Sustainability Data

Diverse Human Resources / Development and Participation of Human Resources Engagement with Stakeholders

Employee Skill Improvement and Transition Support Program

SMM Human Resources Development Program

SMM Human Resources Development Program

Employment Ratio of Disabled People Over the Past Five Years

(SMM non-consolidated, average employment ratio over each fiscal year)

Employment Ratio of Disabled People Over the Past Five Years

We consider providing support that helps employees with dis-abilities stay in employment to be a top priority and we hold reg-ular interviews with these employees on an ongoing basis. We are also implementing new initiatives such as providing intern-ships to students with disabilities. As a result, our employment ratio of disabled people has risen.

Employee and Labor-Related Information

Number of Employees & Officers Worldwide (Consolidated) (March 31, 2021)

Employees Total Temporary employees
Permanent employees Occasional employees
Full-time officers Managers Regular employees Non-regular/limited-term employees
Younger than 30 30–49 years old 50 and older Younger than 30 30–49 years old 50 and older
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
SMM non-consolidated 25 0 0 0 164 6 312 5 388 102 733 175 477 61 237 39 2,724 163
Consolidated subsidiaries in Japan 58 0 0 0 88 2 188 0 377 65 1,273 330 538 88 262 157 3,426 331
Consolidated subsidiaries overseas 27 0 28 10 182 67 24 6 266 163 631 183 37 8 13 2 1,647 1
Total 110 0 28 10 434 75 524 11 1,031 330 2,637 688 1,052 157 512 198 7,797 495

In Japan, 60% of employees belonged to workers’ unions. Overseas, two companies have workers’ unions (excluding Chinese labor unions) resulting in a workers’ union membership ratio at overseas consolidated subsidiaries of 54%.
The number of all employees excluding officers is used as the denominator of the workers’ union membership ratio.

Number of Employees & Officers by Country and Region (March 31, 2021)

Country / Region Japan U.S.A Canada Netherlands Peru Chile China South Korea Philippines Taiwan Australia Brazil Thailand Total
Male 5,120 6 11 1 13 18 68 2 1,068 12 5 3 1 6,328
Female 1,030 7 2 0 3 8 34 2 362 15 2 1 3 1,469
Total 6,150 13 13 1 16 26 102 4 1,430 27 7 4 4 7,797

Total Time Spent on Employee Education (FY2020)

(hours)

Officers General managers Section managers Regular employees Occasional employees and temporary employees Total
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
SMM nonconsolidated 281 4 4,616 13 14,653 372 81,119 12,046 5,013 1,109 119,225
consolidated subsidiaries Japan 342 0 359 0 1,450 25 15,766 2,955 1,600 1,268 23,769
consolidated subsidiaries overseas 215 38 173 97 470 454 15,676 5,120 5,762 1,542 29,545
Officers Managers Regular employees Occasional employees and temporary employees Total
Male Female Male Female Male Female
Annual hours of education per employee (average) 7.6 0.0 22.0 10.0 23.8 17.1 13.5 20.8
Number of officers and employees at the end of the fiscal year 110 0 986 96 4,720 1,175 1,205 8,292
  • In addition to the total time spent on education, employees spent the following number of hours on e-learning courses: 2,555 hours for SMM non-consolidated, and 1,755 hours for consolidated subsidiaries in Japan and overseas.

New Hires and Departures (FY2020)

Location Younger than 30 30–49 years old 50 and older Total
Male Female Male Female Male Female
Japan New employees 142 46 68 28 11 4 299
New employee ratio (%) 18.6 27.5 3.0 5.5 0.7 2.6 5.6
Departures 24 7 40 9 104 7 191
Turnover (%) 3.1 4.2 1.8 1.8 6.9 4.5 3.6
Total employees 765 167 2,258 513 1,515 154 5,372
U.S.A. New employees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New employee ratio (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Departures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turnover (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total employees 0 1 4 5 1 1 12
Canada New employees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New employee ratio (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Departures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turnover (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total employees 0 0 7 2 1 0 10
South Korea New employees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New employee ratio (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Departures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turnover (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total employees 0 0 1 2 0 0 3
Peru New employees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New employee ratio (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Departures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turnover (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total employees 0 1 10 2 2 0 15
Chile New employees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New employee ratio (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Departures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turnover (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total employees 3 4 7 2 5 2 23
China New employees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New employee ratio (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Departures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turnover (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total employees 15 3 36 31 9 0 94
Philippines New employees 19 15 9 0 1 0 44
New employee ratio (%) 6.9 9.3 1.2 0.0 2.4 0.0 3.1
Departures 18 8 10 4 2 0 42
Turnover (%) 6.6 5.0 1.4 2.1 4.8 0.0 3.0
Total employees 274 161 734 192 42 7 1,410
Taiwan New employees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New employee ratio (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Departures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turnover (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total employees 1 0 9 12 1 3 26
Australia New employees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New employee ratio (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Departures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turnover (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total employees 0 0 4 2 0 0 6
Brazil New employees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New employee ratio (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Departures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turnover (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total employees 1 0 1 0 0 1 3
Thailand New employees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New employee ratio (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Departures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turnover (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total employees 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
Total New employees 161 61 77 28 12 4 343
New employee ratio (%) 15.2 17.9 2.5 3.7 0.8 2.4 4.9
Departures 42 15 50 13 106 7 233
Turnover (%) 4.0 4.4 1.6 1.7 6.7 4.2 3.3
Total employees 1,059 340 3,071 763 1,576 168 6,977
  • Total employees: number of employees as of March 31, 2021.
    Officers, non-regular and limited-term employees, and temporary employees are not included in the figures for new employees, departures, and total employees. New employee ratio: number of new employees ÷ total employees x 100.
    Turnover: number of departures ÷ total employees x 100.

Current Status of the Implementation of the Basic Survey into Employee Human Rights (FY2020)

In FY2016, we conducted a Human Rights Due Diligence Survey at 56 of our 73 business sites inside and outside Japan (77% coverage rate).
Human Rights Due Diligence Surveys conducted to date identified harassment, communication, and the use of the human rights hotline as some of the matters deemed in need of on-going monitoring. These were made the target of further surveys at 24 sites inside Japan.

Fiscal year conducted Sites surveyed Ratio of total sites
2017 3 13%
2018 9 50%
2019 6 75%
2020 6 100%

Current Situation Regarding Parental Leave (as of March 31, 2021)

(SMM non-consolidated)

Total Male Female
Employees with the right to take parental leave*1 190 153 37
Employees who took parental leave 45 8 37
Employees who took parental leave during FY2020 and have since returned to work 24 6 18
Employees who were still working at the Company 12 months after returning from parental leave*2 13 1 12
Ratio of workers who returned after parental leave*3 21/22(95.5%) 5/5(100%) 16/17(94.1%)
Retention rate of workers who returned after parental leave*4 13/13(100%) 1/1(100%) 12/12(100%)
  • *1Out of employees who have notified the Company of a birth: Male employees—From the day of birth until the day before the child turns one year old.
    Female employees—From 56 days before the expected delivery date until the last day of the April immediately following the fiscal year (ending March 31) when the child becomes one year old (the day before their birthday), or the day the child becomes one and a half years old, whichever is longer.
  • *2The number of employees who returned to work in FY2019 and were still working at the Company 12 months later.
  • *3Return ratio: number of employees who returned to work in FY2020 ÷ number of employees who intended to return to work in FY2020 x 100.
  • *4Retention rate: number of employees who returned to work in FY2019 and were still working at the Company 12 months later ÷ number of employees who returned to work in FY2019 x 100

Social and Environmental Assessment Initiatives

Target

Employees

Specifics

Human rights management program

  • We started operating a human rights management program for employees2 in FY2014. On-site inspections are conducted, as required, at sites where issues have been identified.

SMM Group Policy on Human Rights

  • In July 2019, we asked our Japanese and overseas subsidiaries to have their Boards of Directors, etc. to pass a resolution adopting the SMM Group Policy on Human Rights, and by October, 38 subsidiaries had done so. For the overseas subsidiaries, we had the Policy translated into English, Chinese, and Spanish, and distributed it.

Human rights seminars

  • From FY2019, we will have our Human Rights Month on December, and we sent out a message from the president and conducted education on human rights. The message from the president was a video in Japanese and English, and we distributed versions with Chinese and Spanish subtitles to our overseas sites.
    Total time devoted to training: 8,823 hours

Preventing harassment

  • We have established a hotline (Speak Up System) for sexual harassment and other incidents concerning human rights, as well as appointing a harassment prevention personnel, at each business facility.

Fact-finding surveys

  • We conduct surveys into the work environment at each business site to understand the actual situation regarding harassment, compliance, and communication, and identify any demand.
  • We commission an external specialized organization to conduct an Employee Satisfaction Survey every three years, to understand employees’ demands and satisfaction regarding the Company.

FY2019 results

In FY2019,* the following incidents occurred and were dealt with appropriately:

  • Incidents involving discrimination: 0 cases
  • Incidents involving harassment: 2 cases
  • Incidents involving harassment: Complaints regarding harm on human rights: 0 cases

There were no reports of cases involving child labor or forced labor.

There were no serious infringements upon freedom of association.

There were no reports across the entire Group, in Japan and overseas, of plants closing due to actions such as strikes.

  • This does not include information provided through the SMM Group direct hotlines (see p.83: Compliance—Hotline (Speak Up System)