People

Average Annual Employee Salary

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Average annual employee salary ¥9,961,548 ¥10,012,219 ¥10,937,459 ¥12,504,083 ¥13,251,563

*Scope of aggregation: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
*Target period: January to December of each year

Employees Covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Number of employees 5,635 6,290 6,679 6,812 7,277
Ratio 56.8% 58.1% 56.2% 62.1% 64.8%

*Scope of Aggregation: Asahi Breweries, Ltd. , Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd. , Asahi Group Foods, Ltd. , Asahi Logistics Co., Ltd. , The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co., Ltd. , Asahi Soft Drink Sales Co. Ltd. , Kyushu Asahi Soft Drink Sales., Ltd. and Michinoku, Ltd.
*Each member of the labor union has the right for collective bargaining, according to their originating company.

Hours of Training Provided and Number of Participants

Program 2020
Participants Cumulative hours
New employee induction 240 5,400
Business skill improvement training New for 2021. Disclosure planned following program implementation.
Newly appointed Officer training New for 2021. Disclosure planned following program implementation.
Career development seminar for 30s 44 154
Career development seminar for 40s 15 53
Career development seminar for 50s 31 124
Newly appointed line manager training 49 1,032
LEAD Start 34 765
LEAD Emerging 25 2,250
LEAD Advanced 23 2,415
LEAD Executive 14 1,050
Global Challengers Program 2 5,445
Global Leadership Development Program:Advanced Postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19
Global Leadership Development Program:Executive Postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19

Average Cost of Training (Average per Employee)

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Average cost of training per employee (approximate hours/month) ¥52,000 ¥71,000 ¥69,000 ¥52,000 ¥39,000

*Scope of aggregation: Up to 2019, the figure included only Asahi Breweries, Ltd. From 2020, the figure includes the figures from major group companies.*
*Major group companies* (Click here for more information)

Proportion of Employees in Japan and Overseas

Proportion of Employees in Japan and Overseas

*Scope of aggregation:Entire Asahi Group(Click here for more information)
*Target period:As of the end of December, 2020

Percentage of Employees with Disabilities

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Asahi Breweries, Ltd. 2.0% 2.4% 2.3% 2.3% 2.2%
Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd. 2.0% 2.2% 2.2% 2.2% 2.5%
Asahi Group Foods, Ltd. 2.0% 1.9% 2.2% 1.8% 2.2%
Asahi Logistics Co., Ltd. 2.3% 2.4% 2.3% 2.3% 2.2%
Entire Group - - - - 1.2%

*Target period:As of the end of December, 2020

Number of People Who Took the Universal Manners Test

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Level 3 126 105 153 206 89
Level 2 42 42 29 31 N/A

*Scope of aggregation :Major Asahi Group companies (Click here for more information)
*Target period:As of the end of December, 2020
*Due to COVID-19, in 2020 we had no Level 2 session as it involves attendees' gathering at the same place.

Number of Participants in Anti-discrimination Training

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Number of participants 77 81 93 90 91

*Scope of aggregation:Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
*Target period:As of the end of December, 2020

Childcare Leave System and Family Care Leave System

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Acquisition rate of childcare leave system Male 59% 73% 71% 83% 62.5%
Female 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Number of days for taking childcare leave system Male 3.5 8.1 9.6 4.9 5.5
Female 354 440 361 341 369
Number of Childcare Leave System users Male 4 6 5 5 6
Female 53 58 57 65 56
Total 57 64 62 70 62
Number of Family Care Leave System users Male 0 0 0 1 0
Female 0 1 0 1 0
Total 0 1 0 2 0

*Male childcare leave acquisition rate and number of childcare leave acquisition days include spouse maternity leave
*Scope of aggregation: Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
*Target period:As of December, 2020

Employee Support Systems for Childbirth, Childcare, and Family Care

System Contents Number of Users
(2020)
Maternity Leave System Employees are allowed to take leaves of absence of up to 14 weeks for pre-and postnatal care. A portion of their salary is provided during leave through the corporate health insurance society. 24
Childcare Leave System Employees are allowed to take leave when they have children under the age of two years. Men can also use this system. 62
(including 6 men)
Spousal Childbirth Leave System A system whereby employees may take leave at the time their spouse gives birth. Up to five days leave may be taken at full pay. 77
System for exemption from full working hours for childcare Employees who provide care for children are allowed to reduce their work hours by a maximum of two hours per day. 138
(including 15 men)
System for exemption from full working hours for family members Employees who provide care for family members are eligible to start or leave work two hours earlier or later than usual. 4
Family Care Leave System Employees who provide care for family members requiring long-term care are eligible to take up to one year's leave in total within a period of two years for each such family member, or start or finish work two hours earlier or later than usual (The “accumulated leave” system can be used on a half-day basis. Note: Under the “accumulated leave” system, a portion of paid leave, which usually expires every year, is allowed to be carried over to following years.) Various allowances may be provided to supplement income during leave. 0
Welcome Back Program Employees who had left the company after three or more years of service due to childcare, care for sick family members, etc., are reemployed if certain requirements are met. No age limit. 9
(Number of employees who have taken leave since the system was introduced in 1997)
Skill-up Leave System Employees can be exempted from their duties for a certain period and use leave for skill improvement, etc. This system can also be used when an employee moves overseas as a result of his or her spouse's overseas transfer. (Up to three years) 4
Senior Staff System (full time and part time) Retired employees who wish to be reemployed are assigned full-time or part-time work. (Age limit: 65) 204
Super Flexible System and Flexible System Each workplace can optionally introduce the Super Flexible System and the Flexible System. Introduced at 85% of business units (excluding plants)
Work-from-home System Employees can work from home. Concurrent application of the Work-from-home System and the Super Flexible System has been permitted since 2015, and employees can work from home in hourly units. 2,173

*Scope of aggregation: Asahi Breweries, Ltd.

Number of Employees

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Number of regular employees 23,619 30,864 28,089 29,327 29,850

*Scope of aggregation:Entire Asahi Group (Click here for more information)
*Target period:As of the end of December, 2020

Breakdown of the Status of Employment (The Asahi Group)

The Asahi Group
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Regular employees Number of employees Male Number of employees 18,170 23,261 21,330 22,269 22,684
Ratio 77% 75% 76% 76% 76%
Female Number of employees 5,449 7,603 6,759 7,058 7,166
Ratio 23% 25% 24% 24% 24%
Total Number of employees 23,619 30,864 28,089 29,327 29,850
Average number of years of continuous employment (years) Male 11.0 11.2 12.4 11.8 10.1
Female 8.1 9.2 9.2 8.8 8.8
Total 10.3 10.7 11.7 7.8 10.0
Temporary employees Number of employees (yearly average) 7,523 7,455 6,613 6,669 6,848

*Scope of aggregation:Entire Asahi Group (Click here for more information)
*Target period:As of the end of December, 2020

Breakdown of the Status of Employment (Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.)

2017 2018 2019 2020
Regular employees Number of employees Male 208 220 124 242
Female 66 67 31 71
Total 274 287 155 313

Breakdown of the Status of Employment (Asahi Group Companies in Japan)

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Regular employees Number of employees Male 5,266 5,512 6,009 5,780 5,884
Female 1,151 1,188 1,565 1,204 1,240
Total 6,417 6,700 7,574 6,984 7,124
Average age 41.5 42.5 41.9 42.4 42.7
Number of employee turnover Male 106 72 86 64 48
Female 13 20 30 22 22
Total 119 92 116 86 70
Turnover rate Male 0.34% 0.59% 0.63% 1.06% 0.86%
Female 0.96% 1.39% 1.95% 1.85% 1.23%
Total 0.45% 0.73% 0.85% 1.46% 0.92%
Average number of years of continuous employment (years) Male 14.9 15.0 14.4 17.8 14.3
Female 10.2 11.0 9.1 14.9 12.6
Total 13.2 13.9 13.1 17.3 14.0
Part-time employees Number of employees 3,709 4,225 3,306 3,811 3,957

*Scope of aggregation:Major Asahi Group Companies (Click here for more information)
*Target period:As of the end of December, 2020

Number of Employees by Age

Male Female Total
younger than 30 799 244 1,043
30-39 years of age 1,106 326 1,432
40-49 years of age 2,076 362 2,438
50-59 years of age 1,889 307 2,196
60 years of age or older 15 0 15
Total 5,885 1,239 7,124

*Scope of aggregation:Major Asahi Group Companies (Click here for more information)
*Target period:As of the end of December, 2020

Number of New Hires

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
New graduates Male 113 115 119 148 159
Female 44 39 48 50 45
Total 157 154 167 198 204
Mid-career hires Male 46 61 77 71 51
Female 5 4 8 10 6
Total 51 65 85 81 57

*Scope of aggregation:Major Asahi Group Companies (Click here for more information)
*Target period:As of the end of December, 2020

Number of Employees by Region

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Number of employees ratio Number of employees ratio Number of employees ratio Number of employees ratio Number of employees ratio
Japan 13,037 55.2% 12,988 42.1% 13,204 47.0% 13,353 45.5% 13,565 45.4%
North America 74 0.3% 75 0.2% 83 0.3% 86 0.3% 100 0.3%
Europe 1,675 7.1% 9,002 29.2% 9,146 32.6% 9,825 33.5% 9,787 32.8%
China 1,954 8.3% 1,771 5.7% 508 1.8% 523 1.8% 525 1.8%
Asia besides China 4,869 20.6% 5,029 16.3% 3,016 10.7% 3,396 11.6% 2,341 7.8%
Oceania 2,010 8.5% 1,999 6.5% 2,132 7.6% 2,144 7.3% 3,532 11.8%
Total 23,619 100% 30,864 100% 28,089 100% 29,327 100% 29,850 100%

*Scope of aggregation:Entire Asahi Group (Click here for more information)
*Target period:As of the end of December, 2020

Number of Employees by Segment

Number of Employees by Segment Number of Employees by Segment

*Scope of aggregation:Entire Asahi Group (Click here for more information)
*Target period:As of the end of December, 2020

Breakdown of Managerial Positions (The Asahi Group)

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Directors Male 311 382 346 267 473
Female 7 15 14 13 74
Total 318 397 360 280 547
Audit & Supervisory Board Members Male 60 56 52 49 43
Female 6 1 1 2 3
Total 66 57 53 51 46
Corporate Officers Male 75 133 129 129 161
Female 2 7 8 22 30
Total 77 140 141 151 191
In Managerial Positions Male 4,944 5,399 5,611 5,685 6,231
Female 910 1,166 1,327 1,456 1,669
Total 5,854 6,565 6,938 7,141 7,900
Manager level (including Senior Officers) Male 449 569 559 652 672
Female 40 86 108 112 97
Total 489 655 667 764 769
Section Chief Level Male 4,495 4,830 5,052 5,033 5,559
Female 870 1,080 1,219 1,344 1,572
Total 5,365 5,910 6,271 6,377 7,131
Female managerial position ratio 15.4% 17.5% 18.9% 20.4% 21.0%

*The “female managerial position ratio” shows the ratio of women who are executives or in managerial positions.
*Scope of aggregation:Entire Asahi Group (Click here for more information)
*Target period:As of the end of December, 2020

Breakdown of Managerial Positions (Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.)

2017 2018 2019 2020
Corporate Officers Male 8 11 15 17
Female 0 1 1 0
Total 8 12 16 17
In Managerial Positions Male 151 164 93 174
Female 18 17 14 33
Total 169 181 107 207
Manager level (including Senior Officers) Male 11 11 10 21
Female 1 1 1 2
Total 12 12 11 23
Section Chief Level Male 153 153 83 153
Female 16 16 13 31
Total 169 169 96 184
Female managerial position ratio 10.2% 9.3% 12.2% 14.7%

*The “female managerial position ratio” shows the ratio of women who are executives or in managerial positions.

Breakdown of Managerial Positions (Asahi Group Companies in Japan)

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Directors Male 37 30 33 32 24
Female 2 2 1 2 1
Total 39 32 34 34 25
Audit & Supervisory Board Members Male 13 11 12 12 11
Female 1 1 1 1 2
Total 14 12 13 13 13
Corporate Officers Male 33 47 49 46 49
Female 1 0 1 3 2
Total 34 47 50 49 51
In Managerial Positions Male 2,464 2,450 2,465 2,381 2,432
Female 217 218 227 232 254
Total 2,681 2,668 2,692 2,613 2,686
Manager level (including Senior Officers) Male 234 185 196 246 248
Female 8 5 7 6 7
Total 242 190 203 252 255
Section Chief Level Male 2,230 2,265 2,269 2,135 2,184
Female 209 213 220 226 247
Total 2,439 2,478 2,489 2,361 2,431
Female managerial position ratio 8.0% 8.0% 8.0% 9.6% 9.4%
Number of managers Male 63 83 100 92 108
Female 15 19 24 20 21
Total 78 102 124 112 129
Number of candidates for managerial positions (equivalent to assistant section chief and deputy section chief) Male - 2,149 2,172 2,469 1,860
Female - 469 651 646 541
Total - 2,618 2,823 3,115 2,401

*The “female managerial position ratio” shows the ratio of women who are executives or in managerial positions.
*Scope of aggregation:Major Asahi Group Companies (Click here for more information)
*Target period:As of the end of December, 2020

Industrial Accidents: Numbers (Regular and Contract Employees)

2017 2018 2019 2020
Asahi Breweries, Ltd. Lost time 1 1 1 0
Non-lost time 1 0 1 4
Fatal 0 0 0 0
Total 2 1 2 4
Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd. Lost time 2 3 0 0
Non-lost time 1 3 1 3
Fatal 0 0 0 0
Total 3 6 1 3
Asahi Group Foods, Ltd. Lost time 0 0 1 0
Non-lost time 1 4 5 3
Fatal 0 0 0 0
Total 1 4 6 3

*Target period: January to December 2020
*Excluding temporary and subcontractors' employees
*The number of industrial accidents in 2019: 2 accidents with lost work time (2 cases involving a fall) and 7 cases without lost work time (5 cases involving getting caught between or under objects, 1 involving a fall and 1 involving contact with very hot or very cold objects)
*The number of industrial accidents in 2020: 10 accidents without lost work time (4 cases involving cutting or rubbing, 1 involving a fall, 1 involving getting hit by a flying or falling object, 1 involving contact with a hazardous substance, 1 involving contact with very hot or very cold objects, 1 involving getting caught between or under an object, and 1 other)
In order to prevent a recurrence, we immediately reported the cases to the Group, set standards for the physical specifications and use of equipment, and reviewed the risk prediction training system.

Industrial Accidents: Numbers (Subcontractors' Employees)

2017 2018 2019 2020
Asahi Breweries, Ltd. Fatal accidents 0 1 0 0
Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd. Fatal accidents 0 0 0 0
Asahi Group Foods, Ltd. Fatal accidents 0 0 1 0
Total of 3 companies Fatal accidents 0 1 0 0

*Target period: January to December 2020

Rates of Industrial Accidents (Regular and contract employees)

2017 2018 2019 2020
Asahi Breweries, Ltd. Frequency rate 0.97 1.19 0.4588 0
Severity rate 0.0075 0.0160 0.0326 0
LTIFR - - - 0.95
TRIFR - - - 3.79
Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd. LTIFR - - - 0.27
TRIFR - - - 0.82
Asahi Europe and International LTIFR - - - 1.78
TRIFR - - - 3.95
Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd. LTIFR - - - 6.26
TRIFR - - - 14.5
Asahi Holdings Southeast Asia Sdn. Bhd. LTIFR - - - 1.44
TRIFR - - - 3.41

Notes:
・Industrial accident frequency rate: number of deaths and injuries from industrial accidents per 1 million cumulative work hours (indicates how frequently accidents occurred)
Number of deaths and injuries (number of deaths and of injuries resulting in one or more workdays lost) / cumulative work hours x 1,000,000
・Industrial accident severity rate: Number of workdays lost per 1,000 cumulative work hours (indicates severity of accidents)
Cumulative workdays lost (number of workdays lost due to deaths or to injuries resulting in one or more workdays lost) / Cumulative work hours x 1,000
*LTIFR (Lost Time Injuries Frequency Rate): total hours of lost working time / cumulative work hours x 1,000,000
*TRIFR (Total Recordable Injury Fequency Rate): total number of industrial accidents/ cumulative work hours x 1,000,000
*In 2020, companies subject to disclosure account for 76% of the entire Group (based on revenue).

Number of Participants in Safety Training

Training FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
For Managers 25 13 11
For Supervisors 53 41 77
For Employees 470 161 92

*Scope of aggregation: Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
*Target period: January to December 2020

Health Indicators

Health Indicators Target 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Year Target Value
Percentage of employees undergoing stress checks - 100% 93.9% 91.8% 92.2% 93.6% 95.0%
Percentage of employees who are smokers 2025 19% 32.6% 32.3% 31.6% 31.0% Underway
Rate of employees maintaining appropriate weight (employees with a BMI between 18.5 and 25) - - 60.1% 59.3% 59.3% 64.1% Underway
Percentage of employees engaged in habitual exercise*1 - - 22.3% 21.8% 22.7% 25.7% Underway
Percentage of employee ensuring proper sleep and nutrition - - 57.8% 57.6% 59.1% 62.2% Underway
Percentage of employees with metabolic syndrome*2 - - 35.1% 34.8% 34.9% 36.1% Underway
Percentage of employees undergoing special health check-ups*3 By 2023 98% 97.3% 97.6% 97.7% 97.8% Underway
Percentage of employees implementing specific health guidance*4 By 2023 45% 25.1% 22.1% 19.1% 25.6% Underway

* Scope of aggregation: Up to 2018, data is based on Asahi Group Health Insurance Society enrollee data (insured employees aged 40 and over). However, the percentage of employees who undergo stress checks covers all Asahi Group employees.
From 2019, the data covers all Asahi Group employees from 2019. Data on employees with metabolic syndrome, employees undergoing special health check-ups and employees implementing special health guidance is based on Asahi Group Health Insurance Society enrollee data (insured employees aged 40 and over).
*1 Percentage of employees engaged in habitual exercise: percentage of employees who have been exercising at least 30 minutes twice a week for at least one year
*2 Percentage of employees with metabolic syndrome: percentage of employees to which the standard applies + the percentage who fall under the preliminary group
*3 Percentage of employees undergoing special health check-ups: not yet determined as of January 2021 as check-ups were performed between April 2020 and March 2021
*4 Percentage of employees implementing specific health guidance: not yet determined as of January 2021 due to variations in the 2020 data regarding the length of guidance period.

Acquisition Ratio and Number of Days of Paid Leave Obtained by Employees

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Acquisition ratio of paid leave 60.0% 63.0% 65.76% 71.75% 60.7%
Number of days of paid leave obtained 11.5 11.7 12.5 13.5 11.4

*Scope of aggregation: Major Asahi Group companies (Click here for more information)
*Target period: January to December 2020

Monthly Average Overtime Work Hours among Employees

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Average monthly overtime work hours 21.8 h 20.3 h 21.1 h 21.1 h 19.1 h

*Scope of aggregation: Major Asahi Group companies (Click here for more information)
*Target period: January to December 2020