Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Initiatives

Status of Employees and Recruitment

Employment Overview

As of March 31, 2021, Idemitsu had 4,943 non-consolidated employees and 14,044 consolidated employees. We are promoting initiatives that enable all employees, regardless of age, gender, nationality, or disabilities, to work with a sense of purpose.

Status of Employees
  Total Men Women Percentage of women Foreign
Number of Employees 4,943 people 4,355 people 588 people 12.1% 35people
Number of employees in managerial positions 984 people 960 people 24 people 2.4% -
Women at department head and above 3people
Section head and above 21people
Average age 42.1 years old 42.3 years old 40.3 years old - -
Average years employed 19.4 years 19.7 years 17.3 years - -
Percentage of employees with disabilities 2.3% - - - -
  • * The above data is for Idemitsu hiring (employees, seniors, full-time contract employees, and advisors) and excludes employees seconded to other companies.
    However, the percentage of employees with disabilities includes employees seconded to other companies.
  • * The percentage of employees with disabilities is based on the calculation method of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and is as of June 1, 2020.
  • * All data besides the percentage of employees with disabilities is as of April 1, 2020.
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Status of Recruitment

Our recruitment theme: NEXT BREAKTHROUGH.* We are recruiting people who can challenge themselves and create new value together while respecting diversity. We make it a priority to ensure that employees are not mismatched after joining the Company by providing internships and contact points with close senior employees so that they can see what we really are. We are also working to raise employee motivation, improve the corporate culture, and expand our systems to improve employee retention.

In our recruiting activities, we have taken all precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We have been holding online seminars instead of the traditional in-person company presentations and used web interviews to help make decisions. Moreover, we have also put in place thorough precautions during onboarding programs and training, such as introducing digital tools (webinars, online meetings, and e-learning).

  • * This message is posted on our new graduate recruitment website and elsewhere. The Company has developed a wide range of businesses to meet the needs of society and will connect the value and technology it has cultivated to ensure harmony between society and the global environment going forward. What will be indispensable to creating a new future is realizing the tremendous potential of diverse people. Drawing on the potential and ideas of people who hold a diverse range of values, we will continue to take on new challenges through NEXT BREAKTHROUGH.
Recruitment of New Graduates in April 2021
Total Men Women Percentage of women Foreign nationals Ratio of foreign nationals
151 people 127 people 24 people 15.9% 2 people 1.3%
New graduate retention rate (Average for newly hired employees between 2016 and 2018) 89.4%
Turnover rate of new graduates
  • *1. Please refer to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare's report on the turnover rate of new graduates.
  • *2. Turnover rate of new graduates within three years of employment in each fiscal year
Career Recruitment in FY2020 91 people
Internships in FY2020
Season Eligible students Duration Number of participants Content
Summer High school 1–5 days 25 people Online training (refineries and business sites)
Summer University and above 4–5 days 90 people Work Experience of Engineers and Researchers (total of 7 courses)
  1. Study of production technology processes for refineries and petrochemical plants
  2. Discovery of new research themes
  3. Asphalt research and core technology development
  4. Performance materials research and product development
  5. Research and product development of lubricants
  6. Technical sales of lubricants
  7. Research and development experience in geothermal power Administrative
  1. Business strategy study and scenario planning
Winter University and above 2 days
(total 23)
1,069 people Experience workshops for administrative and technical staff
Hiring at Global Personnel

We support to create jobs in various regions in part by hiring staff locally at global bases. At the Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical Limited Liability Company (NSRP), we have provided the various opportunities of technical training and on-the-job training (OJT) to newly hired employees. Such locally hired staff have contributed to the refinery operation significantly. We will be committed to the transfer on the technical knowledge and experience to them continuously. NSRP is also collaborating with local educational organizations, government authorities, and households in an effort to enhance the life skills of our future personnel, and provide continuous personnel education, including scholarships to university students.

出光興産, DFF Inc.