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April 27, 2016

NTT Group Initiatives on LGBT and Sexual Minorities

NTT will pursue initiatives related to LGBT and other sexual minorities as part of its drive to promote diversity management.

Upholding global cloud services as a pillar of our Medium-Term Management Strategy, NTT is seeking to globalize its business at an accelerated pace and strengthen its cloud services. As we respond to dramatic changes in the markets and meet diversifying customer needs, and toward becoming a consistently selected “Value Partner,” we recognize diversity management as a key strategy of our management. Moreover, we aim to generate innovation and strengthen our corporate capabilities by appreciating and effectively deploying our diverse human resources.
With regard to diversity management, we have been working to promote women’s careers and the hiring of persons with disabilities by setting up dedicated organizations, such as the diversity promotion offices at major NTT Group companies, since 2007. We have begun to pursue initiatives related to LGBT and other gender minorities in view of expanding social awareness.
The NTT Group endeavors to develop its organization and realize a society in which everyone can live and work based on who they are, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We strive to motivate our employees to appreciate diversity and maximize their abilities as well as to create a working environment that allows for efficient work styles.



Description of Internal Initiatives (NTT Group in Japan)

Messages to employees Message from the CEO
Explaining policy related to “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” under “diversity promotion” in the Annual Report and other publications
Nurturing understanding Including basic information related to LGBT and sexual minority issues on the corporate intranet
Producing e-learning materials (1. Basics, 2. Customer service)
Providing FAQs in response to transgender inclusion in the workplace
Setting up study groups
Establishing human networks Developing an unofficial Ally Network
Creating original NTT Group Ally products
Implementing programs Applying programs related to important life events, such as marriage leaves, bereavement leaves, congratulatory/condolence money and the sending of congratulatory/condolence telegrams, to same-sex partnerships
(Discussions are currently underway in regard to expanding the scope of spouse-related programs to include same-sex partnerships, except those for which legal restrictions apply.)

Contact details for inquiries

Diversity Promotion Office, General Affairs Department

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Telephone: +81 (3) 6838-5555

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