Reporting period
January 1 to December 31 of the applicable year (The results are current as of December 31

Reflecting the views of customers

Non-consolidated/consolidated

Total number of employees by employment contract and region as of the end of 2017

  Total Within Japan Overseas
Regular employees 6,027 3,982 2,045
Senior employees 246 238 8
Contracted employees 629 514 115
Part-time/casual employees 2,319 606 1,713
Temporary employees 550 550 0
Total 9,771 5,890 3,881

Employee composition

  Subject 2014 2015 2016 2017
Number of Executives and Directors Inside Non-consolidated 5 5 5 5
Outside Non-consolidated 4 3 3 3
Total Non-consolidated 9 8 8 8
Number of Auditors Inside Non-consolidated 2 2 2 0
Outside Non-consolidated 2 2 2 3
Total Non-consolidated 4 4 4 3
Number of employees
  • * Including regular employees and certain contracted employees
Male Consolidated 5,071 4,877 4,811 4,864
Female Consolidated 1,602 1,791 1,785 1,835
Total Consolidated 6,673 6,668 6,596 6,699
Male Non-consolidated 222 1,501 1,509 1,514
Female Non-consolidated 126 486 490 500
Total Non-consolidated 348 1,987 1,999 2,014
Foreign employees in domestic establishments Major Companies - 17 16 13
Non-consolidated 4 16 15 12
Number of non-regular employees*1
  • * Figures within brackets are the percentage of non-regular employees
Consolidated 2,153
(24.39)
2,232
(25.07)
2,244
(25.38)
3,399
(33.66)
Employment rate of physically challenged persons Special subsidiaries 2.14 2.12 2.11 2.23*2
  • *1  The reason why non-regular employees are increasing rapidly from 2017 to 2018 is that Kokuyo Camlin hired staff to solve the temporary productivity decline due to factory relocation as well as respond to increased production due to increased sales and in-house production rate.
  • *2  Employment rate as of the end of April 2018 (forecast)

Major Companies

Total number of employees by contract type and gender as of the end of 2017

  Total Male Female
Regular employees 3,297 2,565 732
Senior employees 205 201 4
Contracted employees 242 145 97
Part-time/casual employees 283 124 159
Temporary employees 483 167 316
Total 4,510 3,202 1,308
  • *Figures for part-time and casual employees are as of January 1, 2018

Employee composition

  • Subjects: KOKUYO Co., Ltd., KOKUYO Marketing Co., Ltd., Kaunet Co., Ltd., KOKUYO Engineering & Technology Co., Ltd., KOKUYO Logitem Co., Ltd., KOKUYO Supply Logistics Co., Ltd.
  2014 2015 2016 2017
Number of employees by age group Under 30 281 280 288 318
30-39 765 676 654 619
40-49 1,563 1,550 1,524 1,443
50-59 704 800 826 917
60 or older 131 148 182 205
Total 3,444 3,454 3,474 3,502
Average age (years) Male 44.86 45.46 45.87 46.15
Female 37.75 38.35 38.82 39.24
Average 43.42 44.02 44.42 44.70
Average length of continuous service (years) Male 19.15 19.74 20.12 20.31
Female 13.41 13.96 14.32 14.52
Average 17.99 18.57 18.93 19.09
Post appointments Executives and higher Male 29 20 23 21
Female 1 2 1 0
Foreign nationals 0 0 0 0
Department heads Male 122 122 122 82
Female 1 3 3 3
Foreign nationals 0 0 0 0
Section chiefs Male 715 733 723 742
Female 29 33 38 43
Foreign nationals 1 2 1 2
Sub-section chiefs Male 1,072 1,083 1,100 1,024
Female 176 182 206 229
Foreign nationals 4 4 6 5
Executives and higher Percentage of women (%) - 9.09 4.17 0
Department heads - 2.40 2.40 3.53
Section chiefs - 4.31 4.99 5.48
Sub-section chiefs - 14.39 15.77 18.28
Post appointments
  • *Includes up to sub-section chiefs
- 10.10 11.19 12.83
Percentage of workforce in management positions (department heads, section chiefs) - 4.04 4.63 5.29
Executives and higher Percentage of non-Japanese (%) - 0 0 0
Department heads - 0 0 0
Section chiefs - 0.26 0.13 0.25
Sub-section chiefs - 0.32 0.46 0.40
Post appointments
  • *Includes up to sub-section chiefs
- 0.28 0.32 0.33

Recruitment and employment

  2014 2015 2016 2017
Graduate recruitment (persons) Male 32 35 40 42
Female 22 26 18 30
Total 54 61 58 72
Mid-career recruitment (persons) Male 33 13 24 28
Female 8 5 13 12
Total 41 18 37 40
Turnover rate
  • * Excluding mandatory retirement
Male 1.23 1.38 1.15 1.43
Female 3.17 3.87 2.16 3.11
Total 1.61 1.89 1.36 1.79

New employment results for 2017

  Total Male Female
20s or younger 83 49 34
30s 22 17 5
40s 7 4 3
50s 0 0 0
60s or older 0 0 0
Total 112 70 42
  • *Regular employees who entered the company between January and December 2017

Work-life balance

  2014 2015 2016 2017
Total working time (years)
  • *Full-time employees only(including short-day and short-time workers, excluding overseas workers and workers leave of absence)
2,126.1 2,135.3 2,134.8 2,129.8
Non-prescribed work time (years) 298.5 307.6 311.8 304.5
Long-time worker rate (over 360 hours of total annual overtime) 30.0 30.6 31.3 23.0
Paid leave acquisition rate
  • *Number of days taken in current year (including portion carried forward from preceding year) / Number of days granted in current year (not including portion carried forward from preceding year)
49.96 46.28 48.20 48.00
Number of employees taking child-care leave Male 1 0 4 4
Female 64 80 83 68
Total 65 80 87 72
Number of employees taking nursing-care leave Male 0 1 1 0
Female 0 0 1 1
Total 0 1 2 1
Yearly education and training costs per employee (yen) 52,305 35,570 41,914 38,297

Total number of employees who took childcare leave

  Total Male Female
20s or younger 4(9) 3(8) 1(1)
30s 18(51) 1(33) 17(18)
40s 4(24) 0(2) 4(4)
50s 0(2) 0(2) 0(0)
60s or older 0(0) 0(0) 0(0)
Total 26 4 22
  • *( )Of these, the total number of employees with the right to take childcare leave

Number of employees returning to work after childcare leave (return to work rate)

  Total Male Female
20s or younger 6 (100%) 3 3
30s 28 (97%) 1 27
40s 8 (89%) 0 8
50s 0 0 0
60s or older 0 0 0
Total 42 (95%) 4 38
  • *Return to work rate: Number of employees who returned to work in 2017/2017 (number of employees who returned to work + number of employees who returned to work after maternity leave)

Number of employees who returned permanently to work (fixation rate)

  Total Male Female
20s or younger 0 0 0
30s 29 (94%) 3 26
40s 7 (78%) 0 7
50s 0 0 0
60s or older 0 0 0
Total 36 (90%) 3 33
  • *Fixation rate: Employees who returned to work in 2016 and remained for at least 12 months (present as of January 1, 2018)/employees who returned to work in 2016

Health management data

  2016 2017
Regular health checkup attendance rate (%) 97.6 99.0
Voluntary checkup attendance number (breast cancer, colorectal cancer checkups) 557 269
Regular health checkup finding rate (%) *1 40.1 39.0
Lifestyle-related disease occurrence/specific health checkup attendance rate (%) 95.0 93.2
Lifestyle-related disease occurrence/specific health guidance rate (proactive support) (%) 29.5 38.9
Lifestyle-related disease occurrence/lifestyle-related disease medical costs (including health insurance dependents) 130 million yen 133 million yen
Stretch check implementation response rate 94.0 94.0
Stretch check score (deviation value) *2 54 54
Number of employees with poor mental health (proportion with high stress) (%) 4.2 4.9
Number of employees who took leave due to poor mental health 13 15
Number of employees who took leave due to other illnesses 4 5
Number of employees who retired due to poor mental health 5 6
Number of employees who retired due to other illnesses 0 3
Employee engagement score (deviation value) *2 *3 49 49
  • *1 Of the health checkup results, the percentage requiring re-testing, detailed testing or treatment, or currently being treated
  • *2 Score of 50 is the standard value (higher scores indicate better tendencies)
  • *3 Degree of enthusiasm for work (indicator for enthusiasm and attitude on work as displayed by voluntary behavior and positive emotions)

Labor Health and Safety

  • Subjects: KOKUYO Co., Ltd. Mie Factory and Shibayama Factory, KOKUYO Product Shiga Co., Ltd., KOKUYO MVP Co., Ltd., IWAMI Paper Industry Co., Ltd.
    2014 2015 2016 2017
Number of work-related accident cases Consolidated production factories 7 11 4 2
Mie Factory 2 6 2 1
Shibayama Factory 0 0 1 0
KOKUYO Product Shiga 1 4 0 0
KOKUYO MVP 2 1 1 1
IWAMI Paper Industry 2 0 0 0
Work-related accident frequency rate *1 (%) Consolidated production factories 3.12 5.04 1.87 0.87
Mie Factory 3.17 9.94 3.27 1.56
Shibayama Factory 0 0 1.78 0
KOKUYO Product Shiga 2.39 9.44 0 0
KOKUYO MVP 4.09 2.13 2.14 2.02
IWAMI Paper Industry 11.93 0 0 0
Work-related accident severity rate *2 *3 (%) Consolidated production factories 0.06 0.00 0.01 0.01
Mie Factory 0.05 0 0.02 0.02
Shibayama Factory 0 0 0.00 0
KOKUYO Product Shiga 0 0.01 0 0
KOKUYO MVP 0.09 0.01 0.00 0.00
IWAMI Paper Industry 0.38 0 0 0
Number of work-related accident days of absence Consolidated production factories 139 7 20 15
Mie Factory 30 0 16 14
Shibayama Factory 0 0 3 0
KOKUYO Product Shiga 0 4 0 0
KOKUYO MVP 45 3 1 1
IWAMI Paper Industry 64 0 0 0
  • *From 2016, the work-related accident case calculations are limited to accidents requiring one or more days absence from work (excluding commuting accidents). (Including accidents resulting in time off work in 2014 and 2015)
  • *1 Work-related accident frequency rate =
    Number of employees involved in accidents requiring absence from work × 1,000,000
    Total number of working hours
  • *2 Work-related accident severity rate =
    Number of work-days lost × 1,000
    Total number of working hours
  • *3 The work-related accident rate is shown with the third decimal place rounded off
  • "0" ……Indicates that there were no deaths due to work-related accidents.
  • "0.00" … Shows that when the third decimal place was rounded off, the number was smaller than two decimal places.