Employment and Labor
The Number of Employees
All the Shiseido Group companies worldwide apply diversified employee working conditions in accordance with each business and each specific role expected to each employee, aiming to maintain and improve our competitive strength.
As of the 1st April, 2012, the number of employees throughout our Group companies totals 47,600, 1820 up over the previous year. The number of employees within Japan is about 25,700, leveling off year on year comparison, meanwhile, that of local branches and subsidiaries overseas has dramatically increased due to the fact that Bare Escentuals joined Shiseido Group in 2010. Since then, as the expansion of our business scale, the number of employees has been increasing.
Employee benefits and welfare
Aiming for our employees and their families to achieve "the realization of prosperous and comfortably affluent life", we are putting the force on fulfillment of employee benefits and welfare as well as making our working conditions in good order so that they can be actively engaged in corporate and social activities.
Our welfare facilities to support our employee to accumulate their business career and design their own life style
Shiseido is supporting our employees to accumulate their business career and design their own life style based on their self-control and responsibility in their work and life, providing them with our various welfare facilities.
We introduce various systems and facilities to support our employees to realize their work-life balance between their job and child-rearing or nursing care, and in addition, our employees can enjoy certain benefits such as housing allowance, workers' tax free asset making deposit, employee stock ownership plan and a gift of money in token of one's sympathy, and "cafeteria system ," ( selectable benefit plan).
Under such system, Group companies provide some programs responding to our employees' life style and necessities like "self- development", "child-rearing, nursing care", "health promotion", and on the other hand, employees can select necessary support program according to their points which they have accumulated.
Life planning support for employees by corporate pension plan
Shiseido contributes to support employees' life planning management.
Retirement allowances in Shiseido Group companies consist of "defined benefit pension plan", "defined contribution pension scheme" or "allowance for employee retirement benefits" and "lump sum retirement pay".
Employees enjoy benefit after selecting a plan between defined contribution pension scheme and allowance for employee retirement benefits. With regards to defined contribution pension scheme, Shiseido helps support our employees to actively practice post retirement life design planning through asset management and investment information periodically provided by Shiseido.
Partially some local subsidiaries are providing defined benefit type plan, lump sum retirement pay and defined contribution type plans.
In Shiseido Group Companies, both companies and employees are maximizing their efforts to maintain employment of workers, and our commitment to stabilize the employment is certainly comply with laws and regulations in each respective region in each respective operating country.
In employing workers, upholding the Shiseido Group corporate philosophy of "Our Mission, Values and Way", we try to respect diversity and to realize such a working environment that employees could feel rewarded.
Basically, Shiseido introduces regular employment system twice a year in spring and summer, and as far as targeted candidates are concerned, it does not matter whether it would be a new graduate or previous graduate. Meanwhile, the Group companies also employs experienced candidates, targeting those already accumulated their professional career. Offering diversified job opportunities, with an objective of careful adjustment of employees’ working conditions, Shiseido tries to organize employment systems. Furthermore, in case that an employee could be significantly affected in their life accompanying with relocation of a new branch or transferring to another office, our labor agreement stipulates that Shiseido should set up a commission consisting of management and labor union members to sincerely settle specific problems based on a discussion between labor and management for immediate solution.