Sony Electronics – 2012 50 Out Front # 25


Sony Electronics

San Diego, CA
168,200 employees
CEO Kazuo Hirai
CDE; Monica Pool Ross

Diversity mission: At Sony Electronics, we believe diversity drives our success as a global company. Our diverse workforce allows us to innovate and create products and services that reflect our consumers around the world. By fostering a wider range of ideas and viewpoints, we are able to work together to build the best company possible.

As a premier supplier of electronic equipment, Sony finds itself in a unique position as it relates to diversity. In addition to its focus on key areas of diversity such as developing diversity in management, and expanding their roster of employee networks, Sony’s commitment to innovation fosters diversity in a less familiar territory — the sciences. Its strong partnerships with organizations such as the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) have allowed Sony to keep with its goal of creating diversity both within the company as well as the communities in which they do business. To ensure an environment that is both forward and sensitive to the issues facing a multicultural workforce, Sony offers courses in diversity training to its employees in an effort to promote and increase diversity awareness. Sony also actively supports the Minority Business Enterprise community by seeking out partnerships with minority suppliers.