Japan Tobacco (JT) has received the highest ranking in the PRIDE Index 2020 for the fifth consecutive year. Created by Work with Pride, the index evaluates companies’ initiatives related to LGBT and other sexual minorities in Japan.
“We are delighted to receive the Gold recognition for the fifth consecutive year,” said Koichi Mori, JT’s senior vice president of human resources, in a statement. “At JT, we position respecting diversity as one of key management challenges.”
JT believes that embracing diversity and finding value in differences will bring about sustainable growth. The company has taken a variety of initiatives to create, develop and enhance the work environment by fostering diversity, where everyone can freely express their own personalities and recognize one another’s differences.