Drawing on the data from its annual CSR rankings for Japanese companies (previously blogged about here), Toyo Keizai has also listed up the Top 300 best places for women to work in Japan. The rankings are topped by Mitsukoshi Isetan department stores, with Shiseido (beauty and skin care) at #2 – neither of which are in our Top 30 companies in Europe, but Fujitsu, 3rd largest Japanese company in Europe is also the 3rd best place to work for women in Japan.
Toyo Keizai comments that Fujitsu does not score so well on the total number of women employees (only 15.4% of Japan employees) but the retention rate is good (17.8 years being the average time female employees have worked at Fujitsu) and Toyo Keizai judge it to have a supportive working atmosphere for women, noting that Fujitsu has set a target of 20% of new executive appointments to be female by 2020.
Fujifilm at #4 (29th largest Japanese company in Europe) also does not have a particularly high proportion of women employees in Japan (17.1%) but has implemented various supportive polices and systems for childcare, flexible working and support for women returning from maternity leave. The proportion of women managers (5.7%) is apparently quite high for a manufacturer.
Other Top 30 Japanese companies in Europe which are in the Top 300 include Sony at 6th, Toshiba at #22, Nissan #24, JT Group #29, Takeda Pharma #30, Toyota #35, Daikin #35, Mitsubishi Corp #41, Sumitomo Electric #50, Denso #54, NTT Data #58, NYK #67, Canon #69, Bridgestone #79, Honda #79, Ricoh #86, Itochu #96, Konica Minolta #105, Asahi Glass #109, Dentsu #118, Kyocera Group #155, Panasonic #278.
Just focusing on our UK Top 30 brings in more of the financial services groups – all the megabanks (MUFG, SMBC and Mizuho) rank at #46 and Nomura is at #58 along with new entrant post ARM acquisition Softbank. Insurance group MS&AD are at #17, Suntory at 49.
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