Nissan Finds Strength in Diversity
Nissan is diverse at every level with over 42 nationalities represented at our European Headquarters alone.
It's this diverse workforce that makes us interesting. We thrive off new thinking and differing perspectives. That's why we encourage and take full advantage of the mix of backgrounds, genders, nationalities, ages, and lifestyles found among our employees.
This means our people are representative of the unique personalities found within the communities where we do business around the world. This makes us powerful. So if "the power comes from inside", then our diversity defines the strength of that power.
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Diversity does not happen naturally, it needs continuous drive. Nissan has a voluntarist strategy and adapted action plans, based on three pillars:
Diversity Viewed by Carlos Ghosn
“It is not reasonable to expect one particular age group or cultural group to have all the answers about what it takes to appeal to customers around the world. The richest solutions are found when diverse groups of people work together to address needs or develop innovative solutions. Solutions come from using the talents of both men and women, young and old, from all levels in the organization or from different cultures.”
To attract & retain the total pool of available top talent
Grow existing diverse talent
Generate greater innovation by stimulating debate & creativity with increased people variety, resources & options
Eliminate career path blockers
"Putting the Customer central in everything we do" through increased external diversity awareness & action
Diversity 'Buying' Influence
- We need to attract, develop and retain the top talented people available worldwide.
- We encourage the differences to stimulate debate and creativity.
- In a constantly changing society, we need to better understand our customer's Diverse needs.
In a male dominated industry, Gender Diversity requires special focus.
Our aim is to be best in class in the Automotive Industry and raise the women representation in top management positions from 16% to 20% over the next 3 years.
So Nissan has developed a set of specific programmes and actions in order to improve women representation in all areas and at all company levels.
Nissan specifically focuses in jobs where women are underrepresented like Engineering or IS/IT.