Nintendo has recently updated its policies to drive diversity according to a new corporate report reported by Games Industry. A representative of the Japanese company has stated that women represent 4% of managers in Japan and just 24% globally, so they have decided to take action and increase their efforts on diversity to try to level the balance. According to the report, Nintendo “is recruiting women and creating an environment for them to create successful careers”, although at the moment the company has no plans to recruit women or foreigners into its management ranks.
According to Games Industry reports, as of March 31, 2021, women represented 23.7% of Nintendo’s management staff globally and 4.2% of managers in Japan. “As a global company dedicated to the entertainment business, characterized by the increasing diversification of customer needs and preferences, it is essential that we harness the talents of a diverse workforce“can be read in an excerpt from the report provided by Nintendo. Interestingly, the update on diversity policies came a week after Doug Bowser, president of Nintendo of America, described the information about the diversity as disturbing. polmica from Activision Blizzard.
Other companies that are committed to diversity
The commitment of the video game industry for greater diversity is growing, and it is that in addition to Nintendo, other companies and personalities of the most important within the sector such as Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive or Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, have highlighted that it is an aspect that must improve in these years in order to promote equal opportunities.