Sony has established the Diversity Committee, which reports directly to the CEO, to ensure that diversity and inclusion are addressed as high-priority issues. The Committee is implementing related policies. Regarding recruiting and training employees and securing the promotion of diverse persons to important positions, a group-wide approach has been adopted that brings all divisions involved in human resource matters together to work as one. Based on the OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety standards, and guided by its own Global Policy on OH&S, Sony has also established a proprietary OH&S management system for each of its sites around the world.
In addition to adopting systems and initiatives that enable employees to discuss matters they are concerned about, including human rights issues and human rights risks, work-life balance, childcare and nursing care, and LBGT rights, Sony has implemented a global employee survey that enables Sony to access and analyze the views of employees and address them promptly.