At Hitachi Rail we recognise that having a diverse workforce, where we create an environment of inclusivity for all to thrive, is imperative for sustainable growth and fundamental in building successful partnerships with our key stakeholder groups.
From our people, customers and suppliers though to the communities we serve.
All In line with our values of Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit.
Diversity and Inclusion has great focus across the Hitachi Group. At Hitachi Rail, we work in collaboration with our colleagues in the Hitachi Diversity and Inclusion Development Centre, to build synergies, to achieve common goals and objectives.
At Hitachi Rail our ongoing commitment is to improve Diversity and Inclusion for the benefit of all - with initial attention on increasing gender diversity. A long-term ambition is to have parity of the percentage of female managers to female employees. Our next goal along this path is to achieve:-
- 75% ratio – percentage of female managers to female employees by the end of FY24.
Given our commitments to Diversity and Inclusion, in 2020 we created a role within the business, to deepen further our Diversity and Inclusion activities - across the whole of Hitachi Rail.
What does this include?
Focussing on activities and development opportunities that address working equitably, inclusively and on merit only for all.
Listening to our people and incorporating their feedback into our work as we move forward. Crucially, informing our people of actions and progress. To further engage on the topic and promote inclusivity.
Visibility of internal vacancies for all – where applications are encouraged if skills and experience criteria are met.
Recognising that different business areas have their specific challenges and address them accordingly.
Having a continuous improvement approach to recruitment and selection to support our Diversity and Inclusion goals.
Present Hitachi Rail externally in a clear and transparent way – using descriptions and imagery that our employees recognise.
Working hard to promote Hitachi Rail as an employer of choice for target talent across all our recruitment channels.
In recent times, Hitachi Rail has gone through extensive change. Therefore, we have much to do, in providing a consistent approach across the whole of the business, in terms of Diversity and Inclusion. However, we fully recognise the need to do so and relish the challenge presented to us. We will continue to focus our efforts to achieve our goals. In terms of the diversity of our people and thought, in the most inclusive way.