Diversity and inclusion
Message from Top Management
It is essential to continue to create innovation for companies to continue to provide sustainable management and meet their social responsibilities. Shionogi & Co. Ltd. emphasizes that the creation of innovation is related to diversity and inclusion. We believe that respect for and integration of diverse values based on mutual efforts of employees lead to creating diverse innovation. This will enable us to make further contributions to patients and society and achieve sustainable development.
Accordingly, we focus on developing diverse human resources. Specifically, we have held the President’s Management Seminar, in which the President serves as a lecturer to train executives, and the Management Seminar, in which general managers serve as lecturers to develop executive candidates.
We have also implemented various succession plans, including providing young leaders with the opportunity to improve themselves by learning from each other in a multifaceted manner in order to develop future executive candidates. We ensure the diversity of human resources and the sustainability of management through these various efforts to develop the next generation of leaders.
Making the Most of Human Resources Diversity
Promoting the empowerment of women
As a result of our initiatives to date, the ratio of female managers has been rising steadily and now stands at approximately 14% in our domestic Group companies. With the male-female gap in average years of service also now closed, SHIONOGI is evolving into a company where it is considered only natural that women are active in the workplace.
In fiscal 2023, as part of our plan for the period April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2026, we set the goal of having at least 15% of managerial positions occupied by women by the end of fiscal 2026. Among other initiatives in our continuing support for women’s professional advancement, we plan to (1) provide employees with work environments in which they can demonstrate their strengths and take on new challenges regardless of gender, by revamping personnel management systems and establishing various systems to recommend various ways of working (2) conduct seminars and other educational activities on the subject of childcare leave using a video-streaming service.
Creating a supportive workplace for people with disabilities
- Fulfilling corporate social responsibility
- Progressing with the adaptation of workplaces so that people with and without disabilities can work vigorously
About Shionogi Smile Heart Co., Ltd.
The mission of Shionogi Smile Heart Co., Ltd. (* certified as a special subsidiary company in July 2018) is to hire and develop people with intellectual disabilities and allow them to become part of the company. Based on reasonable consideration for the characteristics of disabilities, the company aims to keep on growing slowly and operating its business at its own pace.
Meanwhile, under its independent corporate plan, it works to improve work quality and services and operate its business efficiently with a focus on cost saving. As a company that plays a part in promoting the CSR activities of the SHIONOGI Group, it will push forward with its business.
Operations and efforts of Shionogi Smile Heart Co., Ltd.
1. Creating routine tasks and working conditions suitable to the skills of people with intellectual disabilities
- Provision of manualized and standardized office cleaning services
- Provision of uniform laundry services that take advantage of dedicated facilities with aggregated functions
2. Creating a training system and a work environment for education and training in which people with intellectual disabilities can concentrate on acquiring skills necessary for tasks
- Education, task design, and escort-type support provided by dedicated supervisors according to the ability, characteristics, and understanding level of individual people with intellectual disabilities
- Improvement of the training environment
3. Creating a stable employment system that adopts unique company systems suitable for people with intellectual disabilities
- Original work rules suitable for the continuous employment of people with intellectual disabilities
- Maintenance of motivation and human resource development through appropriate assessment and feedback
Awards for Diversity
D&I AWARD Best Workplace
SHIONOGI has created an environment in which each individual can make the most of their strengths and demonstrate their individuality in their work, regardless of their attributes. In recognition of our efforts to promote internal understanding of D&I and build an organization that utilizes diversity, we were awarded the highest level of certification, the "Best Workplace," at the D&I AWARD sponsored by Job Rainbow Co., Ltd.
New Diversity Management Selection 100
SHIONOGI has rolled out initiatives to support employee career development and to promote female advancement in the Human Health Care Division. The thinking behind these and other initiatives is that supporting diverse human resources to develop their strengths will not only lead to personal growth but will also contribute to the growth of the organization. These efforts were recognized when SHIONOGI was selected for inclusion in the fiscal 2015 New Diversity Management Selection 100 project.
Leading Company for Women’s Advancement in Osaka City
As a company that takes active measures to create a supportive work environment for women, SHIONOGI was certified in fiscal 2015 as a leading company for women’s advancement in Osaka City. Also, in fiscal 2023, our efforts to date were evaluated and certified as a "Three-Star Certified Company," the highest rank.
SHIONOGI has three times been awarded the Japanese Minister of Labour, Health and Welfare’s Kurumin Mark, which recognizes it as a company that supports child-rearing.
‘Eruboshi’ Grade 3 award and certification as an outstanding equal opportunities employer
Shionogi Techno Advance Research, a SHIONOGI domestic Group company where around half of employees are women, aims to realize a work environment where women can continue energetically pursuing their career while coping with life’s milestones such as pregnancy, childbirth, child-rearing, and taking on career responsibilities. As part of these efforts — partly in response to a survey of workplace morale in fiscal 2016 — the company was inspired to set up a Women’s Advancement Promotion WT, whose activities are led by employees. In December 2017, the company received Grade 3, the highest rating, in the ‘Eruboshi’ awards, which were set up under Japanese legislation for female empowerment. In May 2018, it was designated by Osaka Prefecture as an outstanding equal opportunities employer.