Challenge Initiatives for 30% of Executives to be Women by 2030
Keidanren will accelerate the “promotion of active participation in the workforce by diverse people” in order to achieve inclusion and co-creation of diverse value－the keys to sustainable capitalism－as part of “The NEW Growth Strategy” that looks ahead to the post-COVID-19 era.
To accomplish this, we have set the aspirational target for 30% of executives1 to be women by 2030. Furthermore, we entered into a memorandum with 30% Club Japan2 in December 2019 and will work with the campaign to achieve our common goals.
As business leaders, we will promote diversity and inclusion with the following four points in mind to create a movement to achieve this target, and lead growth through innovation and the creation of a sustainable society.
Positioning diversity and inclusion as key corporate strategies, we will carry out initiatives that lead to business impact.
By focusing on boards of directors－the decision-making bodies of companies－we will accelerate initiatives to apply the perspectives of a diverse range of people, including women, to the execution of operations and governance.
We will provide support in line with each career stage, from hiring to leadership development (including identifying candidates), in order to strengthen the talent pipeline3.
We will pursue the creation of organizations and environments that can maximize the performance of all employees by breaking away from previous employment practices and reforming the organizational culture.
1．Based on officers under the Companies Act of Japan (may include executive officers and the equivalent).
2．30％ Club Japan is a campaign whose members consist of company leaders that strives to increase the representation of women in key decision-making bodies of companies.
It has set a goal of achieving 30% representation of women on the boards of TOPIX100 companies by 2030.
3．System to ensure there is a continuous supply of successors at each level and generation in an organization.