Supporting the Success of Diverse Human Resources

The Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group strives to create workplaces where all employees can respect diverse ideas and flourish, regardless of nationality, gender, etc. For example, we train women and local staff at overseas subsidiaries in order to promote them to leadership positions. Chairman Yoshimitsu Kobayashi endorsed the Declaration on Action issued by "A Group of Male Leaders who will create 'A Society in which Women Shine'."

Notification on the Declaration on Action issued by "A Group of Male Leaders who will create 'A Society in which Women Shine'"Download link

About the Declaration on Action issued by "A Group of Male Leaders who will create 'A Society in which Women Shine'"

There is a growing movement by leaders from various industries to encourage women to succeed by maximizing their abilities in the workplace. This movement was inspired by a meeting of "The Council for Supporting Women to Shine," which was held at the Prime Minister's Official Residence on March 28, 2014. Part of that movement led to the creation of "A Group of Male Leaders who will create 'A Society in which Women Shine'," which has issued a Declaration on Action. The group comprises business leaders who are strongly committed to encouraging women's success in the workplace.

Website for the Declaration on Action issued by "A Group of Male Leaders who will create 'A Society in which Women Shine'" (Cabinet Office Gender Equality Bureau) (in Japanese)New tab

Main Activities

Supporting the Success of Diverse Human Resources

Amid the progress of globalization among corporations, we believe it is indispensable to attain resilience to adapt to change, in order to maintain competitiveness. To gain resilience, we will develop a corporate culture based on collaboration and harmony among diverse human resources. We aim to be a company in which people with various backgrounds can work enthusiastically, grow in the process and lead fulfilling lives in a sustained manner.

Sources of resilience

Examples of measures Examples of communication
Diverse culture

Promote understanding of different cultures and global exchange through the intake of local staff in Japan from overseas and the employment of young employees at overseas NPOs, etc.

  • Experience JAPAN
  • Overseas survival training
Gender

Promote women’s participation in management and pursue unbiased management by incorporating women’s perspectives in management.

  • A Group of Male Leaders who will create ‘A Society in which Women Shine’
  • Women’s council
Expertise

Eliminate stereotypes and promote innovation by creating a place where people with various expertise can share information and engage in dialogue.

  • Group Technology Reports
  • Group-wide Small Group Activities Event
Wide array of generations

Increase dialogue between employees of different generations, incorporate the viewpoints and opinions of young employees and encourage senior employees to pass down their techniques to succeeding generations.

  • Mentor System
Fulfilling lifestyles

To create a platform for good communication, provide workplaces where each and every employee can work enthusiastically while maintaining a healthy mind and body.

  • Mental Health Support
  • Health Promotion Activities (KAITEKI exercise, smoking cessation support, etc.)
Communication among people with various backgrounds, including those varying in culture, gender, experience and expertise, are indispensable for swiftly responding to changes and finding new solutions, and help maintain and boost competitiveness.