ANA Honored by J-Win for Advancing
Diversity and Inclusion
- •Airline received J-Win's Advanced Achievement Award for its progressive policies.
- •2019 Diversity Awards were sponsored by Japan Women's Innovation Network (J-Win).
TOKYO, March 28, 2019 - All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, was recently honored the 2019 J-Win Diversity Award's Advanced Achievement Award by Japan Women's Innovation Network (J-Win)*1. This award started in 2008 and it annually honors Japanese companies which are advanced in accelerating diversity and inclusion. This year, a total of 45 companies applied for this award and ANA received the top rating in the prestigious Advanced Achievement Award, J-Win's highest honor for companies that embody the organization's values of furthering women in the workforce.
ANA has always believed in gender equality, and the company has refocused its efforts since issuing the "ANA Group Diversity & Inclusion Promise" in 2015. By establishing clear targets for promoting diversity and through the strengthening of employee networks, ANA was better able to recognize and reward internal talent. Going forward, ANA remains dedicated to advancing gender equality and continuing to remove barriers for female employees. Additionally, ANA was commended for its senior management commitment and programs aimed at enhancing work life balance among all staff.
"As a global ambassador of Japan, ANA strongly believes in bringing the best of Japan to the world. This requires creating an environment where every employee can shine," said Hiroyuki Kunibu, Executive Vice President of ANA. "We have made enormous progress in recent years but are still committed to improving career prospects for female employees. Recognition from J-Win and other respected groups serves as a reminder that our efforts are reaching beyond our company and to Japanese society as a whole."
ANA hopes that its blueprint for enhancing gender equality in the workplace through dedicated hiring practices and open employee forums will help more companies in Japan to tackle this important issue.
- *1 J-Win was founded in April 2007 as a nonprofit corporate membership organization with an objective to promote diversity management as an essential corporate business strategy. J-Win works closely with corporations as well as public sector organizations such as the Cabinet Office (Gender Equality Bureau), the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
J-Win has developed two programs with the aim to support Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) management in member companies and to encourage their female employees to become future business leaders. The first program, "Action on Organizations" focuses on organizational change practices. The second program "Action on Women" is about leadership development and training. Through both programs, the organization promotes workforce diversity as a change agent to strengthen corporate competitiveness and achieve sustainable growth.
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Following the "Inspiration of Japan" high quality of service, ANA has been awarded the respected 5-Star rating every year since 2013 from SKYTRAX. ANA is the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation six years in a row. Additionally, ANA has been recognized by Air Transport World as "Airline of the Year" three times in the past 10 years - 2007, 2013 and 2018, becoming one of the few airlines winning this prestigious award for multiple times.
ANA was founded in 1952 with two helicopters and has become the largest airline in Japan, as well as one of the most significant airlines in Asia, operating 80 international routes and 118 domestic routes. ANA offers a unique dual hub model which enables passengers to travel to Tokyo and connect through the two airports in the metropolitan Tokyo, NARITA and HANEDA, to various destinations throughout Japan, and also offers same day connections between various North American, Asian and Chinese cities.
ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint venture partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines.
Besides the full service and award winner carrier ANA, the ANA Group has two LCCs as consolidated subsidiaries, Vanilla Air Inc. and Peach Aviation Limited. The ANA Group carried 53.8 million passengers in FY2017, has approximately 39,000 employees and a fleet of 260 aircraft. ANA is a proud launch customer and the biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
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