Mitsui Chemicals Opens up Employee Benefits to Same-Sex Partners in Push for More Diverse Workforce
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Tokyo: 4183; President & CEO: HASHIMOTO Osamu) has opened up new opportunities for LGBTQ employees this month as part of an ongoing effort to support human rights in line with the Mitsui Chemicals Group’s Human Rights Policy*1. Starting October 2022, employees who inform Mitsui Chemicals of their same-sex relationship will have their same-sex partners viewed in the same way as opposite-sex partners for the purposes of certain employee benefits systems, including leave entitlements.
Going forward, Mitsui Chemicals will remain committed to providing a friendly working environment for LGBTQ employees. The company will also continue to proactively consider related policies and pursue further diversity.
*1The Mitsui Chemicals Group’s Human Rights Policy: https://jp.mitsuichemicals.com/en/sustainability/society/rights/
Overview of the changes
|Company systems affected||
Additional systems are set to receive similar revisions over time.
A history of Mitsui Chemicals’ LGBTQ initiatives
|2016:||Held training for HR employees, as well as events including a movie event to encourage understanding|
|2018:||Added case studies about LGBTQ-related harassment to the training process for new line managers|
|2020:||Implemented LGBTQ ally training and harassment avoidance training for line managers at the general manager level and below|
|2021:||Launched initiatives to make recruitment activities more LGBTQ-friendly|
|Mitsui Chemicals LGBTQ Ally Declaration|
Launched consultation services to deal with complaints of harassment related to sexual orientation and gender identity, and providing information on the use of various systems
Mitsui Chemicals website – Diversity: https://jp.mitsuichemicals.com/en/sustainability/society/employee/diversity.htm