Employees Status

In running a global business in a wide range of domains, consolidated group companies join together to operate as the ITOCHU Group. ITOCHU has more than 100,000 consolidated employees as of the end of FYE 2019. When our companies in Japan and abroad run their businesses in each of their domains and geographical areas, ITOCHU Corporation, the parent company, manages and supports. Group companies are connected to ITOCHU Corporation through their respective domains so that the Group's companies can benefit from support from above.

Employee Status★ (as of March 31 for each respective year)
  Non-consolidated Consolidated
Employees Men Women Avg. Age Avg. Annual Salary (Yen) Employees
2017

4,285

3,269

1,016

42

13,838,699

95,944

2018

4,285

3,284

1,001

42

14,609,151

102,086

2019

4,285

3,283

1,002

42

15,207,832

119,796

(Unit: people)

Employees by Operating Segment★ (as of March 31, 2019)
  Textile Machinery Metals &
Minerals
Energy &
Chemicals
Food General
Products &
Realty
ICT &
Financial Business
Others Total
Non-
consolidated

390

452

171

342

452

270

191

1,013

3,281

Consolidated

9,386

14,345

498

12,971

46,624

16,936

16,232

2,804

119,796

(Unit: people)

Overseas Bloc Employees by Region★ (as of March 31, 2019)
North America Latin America Europe Africa Middle East East Asia Asia & Oceania CIS
National Staff

126

144

230

61

131

635

633

76

Rotational Staff

51

27

48

11

21

86

111

22

Overseas Trainees

11

4

7

3

3

14

24

1

TOTAL

2,480

  • Employees assigned to overseas subsidiaries and overseas branches/offices
  • Regarding range of tallied data, figures not labeled as Consolidated are placed under Non-consolidated.
  • Overseas bloc employees by region counts employees who are assigned to overseas subsidiaries or overseas branches/offices.
Turnover — Non-Consolidated Employees*★
  FYE 2016 FYE 2017 FYE 2018 FYE 2019
Voluntary resignation rate

1.1%

1.2%

1.6%

1.7%

Avg. Years Employed

16.7

16.9

17.3

17.5

  • Positions: career-track, clerical, special
    Turnover rate is calculated according to the following formula.
    voluntary resignations ÷ employees at end of fiscal year

ITOCHU Corporation has a long average number of years employed of 17 years and only around 2% of employees voluntarily resign. It is a company where many employees choose to stay for the long-term.

★Data assured by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd, an external assurance provider based on the international standard ISAE 3000.[PDF]

Employee Engagement

ITOCHU Corporation believes that raising the level of motivation, satisfaction and engagement (the degree to which employees with a strong desire to contribute to ITOCHU can capitalize on their own abilities optimally at their own initiative) of employees will improve the corporate value.

In the survey conducted in fiscal 2019, the results exceeded those of the previous survey (conducted in fiscal 2015) especially for the question "ITOCHU shows care and concern for its employees". The positive answers were 10 points higher than the average of Japanese companies that conducted the survey (over 60 large companies). Above all, the level of engagement remained high, which has allowed us to conclude that many employees are proud of working for ITOCHU Corporation and engage in work with strong motivation to contribute to the company and with the aim of achieving better-than-expected results on a voluntary basis.

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