Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings

THE KAITEKI COMPANY

Supporting the Success of Diverse Human Resources

Recognition of Issues and Basic Approach

The Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group strives to create workplaces where all employees can respect diverse ideas and flourish, regardless of nationality, gender, etc. For example, we train women and local staff at overseas subsidiaries in order to promote them to leadership positions. Chairman Yoshimitsu Kobayashi endorsed the Declaration on Action issued by "A Group of Male Leaders who will create 'A Society in which Women Shine'."

About the Declaration on Action issued by "A Group of Male Leaders who will create 'A Society in which Women Shine'"

There is a growing movement by leaders from various industries to encourage women to succeed by maximizing their abilities in the workplace. This movement was inspired by a meeting of "The Council for Supporting Women to Shine," which was held at the Prime Minister's Official Residence on March 28, 2014. Part of that movement led to the creation of "A Group of Male Leaders who will create 'A Society in which Women Shine'," which has issued a Declaration on Action. The group comprises business leaders who are strongly committed to encouraging women's success in the workplace.

Main Activities

Increase Appointment of Women in Leadership Positions

The Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group has established the percentage of women out of employees recruited and the percentage of female managers as indicators for a workplace where all employees can shine, regardless of gender, to proactively push forward the increased appointment of women in leadership positions. Operating companies have also set targets for these indicators based on each company's business characteristics.

Provide Further Opportunities to Local Staff at Major Overseas Subsidiaries

The Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group plans to increase overseas net sales as a percentage of total consolidated net sales. Cultivating and providing opportunities to talented local staff at overseas subsidiaries is a major business challenge. The Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group assessed the appointment situation for local staff, using this as a basis to set targets for fiscal 2015. In addition, the Group has designed and operates a global human resources database Group-wide to understand the situation of and appropriately deploy management staff.

Targets and Results

Target Increase the percentage of female employees to employees at assistant manager level and above to 5.8% or more (Target: fiscal 2015)
Result Fiscal 2013 6.1% result achieved

Percentage of Female Employees to Employees at Assistant Manager Level and Above (%)*
Percentage of Female Employees to Employees at Assistant Manager Level and Above (%)

*In fiscal 2013 we achieved the fiscal 2015 target early but we will continue to take a range of measures.

Scope of aggregation: Four operating companies (Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation, Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc., and Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.)

Target Increase the percentage of female employees recruited to career-path positions to 23% or more (Target: fiscal 2015)
Result Fiscal 2014 29.8% result achieved

Percentage of Career-Path Female Employees (%)*
Percentage of Career-Path Female Employees (%)

*In fiscal 2013 we achieved the fiscal 2015 target early but we will continue to take a range of measures.

Scope of aggregation: Four operating companies (Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation, Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc., and Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.)

Examples of Activities

Fiscal 2014

Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings: Used the Group newsletter for publicity within the organization

Chemi-Pal, a monthly Group in-house newsletter, carried a feature on promoting diversity as part of our ongoing activities for supporting successful participation of diverse human resources in the Company. We publicized and raised awareness of the issue within the organization by giving coverage to the necessity of these activities and the state of initiatives being carried out at each operating company.

An article in Chemi-Pal promoting diversity
An article in Chemi-Pal promoting diversity (in Japanese) 

Fiscal 2013

Huizhou MMA Co., Ltd.*: Boosting motivation at the point of production with a local flavor of TPM

Huizhou MMA Co., Ltd., which has produced and sold MMA monomer in China since 2006, has sought to develop human resources and raise productivity and therefore began Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) activities in fiscal 2010. As a result of conducting improvement activities involving all staff based on practices that reflect local culture and customs, Huizhou MMA has achieved increased MMA monomer production and drastically reduced processing loss. Moreover, employee motivation is also improving at the production site.

Huizhou employees
Huizhou employees

* Huizhou MMA Co., Ltd. is a group company of the Mitsubishi Rayon Group