Diversity and Inclusion

Relevant SDGs

5 Gender Equality 8 Decent work and economic growth 10 Reduced inequalities

Reason for Priority

A company with global business operations has 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, and where all employees can thrive professionally (diversity and inclusion).


Creating a corporate culture that can continue to drive the creation of new value is necessary for Nikon's sustainable growth and the enhancement of corporate value. To this end, it is important to respect diversity and accept human resources with a variety of values and individual characteristics while creating an environment in which individual employees can enhance each other and reach their full potential.
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. Moreover, believing that promoting the advancement of women in the workplace in Japan is an important issue to address, we have established systems to support career development and a balance of work and family life. Going forward, we will not only provide support for female employees as we have been doing for some time, but will also establish an environment that enables employees facing a variety of circumstances, such as childcare, long-term care, and disabilities, to fulfill their potential and play important roles.

Takumi Odajima
Representative Director and Executive Vice President
General Manager of Group Governance & Administration Division

Main initiatives and results in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021

Promoting Advancement of Women in the Workplace


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. We have set ourselves the goal of increasing the ratio of female managers to at least 7.5% by March 31, 2023. As of March 31, 2021, the ratio stood at 6.4%.
The overall ratio of female employees (including non-managerial employees) is 14.8% for the Nikon Corporation and 13.2% for the Group companies in Japan.

Utilization of Global Human Resources


The Nikon Group is expanding its business operations throughout the world, and people from many different countries and regions work as the Nikon Group employees.
The Nikon Group promotes outstanding human resources to management and executive positions, regardless of age or gender and is committed to utilizing human resources on a global scale, appointing locally hired personnel as executive officers of Nikon.

Nikon Sustainability Report

For more details, please see the Nikon Sustainability Report.