About AEON's Diversity Initiatives
On the basis of Aeon’s Basic Principles, “Pursuing peace, respecting humanity, and contributing to local communities, always with the customer’s point of view as its core,” Aeon, since the time of its predecessor, Okadaya, has worked on creating frameworks for diversity management; the idea of building a workplace that draws on the strengths of diverse human resources. Aeon respects human rights and resists any discrimination based on nationality, race, gender, educational background, religion and disabilities.
In 2013, Aeon set out to become the most ideal company for women with women-friendly working environment where they can display their full abilities, while setting goals of increasing the rate of female managers in its Group companies to 30% by 2016 and to 50% by 2020. To achieve these goals, Aeon established the Diversity Promotion Office in 2013 under the immediate control of Group CEO. The Office has led Group-wide efforts in promoting diversity, helping Group companies develop diversity framework.
AEON won the Grand Prize for Basic Achievements in J-Win Diversity Award 2015
About NPO Japan Women’s Innovative Network (J-Win)J-Win is a nonprofit organization comprised of workers from 108 registered companies. Established in April 2007 with a view to supporting companies to promote and establish diversity management, the organization rolls out various initiatives; conducting surveys and holding J-Win Diversity Award, a yearly event regarding to career development for female workers. Moreover, the organization works to nurture female business leaders and develop their capabilities by providing opportunities for female workers across industries to build networks and engage in positive rivalry with each other. The organization, through these initiatives, strives to create a society where every individual can exercise his or her full potential.
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- AEON Becomes First Retailer in Japan to Win Grand Prize for Basic Achievements in J-Win Diversity Award 2015(171KB)