Mitsui Chemicals

Human Resources Management

We at the Mitsui Chemicals Group are committed to giving our employees a sense of personal and professional motivation, with the goal of helping them find happiness and self-fulfillment. In addition, we encourage our employees to take good care of their health and make every effort to provide employee-friendly working environments, placing top priority on occupational health and safety.

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Please refer to “Occupational Health” for details regarding measures that help employees address a host of issues including lifestyle-related diseases and mental health.

Management System

Policy

The Human Resources Management Policy of the Mitsui Chemicals Group outlines our attitude toward our employees as well as society including those individuals considering joining the Group. The Policy focuses on maintaining a high regard for people. This in turn enables the Company and its employees to stimulate and actively enhance one another as they work to create a better future.
We will position the Policy as the cornerstone of the human resources initiatives of subsidiaries and affiliates all over the world , and aim to strike a balance between the sustainable growth of the Mitsui Chemicals Group and the happiness and self-fulfillment of our employees.
Disclosed in Japanese, English and Chinese, the Policy covers the languages spoken by the majority of employees.

Human Resources Management Policy of the Mitsui Chemicals Group

1."Always Act in Good Faith"

  1. The Mitsui Chemicals Group will require employees to "act in good faith" as stipulated in "The Action Guidelines," highly appreciate such employees and offer an appropriate environment for them to give full rein to their strengths.
  2. Mitsui Chemicals will comply with all labor and employment laws wherever it operates.
  3. Mitsui Chemicals will disclose its rules and operate fairly and with justice according to the rules regarding recruiting, assignment, training, evaluation and compensation of employees without any discrimination against gender, race, nationality, age, religion and disabilities.

2."Maintain a High Regard for People and Society"

  1. Mitsui Chemicals will require employees to "have a high regard for people and society" as stipulated in "The Action Guidelines," highly appreciate such employees and offer an appropriate environment for them to give full rein to their strengths.
  2. Mitsui Chemicals will protect employees' safety and health in the workplace.
  3. Mitsui Chemicals does not tolerate any form of harassment, and in turn supports and respects the protection of human rights.

3. "Dream-inspiring Innovation"

  1. Mitsui Chemicals will require employees to have the following attitudes and engage in certain behavior in order to pursue the dream-inspiring innovation as stipulated in "The Action Guidelines," highly appreciate such employees and offer an appropriate environment for them to give full rein to their strengths:
  • To take on challenges unflinchingly with full trust in our potential without fear of failure.
  • To create novel value by enhancing our sensitivity.
  • To consider and act proactively based on the actual data and facts at the workplace.
  • To aim to be world-class professionals with a global view.
  • To develop the future generation by passing on our experiences and technologies.
  • To integrate individual strengths into the organization through active communication.

The Company established three Core Values to capture the spirit of all employees working at Mitsui Chemicals Group sites all over the world and to act as a unifying force, ensuring that we are all working toward the same goals. The “spirit of challenge," “respect for diversity," and “teamwork" established in the Action Guidelines are each connected to the three core values of Challenge, Diversity, and One Team.

4.Mitsui Chemicals, based on the aforementioned, will conduct Human Resources Practices under the following policies:

  Toward sustainable growth of the Company Toward the happiness and fulfillment of employees
Organization Create an organization based on the strategy and conduct job allocation suited for realization of the strategy. Conduct job allocation in consideration of each personal motivation and capability.
Recruiting arefully recruit human resources that contribute to the organization’s growth. Give equal opportunities for employment to any motivated and capable candidates.
Assignment Proactively promote employees that yield fruitful results. Allocate suitable jobs for employees so that they can exercise their motivation and capabilities.
Training Foster world-class professionals from a long-term perspective. Support employees in making self-reliant efforts to become world-class professionals.
Evaluation Evaluate achievement appropriately. Conduct fair evaluation to enhance motivation and the capability of employees.
Compensation
(Remuneration)
Build up and operate a competitive compensation system to control operating costs. Build up and operate a competitive compensation system to secure motivated and capable human resources.

We also strive not to violate minimum wage regulations and working hours regulations on the basis of the laws and regulations stipulated by each country and region.

Overview of Human Resources Management: Relationship between the Company and Employees

Overview of Human Resources Management: Relationship between the Company and Employees

System and Responsible Officers

With the responsible director (president) in charge, the Human Resources (HR) Division plays a central role in setting the mid-term and fiscal year plans for human resources management while sharing and implementing those plans with the HR department at each site, domestic and overseas site, subsidiary, and affiliate. The HR*1 managers from each business site as well as domestic subsidiaries and affiliates and HR managers from overseas regional headquarters periodically confirm and discuss the state of progress, which leads to the drafting and implementation of related policies. The priority issues of the fiscal year plans are reported to the director in charge on a quarterly basis. Important managerial issues are also discussed mainly by the Management Committee and the Key Talent Management Committee.
Furthermore, in order to draft and implement global HR policies, the Mitsui Chemicals Group has established the HR Development Advisory Committee (HRDAC), a virtual global HR organization under the general manager of the Human Resources Division that gathers HR managers together in Japan, Europe, the Americas, and Asia. This organization is addressing a range of issues, such as (1) global HR marketing, (2) global HR development, (3) global mobility, and (4) global compensation/appraisal systems.

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HR:
Human Resources.

Human Resources Management System

Human Resources Management System

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HRBP:
Human Resources Business Personnel. Person in charge of the Human Resources Division who supports key talent management, Key Talent Management Committee management and the personnel changes/placements, etc. at each division.

Monitoring Methods

The status of compliance relating to human resources management at each business site and at each subsidiary and affiliate company is regularly checked by means of internal control audits. Monitoring is also undertaken with regard to the state of progress made with the priority issues in the fiscal year plans and related policies.

Target Monitoring Forum Frequency
Domestic sites Business site HR Group Managers’ Meeting Approx. once a month
Domestic subsidiaries and affiliates Meeting of those in charge of HR at domestic subsidiaries and affiliates Twice a year
Overseas subsidiaries and affiliates Meeting of personnel from regional headquarters (the Americas, Europe, China and Asia-Pacific) (HRDAC) Twice a year
(Information gathering for quarterly reports also implemented)

Goals and Results

KPI Scope of Compilation FY2017 FY2018 Medium to Long-term
Goals Results Level
Achieved
Goals Goals
The number of Regular recruitment for regular positions Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. registered employees 75 77 80
Regular recruitment for general positions Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. registered employees 100 125 122
Mid-career recruitment for regular positions Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. registered employees 90 96 100
Mid-career recruitment for general positions Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. registered employees 58 35 × 58
Ratio of female employees hired through the regular recruitment Regular administrative positions Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. registered employees 40% 46% 40% 40%
(FY2019)
Regular technical positions Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. registered employees 15% 11% × 15% 20%
(FY2019)
General positions Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. registered employees 5% 3.2% × 5% 5%
(FY2019)
Ratio of women in line manager or higher positions Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. registered employees 2.5% 2.7% 3.2% 4.0%
(FY2019)
10%
(FY2025)
The number of employees who attended Leadership Development-Program Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. registered employees approx.100 98 approx.100
Employee engagement survey implementation status Mitsui Chemicals Group Decide survey method Survey method was decided Conduct the first survey, ascertain engagement level

Review and Challenges

In accordance with the requirements to expand business toward achieving the Long-term Business Plan, the securing of human resources has become an urgent management task, and we are actively conducting recruitment for regular and general positions. To give rise to innovation and balanced decision-making, we have adopted the raising of the ratio of female employees as a KPI and are working to improve organizational diversity.