Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Initiatives

Status of Employees and Recruitment

Employment Overview

In 2020, Idemitsu had 4,917 non-consolidated employees (as of April 1, 2020) and 13,766 consolidated (as of March 31, 2020). 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
Number of Employees 4,917 people 4,323 people 594 people 12.1%
Number of employees in managerial positions 943 people 920 people 23 people 2.4%
Average age 42.1 years old 42.4 years old 40.2 years old -
Average years employed 18.7 years 19.0 years 16.3 years -
Percentage of employees with disabilities 2.20% - - -
  • * 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 trainings, 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 2020
Total Men Women Percentage of women Foreign nationals Ratio of foreign nationals
190 people 163 people 27 people 14.2% 2 people 1.1%
New graduate retention rate (Average for newly hired employees between 2015 and 2017) 89.0%
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Turnover rate of new graduates
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  • *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 FY2019 82 people
Internships in FY2019
Season Eligible students Duration Number of participants Content
Summer High school 1–2 weeks 88 people Hands-on learning, mainly frontline experience (refineries, complexes, and the Lubricants Research Laboratory)
Summer University and above 2–5 days 57 people Work Experience of Engineers and Researchers (total of 7 courses)
  1. Production engineering and manufacturing at refineries and plants
  2. Functional materials research and product development
  3. Functional materials technology sales
  4. Performance materials research and product development
  5. Lubricants sales engineer work experience at Shell Lubricants Japan
  6. Research and development operational experience at the Technology Research Laboratory of Shell Lubricants Japan
  7. Research and development
Winter University and above 1 day (total 23) 918 people Workshops to gain experience on office and technical operations
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.