Policies and systems for promoting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
In 2010, Hitachi Construction Machinery formulated the 2020 VISION. The vision outlines the goal of achieving an ideal organization in 2020 whereby Hitachi Construction Machinery and its employees are a ‘close and reliable partner’ anywhere on the earth with best solutions through Kenkijin Spirit. It is essential that we develop businesses by drawing on new strategies and novel ideas, rather than relying on the same ideas and strategies employed thus far, so that we can fulfill our vision, become recognized internationally as a true global company, and be a successful contender in the market.
To this end, we value respect for diversity and recognize the values and uniqueness of each of the employees that supports our businesses, regardless of race, nationality, gender, age or other characteristics※. In line with this recognition, we have positioned diversity as one of our key management themes. In April 2011, we established the Diversity Promotion Group. The group has undertaken measures to find solutions for five themes for the promotion of diversity in the Hitachi Construction Machinery Group—Building a foundation for diversity, work style reforms (work, life, and management), supporting the participation of women and minorities, supporting the activities of national staff, and globalization of Hitachi Construction Machinery in Japan. From FY2016, these activities have been taken over by and are continuing to be implemented by the Human Resources Department.
In addition, the importance of respecting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) is conveyed to employees through various rank-specific training and other venues. And the verification of the planning and progress of these activities is being handled by the Human Resources Strategy Committee. Through this and other actions, we are promoting and instilling diversity groupwide. In addition, Hitachi Construction Machinery alone employs approximately 50 foreigners, mainly from China, Indonesia, Brazil, and the Philippines.
※ We will respect individual human rights in the recruitment and treatment of employees and during all other company activities. We will not engage in any acts that may impair individual dignity or discriminate on bases such as sex, sexual orientation, age, nationality, race, ethnicity, ideology, belief, religion, social status, family origin, disease, disability.
(Source: Hitachi Construction Machinery Group Codes of Conduct)