Approach

Promotion of Diversity: Utilization of Diversity as a Wellspring of Competitiveness

With subsidiaries and affiliates in more than 20 countries around the world, the “K” LINE Group is composed of diverse employees. Even at the Japan head office, we conduct group and mid-career hiring of employees of diverse nationalities, educational backgrounds, genders, and work areas (administrative, technical, etc.). We have also established the Action Plan for Promoting the Advancement of Women to achieve a more ideal workplace gender balance, and we are promoting other diversity initiatives.

Targets and Progress

Action Plan to Promote the Active Participation of Women and Support Raising of the Next Generation Children

In order to create an environment in which everyone can fully demonstrate their individual abilities while balancing work and family life, we formulate the following action plan with the aim of becoming a company where all employees can work with a sense of motivation and self-confidence.

Plan Period

April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2025

Goals

Goal 1 (Goal to provide opportunities related to work life)
Increase the percentage of female employees in managerial positions to 15% by the end of the plan period.

Goal 2 (Goal to balance work life and family life)
Limit the average monthly overtime working hours per employee to 40 hours or less.

Goal 3 (Goal set under the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children)
Increase the percentage of male employees taking leave for childcare to 20% or more.

Please refer to the following for details on specific initiatives.

Related Data

Unit

FY2021

FY2022

FY2023

Percentage of childcare leave for women

%

100

100

100

Percentage of childcare leave for men *

%

-

88.5

77.8

Percentage of employees returning to work after using the childcare leave system

100

100

100

Retention rate after using the childcare leave system

100

100

100

Number of women in managerial roles

Persons

8

10

9

Percentage of employees in management positions who are women

5.88

7.35

6.77

Number of employees in leadership positions who are women

Persons

25

20

21

Percentage of women in leadership roles

7.60

7.25

7.64

Percentage of employees with disabilities

2.09

1.71

2.11

* Including paternity leave

Crew members by nationality

Officers

Ratings

Total

Number of

seats allocated

(people)

Percentage

(%)

Number of

seats allocated

(people)

Percentage

(%)

Number of

seats allocated

(people)

Percentage

(%)

Japan

167

6.5

0

0.0

167

2.6

Philippines

1,257

48.7

3,382

85.7

4,639

71.1

India

282

10.9

150

3.8

432

6.6

Bangladesh

152

5.9

104

2.6

256

3.9

China

36

1.4

71

1.8

107

1.6

Europe

644

24.9

158

4.0

802

12.3

Southeast Asia

44

1.7

81

2.1

125

1.9

Total

2,582

100

3,946

100

6,528

100

(As of March 31, 2024)