Development of an Organization that Utilizes Diversity
Each of MARUI GROUP's approximately 6,000 employees is different. We believe that innovation is assured when these employees are accepting of the differences in others and are able to unite with an eye toward social change and demand. We are therefore promoting diversity with regard to individual talents, gender, and age.
- Three Themes for Promoting Diversity
- Innovation and Evolution of Diversity Promotion Initiatives
- Approach toward Promoting Diversity
- Human Resource and Evaluation Systems
- Promotion of Women's Contributions
- Initiatives for Helping Employees Balance Their Work with Childrearing
- Work-Life Balance Systems
- Promotion of Paid Vacation Day Acquisition
- External Recognition
- Promotion of Employment of Differently Abled Individuals
- Promotion of an LGBT-Friendly Atmosphere
- Reemployment Support System
Three Themes for Promoting Diversity
MARUI GROUP seeks to ensure that every employee can exercise their individuality and feel enthusiastic toward their work. To this end, we are promoting diversity based on three themes.
- 1. Corporate culture in which the individuality of every employee is respected
- – Official Groupwide project teams
- – Initiatives led by Medium-Term Management Visionary Committee
- – Cross-Group profession change system
- 2. Systems and frameworks supporting the contributions of all employees
- – Work style reforms (reduction of overtime)
- – Work-life balance systems
- 3. Management reforms for utilizing diversity
- – Communication reforms
- – Opportunities for everyone to participate in management
- – Corporate culture facilitating self-growth
Message from Member of Diversity Subcommittee
- Kazumi Abe
Marui Family Mizonokuchi
MARUI CO., LTD.
(as of Oct. 2016)
- Improvements to Corporate Value Brought About by Promoting Diversity
Promoting diversity is one of MARUI GROUP's main management policies and is also a strategy for giving form to the Company's corporate philosophy of "continue evolving to better aid our customers." Our efforts on this front include cultivating a corporate culture in which all employees are accepting toward one another's individuality and reforming systems to make sure employees are motivated in their work as they tackle new challenges and grow. In addition, we are implementing management reforms to utilize this culture and these systems in promoting diversity.
Society is currently undergoing changes, and the values and needs of people are diversifying. In order to respond to these changes, we need employees to put forth their unique strengths, forming teams when individual effort is not enough. Moreover, we will need to build upon our ability to transform these endeavors on the part of employees into corporate value. MARUI GROUP is committed to fostering the individuality of employees that is their diversity in order to pave our road to tomorrow, remaining ever supportive of employees as we look to the future.
Innovation and Evolution of Diversity Promotion Initiatives
MARUI GROUP's diversity promotion initiatives began from the starting point of gender diversity. The number of employees involved has grown with each coming year since these initiatives were kicked off in 2013. As a result, these initiatives have continued to evolve through the gradual broadening of their scope, from only women to including men, from management to employees, and eventually to encompass a greater range of workplaces and finally the entire Group.
Approach toward Promoting Diversity
The promotion of diversity has been clearly identified as a management strategy in the Company's medium-term management plans since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. Specific diversity promotion initiatives include MARUI GROUP's participation in A Group of Male Leaders Who will Create a Society in which Women Shine, a committee headed by the Gender Equality Bureau of the Cabinet Office of Japan. In addition, we distribute Diversity Books containing messages from senior management to all employees. The Company has also established the Diversity Subcommittee, which comprises representatives from management, and the Diversity Project Team, which is membered by employees from throughout the Group. With these two organizations in place, we are able to set directives, such as expanding grassroots activities for fostering diversity awareness within the Group, in a top-down manner, while simultaneously advancing bottom-up diversity promotion initiatives.
Top-Down Directives, Bottom-Up Initiatives
Comprising representatives from management, the Diversity Subcommittee plays a role in supporting the Diversity Project Team. The members of this project team change with each fiscal year, resulting in an annual increase in the number of employees that have experienced membership. Moreover, the project team provides an opportunity for participants from differing backgrounds to learn of each other's individuality.
Activities of the Diversity Project Team
Open to all employees, the Diversity Project Team advances initiatives for the purpose of fostering a corporate culture in which all employees are accepting of one another and are properly motivated with opportunities to exercise their talents. In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, a meeting was held among the 43 members from across the Group that had been assembled in July 2015 through open application. Back at their workplaces, members shared information on the matters discussed at this meeting to further advance the dialogue. These members were also central in promoting other efforts through coordination among different workplaces.
The Diversity Project Team will continue to be a place for discussions on how to make the Group a livelier organization that is highly productive and conducive to fostering innovation. At the same time, this cross-Group project team will provide a venue for team members from different divisions to help them learn more about their peers.
As one facet of this project team's activities, February 2016 was designated as Diversity Promotion Month. During this month, Diversity Books were distributed to inform employees about the work-life balance support systems available to them. As a new initiative, meetings of the diversity forum for supervisors were held at which the supervisors who are directly responsible for managing other employees met to exchange opinions on how to better utilize diversity in management.
Booklet published and distributed to employees to increase awareness regarding work-life balance support systems and to cultivate a workplace environment that fosters diversity
Activities in the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2016
In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, members of the Diversity Project Team discussed the future of a more diverse MARUI GROUP, examined the issues identified, and took action to address these issues.
|Activity period||July 2015–May 2016, 14 one-day meetings held|
|Diversity Promotion Month||
July 2015?May 2016, 14 one– day meetings held
Diversity Promotion Month
Diversity Project Team members from the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016
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