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Policy for Developing Human Resources and Arranging Work Environments in Order to Ensure Diversity

The IDEC Group has specified our reason for existence (our Purpose) as “realizing  safety, ANSHIN and well-being for people around the world  the world” and has indicated our Vision “Pioneer the new norm for a safer and sustainable world.” in “The IDEC Way.” Our goal is to create a safer and more sustainable society by bringing happiness and ANSHIN to all people.

Looking toward the target of realizing the Vision of the IDEC Group, we will further develop our businesses on a global basis and contribute to the resolution of various societal challenges through our business activities. In order to do so, we have set our key themes to be the recruitment and development of human resources who possess a wide variety of strengths and can demonstrate their abilities, as well as human resources who can independently open a path to the future with high passion and be responsible for the next generation. We will continue to actively promote diversity and inclusion from here on and implement various measures for human resource development.

In addition, the IDEC Group protects workplace safety and physical and mental health, respects human rights, and strives to ensure a healthy work environment free of discrimination.

Initiatives for the Recruitment and Development of Human Resources 

Development of next-generation leaders

Our medium-to long-term human resource strategy includes the fulfillment of key positions and the development of human resources who will be leaders. In order to achieve sustainable growth throughout the Group, we are selecting and developing manager candidates who will be responsible for the next generation of management.

Recruitment and development of highly skilled human resources

We are actively promoting the recruitment and development of personnel in the fields of DX and AI who are capable of promoting business innovation, as well as personnel with a high level of specialized expertise who can be responsible for technical sales and new product development to propose optimal solutions to customer issues.

Recruitment and development of global human resources

In our international society, we are actively promoting the recruitment and development of global human resources who can advance the IDEC Group's business operations while communicating successfully with people who have diverse values.


Initiatives for Diversity and Inclusion

The IDEC Group promotes initiatives for diversity and inclusion. While showing the highest respect for humanity, we are striving to create working environments where diverse human resources who possess diverse experiences, specialized expertise, and knowledge can be active regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, social status, family origin, religion, or other characteristics, and are taking steps to enhance our support systems.

Development and appointment of female managers 

As part of our initiative to create a company environment and culture in which a diverse range of human resources can undertake various challenges, we are promoting promoting initiative for empowerment of women.
At the end of fiscal 2022, there were 10 women in managerial positions and one woman in an executive position (one outside director) in IDEC alone.

We have set a target of having 15 women in managerial positions by the end of fiscal 2025, and are promoting initiatives such as awareness-raising training for executives who will be a key element in promoting empowerment of women, and career training for all female employees.

Recruitment and promotion of personnel with foreign nationalities

At the end of fiscal 2022, there were 63 employees with foreign nationalities in IDEC alone. From among them, two Executive Officers and two Departmental Managers are foreign nationals. Our employees are hired regardless of nationality and are active in various divisions. We are also focusing on efforts to improve our work environments through measures such as providing multilingual minutes of major meetings.

Recruitment and appointment of mid-career personnel

Over the three-year period from fiscal 2020 to 2022, a total of 89 mid-career personnel, including 19 in managerial positions, were recruited by IDEC alone. We hire highly specialized personnel in our mid-career recruitment activity. From here on, we will continue to actively promote the recruitment of mid-career personnel who have the expertise and knowledge necessary to strengthen our business operations.

Creation of employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, and initiatives to provide opportunities for activity

From fiscal 2022, we have applied the Special Calculation Provisions for Corporate Groups, and at the end of fiscal 2022 the number of employees with disabilities in the IDEC Group in Japan was 40 persons (converted number: 54 persons), representing an employment rate of 3.56%. Through regular interviews with employees with disabilities, we confirm their working conditions and are arranging work environments to maintain an employment rate that exceeds the statutory employment rate. We are aiming to create workplaces where diverse human resources can demonstrate their unique individualities. We will continue our efforts from here on to create environments which can allow personnel with disabilities to work comfortably.

Environmental Improvement Initiatives

The IDEC Group promotes the creation of a healthy and rewarding work environment that is safe, ANSHIN, and free from industrial accidents. In particular, we promote decent work and improve the working environment by balancing work with childcare and nursing care and reviewing systems to accommodate a variety of work styles.
In addition, sexual harassment, power harassment, maternity harassment, gender harassment, and moral harassment are all acts that violate human rights and harm the work environment. As such, they are strictly prohibited, and harassment training is provided for managers.