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Fujikura Group CSR Integrated Report 2015
[ISO 26000 Core Subject] Human Rights and Labour Practices

Fujikura Academy's Approach to Human Resource Development

On the occasion of celebrating a corporate history that spanned 120 years and launching its "Third 60 Years", Fujikura undertook the total renovation of its management philosophy to become an enterprise that helps customers create value and that makes contributions to society through its "Tsunagu" technologies. In order to develop talent who will help the Company reach this goal, we established Fujikura Academy as the employee training/education department of the Fujikura Group in April 2006.

Approach to human resources development

The focus of human resources development is on on-the-job training (OJT), collective training (OFF-JT), self-development, and job rotation, and these four are supported by a corporate culture and climate oriented toward human resource development.

Fujikura's educational system

Mandatory stratified training for all employees

We have training programs for each career stage, including programs for employees in the first, second and third year of employment, and for OJT, team leaders, and managers. There are also programs for managers who support the personnel system, such as a training program for evaluators.

Selective training

We provide selective training designed to develop leaders for manufacturing and other business operations.

Optional training

We also provide a range of optional training programs for proactive use by employees who are highly motivated to improve their abilities regarding presentations in Japanese and English, communication, management, and accounting, and by employees who are recommended by their managers to receive extra training.


Correspondence courses and external training

  • For correspondence courses, employees can choose the program that best suits their purpose from among 300 or more courses.
  • With external training, employees are provided opportunities to receive training with members of other companies.
  • Incentive payment system

Language education

  • Employees are provided opportunities to take the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) within the company twice a year.
  • Training on English and Japanese languages
  • Incentive payment system

Fellow certification system

Fujikura Ltd. certifies the following employees as "fellows" (special researchers) and treats them as being equal to directors: those engaged in technology and R&D fields who are widely recognized for their considerable expertise and wonderful personality and who have achieved outstanding results; and those who received outstanding external evaluations in academic and scientific fields. At present, the company employs three fellows, who serve as good models for those working to achieve higher goals in technology and R&D fields.

Human resource development activities

In fiscal 2014, Fujikura Ltd. conducted a range of human resource development training, including mandatory training and language seminars provided by Fujikura Academy, as well as compliance and risk management seminars held under the leadership of the relevant departments. A total of 26,000 employees participated in these events.

2014 Training and seminers Results (Fujikura)

Description No. of participants Breakdown
Men Women
Mandatory training and language seminars, and training for new employees 851 783 68
Seminars on occupational safety and health, BCM, health and productivity management, mental health, and training provided by each business site 7,448 6,566 882
Seminars on management philosophy, CSR, manufacturing, and branding 558 497 61
Seminars on the improvement of equipment, technologies/skills, and quality/environment 638 620 18
Compliance and risk management training 15,811 13,301 2,510
Seminars on intellectual property and R&D 335 323 12
Training provided by each in-house company 950 883 67
Total 26,591 22,973 3,618

Quantification of the Group's CSR activities (Human Resource Development)

〔Fiscal 2014〕

[Major seminars held as a part of human resource development activities]

  • Mandatory training and training for new employees, language seminars, and training provided by each in-house company and site
  • Seminars on occupational safety and health, mental health, health control, and BCP/BCM
  • Seminars on management philosophy, CSR, manufacturing, quality and the environment, intellectual property, and the brand logo
  • Compliance and risk management training, and e-learning seminars

Development of global human resources

Now The Fujikura Group has more than 50,000 employees across 24 countries and regions, who continue to develop innovative and useful products and solutions, and aim to be the most credible partner for customers through "TSUNAGU" technologies, dealing with manufacturing day and night.
In order to further enhance this effort, the key is global human resource that can be play an active role globally. The activities of human resource development for this, is one of the important pillars of management that leads to the future of the Group.

Policy and Target

  • Fujikura Group Corporate Philosophy (MVCV)
    Each individual takes a "Leading Role" (ownership), and aims for Professional business capability worldwide.
  • Specific goal set for the 2015 Mid-Term Business Plan:
    To be a company that values employees, develops attractive human capital globally, and has great ambitions

Major activities

Overseas quality-manufacturing training school

Employees of overseas Group companies are provided with an opportunity to undertake hands-on experience at the Group’s manufacturing facilities in Japan, where they learn about the Japanese-style teamwork-oriented manufacturing operations, improvement activities including small-group activities, and business management methods. The Group intends to develop leaders who can foster manufacturing that integrates the good points of Japanese- and overseas-style manufacturing methods, thereby further enhancing quality manufacturing across the Fujikura Group.

Overseas quality-manufacturing training school

Eliminating waste

The Fujikura Group began conducting activities to eliminate waste with the participation of all employees in fiscal 2009. Employees of the manufacturing and administrative departments are conducting improvement activities in groups. For example, about 590 teams were formed by employees of the administrative departments and have achieved great results by fostering energy conservation, the “5S” sorting/cleaning and self-discipline activity, and improvement of business operations. Every May we hold the Global Fujikura “KAIZEN” Presentation meeting, in which teams participating from outside Japan also present their improvement results.

Activities to develop human resources who can globally display their abilities

We are fostering the following activities to develop global human resources: