Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Building a Culture that Accepts, Values and Celebrates Individual Differences

Yokogawa is committed to providing an equitable and inclusive environment where everyone can belong, contribute, succeed, and demonstrate their full potential without fear of harassment, verbal abuse, or other behaviors that inhibit someone from fully contributing or harms their dignity.

Building a Culture that Accepts, Values and Celebrates Individual Differences

How We Cultivate a Culture of Equity

Yokogawa’s DE&I Statement

Yokogawa wants a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive culture. Yokogawa will build an organization that values differences and enables everyone to belong, contribute, succeed, and demonstrate their full potential.

Championing Diversity

Championing Diversity

Yokogawa will actively recruit, develop, and promote people from a variety of backgrounds who differ in terms of experience, knowledge, thinking styles,
perspective, cultural background, and socioeconomic status.

Freedom of Discrimination

Freedom from Discrimination

Yokogawa will not discriminate based on race, skin color, age, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, belief, political opinion, nationality, ethnicity, place of origin, disability, family relations or any other circumstances against any person associated with the group.

Encouraging Collaboration

Encouraging Collaboration

Yokogawa believes engaging communication and constructive collaboration based on mutual respect facilitates innovation and the co-creation of new value for our customers, partners, suppliers, and in so doing, improves our planet.

The Yokogawa DE&I statement is part of Yokogawa Group's management code and has been approved by the Board of Directors.

CEO Nara


Connecting is a core Yokogawa competency that refers to how we not only combine valuable information, but also build trusted relationships with customers in various industries and bring together businesses and industries, giving resonance to the value that we create. 

It is this same capability that leads us to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I). By connecting and communicating with different groups of people, we believe that we will be able to engage in the activities described in our Co-innovating tomorrow corporate brand slogan, contribute to the well-being of all people, and maximize our capabilities to realize the aims expressed in Yokogawa’s Purpose, a statement that reads, Utilizing our ability to measure and connect, we fulfill our responsibilities for the future of our planet.


Hitoshi Nara
President and Chief Executive Officer


This We Believe

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I believe we are living in a fascinating era, in which we don’t just want, but create a culture that gives everyone a safe space to contribute, achieve their full potential, and feel a strong sense of belonging. This culture embraces DE&I  (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) and will empower us to innovate and dynamically transform mindsets to achieve successful outcomes for our people, partners, communities, and our planet.


Karen Murray
Director, Global DE&I and Organization Effectiveness CoE


Employee Support Programs

Worldwide Initiatives

Worldwide Initiatives

The diversity of our people is our strength as well as a requirement for Yokogawa to expand its businesses globally. To enable this, we have expanded the scope of the global job opportunity system to allow employees to apply for open job opportunities anywhere around the world.

DE&I promotion activities are spreading around the world, including recognition of International Women's Day and promoting Women in STEM networks. A Human Rights training was also developed and translated into multiple languages.

We expect advancing our diversification and removing  barriers will improve employee engagement, our ability to respond to customers, innovate, and will fuse  diverse sense of values to create new value.

Promoting Active Participation by Women

Promoting Active Participation by Women

Yokogawa is promoting women's empowerment as a part of its diversity promotion activities and is pursuing its goal of achieving a ratio of Women managers of 12.5% (global) by  fiscal year 2023, and 20% (global) by fiscal year 2030. Two women have been appointed as executive officers in 2021.

In Yokogawa Electric Corporation, we are actively  helping women in Japan achieve success in their jobs by providing assistance with formulating career development plans and career development training.

In Japan recruitment activity, our target rate for women employees is 30% or more, with the long-term aim of optimizing Yokogawa's workforce gender composition. In March 2016, we formulated a General Employer Action Plan based on the Act on the Promotion of Women.

Promoting Active Participation by People with Disabilities

Promoting Active Participation by People with Disabilities

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has consistently continued its activities to recruit employees with disabilities. In Yokogawa group, employees with disabilities (e.g., disability with upper or lower limbs, auditory disorder, visual disorder, internal organ disease, mental disorder, developmental disorder, intellectual disability) engage in various fields, such as engineering, manufacturing, sales, and office work with holding up independence, autonomy, ambition, and rising to challenges as its keywords.

Yokogawa Foundry Corporation, a Group company, has been certified as a special subsidiary conforming to
The Act for Promotion of Employment of Persons with Disabilities. We will continue to promote the active
participation of employees with disabilities in cooperation with labor organizations.


Respect for Human Rights

All of our business activities for value co-creation are based on respect for human rights. Learn more about the Yokogawa's Human Rights Policy.

Human Rights



Yokogawa’s Human Rights policy is the foundation for advancing DE&I (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion). We will work with our employees, business partners, and suppliers around the world to carry out our business activities in a way that values human rights and embraces DE&I (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion), thereby contributing to the realization of a thriving and sustainable society.


Chika Furukawa
Chief Sustainability Officer, Head of Sustainability Promotion Department


Social Data

(Source: As of March 31, 2023, Yokogawa’s Sustainability Data)

Global Women Statistics

Women Stats

Ethnic and Racial Diversity in the US Workplace

 (Yokogawa Group companies located the United States)



 Awards & Recognition

Dow Jones

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has been selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), one of the world's most renowned indices for ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investment in 2020 and 2022. Yokogawa has also been selected as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index for the sixth year in a row from 2017.


EDGE Certification

Yokogawa Corporation of America is EDGE Assess and EDGEplus Certified, which recognizes its commitment to gender and intersectional equity in the workplace.


Eruboshi Certification

Eruboshi certification, a mark for companies promoting women's activities, was obtained from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. 


Plutinum KuruminPlatinum Kurumin

The Company received Platinum Kurumin Certification by the director-general of the Tokyo Labor Bureau as a company supporting childcare in February 2021.


Yokogawa Electric Corporation has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), which is an international organization that is committed to galvanizing the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment.