December 19, 2019
NTT Corporation (NTT; headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Jun Sawada) today announced that it endorsed and joined “The Valuable 500”*1, an initiative to promote the participation of disabled people in business, on December 9, 2019.
“The Valuable 500” was launched at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Summit in Davos in January, 2019 and aims to get global leaders to commit to accountable action on disability inclusion to bring the business, social and economic value of people living with disabilities across the world. NTT agrees with “The Valuable 500”’s belief and commits to the following activities:
Commitments of NTT group
In addition, as part of the activities to promote the participation of disabled people in the workforce, NTT will conduct a trial of Robot “OriHime-D”*2 controlled by people with physical disabilities remotely at NTT reception from February, 2020. People with disabilities will control the “OriHime-D” remotely to communicate and guide guests visiting NTT to meeting rooms. This will be the first-time trial for the “OriHime-D” at an actual workplace.
NTT group will continue to promote “Diversity and Inclusion” towards employees, including those with disabilities, and aim to increase its corporate value.
Ory Laboratory aims to resolve any problems caused by solitude through the use of robots. We also aim to construct a future where anyone who feels lonely can overcome their burden caused by disabilities and distances and actively participate in society by meeting whoever they want to meet and going wherever they want, even if they cannot move from their beds. We are developing an avatar robot OriHime as a solution for loneliness in the current society, and services attached to OriHime.
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