At Canon India, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity of human resources. Our diversity policy is in line with our corporate philosophy ‘Kyosei’ – living & working together into the future. While we intend to promote diversity in all dimensions; in the mid-term (3-5 years’ timeframe) our focus would be to improve our gender diversity.
Our target is to improve our gender diversity ratio from 13% as on date to 20% in the next 3 to 5 years. All HR policies, processes and practices are being reviewed to support this target.
WE@Canon has been constituted as the Diversity committee where WE stands for Women Empowerment. This committee is chaired by the President & CEO, steered by the steering committee members and the senior women leaders are advisors to the CEO to support various initiatives that can bring positive shift in the organization’s gender ratio.
Leadership development through a competency framework, integrated into the selection and performance management system helps in development of managerial & leadership skills. Coaching initiative is helping develop leaders within the organisation. Workshops conducted on topics which address issues like ‘unconscious bias’ help people-managers to recognise and overcome such issues. ‘Ladies Power Lunch’ were small group lunches hosted by the CEO which helped capture the voice of women employees on what they needed to build their careers.
Diversity leaders and industry experts are invited to deliver talks on various topics to help create a healthy, unbiased and a great workplace. Various workshops, both external and internal have been conducted on topics like self-defence, work-life balance, mind matters and personal branding.
We believe in the importance of maintaining a healthy work life balance. The organisation offers five-day working, virtual working, flexi-timings and comprehensive leave benefits to its employees.
At Canon India, we are committed to providing employees a safe and secure environment. We commit ourselves to zero tolerance to any kind of harassment. We have implemented a Policy on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace. We have the Internal Committee and the Discipline committee for redressal of any complaints.
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in the compensation offered irrespective of the gender. Our selection and promotions are merit based.
Various gender sensitization workshops and sessions like ‘Fine Balance’ have been organized for our senior management team and key managers to address unconscious biases present in workplace. Sessions emphasizing on the role of leaders/managers in building and sustaining an enabling work environment and managing diversity have also been conducted.