Nitto Denko Group Report 2013

16Nitto Denko Group Report 2013Employment and Cultivation of Human Resources We promote the employment of highly-diverse human resources and the cultivation of “Nitto Persons” indispensable for the realization of the “Second Stage of Globalization”.EmploymentPromoting employment of highly-diverse human resourcesIn order to develop our business more globally, we have been actively promoting the employment of highly-diverse human resources in recent years. Of the 28 company freshmen hired by Nitto Denko Head Ofce in scal 2013, seven were non-Japanese. Their nationalities are wide-ranging and they play active roles in various lines of work, such as research and development.As one aspect of our promotion of diversity, we have been more actively employing females recently, with them constituting 30% of company freshmen in 2013.As we progress further globally, we expect them to bring new dynamism.Globalization1.Global Conference Held for Sharing of Management Policy and Objectives with Top LeadersFollowing on from last scal year, a Global Conference was held on March 26 and 27, 2013, at the Toyohashi Plant. It was attended by 101 participants, including 29 top leaders, from 13 countries around the world. This is an event at which leaders of each company of the Group from around the world share management policy and pledge to achieve the objectives.First of all, the Chief Executive Ofcer made an announcement on the policies for scal 2013. Subsequently, the Chief Financial Ofcer provided an overview of the budget before each executive ofcer explained the policies in the budget applicable to each business.Under the “One-Basic Energy” concept, the Nitto Denko Group is committed to pursuing business endeavors by leveraging our group-wide resources. The conference serves as an ideal opportunity to explore the Group’s future business development through the sharing of information. 2.Considering and promoting reform of human resource management globallyIn response to rapid globalization, the Nitto Denko Group is reforming its human resource management. As part of that reform process, two Global Human Resources Summits were held in November 2012 and April 2013. Human resource management personnel from across the globe attended.In continuation from scal 2011, scal 2012 saw 47 new employees participate in volunteer activities in conjunction with the Association for the Revitalization of Ishinomaki, in areas devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake.The volunteers were placed into two groups. The rst group went to Onagawa Town in Miyagi Prefecture from November 8 to 11 and leveled land in order to convert wasteland situated next to temporary housing into farmland. The second group went to Ohashi, Ishinomaki City in Miyagi Prefecture and cleared side ditches.It was for only a short period of time, but we wanted the participants to experience making a social contribution with the hope that they would mature into human resources able to live in harmony with society.Volunteer Activities by New Employees in Areas Devastated by the Great East Japan EarthquakeLeveling of landCountless stones come out thick and fast in the digging. Volunteers interact with residents of temporary housing.Clearing of side ditchesVolunteers clean up sludge from the tsunami.CEO explains policy