(Updated on August 9, 2012)
Having established the Diversity Development Department within its Human Resources Division, Sony Corporation continues to pursue a wide range of initiatives aimed at promoting diversity in line with DIVI@Sony*1
, a project inaugurated in fiscal year 2005 to promote diversity across the Company. In particular, with the majority of employees in the electronics business (who are engineers) being male, Sony recognizes a pressing need to encourage more women to participate and excel in this area. Accordingly, as a first step in addressing the wider issue of employment diversity, the DIVI@Sony project is focusing on gender diversity and is working to establish a framework for advancing the careers of female employees, building employee networks and creating an environment conducive to promoting greater opportunities for women.