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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
At the BCCJ, we are committed to advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and this runs through everything we do. DEI is embedded in our Governance and operations, recruitment of people, elections for our Executive Committee (Excom), nominees and judges for the British Business Awards (BBA), and our choice of suppliers.
Since April 2012, we have been running DEI programme designed to promote greater understanding of, and develop support mechanisms for, the growth of diverse groups in the workplace in Japan, including (in alphabetical order): Cognitive Diversity, Generation Y / Millennials, LGBTQ+ community, People with disabilities, Race / Nationality / Ethnicity, and Women. We believe diversity to be vital for the future growth and sustainability of the Japanese and global economy.
Further reading available HERE
BCCJでは、ダイバーシティ＆インクルージョン(D&I)の推進に取り組んでおり、その実現のためにあらゆることを行っています。以下の取り組みにおいてD&Iの考えが取り入れられています：統制・運営、人材採用、経営委員会(Excom)役員選挙の実施、British Business Awards (BBA)の候補者・審査員の選出、サプライヤーの多様性。
Meet the BCCJ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion taskforce
Diversity in the Workplace
Because diversity in the workplace matters! The changes taking place in our industries today are unprecedented. We need new ideas, creative approaches and fresh perspectives, which can only come from having diverse voices.
Did you know? In 2018, the BCCJ pledged to fight underrepresentation of women on panel lineups by eliminating all-male panel ‘Manel’ lineups from our events. We believe this element of inclusivity should be evident across sectors, and will work towards narrowing other gender gaps as well.
Past BCCJ D&I Events
The BCCJ runs frequent events across the D&I spectrum, inviting thought-leaders and Chamber members to draw on their ideas and experiences to the benefit of progressive and necessary change. If you would like to get involved in a future BCCJ D&I event, or have a fantastic idea you would like to share, we encourage you to get involved by emailing [email protected].
Learn more about past Chamber D&I-driven events HERE (Updates coming soon)
BCCJ members are on the forefront of driving positive change through D&I initiatives, building an inclusive culture and environment where diversity is both embraced and leveraged as a competitive advantage.
Learn more about what BCCJ members are doing to support equality in the workplace and beyond HERE
The Paralliance is a partnership of 20 International Chambers of Commerce in Japan designed to support Japan’s delivery of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, fostering a legacy of more inclusive communities and embracing opportunities for international business and exchange. This will be achieved through by bringing members closer to speakers through an innovative events programme, as well as facilitating and exchanging best practices. Learn more here.