OMRON Corporation has joined The Valuable 500, a global initiative created to promote disability inclusion in business, in support of its pledge.
The Valuable 500 was launched at the World Economic Forum's Annual Summit in Davos in January 2019. It aims to get leaders of multinational companies to join in the movement to bring about changes in business, society, and economy so that persons with disabilities can play an active role and realize their true potential value.
Ever since the 1972 opening of OMRON Taiyo Co., Ltd., the first welfare factory in Japan that employs persons with disabilities, OMRON has led Japanese society in promoting employment of workers with untapped talent.
True to the spirit of the OMRON Principles, we will leverage our diverse workforce, including those with disabilities, to drive the development of our business and create innovation, thus continuing to contribute to a better and more affluent society where people shine.
Initiatives for expanding opportunities of persons with disabilities include:
- Employing persons with mental disabilities
- Promoting employment of persons with disabilities
- Developing Technologies for Improving Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities
About The Valuable 500
The Valuable 500 is the global movement putting disability on the business leadership agenda. Caroline Casey, a social entrepreneur from Ireland, is the founder and they aim global businesses to commit to putting disability on their board agendas at the World Economic Forum's Annual Summit in Davos in 2020. Learn more
About OMRON's Diversity Initiatives
OMRON uphold the idea of "respect for all" as one the values that we live up to as we implement the OMRON Principles. Based on this value, we aim to become a corporate group that encourages a diverse assembly of people with varied thoughts and value perceptions to fully demonstrate their capabilities and bring out their unique potential. OMRON's initiatives for promoting diversity including persons with disabilities can be found at: https://sustainability.omron.com/en/rights/diversity/