Panasonic strives to create workplaces where diverse and talented individuals can respect one another as vital partners irrespective of differences such as race, sex, age, nationality, beliefs, religion, social status, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity, and can work in a lively and active manner in a supportive environment, with consideration of the laws and regulations of each country.
The company has established recruitment standards that select employees based on the applicants' aptitudes, capabilities, and desires. To thoroughly implement these standards, the company in Japan, for instance, educates interviewers based on the handbook "Recruitment and Human Rights," which the "Hellowork" public employment stability office established by the national government has drafted for the purpose of promoting fair recruitment selection.
For employee discipline, Panasonic has, among other provisions in its work regulations, those mandating respect for human rights, those forbidding illegal behavior, and those forbidding sexual harassment in the workplace; in the event of a violation of any one of these provisions, expressly stated disciplinary measures are to be taken.
Furthermore, the company is engaged in the following efforts to prevent sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment, as well as harassment based on power differentials, and to comply with the Act for Eliminating Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities, in order to create a more fair, equal, and pleasant workplace:
- Establishment, publication, and thorough implementation of policies concerning sexual harassment
- Distribution of leaflets and manuals concerning sexual harassment
- Seminars and training on sexual harassment, harassment based on power differentials, and revitalizing workplace culture
- LGBT training
- Distribution of educational materials to help employees understand people with disabilities