Status of Employment

Changes in the Number of Employees

The Asahi Group
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Number of regular employees 18,001 21,177 22,194 23,619 30,864

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Breakdown of the Status of Employment

The Asahi Group
2015 2016 2017
Regular employees Number of employees Male Number of employees 17,063 18,170 23,261
Ratio 77% 77% 75%
Female Number of employees 5,131 5,449 7,603
Ratio 23% 23% 25%
Total Number of employees 22,194 23,619 30,864
Average number of years of continuous employment (years) Male 11.1 11.0 11.2
Female 8.6 8.1 9.2
Total 10.5 10.3 10.7
Temporary employees Number of employees (yearly average) 8,410 7,523 7,455

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Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
2017
Regular employees Number of employees Male 208
Female 66
Total 274
Domestic Asahi Group Companies
2015 2016 2017
Regular employees Number of employees Male 5,553 5,266 5,512
Female 1,114 1,151 1,188
Total 6,667 6,417 6,700
Average age 42.1 41.5 42.5
Turnover rate Male 0.40% 0.34% 0.59%
Female 1.35% 0.96% 1.39%
Total 0.55% 0.45% 0.73%
Average number of years of continuous employment (years) Male 16.6 14.9 15.0
Female 13.3 10.2 11.0
Total 16.0 13.2 13.9
Temporary employees Number of employees 426 380 362
Transferred employees Number of employees 1,416 1,805 1,772
Fixed-term employees Number of employees 280 243 341
Contract employees Number of employees 1,311 1,014 995
Part-time employees Number of employees 709 267 755

Number of employees by age

Male Female Total
younger than 30 613 240 853
30-39 years of age 1,149 336 1,485
40-49 years of age 2,284 418 2,702
50-59 years of age 1,451 194 1,645
60 years of age or older 15 0 15
Total 5,512 1,188 6,700

*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)

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
New graduates Male 100 98 93 113 115
Female 45 36 40 44 39
Total 145 134 133 157 154
Mid-career hires Male 19 33 36 46 61
Female 2 2 4 5 4
Total 21 35 40 51 65

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

Change in the Number of Employees by Region

The Asahi Group
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Number of employees ratio Number of employees ratio Number of employees ratio Number of employees ratio Number of employees ratio
Japan 12,158 67.5% 12,551 59.3% 12,948 59.3% 13,037 55.2% 12,988 42.1
North America 31 0.2% 45 0.2% 63 0.3% 74 0.3% 75 0.2%
Europe 71 0.4% 38 0.2% 45 0.2% 1,675 7.1% 9,002 29.2%
China 1,858 10.3% 1,970 9.3% 2,014 9.1% 1,954 8.3% 1,771 5.7%
Asia besides China 1,551 8.6% 4,223 19.9% 4,791 21.6% 4,869 20.6% 5,029 16.3%
Oceania 2,332 13.0% 2,350 11.1% 2,333 10.5% 2,010 8.5% 1,999 6.5%
Total 18,001 100% 21,177 100% 22,194 100% 23,619 100% 30,864 100%

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Number of Employees by Segment

Number of Employees by Segment

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Breakdown of Managerial Positions

The Asahi Group
2015 2016 2017
Japan Overseas Group overall Japan Overseas Group overall Japan Overseas Group overall
Directors Male 152 243 395 161 150 311 133 249 382
Female 3 1 4 3 4 7 5 10 15
Total 155 244 399 164 154 318 138 259 397
Audit & Supervisory Board Members Male 53 27 80 52 8 60 44 12 56
Female 1 0 1 1 5 6 1 0 1
Total 54 27 81 53 13 66 45 12 57
Corporate Officers Male 75 21 96 55 20 75 71 62 133
Female 0 2 2 1 1 2 0 7 7
Total 75 23 98 56 21 77 71 69 140
In Managerial Positions Male 3,721 641 4,362 3,738 1,206 4,944 3,649 1,750 5,399
Female 349 245 594 373 537 910 373 793 1,166
Total 4,070 886 4,956 4,111 1,743 5,854 4,022 2,543 6,565
Manager level (including Senior Officers) Male 336 55 391 356 93 449 309 260 569
Female 11 15 26 14 26 40 9 77 86
Total 347 70 417 370 119 489 318 337 655
Section Chief Level Male 3,385 586 3,971 3,382 1,113 4,495 3,340 1,490 4,830
Female 338 230 568 359 511 870 364 716 1080
Total 3,723 816 4,539 3,741 1,624 5,365 3,704 2,206 5,910
Female managerial position ratio 8.4% 27.2% 11.8% 9.0% 30.5% 15.4% 9.1% 30.6% 17.5%

*As of the end of December, 2017
*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
Corporate Officers Male 8
Female 0
Total 8
In Managerial Positions Male 151
Female 18
Total 169
Manager level (including Senior Officers) Male 10
Female 2
Total 12
Section Chief Level Male 141
Female 16
Total 157
Female managerial position ratio 10.2%

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

Main domestic business
2015 2016 2017
Directors Male 40 37 30
Female 1 2 2
Total 41 39 32
Audit & Supervisory Board Members Male 16 13 11
Female 1 1 1
Total 17 14 12
Corporate Officers Male 53 33 47
Female 0 1 0
Total 53 34 47
In Managerial Positions Male 2,497 2,464 2,450
Female 195 217 218
Total 2,692 2,681 2,668
Manager level (including Senior Officers) Male 221 234 185
Female 7 8 5
Total 228 242 190
Section Chief Level Male 2,276 2,230 2,265
Female 188 209 213
Total 2,464 2,439 2,478
Female managerial position ratio 7.1% 8.0% 8.0%
Number of managers Male 84 63 83
Female 16 15 19
Total 100 78 102
Number of candidates for managerial positions (equivalent to assistant section chief and deputy section chief) Male - - 2,149
Female - - 469
Total - - 2,618

*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
Note: The above companies accounted for 53.4% of the total sales revenue of the Asahi Group in 2017.
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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