In a recent update to Nintendo’s corporate guidelines, done in consideration of their position as a “global company,” the esteemed video game developer committed itself to both leveraging “the talents of a diverse workforce” and increasing the “proportion of women in managerial positions.”
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Nintendo assured investors and employees of this commitment in a November 30th update to their corporate governance report – a regular statement which outlines the company’s principles and general operating procedures – aimed at addressing how the company was “Ensuring Diversity in Key Personnel within the Organization.”
Following a standard affirmation of their non-discrimination hiring policies, Nintendo explained that though the company “does not have specific targets for the appointment of women, foreign nationals, and mid-careers to managerial positions,” they believed, “as a global company engaging in the entertainment business, which is characterized by increasingly diversifying customer needs and preferences, it is essential that we leverage the talents of a diverse workforce.”
“Therefore,” Nintendo continued, “we are committed to respecting the personality and strengths of each and every employee, including employees from our overseas subsidiaries, and developing an environment where employees of diverse backgrounds can maximize their potential.”
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Turning to the topic of women in management specifically, Nintendo asserted, “As part of these efforts, we are recruiting women and creating an environment in which women can build successful careers.”
“We intend to increase the proportion of women in managerial positions from the current proportions in the Nintendo Group’s principal offices globally (23.7% as of March 31, 2021) and Nintendo Co., Ltd. in Japan (4.2% as of March 31, 2021),” they added.
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