OMRON Awarded the Gold Rating under the PRIDE Index for the 5th Consecutive Year
- The Highest Tier Evaluation for Initiatives Related to LGBTQ -
- November 11, 2021
OMRON Corporation announced today that it was designated as a Gold Standard Workplace, the highest evaluation under the PRIDE Index1 by work with Pride, an NGO2 that evaluates companies and other organizations for their initiatives related to sexual minorities, including LGBTQ for the 5th consecutive year.
The PRIDE Index evaluates initiatives for sexual minorities, including LGBTQ, 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 LGBTQ, such as holding seminars for better understanding of diversity and considering the program revisions since 2016. It is thought that these initiatives led to receiving the highest evaluation.
OMRON’s major initiatives related to sexual minorities, including LGBTQ
- 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 LGBTQs
- Disseminate information regularly for better understanding of LGBTQs
- Program revisions for inclusion of same-sex partners in the definition of a spouse in human resource, programs, human resource rules, and welfare programs (Implemented in March 2019)
- Revision of HR and benefit programs to include common-law marriage in the definition of family (in force in April 2021)
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. 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 SDGs3 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 LGBTQ, 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)
2 work with Pride
Work with Pride was established to provide information that helps companies in Japan to develop workplaces where LGBTQ employees can work with dignity that leads to provide opportunities for an active engagement by various companies.
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.