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Employee Data

Scope: Lion Corporation + employees on loan / the Lion Group (Lion Corporation + domestic and overseas Group companies; employees on loan from Lion Corporation are counted only for Lion Corporation). All as of December 31.

Diversity & Inclusion

  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
  Employees
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
Male 2,827 2,237 2,355 2,347 2,317
Female 1,062 1,044 1,205 1,238 1,270
Lion Group Male - - - 4,454 4,425
Female - - - 2,944 2,979
  Female employee ratio
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
27.3% 31.8% 33.8% 34.5% 35.4%
Lion Group - - - 39.8% 40.2%
  Ratios of employees by age group
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
Below 30 y/o - - 16% 16% 16%
30-50 y/o - - 47% 46% 46%
Over 50 y/o - - 37% 38% 38%
Lion Group Below 30 y/o - - 21% 20% 19%
30-50 y/o - - 52% 53% 53%
Over 50 y/o - - 27% 27% 28%
  New hires (new graduates)
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
Male 63 42 54 46 35
Female 33 34 33 38 30
  Ratio of companies with an independent trade union or collective bargaining agreements
Lion Group % - - 86.4% 86.4% 86.4%
  Ratio of employees represented by an independent trade unions or covered by collective bargaining agreements
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
% - - 66.2% 77.9% 65.9%
Lion Group % - - 73.4% 75.1% 72.9%
  Re-hired retirees
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
Number 210 207 243 293 343
% 6.6% 6.3% 6.8% 8.2% 9.6%
  Temporary employees
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
512 400 196 130 104
  Employees with disabilities
Lion Corporation
(excluding employees on loan)
Number 76 77 75 77 79
% 2.8% 2.8% 2.7% 2.7%*1 2.8%*1
Lion Group Number - - 94 127 131
% - - 1.3% 1.7% 1.8%
  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
  Average service years (excluding rehired retirees)
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
Male 19.6 20.1 19.7 19.5 19.6
Female 16.8 15.1 14.0 14.1 14.2
  Total employee turnover rate*2
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
- 4.6% 2.4% 2.8% 3.3%
  Voluntary employee turnover rate
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
- - 1.2% 2.3% 1.6%
Lion Group - - 3.0% 4.9% 5.5%
  Employees who resigned within three years of entering the Company
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
Number 2 8 10 4 6
% 0.80% 3% 4% 1.60% 2.42%
  Women in all management positions*3
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
Number 76 81 83 93 98
% 7.4% 9.2% 9.1% 10.3% 11.1%
Lion Group Number - - - 289 267
% - - - 20.4% 19.6
  Women in top management positions
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
Number - - - 2 2
% - - - 12.5% 9.1%
Lion Group Number - - - 47 44
% - - - 40.2% 38.9%
  Women in low- and mid-level management positions
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
Number - - - 91 96
% - - - 10.3% 11.2%
Lion Group Number - - - 242 223
% - - - 18.6% 17.8%
  Women in junior management positions*4
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
Number - - - 163 180
% - - - 27.8% 31.4%
Lion Group Number - - - 232 231
% - - - 28.1% 30.2%
  Women in management positions with revenue-generating functions
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
Number - - - 36 37
% - - - 9.9% 10.5%
Lion Group Number - - - 154 147
% - - - 24.0% 23.1%
  Women in STEM-related positions
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
Number - - - 19 19
% - - - 11.8% 12.3%
Lion Group Number - - - 39 40
% - - - 16.8% 16.3%
  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
  The percentage of average salary of female employees against that of male employees (gender pay gap)
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
Male directors - - 100% 100% 100%
Female directors - - - - -
Male external directors - - 100% 100% 100%
Female external directors - - 100% 100% 100%
Male employees in management positions - - 100% 100% 100%
Female employees in management positions - - 89% 89% 93%*5
Male employees in non-management positions - - 100% 100% 100%
Female employees in non-management positions - - 76% 79% 79%*5
Lion Group Male employees in management positions - - 100% 100% 100%
Female employees in management positions - - 88% 93% 97%
Male employees in non-management positions - - 100% 100% 100%
Female employees in non-management positions - - 90% 91% 89%
  Regionally based employees
  Users 17 17 2 0 8

*1 Uses the standard calculation for the domestic hiring rate

*2 Total employee turnover rate number should be the sum of the Voluntary employee turnover and the involuntary employee turnover rate (such as retirement, end of term, death)

*3 Total of those in top-level (equivalent to Executive General Managers, Deputy Executive General Managers, etc., excluding the CEO and directors) and mid-level and low-level (equivalent to General Managers, managers, etc.) management positions

*4 Equivalent to supportive roles, such as assistant managers, etc.

*5 Verified by a third party

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Work-Life Enrichment

  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
  Employees who took childcare leave
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
Male 16 13 32 54 55
Female 53 61 78 84 77
  Employees who took shorter work hours for childcare
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
Male 0 0 0 0 0
Female 64 66 77 78 65
  Average overtime per month [hours]
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
13.7 11.2 9.2 12.5 13.8
  Annual paid leave used
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
60.3% 74.0% 68.0% 65.9% 69.2%
  Volunteer leave used
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
Users 13 15 0 0 0
Days taken 16 19 - - -
  Employee Awareness and Behavior Survey
Employees who take pride in their work*
Lion Corporation
(excluding employees on loan)
Overall response rate 91.5% 85.8% 83.0% 84.3% 89.5%
Overall 96.2% 95.7% 97.3% 80.5% 77.1%
Male 97.2% 96.5% 97.5% 84.3% 78.2%
Female 94.5% 94.3% 96.8% 77.0% 78.1%
Below 30 y/o 94.1% 94.0% 95.3% 74.9% 71.9%
30–39 y/o 94.8% 93.9% 96.7% 78.9% 76.9%
40–49 y/o 95.3% 96.1% 96.8% 79.0% 75.9%
50–59 y/o 97.7% 95.7% 97.9% 84.6% 79.5%
60 y/o and above 98.1% 98.0% 97.2% 85.4% 82.1%
Non-management positions 95.1% 94.4% 96.6% 77.5% 74.9%
Management Positions (Including officers) 98.5% 98.7% 98.8% 89.6% 85.1%

* Because the rate of employees answering that they took pride in their work neared 100% in 2020, the survey options were changed to enable Lion to gather data to seek further improvement

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Developing Human Resources

  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
  Average hours per FTE of training and development
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
- - 14.6 52.8*1 58.1
Lion Group - - 12.1 31.0*1 34.9
  Average hours per FTE of training and development breakdown
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
Employees below 30 y/o - - - 97.7 93.1
Employees 30–50 y/o - - - 49.3 55.2
Employees 50 y/o and above - - - 54.5 46.3
Male - - - 49.2 66.9
Female - - - 59.8 41.9
Top management positions - - - 39.7 281.5
Low- and mid-level management positions - - - 83.3 128.5
Junior management positions - - - 42.9 18.7
Lion Group Employees below 30 y/o - - - 44.2 44.1
Employees 30–50 y/o - - - 26.3 31.7
Employees 50 y/o and above - - - 36.6 34.1
Male - - - 30.1 40.9
Female - - - 30.3 26.1
Top management positions - - - 21.1 63.8
Low- and mid-level management positions - - - 60.4 95.0
Junior management positions - - - 33.4 16.8
  Average amount spent per FTE on training and development
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
- - ¥52,300 ¥67,100 ¥94,800
Lion Group - - ¥29,300 ¥36,700 ¥51,400
  Average amount spent per FTE on training and development breakdown
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
Employees below 30 y/o - - - ¥67,100 ¥288,300
Employees 30–50 y/o - - - ¥107,700 ¥82,900
Employees 50 y/o and above - - - ¥24,100 ¥27,700
Male - - - ¥70,800 ¥98,300
Female - - - ¥60,000 ¥87,500
Top management positions - - - ¥65,000 ¥643,500
Low- and mid-level management positions - - - ¥105,000 ¥176,600
Junior management positions - - - ¥44,000 ¥182,900
Lion Group Employees below 30 y/o - - - ¥43,500 ¥120,000
Employees 30–50 y/o - - - ¥46,700 ¥40,700
Employees 50 y/o and above - - - ¥16,900 ¥20,400
Male - - - ¥41,300 ¥55,900
Female - - - ¥29,200 ¥41,900
Top management positions - - - ¥33,700 ¥108,200
Low- and mid-level management positions - - - ¥76,800 ¥127,600
Junior management positions - - - ¥33,500 ¥139,200
  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
  Type of individual performance appraisal
Coverage of the MBO system*2 at Lion Corporation Top management positions - -
Low- and mid-level management positions - -
Junior management positions - -
Employees in non-management positions - -
Coverage of the MBO system: % of all employees Top management positions - - 55.7% 57.3% 53.3%
Low- and mid-level management positions - - 95.4% 95.5% 94.8%
Junior management positions - - 94.6% 94.9% 94.4%
Employees in non-management positions - - 62.1% 63.6% 66.2%
  Percentage of open positions filled by internal candidates (internal hires)*3
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
- - 88.5% 69.0% 89.1%
Lion Group - - 49.2% 55.7% 67.6%

*1 Figures for 2021 increased due to the inclusion of divisional training and development hours

*2 MBO: Management by Objectives

*3 Percentage of internal hires: Internal hires / (external mid-career hires + internal hires)

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Improving Employee Health

2020 2021 2022
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
Physical health Rate of employees getting regular health checkups 100.0% 100.0% 99.8%
Rate of employees getting necessary follow-up examinations 58.0% 59.6% 59.4%
Rate of employees requiring specific health guidance related to metabolic syndrome (ages 40 and over)*1 17.8% 16.8% 15.8%
Rate of employees getting specific health guidance related to metabolic syndrome (ages 40 and over)*1 74.9% 83.6% 79.4%
Rate of employees maintaining a healthy body weight 69.4% 66.9% 67.5%
Living habits Employee nonsmoker rate 81.7% 82.6% 83.1%
Rate of employees who habitually exercise 23.7% 24.8% 26.1%
Proportion of employees who are sufficiently rested after sleep 66.0% 67.4% 68.0%
Proportion of employees who eat breakfast habitually 80.7% 75.8% 75.3%
Suitable rate for employees who habitually drink alcohol 83.0% 84.5% 83.0%
Mental health Stress level check implementation rate 98.2% 94.7% 97.5%
Rate of employees with high stress levels 7.9% 9.2% 8.7%
Health history Proportion of employees who respond that they “mostly understand” or “understand well” their health checkup results 89.8% 89.8% 91.2%
Proportion of employees who respond that they “know what to do” or “mostly know what to do” to improve their health based on their health checkup results 86.3% 87.2% 88.6%

*1 Figures calculated by health insurance association (insured persons of the entire group)

Productivity and Professional Fulfillment Indicators

2020 2021 2022 Target 2030
Lion Corporation
(including employees on loan)
Productivity Performance(Presenteeism)*1 74.5% 86.7% 84.7% 85.0%
or more
Rate of absence due to illness or poor health(Absenteeism)*2 0.8% 0.7% 0.8% Decrease in
2021 (0.7%)
Professional fulfillment*3 Work engagement 2.7 2.6 2.6 3.0
Proportion of employees that respond that they are “satisfied” or “mostly satisfied” with their jobs 74.3% 71.8% 75.4% -
Proportion of employees that respond “Yes” to the statement “My job is professionally fulfilling” 76.3% 74.8% 71.2% -

*1 Presenteeism: A condition in which a person goes to work while suffering from some disease or symptom and has reduced work performance and labor productivity.
Measured using SPQ (University of Tokyo 1-item version), 2022 Number of respondents: 3,507, Response rate: 99.8%.

*2 Absenteeism: sick leave, state of being absent from work due to illness
Absence rate = number of days lost/total number of days worked (calculated from work information)

*3 Work engagement: measured using stress check (Work Engagement: average score of 2 questions on a 4-point scale)
2022 Number of respondents: 3,428, response rate: 97.5%

Sustainable Material Procurement

Switching rate to RSPO-certified products for key raw materials (Domestic)

2019 2020 2021 2022
14% 93% 93% 99%
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Procurement rate of third-party certified paper from domestic paper manufacturers for key products

2019 2020 2021 2022
96% 98% 98% 99%
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Number of Suppliers Evaluated and Response Rate

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Number of suppliers 610 585 574 502 474
Response Rate 98% 99% 100% 100% 96%
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Key Suppliers

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Number of key suppliers 90 90 90 90 90
Portion of all primary suppliers that are key suppliers 14.8% 15.4% 15.7% 17.9% 17.9%
Portion of purchasing that is from key suppliers
(monetary basis, among all primary suppliers)
87% 80% 89% 89% 89%
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