Human Resource Management
- Group Policy
- Global Human Resource Management
- Diversity and Work-Life Balance Management
- Occupational Safety and Health
Diversity and Work-Life Balance Management
Global competition has become more intense, and customers' needs are more varied and sophisticated than ever. For the Ricoh Group to keep growing, we will need the higher added value that innovation can provide.
A diverse workforce aids innovation by bringing many perspectives and knowledge bases into play. We aim to create a workplace where employees from many cultures can be productive while also fulfilling their lives away from work and career.
The Ricoh Group is actively promoting diversity and work-life balance so as to become an energized company where both organizations and individuals can thrive.
Correlation between diversity promotion and work-life balance management
Creation of a workplace that provides employees with diverse backgrounds with opportunities
to play an active role
An example of diversity management initiatives
Ricoh was listed in the Diversity Management Selection 100, a new program run by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) to recognize companies that actively foster workplace diversity and thereby increase their corporate value.
METI kicked off the program in 2012 by citing 43 companies (out of 160 applicants) as demonstrating best practices in diversity management, which has the potential to be a key driver of growth. From 2013 onward, awards will be given to an aggregate of 100 companies.
Among the reasons for Ricoh’s inclusion on the list is support programs for employees such as our Career Recovery Program designed to prevent an employee’s evaluation or promotion from being adversely affected by family responsibilities necessitating leave or shorter working hours.
Another reason is Ricoh’s efforts to raise the quality and quantity of opportunities for female employees so that they can maintain and advance their careers. For example, a growing number of women are taking overseas assignments offered to young employees by Ricoh'emale involvement has also contributed to the success of CSR programs such as the Base-of-Pyramid business, in which a female approach to building and managing businesses has been used to support the independence of women in disadvantaged communities.