Employment status

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Consolidated employees, by region (as of December 31, 2020)

(persons)

  2017 2018 2019 2020
Japan 28,375 28,793 29,544 29,701
Americas 59,750 58,998 57,054 53,204
Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa 17,510 17,637 18,501 21,935
China, Asia Pacific 37,034 38,081 38,490 33,196
Total 142,669 143,509 143,589 138,036

Consolidated female ratio*1 (as of December 31, 2020)

Total Top management positions*2 Managerial positions Other staff and positions
Management positions*3 Junior Management positions*4 Total
Japan Total 11.5% 0.0% 1.8% 3.3% 2.4% 13.7%
Bridgestone Corporation 9.0% 0.0% 1.6% 2.8% 2.2% 10.0%
Americas 12.0% 26.1% 22.6% 8.8% 12.7% 12.1%
Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and Africa 12.0% 10.7% 13.1% 17.6% 15.8% 11.1%
China, Asia Pacific 9.6% 9.3% 13.4% 15.2% 14.9% 9.1%

The Bridgestone Group’s female ratio is verified by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, a third-party institution, to ensure the accuracy and transparency of this information.

Independent Assurance Statement (488KB)

  1. Data covers from 121,276 employers and employees (87.9% of total workforce)
  2. Management positions with a reporting line no more than two levels below the CEO in each company
  3. All managerial position excluding “Top management positions” and “Junior management positions”
  4. First-line managers, junior managers and the lowest level of management within a company’s management hierarchy

Consolidated turnover rates (as of December 31, 2020)

  2020
Permanent (full- and part-time) Total
Bridgestone Americas*1 10.7%
Bridgestone Europe, Middle East, India and Africa 1.77%
Bridgestone China, Asia Pacific 7.2%
Bridgestone Corporation 1.6%
  1. US based employees only

Employment status of Bridgestone Corporation

  2017 2018 2019 2020
Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women Total
Permanent
(full- and part-time)
Corporate officers (persons) 30 0 30 32 0 32 35 0 35 34 0 34
Managers (persons) 1,203 31 1,234 1,288 36 1,324 1,339 41 1,380 1,394 44 1,438
Staff (persons) 11,286 1,156 12,442 11,519 1,200 12,719 11,889 1,263 13,152 12,099 1,287 13,386
Total 12,519 1,187 13,706 12,839 1,236 14,075 13,263 1,304 14,567 13,527 1,331 14,858
Average age (years) 39.8 40.0 39.8 40.0 40.4 40.1 39.9 41.1 40.0 40.3 41.2 40.4
Average service period (years) 13.9 13.4 13.9 14.0 13.5 14.0 14.1 13.7 14.0 14.4 13.7 14.3
New graduate recruitment (persons) 141 32 173 161 30 191 217 39 256 181 47 228
Mid-career recruitment (persons) 217 28 245 600 64 664 640 35 675 307 16 323
Turnover (persons) 186 23 209 255 38 293 222 36 258 199 32 231
- - 1.5% - - 2.1% - - 1.8% - - 1.6%
Temporary Full-time (persons) 1,716 131 1,847 1,634 109 1,743 1,499 87 1,586 1,074 87 1,161
Part-time (persons) - - 35 - - 30 - - 31 16 9 25

Collective bargaining

The Bridgestone Group regularly negotiates collective bargaining agreements across dozens of locations worldwide and negotiates any revision of salary and working conditions in Japan every spring.

Percentage of total workforce covered by an independent trade union or collective bargaining agreements

All Strategic Business Units: 49.6%

  • Bridgestone Americas: 26.8%
  • Bridgestone Europe, Middle East, India and Africa: 55.4%
  • Bridgestone China, Asia Pacific: 74.2%
  • Bridgestone Corporation: 100%

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