Index*1 by work with Pride, an NGO*2 that evaluates companies and other organizations for their initiatives related to sexual minorities, including LGBT.
The PRIDE Index evaluates initiatives for sexual minorities, including LGBT, in the workplace across five indexes: policy, representation, inspiration, development, and engagement and empowerment. OMRON is particularly focused on promoting diversity that encourages the performance of diverse human resources. Part of these efforts is initiatives related to LGBT, such as program revisions to include same-sex partners in the definition of a spouse in human resource and welfare programs. It is thought that these initiatives led to receiving the highest evaluation.
OMRON's major initiatives related to sexual minorities, including LGBT
- ・Establishment of human rights committees and hotlines for harassment and diversity issues at all business locations in Japan
- ・Implementation of human rights training for all employees, including the promotion of understanding toward LGBTs
- ・Program revisions for inclusion of same-sex partners in the definition of a spouse in human resource, programs, human resource rules, and welfare programs
OMRON strives to become a corporate group that encourages a diverse assembly of people with varied thoughts and value perceptions to fully demonstrate their capabilities and bring out their unique potential. This goal aligns with the group's corporate philosophy: "respect for all" under the mission to improve lives and contribute to a better society through our businesses. As part of the human resources strategy for "VG2.0" medium-term management plan, OMRON is implementing various policies for accelerating the growth of human resources and the organization -- drivers of innovation creation. OMRON will continue contributing to the creation of a better and sustainable society where individuals and companies grow together by making an environment that allows each and every one of our diverse employees to fully demonstrate their talented capabilities and work successfully to produce innovation.
These initiatives contribute to the achievement of the SDGs*3 by promoting the creation of workplaces that are congenial for all members of our diverse human resources as well as producing innovation.
Related SDGs regarding above initiatives
*1 PRIDE Index
This index was established by work with Pride (an NGO) for evaluating initiatives for sexual minorities, including LGBT, in their workplaces.
・Policy (Action declaration)
・Representation (LGBTA network)
・Inspiration (Raising awareness)
・Development (Human resources management policy and programs)
・Engagement/Empowerment (Social responsibility and external activities)
Visit http://workwithpride.jp/pride-i/#prideEnglish for details.
*2 work with Pride
Work with Pride was established to provide information that helps companies in Japan to develop workplaces where LGBT employees can work with dignity that leads to provide opportunities for an active engagement by various companies.
Visit https://workwithpride.jp/ for details.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are global goals for the period from 2016 to 2030 as documented in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted at the UN Summit in September 2015. The goals were developed as the successor to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) established in 2001. It consists of 17 goals and 169 targets aimed at achieving a sustainable world, and pledges to Leave No One Behind.
Visit https://www.mofa.go.jp/policy/oda/sdgs/index.html for details.
About OMRON Corporation
OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the field of automation based on its core technology of "Sensing & Control + Think." OMRON's business fields cover a broad spectrum, ranging from industrial automation and electronic components to automotive electronic components, social infrastructure systems, healthcare, and environmental solutions. Established in 1933, OMRON has about 35,000 employees worldwide, working to provide products and services in around 120 countries and regions.
For more information, visit OMRON's website: https://www.omron.com/
- Corporate Communications Department