To leverage the knowledge capital of society to the greatest extent possible, Panasonic believes that it is crucial to take advantage of all forms of diversity in the workplace whether in terms gender, age, nationality, or any other factor. We have implemented a “Role / Grade System” that determines compensation based on the work or role in which employees are engaged; and there are no gender-based inequalities in this compensation system. However, particularly in Japan, Panasonic is aware that there is a need to employ greater numbers of women in upper management and decision-making positions; it is striving to ensure gender diversity.
Regarding the Senior Management team, a female Director was appointed in 2013, and currently two of the eight Directors are female. To accelerate female participation in management, Panasonic holds study groups for female employees and provides career-advancement seminars for women leaders, creating opportunities for women to encounter role models’ values and views on working, as well as further strengthening the management capabilities of supervisors. Furthermore, to raise the consciousness of all employees concerning the promotion of diversity, Panasonic has established a Diversity Promotion Month in July every year, hosting forums and creating opportunities in the workplace for discussions on the theme of diversity. As Panasonic welcomed its 100th anniversary, it is essential that all employees, who serve as the driving force behind Panasonic’s continued usefulness to society and its customers in the next 100 years, undergo self-growth while feeling rewarded in their work. Since November 2017, Panasonic has endeavored to create “A Better Workstyle” (by undertaking reforms that make work rewarding), with a focus on creating growth opportunities by reaching outside the company, supporting voluntary changes among employees, and encouraging a diverse environment.