THE WHAT? Shiseido has achieved the Prime Ministerial Award for Women Empowering Companies 2020 from the Cabinet Office.
THE DETAILS The award is said to be presented to companies that have delivered ‘outstanding results in terms of policies, initiatives and achievements in promoting women to executive and managerial positions, as well as in disclosing such information, with the aim to create a work environment where women can play an active role and realize a society where women shine.’
THE WHY? Taking to a press release, Shiseido reemphazised its commitment to gender equality in the workplace.
It said, “Shiseido promotes women’s empowerment and gender equality internally and externally in order to cultivate a working environment in which all employees, regardless of gender, can demonstrate their individual abilities. Childcare leave and childcare time systems were introduced in early 1990 to support employees in balancing work and childrearing, and today, the retention rate after leave is nearly 100% across the Shiseido Group in Japan.”
It is also said to cultivate a working environment that encourages a good work/life balance, while the ratio of female managers in the Shiseido Group in Japan exceeds 30%, the ratio of female board members is 46% and women in managerial positions in the Shiseido Group globally exceed 50%.