▪ Award cements ANA’s reputation as a leader in diversity and inclusion
▪ ANA praised for education campaigns and LGBTQ-friendly employment policies
TOKYO, Nov. 11, 2021 – All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for nine consecutive years, is proud to announce that it has received the prestigious Gold recognition in the 2021 PRIDE Index assessment by “work with Pride”, a Japan-based nonprofit organization. Creating a safe and welcoming workplace for all employees has long been a priority for ANA, and the airline has actively promoted respect for LGBTQ rights through booklets, seminars, e-learning courses, and discussion sessions.
To create a more LGBTQ-friendly work environment, ANA is expanding the company’s facilities by introducing more gender-neutral bathrooms for employees while also taking steps to improve access to changing rooms and shower facilities. In addition, ANA’s human resources policy recognizes the same-sex partners of employees as spouses and offers a counseling service for LGBTQ employees to discuss personal matters freely and openly. ANA has previously been recognized by IATA and J-Win for efforts to improve workplace diversity and inclusion as well as to create equal opportunities for all employees.
“At ANA, we believe in doing all we can to foster a corporate culture and office environment where all employees are free to be their authentic selves,” said Jun Taneie, Executive Vice President and Director of Diversity & Inclusion Promotion. “This recognition from work with Pride is very meaningful to us, and we are committed to maintaining our reputation as a leading LGBTQ workplace in Japan.”
The PRIDE Index was established in 2016 with the aim of helping Japanese employers create workplaces that are comfortable for all, including LGBTQ individuals. Work with Pride’s evaluation was based on five key factors: Policy, Representation, Inspiration (activities to raise awareness), Development (training/educational systems and programs), and Engagement / Empowerment. ANA performed with distinction in all categories.
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Founded in 1952 with just two helicopters, All Nippon Airways (ANA) has grown to become the largest airline in Japan. ANA HOLDINGS Inc. (ANA HD) was established in 2013 as the largest airline group holding company in Japan, comprising 71 companies including ANA and Peach Aviation, the leading LCC in Japan.
ANA is a launch customer and the largest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, making ANA HD the biggest Dreamliner owner
in the world. A member of Star Alliance since 1999, ANA has joint venture agreements with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines – giving it a truly global presence.
The airline’s legacy of superior service has helped it earn SKYTRAX’s respected 5-Star rating every year since 2013, with ANA being the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation for nine consecutive years. ANA also has been recognized by Air Transport World as “Airline of the Year” three times (2007, 2013 and 2018); it is one of only a select few airlines to win this prominent award multiple times.
In 2021, ANA was awarded the 5-star COVID-19 safety rating by SKYTRAX, recognizing the airline’s initiatives to provide a safe, clean and hygienic environment at airports and aboard aircraft, embodied in the ANA Care Promise.
ANA is the only company in the aviation industry to receive the Gold Class distinction from the 2021 S&P Global Sustainability Awards and ANA HD has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index list for the fourth consecutive year and the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index list for the fifth consecutive year.
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