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Consolidated employees, by geographic region (as of December 31, 2021)

(persons)

  2018 2019 2020 2021
Japan 28,793 29,544 29,701 29,223
Americas 58,998 57,054 53,204 52,460
Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa 17,637 18,501 21,935 21,298
China, Asia Pacific 38,081 38,490 33,196 32,655
Total 143,509 143,589 138,036 135,636

Consolidated female ratio*1 (as of December 31, 2021)

* Data reflects organization structure, not physical geography. As such, this data will not match the table above due to SBUs having business locations outside their core regional footprint.

Total Top management positions*2 Managerial positions Other staff and positions
Management positions*3 Junior Management positions*4 Total
Japan SBU Total 10.6% 1.0% 2.4% 3.5% 2.9% 12.2%
Bridgestone Corporation 8.8% 0.0% 2.4% 2.4% 2.4% 9.8%
Americas SBU 12.1% 26.9% 23.4% 9.2% 13.2% 12.0%
Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and Africa SBU 11.8% 19.1% 18.8% 20.4% 20.0% 11.0%
China, Asia Pacific SBU 9.4% 11.9% 17.0% 23.7% 22.5% 8.5%
Total 11.2% 10.4% 9.9% 11.0% 10.6% 11.3%

The Bridgestone Group’s female ratio is verified by LRQA Limited, a third-party institution, to ensure the accuracy and transparency of this information.

Independent Assurance Statement (243KB)

  1. Data covers from 125,479 employers and employees (92.3% 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 voluntary turnover rates (as of December 31, 2021)

Permanent (full- and part-time) 2020 2021
Japan Total - 3.1%
Bridgestone Corporation 1.6% 2.0%
Bridgestone Americas 10.7%*1 US full-time employees 14.3%
US retail hourly employees 47.4%
US manufacturing and logistics hourly employees 15.9%
Bridgestone Europe, Middle East, India and Africa 8.05%*2 5.6%
Bridgestone China, Asia Pacific 7.2% 11.4%
  1. US full-time employees only
  2. Updated due to improvement of the accuracy of the measurement and categorization

Consolidated breakdown of workforce based on age groups (as of December 31, 2021)

  2021
<30 years old 30-50 years old >50 years old
Japan Total 3,696 19,630 6,074
Bridgestone Corporation 1,750 10,538 2,457
Bridgestone Americas 12,896 27,280 10,601
Bridgestone Europe, Middle East, India and Africa 2,523 11,899 2,439
Bridgestone China, Asia Pacific 3,607 14,130 1,555

Consolidated number of new employee hires

  2021
Japan Total 673
Bridgestone Corporation 302
Bridgestone Americas US full-time employees 722
US retail hourly employees 10,012
US manufacturing and logistics hourly employees 2,319
Bridgestone Europe, Middle East, India and Africa 1,517
Bridgestone China, Asia Pacific 2,022

Consolidated percentage of open positions filled by internal hires

  2021
Japan Total 57.1%
Bridgestone Corporation 61.1%
Bridgestone Americas US full-time employees 64.2%
US retail hourly employees 34.6%
US manufacturing and logistics hourly employees 2.9%
Bridgestone Europe, Middle East, India and Africa 36.8%
Bridgestone China, Asia Pacific 14.2%

Employment status of Bridgestone Corporation

  2018 2019 2020 2021
Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women Total
Permanent
(full- and part-time)
Corporate officers (persons) 32 0 32 35 0 35 34 0 34 9 0 9
Managers (persons) 1,288 36 1,324 1,339 41 1,380 1,394 44 1,438 1,399 47 1,446
Staff (persons) 11,519 1,200 12,719 11,889 1,263 13,152 12,099 1,287 13,386 12,042 1,248 13,290
Total 12,839 1,236 14,075 13,263 1,304 14,567 13,527 1,331 14,858 13,450 1,295 14,745
Average age (years) 40.0 40.4 40.1 39.9 41.1 40.0 40.3 41.2 40.4 41.0 41.9 41.0
Average service period (years) 14.0 13.5 14.0 14.1 13.7 14.0 14.4 13.7 14.3 14.9 14.4 14.9
New graduate recruitment (persons) 161 30 191 217 39 256 181 47 228 95 19 114
Mid-career recruitment (persons) 600 64 664 640 35 675 307 16 323 179 9 188
Turnover (persons) 255 38 293 222 36 258 199 32 231 254 42 296
- - 2.1% - - 1.8% - - 1.6% - - 2.0%
Temporary Full-time (persons) 1,634 109 1,743 1,499 87 1,586 1,074 87 1,161 967 94 1,061
Part-time (persons) - - 30 - - 31 16 9 25 16 10 26

Collective bargaining

The Bridgestone Group regularly negotiates collective bargaining agreements with labor unions at many locations worldwide, and also in Japan the company negotiates any revision of salary and working conditions every spring.

Percentage of total workforce covered by an independent trade union or collective bargaining agreements (as of December 31, 2021)

All Strategic Business Units: 51.3%

  • Japan total: 63.4%
  • Bridgestone Corporation: 100%
  • Bridgestone Americas: 28.8%
  • Bridgestone Europe, Middle East, India and Africa: 56.8%
  • Bridgestone China, Asia Pacific: 92.0%

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