Initiatives for Human Resources Development

Approach to Human Resources Development

Under its corporate motto of “RAKU-GYOU-KAI-ETSU,” the Kewpie Group encourages the individual growth of each of its employees in their daily activities and also supports their career development through training and self-development programs.

Number of training participants in fiscal 2017

Organized by Human Resources Development Center 2,465
Monozukuri Gakko (Manufacturing School) 1,217
Sozai Gakko (Delicatessen School) 645
Organized by Kewpie Egg Corporation 233
Organized by Personnel Affairs Division 445
Total 5,005

Kewpie Career Assistance Framework

Personnel Appraisal System That Emphasizes Process

The Kewpie Group has introduced an appraisal system that achieves both the execution of the Group’s management strategies and the further growth of the individual. While emphasizing the value of daily process, we will reinforce the following three points.

1.Encourage the individual to take on challenges and achieve results

2.Expand OJT to realize a heightened sense of growth

3.Gain a sense of the importance of the corporate philosophy of the Kewpie Group and put them into practice

Putting into practice actions that will lead to results that are true to the Kewpie Group through Group cooperation, with this appraisal system that emphasizes process as the pivotal axis, will lead to the growth of each individual employee.

Award Schemes

At Kewpie, as a way to create a culture of active challenge and learning and to assist our employees in their career development, we have established a variety of award schemes, including the Qualifications Award. We periodically review the types of qualifications and accreditations that are eligible for the Qualifications Award.

Qualifications Award

President’s Award

Invention Award

Kewpie Research Paper Award

Kewpie Start Up Program

Career Support

In the Kewpie Group, in addition to encouraging individual growth by enhancing our specialist training and self-development programs, we support our employees in realizing their own careers with the Career Self-Declaration Scheme. In this scheme, employees share with the company and their supervisors their hopes and dreams for their work and the path they hope to follow. We have also extended our human resources development programs, such as the Corporate Philosophy Training, to all employees of the Group, including our part-time and temporary employees.

Employment Data


FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Regular/ contract employees Male 1,437 1,421 1,385 1,381 1,388
Female 1,143 1,128 1,135 1,129 1,135
Part-time/ other (average for period) Male 271 305 314 303 270
Female 528 613 649 623 583
Average age Male 41.5 years 41.7 years 41.6 years 42.2 years 42.5 years
Female 31.9 years 32.6 years 33.4 years 34.3 years 35.2 years
Average years of service Male 16.1 years 16.2 years 16.3 years 16.8 years 17.1 years
Female 8.2 years 8.8 years 9.3 years 10.0 years 10.7 years

Figures are for Kewpie Corporation. *Average age and average years of service are for Kewpie regular employees

Trends in employee numbers

FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Number of employees 3,379 3,467 3,483 3,436 3,376
Permanent employees 2,580 2,549 2,520 2,510 2,523
Average temporary employees 799 918 963 926 853
Group employees 23,914 24,773 24,997 25,245 26,380
Permanent employees 12,598 12,933 13,478 14,095 14,924
Average temporary employees 11,316 11,840 11,519 11,150 11,456

Number of new graduate recruits

FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
67 55 57 41 49

Figures are for Kewpie Corporation career-track positions.

Parental Leave Taken

Female employees

Male employees

Figures are for Kewpie Corporation.

*For men, parental leave taken is counted not in the year it was taken but in the year the child was born.

*Rate of leave taken: Ratio of employees who took parental leave compared to the number of employees who had a child in the year in question.

*Employees whose spouse gave birth in 2015 or 2016 but who took parental leave in 2017 have been added to the year in which the child was born, so the figures differ from last year’s report.

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