Mitsubishi Chemical HoldingsTHE 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.