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AIG Japan Holdings KK today announced that CEO Robert Noddin has endorsed the “Declaration on Action” as part of the “Group of Male Leaders Who Will Create a Society in which Women Shine,” a group supported by The Cabinet of Japan.

AIG truly values the unique perspective that people bring. Whether that unique perspective is through gender, nationality, age, religion, family structure, disability, or LGBTQ status, the aim is to provide more than just a positive working environment. AIG believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our future and our mission – creating a foundation for a creative workplace that leads to innovation, growth, and profitability. 

As a part of these efforts, AIG is very much focused on creating a space where women can develop and drive their careers while also maintaining a positive work-life balance. With women already representing more than half of the company’s employees, a range of initiatives have been put into place to help them achieve both their own goals and the broader goals of the organization.

In addition to endorsing the “Declaration on Action,” AIG will continue to initiate and further promote efforts to empower women both inside and outside the company.

■About the Declaration on Action by “A Group of Male Leaders Who Will Create a Society in Which Women Shine”

In March 2014, a “Conference to Support Women Who Shine” was held at the prime minister’s official residence. This opportunity allowed a group of male leaders who wished to promote the success of women in business to formulate of the Declaration on Action, and they became “A Group of Male Leaders Who Will Create a Society in Which Women Shine.”

Male leaders who serve at the top of their organizations formulated the declaration around three main pillars, designed to increase the motivation of a wide variety of women and make it possible for them to fully utilize their abilities: “Taking Actions and Sending Messages Ourselves,” “Disrupting the Status Quo,” and “Developing Networking.”

Male leaders who endorse the Declaration on Action are committing to working in parallel with the statements of the declaration, as well as aiming to expand the circle of influential male leaders who support the goals of the declaration.

■ Declaration on Action by “A Group of Male Leaders Who Will Create a Society in Which Women Shine” homepage

■Details relating to AIG Group Women’s Development Activities

As part of our vision of becoming our clients' most valued insurer, AIG Japan's ACTIVE CARE concept means that we leverage our globally accumulated risk expertise to help our customers identify and reduce risk before it occurs. It also means that we envision a safer, healthier future for all.

In order to truly deliver on our ACTIVE CARE promise and respond to our customers' needs, AIG itself must be strong and healthy, and this extends to our employees and their families. For AIG to remain a risk-resilient company, our employees need to have a balanced, healthy, and vibrant life that allows them to bring the best version of themselves to work while also enjoying life to its fullest. It also means employees need to be risk-aware in their own lives and health-conscious on a daily basis while aiming to reduce risk and prevent unexpected events from happening to them and their families.

To help our employees achieve the above, AIG hereby declares our commitment to creating a work environment where everyone can work in a healthy and positive way, where we strive to increase corporate value and we actively promote health management through the concerted efforts of employees, the company as a whole, the labor union, and the health insurance union. Together, this will bring us all another step closer to being our clients' most valued insurer.

AIG Japan Holdings Co., Ltd. is a member of the "Ikubosu Corporate Alliance," a network of companies established in order to cultivate managers who can promote better work life balance. Each company in the alliance actively promotes and encourages their management members to develop greater awareness around issues related to work life balance and to become an “ideal boss” (an Ikuboss) for a new era. The alliance also provides an opportunity for member companies to share insights and know-how through regular events and learning sessions.

As a member of the Ikuboss Corporate Alliance, AIG Japan is committed to creating better work life balance for each employee as we build a work environment in which the individual priorities for every employee are understood and considered. Whether our people are facing the need for flexibility around child care time, nursing care time, or other daily life challenges, we understand how important it is to prioritize work life balance for all.

The Ikuboss Corporate Alliance was established by the NPO Fathering Japan in 2014, and AIG joined in May 2015.