March 12 , 2019
PHC Holdings Corporation
PHC Holdings Corporation (headquarters: Minato-ku Tokyo, Japan, hereafter PHCHD) announces its cooperation and support for “W20 JAPAN 2019 (*1) ” which is being held in Tokyo on March 23 and 24.
W20 JAPAN 2019 is the first international summit to be held in Japan by W20 (Women 20), one of the official engagement groups that propose policy recommendations relating to women for the G20(*2). During the Ｗ20 summit, government representatives and experts from all over the world get together to discuss issues relating to gender equality in international society.
PHCHD is a global healthcare company that offers value-added products and services in the fields of diabetes care, diagnostics, life sciences and healthcare IT. PHCHD strives to create an organizational culture in which each employee is able to fully demonstrate their strengths and individualities regardless of age, gender, and nationality. For promoting women’s participation and advancement, PHCHD has been executing measures such as a mentor system to train female leader candidates, and we received a “3 Stars,” the highest rank of “Eruboshi (*3) ” based on the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace in 2017. Our activity to support the “W20 JAPAN 2019” aims to enhance opportunities for women’s participation and advancement in this country and overseas, and contribute to women’s empowerment for promoting gender equality, which is also one of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) advocated by the United Nations.
Ryuji Nakashima, Chief Human Resources Officer of PHCHD said, “we are making efforts to promote diversity as a global healthcare company. The active participation of women is absolutely essential for company growth and social development. I am glad to be able to contribute to promoting women’s participation and advancement in our society by supporting W20 activities.”
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(*2) In 1999 G7 financial ministers and central bank governors decided to establish the G20 and after that G20 was positioned as an international framework to cope with the financial crisis and continued growth. A summit is held every year.
(*3) Certification approved by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to be given to companies significantly promoting women’s participation and advancement in the workplace that have applied based on the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace.
About PHC Holdings Corporation
Incorporated in 2014, PHC Holdings Corporation is a global healthcare company. Its subsidiaries include PHC Corporation and Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG. Committed to its corporate mission, “We contribute to the wellbeing of society through our diligent efforts by creating new value propositions for all the people who wish for better health,” the company develops, manufactures, sells and services medical equipment and solutions across diabetes care, diagnosis, life sciences and healthcare IT. PHC Holdings Corporation group’s consolidated net sales in FY2017 was 192.6 billion yen with global distribution of products and services for more than 125 countries. PHC Holdings Corporation changed its name from Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd. in April, 2018.
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