Hand in Hand with Employees
Promoting a Deepening of Global Management from the Perspective of Human Resources Initiatives and Talent Development
Based on our Corporate Business Plan, with the slogan “Change and Innovation - Create New Value,” Sumitomo Chemical’s basic human resource (HR) policy is to encourage employees to grow through carrying out rewarding and worthwhile dayto-day duties and bring about the sustainable growth of the Sumitomo Chemical Group as a strong global chemical company through their individual growth.
In order to achieve this, we are continuing to create environments and organizations that make it easy for employees to work. We are also promoting a deepening of global management from an HR perspective by enhancing various measures to secure, develop, and encourage the active participation of talents at global level, in order to develop our business while creating new value.
Due to the current technological revolution and the advance of globalization, Sumitomo Chemical’s business management has become more and more complex and sophisticated. For that reason, placing greater weight on “people,” and increasing their abilities, is the key to sustained growth for the Sumitomo Chemical Group. The HR system of Sumitomo Chemical was revised in 2017, as the company decided to
design the system from the perspective of how to best encourage the development and growth of its personnel. In addition, in light of the fact that ways of thinking about careers are becoming increasingly diverse, the company is deploying systems throughout the organization to contribute to increasing employee motivation.
We are including making it possible to better evaluate employees with high-level expertise, and providing detailed support for each individual’s motivation and aptitude, instead of the sort of mass management used previously.
We will not only work to appropriately operate this system in accordance with its purpose, we will continue our efforts to promote the growth and development of personnel, including implementing revisions to our training system intended to develop leadership and strengthen management in this time of intense change.
- Regarding quantitative information, assurance is provided on the indicators labeled with a star mark (★) by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd.
Number of Employees, Average Age, Length of Service, Average Compensation
|Number of employees (Sumitomo Chemical Group) ★||Total||31,094||32,536||31,837|
|Sumitomo Chemical ★||Total||5,895||5,867||6,005|
|Consolidated in Japan ★||Total||11,916||11,827||11,801|
|Consolidated overseas ★||Total||13,283||14,842||14,031|
|Number of non-Japanese employees (Sumitomo Chemical)||110||108||93|
|Average age (Sumitomo Chemical)||40||40||40.3|
|Average length of service (years; Sumitomo Chemical)||14.2||14.1||14.4|
|Average annual compensation (yen; Sumitomo Chemical)||8,444,331||8,542,320||8,715,094|
|Average monthly wages (yen; Sumitomo Chemical)||305,006||308,508||310,600|
- The above figures are as of March 31, 2018. Employee numbers do not include temporary employees, part-time staff, dispatch employees, and staff assigned to other companies not included in the scope of consolidation, but do include staff assigned from other companies not included in the scope of consolidation.
- Although the methodology used for counting employees has changed slightly since fiscal 2017, the effect has been minor.
- Average wages are for non-managerial employees (as of August of each year).
Number of Employees by Region and Gender (as of March 31, 2018)
|(The rest of) Asia||7,506||2,754||10,260|
|Central and South America||104||47||151|
|Middle East and Africa||98||34||132|
Employee Age Composition and Distribution (Sumitomo Chemical)
Number of New Graduate and Mid-career Hires (Sumitomo Chemical)
|New graduate hires||Male||79||117||140|
Number of Internships (Sumitomo Chemical)
|University students in Japan||184||160||474|
|University students overseas||37||25||14|
Number of People who Left the Company (Sumitomo Chemical)
|Attrition rate (%)||1.65||1.35||3.32||1.38||1.32||1.69||1.78||1.88||1.22|
Retention of New Graduate Hires (Sumitomo Chemical)
|New graduate hires in April 2015||76||24|
|Number of those remaining as of April 2018||75||23|
|Retention rate of new graduates after three years (%)||99||96|
Promotions of Executives and Employees (As of April 1, 2017; Sumitomo Chemical)
|Female||Male||Non-Japanese||Percentage of Women|
(Those ranked general manager or above)
|Directors and senior management
(Those ranked executive officer or above)
- All employees equivalent to managers or above
Paid Vacation Use Rate (Sumitomo Chemical)
|Number of days provided||20||20||20|
|Number of days used||13.8||12.9||13.4|
|Use rate (%)||68.9||64.7||67.2|
Average Overtime Hours (Sumitomo Chemical)
|Average Overtime Hours (Hours/Month)||18.7||20.0||20.2|
Return Rate of Female Employees who Take Childcare Leave (Sumitomo Chemical)
|Of employees who finished childcare leave within the fiscal year, percentage of employees who returned to work||97.8||93.9||100.0|