Status of Employment

Changes in the Number of Employees

The Asahi Group
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number of regular employees 21,177 22,194 23,619 30,864 28,089

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Breakdown of the Status of Employment

The Asahi Group
2016 2017 2018
Regular employees Number of employees Male Number of employees 18,170 23,261 21,330
Ratio 77% 75% 76%
Female Number of employees 5,449 7,603 6,759
Ratio 23% 25% 24%
Total Number of employees 23,619 30,864 28,089
Average number of years of continuous employment (years) Male 11.0 11.2 12.4
Female 8.1 9.2 9.2
Total 10.3 10.7 11.7
Temporary employees Number of employees (yearly average) 7,523 7,455 6,613

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Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
2017 2018
Regular employees Number of employees Male 208 220
Female 66 67
Total 274 287
Domestic Asahi Group Companies
2016 2017 2018
Regular employees Number of employees Male 5,266 5,512 6,009
Female 1,151 1,188 1,565
Total 6,417 6,700 7,574
Average age 41.5 42.5 41.9
Turnover rate Male 0.34% 0.59% 0.63%
Female 0.96% 1.39% 1.95%
Total 0.45% 0.73% 0.85%
Average number of years of continuous employment (years) Male 14.9 15.0 14.4
Female 10.2 11.0 9.1
Total 13.2 13.9 13.1
Temporary employees Number of employees 380 362 351
Transferred employees Number of employees 1,805 1,772 1,507
Fixed-term employees Number of employees 243 341 322
Contract employees Number of employees 1,014 995 322
Part-time employees Number of employees 267 755 804

Number of employees by age

Male Female Total
younger than 30 772 270 1,042
30-39 years of age 1,199 400 1,599
40-49 years of age 2,344 508 2,852
50-59 years of age 1,636 352 1,988
60 years of age or older 58 35 93
Total 6,009 1,565 7,574

*As of the end of December, 2017
Scope of Employee Data: Asahi Group Main domestic businesses (Click here for more information)

Changes in the Number of New Hires (As of December 31 of each year)

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
New graduates Male 98 93 113 115 119
Female 36 40 44 39 48
Total 134 133 157 154 167
Mid-career hires Male 33 36 46 61 77
Female 2 4 5 4 8
Total 35 40 51 65 85

Scope of Employee Data: Asahi Group Main domestic businesses (Click here for more information)

Change in the Number of Employees by Region

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number of employees ratio Number of employees ratio Number of employees ratio Number of employees ratio Number of employees ratio
Japan 12,551 59.3% 12,948 59.3% 13,037 55.2% 12,988 42.1 13,204 47.0%
North America 45 0.2% 63 0.3% 74 0.3% 75 0.2% 83 0.3%
Europe 38 0.2% 45 0.2% 1,675 7.1% 9,002 29.2% 9,146 32.6%
China 1,970 9.3% 2,014 9.1% 1,954 8.3% 1,771 5.7% 508 1.8%
Asia besides China 4,223 19.9% 4,791 21.6% 4,869 20.6% 5,029 16.3% 3,016 10.7%
Oceania 2,350 11.1% 2,333 10.5% 2,010 8.5% 1,999 6.5% 2,132 7.6%
Total 21,177 100% 22,194 100% 23,619 100% 30,864 100% 28,089 100%

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Number of Employees by Segment

Number of Employees by Segment

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Breakdown of Managerial Positions (As of December 31 of each year)

The Asahi Group
2016 2017 2018
Japan Overseas Group overall Japan Overseas Group overall Japan Overseas Group overall
Directors Male 161 150 311 133 249 382 139 207 346
Female 3 4 7 5 10 15 6 8 14
Total 164 154 318 138 259 397 145 215 360
Audit & Supervisory Board Members Male 52 8 60 44 12 56 47 5 52
Female 1 5 6 1 0 1 1 0 1
Total 53 13 66 45 12 57 48 5 53
Corporate Officers Male 55 20 75 71 62 133 76 53 129
Female 1 1 2 0 7 7 1 7 8
Total 56 21 77 71 69 140 77 64 141
In Managerial Positions Male 3,738 1,206 4,944 3,649 1,750 5,399 3,665 1,946 5,611
Female 373 537 910 373 793 1,166 390 937 1,327
Total 4,111 1,743 5,854 4,022 2,543 6,565 4,055 2,883 6,938
Manager level (including Senior Officers) Male 356 93 449 309 260 569 319 240 559
Female 14 26 40 9 77 86 11 97 108
Total 370 119 489 318 337 655 330 337 667
Section Chief Level Male 3,382 1,113 4,495 3,340 1,490 4,830 3,346 1,706 5,052
Female 359 511 870 364 716 1,080 379 840 1,219
Total 3,741 1,624 5,365 3,704 2,206 5,910 3,725 2,546 6,271
Female managerial position ratio 9.0% 30.5% 15.4% 9.1% 30.6% 17.5% 9.5% 32.1% 18.9%

*Figures for Japan and Overseas are based upon the location of each head office.
*One female audit & supervisory board member was appointed in Japan in March 2015.
*The "female managerial position ratio" shows the ratio of women who are executives or in managerial positions.
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Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
2017 2018
Corporate Officers Male 8 11
Female 0 1
Total 8 12
In Managerial Positions Male 151 164
Female 18 17
Total 169 181
Manager level (including Senior Officers) Male 11 11
Female 1 1
Total 12 12
Section Chief Level Male 153 153
Female 16 16
Total 169 169
Female managerial position ratio 10.2% 9.3%

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

Main domestic business
2016 2017 2018
Directors Male 37 30 33
Female 2 2 1
Total 39 32 34
Audit & Supervisory Board Members Male 13 11 12
Female 1 1 1
Total 14 12 13
Corporate Officers Male 33 47 49
Female 1 0 1
Total 34 47 50
In Managerial Positions Male 2,464 2,450 2,465
Female 217 218 227
Total 2,681 2,668 2,692
Manager level (including Senior Officers) Male 234 185 196
Female 8 5 7
Total 242 190 203
Section Chief Level Male 2,230 2,265 2,269
Female 209 213 220
Total 2,439 2,478 2,489
Female managerial position ratio 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Number of managers Male 63 83 100
Female 15 19 24
Total 78 102 124
Number of candidates for managerial positions (equivalent to assistant section chief and deputy section chief) Male - 2,149 2,172
Female - 469 651
Total - 2,618 2,823

*Data for 2015 refers to Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd., Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd., LB Co., Ltd., Asahi Food & Healthcare Co., Ltd., Wakodo Co., Ltd., and Amano Jitsugyo Co., Ltd.
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*The "female managerial position ratio" shows the ratio of women who are executives or in managerial positions.

Scope of Employee Data

The scope of employee data on this page is divided according to the following categories.

Name Scope of data
The Asahi Group Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. and all consolidated subsidiaries.
Main domestic companies in the Asahi Group Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.
Asahi Group Foods, Ltd.
Asahi Calpis Wellness Co., Ltd.
LB Co., Ltd(~2016)
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