Social and labor data

Employee development training to enhance knowledge or individual skills

For human resource development, Kobe Steel supports the growth of its employees with training programs that complement on-thejob training, the basis of employee education, in the workplace.We have created tiered training systems for managers, careertrack employees, technical workers, and administrative workers,and have revised the contents of those training modules annually.In fiscal 2018, in light of our misconduct, we revised the contents of training curriculums for each level and position in order to delve deeper into related issues. It is important that each and every employee has a specific growth goal and grows on a daily basis, and the company fully supports that growth.

[FY 2020] Amount of time spent on employee development training to enhance knowledge or individual skills

Item Startified training selective/Open training Probelem-based training language training
Managers Career-track employees General technical and administrative emplyoees Subtotal
Total number of trainees 342 1,998 4,994 7,334 2,897 1,191 769
Total times (hour) 4,032 37,043 91,618 132,693 62,427 3,648 12,180
Average hours per employee 12 19 18 18 22 3 16
  • * "Leader training (selection training, etc.)" is calculated by including it in Level-based training for managers.

    * Probelem-based training: compliance training, diversity training, safety and health training, etc.

Item FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Annual total times (hour) 311,747 347,495 210,948
Full-Time Empolyees (number) 11,410 11,560 11,837
Average hours per employee (hour) 27 30 18

Percentage of women in the workforce

FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
Percentage of women in the workforce
(Including group companies)
9.6% 9.9% 10.6% 10.3% 14.3%
  • * The percentages of women in the workforce in fiscal 2016~2019 represent the domestic group only.

Voluntary turnover rate for Full-Time Employees

FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
Voluntary turnover rate for Full-Time Employees
(Non-consolidated: Regular employees)
1.2% 2.2% 2.0% 2.1% 2.3%

Initiatives for Employment of Persons with Disabilities

"The Kobe Steel Group has been actively promoting the recruitment of employees with disabilities and establishment of a comfortable work environment that allows them to fulfill their individual potential.

Kobe Steel conducts recruitment activities throughout the year with an aim to have an increased number of employees with disabilities. Our efforts include collaboration with local employment service centers (called Hello Work in Japan) and polytechnic schools for those with disabilities, participation in joint job interview events, school visits, and more. "

As of June 1, 2019 the percentage of people with disabilities employed at Kobe Steel is 2.37%. (The statutory rate is 2.2%)

FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
Percentage of staff with a disability (Non-consolidated) 2.38% 2.30% 2.35% 2.37% 2.34%

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