Promoting the Success of Diverse Employees

Relevant SDGs

5 Gender Equality 8 Decent work and economic growth

Reason for Priority

As we develop our business globally, we have employees with a variety of social backgrounds and values. In order to secure, attract, and retain outstanding human resources and generate innovation, we need to provide an attractive workplace where employees respect one another’s diversity (diversity & inclusion), and where all employees can thrive professionally.


Creating a corporate culture that can continue to drive the creation of new value is necessary for Nikon to achieve our Medium-Term Management Plan and make it into the foundation for sustainable growth. To this end, it is important to create an attractive environment that respects human rights and embraces diversity while enabling employees to reach their full potential. We believe that this represents one of Nikon Group’s most important social responsibilities.
Specifically, Nikon engages in fair evaluations and treatment that emphasize performance regardless of age, gender, etc., and we provide support to help every individual employee consider their career independently and develop their skills. We are also responding to social and environmental change by creating a flexible, employee-friendly environment and building a workplace environment that safeguards employees’ health and peace of mind. Moreover, we believe that promoting the advancement of women in the workplace in Japan is an important issue to address. We will continue to establish a workplace environment where women working at the Nikon Group can play an active role.

Takumi Odajima
Representative Director and Executive Vice President
General Manager of Human Resources & Administration Division

Main initiatives and results in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020

Women in Management Positions at Nikon


The Nikon Group conducts fair hiring and treatment of employees regardless of gender. Nevertheless, the Nikon Group in Japan is working to promote the realization of a more active role for women in the workplace, because the ratio of female employees in the country remains at a low level. In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, of the number of female managers at Nikon rose by 27% compared to March 31, 2019, which represented the achievement of our target of realizing 6% increase.
The ratio of female employees (of all employees) stood at 13.5% for Nikon and 13.3% for the Group companies in Japan as of March 31, 2020.

Frequency rate of lost time accidents at Nikon Group


The Nikon Group manages health and safety knowing that employee health and safety is a vital foundation of business activities. The frequency rate of lost time accidents* in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020 was 0.20% for Nikon and 0.61% for the Group companies in Japan. Viewed by overseas region, the rate was 1.37% for the Group companies in Europe, 1.04% for the Group companies in the Americas, and 0.10% for the Group companies in Asia and Oceania.

  • * The number of deaths and injuries resulting from occupational accidents per million hours worked, which is used as an index for the frequency of occupational accidents.

Nikon Sustainability Report

For more details, please see the Nikon Sustainability Report.