As a company with a broad business portfolio encompassing electronics, entertainment and financial services, Sony employs individuals of different nationalities, cultural backgrounds and genders. To promote diversity globally, Sony established the Diversity Committee, which reports directly to the CEO, in 2012 and formulated the Diversity Policy, a common diversity statement for the Sony Group, in 2013. In accordance with this policy, top managers from each country and region worldwide are taking the lead in promoting a wide range of diversity programs. Under one of the main programs, Sony has assigned diversity officers to each of its Group companies. These officers meet regularly with the aim of sharing information.