Labor Practices

Main initiatives and results in the year ended March 31, 2017

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Nikon's conducting the same hiring and treatment of employees regardless of gender. Nevertheless, we are working to promote the more active role of women in the workplace because the ratio of female employees in Japan remains at a low level. The ratio of Nikon's females in management positions stood at 5.7% as of March 31, 2017, which exceeded our target of 5.0%. The ratio of female employees stood at 11.0% for Nikon and 16.8% for Group companies in Japan as of March 31, 2017.
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Nikon Group is striving for safety management in order to improve workplace vitality and increase productivity. The number of lost days due to occupational accidents (one day or longer) at the Nikon Group during the year ended March 31, 2017 totaled 490 days. The breakdown by region shows that Japan accounted for 108 days, Greater China 155 days, Asia/Oceania 0 days, Europe 81 days, the Americas 146 days, and Korea 0 days.

The Nikon Group is promoting a group-wide program for employees called "FUTURE IN FOCUS," which aims to create an environment for diverse employees to actively contribute in a wide range of fields within the Nikon Group, regardless of their nationality, ethnicity, or gender. Specifically, the Nikon Group is steadily introducing mechanisms for the HR systems of Group companies around the world to develop and evaluate human resources following the competencies that it desires.

In addition, the Nikon Group has put in place various systems for supporting diverse working styles among employees, and is carrying out initiatives aimed at ensuring healthy and safe workplace environments.