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The Activity to Promote Women's Careers

The Activity to Promote Women's Careers

In September 2014, we launched our activities, "Furukawa 'V' Challenge!!" , to promote women's careers and we have adopter a comprehensive approach to implementing initiatives.

Furukawa 'V' Challenge!!

Responding to the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace

In April 2016, we acquired Level Three(the highest level) of the "L-Mark", which is an accreditation for outstanding companies in the implementation of initiatives related to the promotion of women's careers.
In fiscal 2018, we will develop and promote new targets and action plans.

Objectives related to support the success of women in the workplace

  1. We aim for 7% of females in managerial positions by fiscal 2025.
  2. We aim for 15% of females in chief positions by fiscal 2025.
  3. We aim for 40% of females in university graduates rectuits by fiscal 2025.

(Note) A summary of our company’s initiatives is available on the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s “Enterprise database promoting women’s success”

Action Plan period: April 1, 2014-March 31, 2026

Support for "Declartion on Action by A Group of Male Leaders Who will Create a Society in Which Women Shine."
- Enhance women's motivation and maximize their abilitiesEnhance women's motivation and maximize their abilities -

June 13, 2017

Keiichi Kobayashi, President of Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., has endorsed the “Declaration on Action by a Group of Male Leaders Who Will Create a Society in which Women Shine”, an initiative backed by the Cabinet Office of Japan.
Based on the items indicated in this declaration, which consist of “Taking action and sending messages ourselves”, “Disrupting the status quo”, and “Developing networking”, our company will take action in coordination with the “IkuBoss Corporate Alliance”, which we became a member of on June 7 of this year, to raise the motivation of women and make it possible for them to utilize their abilities maximally.

About the “Declaration on Action by a Group of Male Leaders Who Will Create a Society in which Women Shine”

Utilizing the opportunities provided by the “Kick Off Meeting for Supporting Women to Shine” held at the office of the Prime Minister on March 28, 2014, movements conducted by leaders in various fields to support women who will and do shine with outstanding ability have been spreading.
As part of these movements, a “Declaration on Action by a Group of Male Leaders Who Will Create a Society in which Women Shine”’ has been coordinated, made up of male leaders from companies working to actively promote the success of women.

Homepage for the “Declaration on Action by a Group of Male Leaders Who Will Create a Society in which Women Shine”

External Assessment

These efforts were evaluated, and in March 2018, we were selected as "Nadeshiko Brand" as alisted company of nonferrous metals with excellent women's success.

In April 2016, we acquired Level Three(the highest level) of the "L-Mark", which is an accreditation for outstanding companies in the implementation of initiatives related to the promotion of women's careers.
In fiscal 2018, we will develop and promote new targets and action plans.

Data

Number of male and female employees
  FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Furukawa Electric Male Number of people 3,154 2,976 3,338 3,350 3,465
Percentage (%) 92 92 91 91 91
Female Number of people 281 275 313 335 351
Percentage (%) 8 8 9 9 9
Number and percentage of managers by gender
  FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Furukawa Electric Male Number of people 828 844 911 905 929
Percentage (%) 97 97 97 97 97
Female Number of people 22 23 26 31 31
Percentage (%) 3 3 3 3 3
Employee turnover rate by gender (Unit: %)
  FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Male 1.09 2.10 1.16 1.02 1.17
Female 1.48 1.00 1.79 0.86 1.62
Total 1.12 2.00 1.22 1.01 1.21
Number of new graduate recruits by gender (Unit: People)
  FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019
Specialized Staff Male 21 28 45 61 73 80
Female 5 8 15 31 31 31
Total 26 36 60 92 104 111
Foreign nationals 1 0 0 1 0 0
Professional staff Male 0 0 0 15 46 49
Female 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 0 0 0 15 46 50
People taking maternity/paternity leave (Number of employees)
  FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Male 9 3 7 27 21
Ratio of employees returning to work (%) 100 100 100 100 100
Female 16 22 28 12 10
Ratio of employees returning to work (%) 100 100 100 100 100
Total 25 25 35 39 31
Ratio of employees returning to work (%) 100 100 100 100 100
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