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 2019

Organized by Human Resources Development Center 2,760
Monozukuri Gakko (Manufacturing School) 864
Sozai Gakko (Delicatessen School) 432
Organized by Kewpie Egg Corporation 239
Organized by Personnel Affairs Division 301
Total 4,596

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. Our human resources development programs, such as the Corporate Philosophy Training program, are available to all Group employees, including part-time and contract employees.

Employment Data


Regular/ contract employees Male 1,385 1,381 1,388 1,382 1,335
Female 1,135 1,129 1,135 1,126 1,112
Part-time/ other (average for period) Male 314 303 270 243 233
Female 649 623 583 531 505
Average age Male 41.6 years 42.2 years 42.5 years 43.0 years 43.3 years
Female 33.4 years 34.3 years 35.2 years 35.9 years 36.6 years
Average years of service Male 16.3 years 16.8 years 17.1 years 17.5 years 17.8 years
Female 9.3 years 10.0 years 10.7 years 11.3 years 11.9 years

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

Trends in employee numbers

Number of employees 3,483 3,436 3,376 3,282 3,185
Permanent employees 2,520 2,510 2,523 2,508 2,447
Average temporary employees 963 926 853 774 738
Group employees 24,997 25,245 26,380 24,651 24,856
Permanent employees 13,478 14,095 14,924 14,808 15,452
Average temporary employees 11,519 11,150 11,456 9,843 9,404

Number of new graduate recruits

FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
57 41 49 50 50 53

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.

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