The Asahi Group has established the following targets for Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. and its major domestic Group companies and is engaging in initiatives to promote women's success.
|Company||Target (Target for 2021)||Current status
(As of December 2018)
|Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.||
|Asahi Breweries, Ltd.||
|Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.||
|Asahi Group Foods, Ltd.||
|Asahi Calpis Wellness Co., Ltd.||
The Asahi Group actively appoints women to company officer or managerial positions. At Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd., Ms. Christina L. Ahmadjian as an Outside Director and Ms. Yumiko Waseda as an Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member. There are also four female directors and four female corporate officer or Senior officer in our domestic Group companies and several female officers at our overseas Group companies.
At the Asahi Group, we conduct the following seminars to support women's career development, which leads to the development of female officers.
|Career Development Seminar for Women||Provides an opportunity for young female employees to think about their career plans through interaction with senior female employees|
|Leadership Training for Women||Help women who are leaders of business companies within Japan to further climb the corporate ladder|
|Dispatching future leadership candidates to training held by external bodies||To help female employees learn the knowledge and skills required of leaders|
|Dispatching female employees to external training||For female employees from all levels|
The Asahi Group works to raise officer's awareness with the aim of promoting understanding of diversity and work-life balance. We share stories of female work styles and men who actively take part in child-rearing on the company intranet's “Diversity Communications” and in the in-house magazine.
Asahi Breweries, Ltd. raises awareness of diversity among managerial employees (line heads) by holding the Managers' Meeting. At the meeting, the company promotes their understanding of internal programs related to childcare, nursing care, and others, in addition to giving the participants an opportunity to think about the importance of promoting diversity for improving the corporate value.
Asahi Breweries, Ltd. provides newly appointed line heads with training for new line heads, through which the company raises their awareness of diversity. In this training, the company promotes their understanding of internal programs related to childcare, nursing care, and others, in addition to giving the participants an opportunity to think about the importance of promoting diversity for improving the corporate value.
In the midst of globalization, the Asahi Group is implementing human resources development with a global perspective that is not only limited to Japan.
Overseas affiliates of the Asahi Group employ approximately 15,000 non-Japanese staff, drawn primarily from the local area of operation. This represents 53% of the total workforce of the Asahi Group. Where possible, we strive to promote locally-recruited employees to executive and senior management positions at overseas Group companies.
The Asahi Group is also committed to sourcing personnel from overseas to work at domestic operations, in line with the globalization strategy for the Group as a whole. The recruitment policy is particularly focused on returning Japanese nationals and foreign-born personnel with the skills and competencies to carry the Asahi Group into the future.
The Asahi Group reemploys employees who have fully reached the retirement age of 60 by matching their preferences and the company's needs so that they can continue working by utilizing their wealth of experience and sophisticated skill sets.
We recognize that it is important to proceed with the determination of the employee's intention and assignment planning from an early stage in order to promote smooth reemploying. Therefore, each company of the Asahi Group has introduced a Job Match Support System in which employees who are 58 years or older are consulted regarding their preferences for re-employment, provided with recruitment information to match them with jobs both within and outside of the Group in accordance with their preferences.
The Asahi Group provides support for employees' careers, including their post-retirement careers. For example, we provide employees aged 45 and those aged 53 with career design seminars. We also arrange one-on-one career counselling with a career advisor for them upon request.
Asahi Breweries, Ltd. has introduced the Second Job System, which permits employees to have second jobs under specific conditions. This system is aimed at encouraging employees to display their capabilities in conducting business, skills, and expertise that they have cultivated.
The Asahi Group will continue to employ people with disabilities and will keep promoting the creation of a work setting that is conducive for such people.
|Asahi Breweries, Ltd.||2.03%||2.38%||2.25%|
|Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.||2.02%||2.16%||2.22%|
|Asahi Group Foods, Ltd.||1.96%||1.86%||2.16%|
|Asahi Logistics Co., Ltd.||2.28%||2.36%||2.27%|
At Asahi Group, we employ many people with disabilities in accordance with the characteristics of each workplace.
The nature and degree of each person's disability varies, therefore we personalize work content and provide support where necessary.
Asahi Breweries, Ltd. is introducing a system with the criterion of “accepting diverse values” that can be used to evaluate executive and director class employees who have promoted the careers of a diverse range of employees.
From 2015 to 2017, Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. has been selected by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange as a Nadeshiko Brand, an enterprise that actively supports women’s empowerment in the workplace.
In 2013, Asahi Breweries, Ltd. was selected for the Diversity Management Selection 100 (awarded by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry), an award that is presented by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry when corporate value is improved through diversity management.