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2018 data for employees that work in the Suntory Group is provided.

Employment Status at Suntory Group

Employment Status at the Suntory Group as of December 31, 2018 is as below.

Number of Employees (as of December 31, 2018)

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    SHD: Suntory Holdings Ltd.
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    SBF: Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd.

Average age and average length of employment (as of December 31, 2018)

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
SHD SBF SHD SBF SHD SBF SHD SBF SHD SBF
Average age 39.0 40.9 39.6 41.7 40.8 42.0 41.3 42.3 41.7 42.6
Average tenure 15.8 17.4 16.3 17.3 16.6 17.6 17.1 17.8 17.5 18.1
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    SHD: Suntory Holdings Ltd.
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    SBF: Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd.

Age and Ratio (as of December 31, 2018)

(employees/%)

SHD + SBF 2018
Male Female Total Ratio
  60s 454 49 503 7%
50s 1,155 260 1,415 21%
40s 1,501 312 1,813 27%
30s 1,529 494 2,023 30%
20s 623 392 1,015 15%
Total 5,262 1,507 6,769 100%
Ratio 78% 22%  

Number of Employees (as of December 31, 2018)

(employees)

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
SHD SBF Total SHD SBF Total SHD SBF Total SHD SBF Total SHD SBF Total
Male 43 15 58 42 13 55 41 14 55 45 13 58 43 14 57
Female 2 0 2 3 1 4 4 1 5 2 3 5 2 3 5
Executives 45 15 60 45 14 59 45 15 60 47 16 63 45 17 62
Male 1,348 628 1,976 1,392 607 1,999 1,422 627 2,049 1,432 643 2,075 1,459 654 2,113
Female 146 31 177 166 33 199 185 34 219 200 40 240 217 40 257
Managers 1,494 659 2,153 1,558 637 2,195 1,607 661 2,268 1,632 683 2,315 1,676 694 2,370
Male 2,398 737 3,135 2,432 741 3,173 2,429 745 3,174 2,438 741 3,179 2,420 729 3,149
Female 959 168 1,127 964 188 1,152 976 205 1,181 995 224 1,219 1,011 239 1,250
Members 3,357 905 4,262 3,396 932 4,328 3,405 950 4,355 3,433 965 4,398 3,431 968 4,399
Employees 4,851 1,564 6,415 4,954 1,569 6,523 5,012 1,611 6,623 5,065 1,648 6,713 5,107 1,662 6,769
Male 296 55 351 205 45 250 161 42 203 106 31 137 80 28 108
Female 88 18 106 81 15 96 82 22 104 79 19 98 87 113 200
Contract employees, etc.* 384 73 457 286 60 346 243 64 307 185 50 235 167 141 308
Temporary staff 516 44 560 542 49 591 560 52 612 567 63 630 573 66 639
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    Contractors and temporary employees: Special contract employees, part-time employees, added SBF partner employees from 2018.
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    SBF Partner Employees: Temporary staff that have become permanent employees.
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    SHD: Suntory Holdings Ltd.
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    SBF: Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd.

Number of employees

(employees)

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
SHD SBF SHD SBF SHD SBF SHD SBF SHD SBF
New graduates Male 75 26 81 20 79 20 68 17 69 16
Female 51 16 43 18 43 19 48 20 45 16
Experienced workers Male 20 0 19 2 17 0 13 4 14 5
Female 11 9 8 6 7 5 3 7 11 5
Total 157 51 151 46 146 44 132 48 139 42
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    SHD: Suntory Holdings Ltd.
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    SBF: Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd.

Number of resignees and reasons/turnover rate

(employees)

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Retirement*1 29 42 39 39 66
Personal circumstances*2 45 42 53 43 57
Corporate circumstances*3 0 0 0 2 1
Other 7 5 7 4 8
Total*4 81 89 99 88 132
Turnover rate*5 0.70% 0.64% 0.80% 0.67% 0.86%
  • *1
    Retirement includes flexible-age retirement
  • *2
    Resignees of Sunoty Beverage & Food (domestic) is 8 in 2015, 6 in 2016, 11 in 2017, and 7 in 2018.
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    Company circumstances include factory closings and selling of business. Individual circumstances include employment transfers.
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    Covers employees
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    The turnvoer rate is calculated excluding mandatory age retirement

Retention rate of new graduate hires

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    Calculated for new graduates hired by Suntory Holdings Ltd. that entered the company from 2011 to 2013.
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    Hiring of new graduates by Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd. started in 2013 with 91% of the new graduates hired in 2013 remaining with the company after five years.
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