It is important for TEL to expand its business globally and address social changes and diversifying needs by creating new value and continuing to grow. To achieve this in situations where there is diversity, not just in gender, disability, nationality, or other personal circumstances, but also different work styles and stages of life, it is essential we have an environment where personnel can exercise their capabilities and tackle challenges while staying highly motivated. To provide all employees with a “pleasant workplace where anyone can work with strong motivation,” we respect and promote D&I.
In July 2019, we launched the Global D&I Council, and at a meeting held that December attended by members from Japan and overseas, we formulated a D&I vision and slogan for the entire TEL group. At the meeting, the topic of D&I for the TEL group was again taken up for discussion, and we reaffirmed that it is not just about gender, but is a more inclusive endeavor.
To realize a workplace where diverse employees have a better understanding of each other and can play an active role, we have been implementing harassment prevention education and awareness activities globally. In January 2020, we held a D&I Talk event at our headquarters in Akasaka. The event included guest speakers and a panel discussion, and was well attended by employees. The event was streamed live to business sites in Japan and overseas in an effort to raise awareness for D&I among all employees in the TEL group. The Employee Resource Group (ERG) has also been launched, and is promoting initiatives whereby the company supports employees with interest in D&I, voluntarily planning and administering activities designed to contribute to the community and reform the corporate culture. Looking ahead, we will work to further promote D&I throughout the entire TEL group, by formulating a three-year plan ending in 2022, and rolling out initiatives tailored to the actual circumstances at each of our business sites in Japan and overseas, such as expanding our training programs and organizing events.