The Asahi Group has established the following targets for Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. and its major domestic Group companies (targets for 2021) and is engaging in initiatives to promote women’s success.
|Company||Target (Target for 2021)||Current status
(As of December 2017)
|Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.||
|Asahi Breweries, Ltd.||
|Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.||
|Asahi Group Foods, Ltd.||
|Asahi Calpis Wellness Co., Ltd.||
The Asahi Group actively appoints women to company officer or managerial positions. At Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd., Ms. Yumiko Waseda as an Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member. There are also four female directors and four female corporate officer or Senior officer in our domestic Group companies and several female officers at our overseas Group companies.
At the Asahi Group, we conduct the following seminars to support women’s career development, which leads to the development of female officers.
|Career Development Seminar for Women||Provides an opportunity for young female employees to think about their career plans through interaction with senior female employees|
|Leadership Training for Women||Help women who are leaders of business companies within Japan to further climb the corporate ladder|
|Dispatching future leadership candidates to training held by external bodies||To help female employees learn the knowledge and skills required of leaders|
|Dispatching female employees to external training||For female employees from all levels|
The Asahi Group works to raise officer’s awareness with the aim of promoting understanding of diversity and work-life balance. We share stories of female work styles and men who actively take part in child-rearing on the company intranet’s “Diversity Communications” and in the in-house magazine.
In June 2015, Asahi Breweries, Ltd. joined the Ikuboss Alliance, which holds Fathering Japan (NPO). The Ikuboss Alliance is a corporate network that fosters ideal bosses (= “Ikubosses”) who understand the diversification of employees including the promotion of women's success and men who are involved in child-rearing. An environment where men can actively get involved in child-rearing is being fostered, with opinion exchange incorporating elements of “Ikuboss cultivation” at the New Managerial Position Training in October 2015.
Asahi Breweries, Ltd. is introducing a system with the criterion of “accepting diverse values” that can be used to evaluate executive and director class employees who have promoted the careers of a diverse range of employees.
From 2015 to 2017, Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. has been selected by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange as a Nadeshiko Brand, an enterprise that actively supports women’s empowerment in the workplace.
In 2013, Asahi Breweries, Ltd. was selected for the Diversity Management Selection 100 (awarded by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry), an award that is presented by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry when corporate value is improved through diversity management.