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Data of Personnel Affairs

Data Concerning Employees (As of March 31 of each year) star

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  Consolidated Non-consolidated
Total employees (persons) Total employees (persons) Average age of employees (years old) Average number of years of service (years)
Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
FY2016 43,611 4,292 1,613 5,905 42.6 40.7 42.1 18.9 17.8 18.6
FY2017 42,316 4,238 1,615 5,853 42.5 40.6 42.0 18.8 17.6 18.5
FY2018 42,304 4,217 1,642 5,859 42.7 40.6 42.1 18.9 17.5 18.5
FY2019 43,993 4,141 1,631 5,772 42.7 40.7 42.2 18.9 17.6 18.5
FY2020 45,624* 4,050 1,626 5,676 42.7 40.5 42.1 18.8 17.2 18.3

Employees hired directly by Mitsui & Co. and by consolidated companies, without a fixed contract period.
*Percentage of female employees in the global workforce: 33.8% (as of March 31, 2020)

Number of Employees by Operating Segments (As of March 31, 2020)

(Unit: persons)

  Non-consolidated Consolidated
Iron & Steel Products 305 1,505
Mineral & Metal Resources 278 634
Machinery & Infrastructure 853 17,017
Chemicals 738 5,238
Energy 401 888
Lifestyle 834 10,642
Innovation & Corporate Development 476 6,301
Others 1,791 3,399
Total 5,676 45,624

Number of Employees by Region (As of March 31, 2020) star

(Unit: persons)

  Staff hired in Japan Regionally hired staff
Japan 4,464 -
Americas 324 558
Europe, the Middle East and Africa 249 594
Asia Pacific 514 1,520
Others 125 -
Total 5.676 2,672

Number of Hires by Gender (Non-consolidated) star

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(Unit: persons)

  New graduates Mid-career Total
Male Female Total Male Female Total
FY2016 94 57 151 35 6 41 192
FY2017 113 78 191 29 1 30 221
FY2018 103 80 183 38 4 42 225
FY2019 104 56 160 22 4 26 186
FY2020 96 80 176 38 4 42 218
FY2021 *1 89 46 135 *2 - - - 135

*1 Figures as of April 1, 2020
*2 Includes employees who is scheduled to join (Male: 6, Female: 1)

Hours/Days of Training for Competency Development and Expenditure on Training (Non-consolidated)

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  Total hours of training per year Average hours of training per employee per year Average days of training per employee per year Average training expenditure per employee per year
FY2020 79,101 hours 13.94 hours 2.80 days JPY 347,459

Training programs organized by the Human Resources & General Affairs Division

Average Hours of Training by Gender per Year (Non-consolidated)

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  Male Female
FY2020 Business staff 14.98 hours 14.98 hours
Administrative staff 10.26 hours 10.26 hours

Human Resources Development Programs

Average Personnel Turnover & Voluntary Turnover Rate of Full Time Employees (Non-consolidated)

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  Average personnel turnover rate Voluntary turnover rate
Male Female All Male Female All
FY2018 3.17% 3.98% 3.40% 1.22% 2.22% 1.50%
FY2019 5.04% 4.62% 4.93% 1.31% 2.57% 1.66%
FY2020 4.86% 6.12% 5.23% 1.48% 2.31% 1.72%

Performance Data Related to Diversity

Proportion of Female Managers (Non-consolidated) (As of July 1 of each year) star

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(Unit: persons)

  Full time employees *1 Business staff *1 Managers Administrative staff
Total Female Female ratio Total Female Female ratio Total Female Female ratio Total
2016 5,952 1,653 27.8% 4,791 492 10.3% 3,472 168 4.8% 1,161
2017 5,917 1,674 28.3% 4,748 505 10.6% 3,514 200 5.7% 1,169
2018 5,880 1,662 28.3% 4,727 509 10.8% 3,551 221 6.2% 1,153
2019 5,793 1,667 28.8% 4,648 523 11.3% 3,483 240 6.9% 1,145
2020 5,676 1.629 28.7% 4,586 540 11.8% 3,431 253 *2 7.4% 1,090

*1 Full time employees include business staff and administrative staff. Business staff includes managers.
*2 Includes 3 female general managers.

Proportion of Female and Foreign Corporate Officers (Non-consolidated) (As of July 1 of each year) star

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(Unit: persons)

  Directors Corporate Auditors
Total Female Female ratio Nonresident Ratio of non-resident directors Total Female Female ratio
2016 14 2 14.3% 1 7.1% 5 1 20.0%
2017 14 2 14.3% 2 14.3% 5 1 20.0%
2018 14 2 14.3% 2 14.3% 5 1 20.0%
2019 14 2 14.3% 2 14.3% 5 1 20.0%
2020 14 3 21.4% 2 14.3% 5 1 20.0%

Actual Status of Promoting Career Advancement for Female Employees (Non-consolidated)

Proportion of Female Managers

(Unit: persons)

Proportion of Female Managers

Number of Female Employees Dispatched Overseas (As of April 1, 2020)

Number of Female Employees Dispatched Overseas (As of April 1, 2019)

Region name Number of people Cities/area
North America 9 New York, Houston, Silicon Valley, Vancouver
Central and South America 8 Mexico City, Monterrey, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Florianopolis, Lima
Europe 11 London, Paris, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Milan, Lisbon, İstanbul
Middle East 4 Dubai, Doha
Africa 1 Johannesburg
Asia 20 Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur
Oceania 1 Perth
Far East 8 Seoul, Shanghai, Dalian, Hong Kong, Taipei
CIS 2 Moscow

Employees Taking Childcare or Family Care support (Non-consolidated) star

Child Care

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(Unit: persons)

  Childcare leave Nursing leave for childcare Short-time working for childcare Staggered working hours for childcare* Childbirth attendance leave
FY2016 Male 13 42 11 7 93
Female 49 107 137 1 -
Total 62 149 148 8 93
FY2017 Male 13 64 7 5 102
Female 50 138 162 0 -
Total 63 202 169 5 102
FY2018 Male 23 97 0 0 90
Female 64 182 150 0 -
Total 87 279 150 0 90
FY2019 Male 29 120 0 NA 85
Female 45 186 127 NA -
Total 74 306 127 NA 85
FY2020 Male 28 113 0 NA 79
Female 56 197 127 NA -
Total 84 310 127 NA 79

*We included the staggered working hours system for childcare and family care in the individual-based staggered working hours scheme from June 2017.

Return Rate and Retention Rate After Childcare Leave

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  Male Female
FY2020 Return rate after childcare leave *1 100% 100% *2
Retention rate after childcare leave *3 96.3% 98.1% *2

*1: Percentage of employees who returned to work as compared to the number of employees who reached the end of childcare leave in FY2020
*2: Number of retirees does not include registrants of the re-employment system associated with the transfer of their spouse
*3: Percentage of employees who are enrolled as of April 1, 2019, out of those returned to work during FY2019

Family Care

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(Unit: persons)

  Family care leave Nursing leave for family care Short-time working for family care Staggered working hours for family care*
FY2016 Male 1 42 0 0
Female 0 59 0 0
Total 1 101 0 0
FY2017 Male 1 50 0 0
Female 0 74 0 0
Total 1 124 0 0
FY2018 Male 0 36 0 0
Female 0 60 0 0
Total 0 96 0 0
FY2019 Male 2 44 0 NA
Female 2 66 2 NA
Total 4 110 2 NA
FY2020 Male 1 47 0 NA
Female 1 85 2 NA
Total 2 132 2 NA

*We included the staggered working hours system for childcare and family care in the individual-based staggered working hours scheme from June 2017.

Re-employment System for Employees Who Had to Resign Due to the Transfer of Their Spouse (Non-consolidated)

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(Unit: persons)

Year of retirement/registration FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Number of registered ex-employees Business staff 7 5 8 4 3
Administrative staff 11 11 6 11 10
Total 18 16 14 15 13

"Mitsui Engagement Survey" (from FY2019) and Results of the "Employee Opinion Survey on Work Styles" (FY2016-FY2018)

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(We completed Employee Opinion Survey on Work Styles in FY2018 and launched the Mitsui Engagement Survey as a new mechanism on global basis from FY2019.)

  Employee Opinion Survey on Work Styles Mitsui Engagement Survey (FY2019)
1st (FY 2016) 2nd (FY 2017) 3rd (FY 2018)
Employee engagement *1,*2 - - - 59% *3
Employee satisfaction *4,*5 72.6% 76.0% 77.6% -

*1: Coverage: Mitsui & Co. employees in Japan and overseas branches and offices (including regionally hired staff)
*2: Employees' enthusiasm toward their work, including self-motivation to work hard, and a sense of loyalty toward the company
*3: Percentage of employees who gave positive responses to related questions about employee engagement
*4: Coverage: Mitsui & Co. employees in Japan
*5: Averages for "work motivation," "sense of growth," and "satisfaction with having chosen to work at the company"

Annual Average Actual Working Hours (Non-consolidated) star

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(Unit: hours / year)

  FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Annual average actual working hours (hours) 1,911.24 1,941.03 1,920.72 1,957.72 1,939.84

Employees at the Tokyo Head Office and branches in Japan (including contract employees).

Monthly Average Overtime Working Hours (Non-consolidated) star

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(Unit: hours / year)

  FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Monthly average overtime working hours (hours) 19.1 18.9 19.0 19.1
  • Employees at the Tokyo Head Office and branches in Japan (non-managerial staff) (excluding contract employees)
  • Calculated on the basis of prescribed working hours

Occupational Health and Safety Data (Non-consolidated) star

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  Target FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Employees Contractors Employees Contractors Employees Contractors
Number of lost time injuries 0 4 0 1 0 0 0
Number of fatalities 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lost time injury frequency rate 0 0.53 0 0.14 0 0 0
Lost time injury severity rate 0 0 0 0.03 0 0 0
Occupational illness frequency rate 0 0.13 0 0 0 0 0
  • Employees: Employees at the Tokyo Head Office and branches in Japan, contractors: contract employees
  • Calculated based on the standards of the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Comparison with Industry Average (for Wholesalers and Retailers with a Business Scale of 100 Employees or More)

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  FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Lost time injury frequency rate 1.94 2.08 2.09
Lost time injury severity rate 0.10 0.10 0.04

(Reference) Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare's "Survey on Industrial Accidents in 2019"

Average Annual Salary of Employees (Non-consolidated)

(Unit: yen)

  Average annual salary
FY2020 13,934,117

*Employees at Tokyo Head Office and branches in Japan.

Participation Rate of Labor Union Membership (Non-Consolidated) (As of March 31)

  Participation rate
2020 83.1%

FY2020 means the Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2020 (i.e. from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020). The same applies to other Fiscal Years.

Concerning the data marked withstar(FY2020 and 2020), an independent practitioner's assurance report prepared in accordance with the ISAE 3000 international standard was given by Deloitte Tohmatsu Sustainability Co., Ltd. Please refer to the independent practitioner's assurance report at the link below for details.

Independent Practitioner's Assurance Report (PDF 45KB)