In an effort to promote diversity, Japan’s largest beer producer, Kirin Ichiban recently released a statement outlining their intentions to recognize same-sex partnerships allowing equal benefits to employees and their partners.
Kirin has taken this stance to ‘revise guidelines to right unjust discrimination and protect the personal dignity’ of its employees to support and recognize human rights throughout their popular company and brand that is currently distributed internationally.
The benefits (the mirror those given to heterosexual employees and spouses) include childcare, nursing care, volunteers and infertility treatment along with a 60 day leave for employees and individuals within their company that are transitioning or choose to transition.
The Kirin Group has also decided to promote diversity within their customers and clientele by exhibiting in Tokyo Rainbow Pride at future pride events.
Next time you’re out for a beer run, support!
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