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Number of Canon Group Employees

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Japan   73,665   73,460   72,979   72,338   70,924
Europe   25,623   25,281   23,126   22,578   22,363
Americas   18,448   18,361   18,207   15,307   15,066
Asia and Oceania   80,040   77,954   72,729   71,674   75,681
Total 197,776 195,056 187,041 181,897 184,034

Breakdown of Employees (Canon Inc.)

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total number of employees 26,075 25,891 25,740 25,713 25,377
By gender Male 22,027 21,794 21,631 21,534 21,215
Female   4,048   4,097   4,109   4,179   4,162
By age group Under 30   2,853   2,938   2,997   3,116   3,072
30s   6,924   6,462   5,906   5,507   5,021
40s   7,419   7,218   7,225   7,243   7,196
50s   7,747   7,991   8,119   8,158   8,153
60 and over   1,132   1,282   1,493   1,689   1,935

Number of New Hires and Employees Voluntarily Leaving the Company (Canon Inc.)

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Newly hired employees Male 472 520 540 548 305
Female 106 142 142 169   62
Total 578 662 682 717 367
Employees voluntarily leaving the company/
Voluntary turnover rate
Employees voluntarily leaving the company 333 409 491 462 448
Voluntary turnover rate (%)  1.3  1.6  2.0  1.9  1.9

Breakdown of Executives (Canon Inc.)

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
By gender

Male

48 46 49 46 48
Female   2   2   2   2   2

Composition of Executives by Age (Canon Inc.)

  50s 60s 70s 80s
By gender Male 15 20 5 2
Female   2   0 0 0

Percentage of Employee Membership in the Canon Workers’ Union

(%)

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Canon Inc. 80 81 80 80 79
Key Group companies in Japan* 87 85 84 83 82
  • * 19 member unions of the Canon Group Workers’ Union Conference

Ratio of Internationalization in Canon Group Companies Outside Japan

(%)

  Americas Europe Asia (excluding Japan)
Presidents 33 90 27
Managers 89 94 92
  • * Share of non-Japanese appointed as presidents and managers.
  • * Survey targeting major marketing companies in each region

Comparison of Canon’s Minimum Wage to Local Minimum Wage

  Japan U.S. China
Local minimum monthly wage 156,150 yen 1,647 dollars 2,030 renminbi
Canon Standard minimum monthly wage 166,800 yen 2,340 dollars 2,684 renminbi
Ratio compared to local minimum wage 107% 142% 132%
  • * Figures represent wages for leading manufacturing companies in each region, not average wages.

Base Salary and Total Salary per Employee by Gender (Canon Inc.)

  Female : Male
Base pay Management 100 : 105
Non-management employees 100 : 115
Total pay Management 100 : 105
Non-management employees 100 : 118
  • * Figures represent wages for leading manufacturing companies in each region, not average wages.

Annual Hours Worked per Employee (Canon Inc.)

(Hrs)

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total hours worked 1,735 1,737 1,725 1,720 1,745
  • * Regular/post-retirement employee survey data (Canon Inc.)
  • * 2020 includes managers’ overtime hours

Number of Employees Taking Childcare and Nursing Care Leave (Canon Inc.)

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Taking childcare leave 186
  (43)
216
  (78)
255
  (119)
299
  (178)
357
  (242)
Using reduced work hours for childcare 122
  (11)
130
     (9)
138
  (15)
120
     (9)
119
    (18)
Taking maternity leave   21   29   22   21   16
Working reduced hours due to pregnancy     2     4     4     6     0
Taking nursing care leave   11   14   19   19   15
Using reduced work hours for nursing care     4     5     5   11     4
Applications for Fertility Treatment Subsidy Program 255 208 211 199 182
  • * Number of employees in that year using the system for the first time.
  • * ( ) Number of male employees.

Return/Retention Rates and Number of Employees Returning from Childcare/Nursing Care Leave (Canon Inc.)

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Returning from Childcare Leave Number of returning employees 164
  (38)
210
  (79)
216
  (81)
282
(153)
368
(242)
Return rate (%)   98   99   99   99   99
Retention rate (%)   97   98   95   98   98
Returning from Nursing Care Leave Number of returning employees     6   14   19   16   11
Return rate (%) 100   88   83   94 100
  • * ( ) Number of male employees.
  • * Retention rate: (The total number of employees who are registered as of 12 months after returning from childcare leave) ÷ (The total number of employees who returned to work from childcare leave during a previous report period) × 100.

Composition of Canon Group Workforce by Employment Type

  Regular employees Non-regular employees Percentage of non-regular employees
Composition of workforce by employment type 167,873
(164,743)
16,161
(15,815)
8.8
  • * Figures in parentheses indicate full-time employees.
  • * Percentage of non-regular employees is calculated against full-time employees only.

Ratio of Female Employees by Position (Canon Inc.)

(%)

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Employees 15.5 15.8 16.1 16.5 16.6
Managers   2.6   2.6   2.9   3.0   3.3
Executives   4.0   4.2   3.9   4.2   4.0

Ratio of Female Employees across Canon Group

(%)

  Japan Americas Europe Asia and Oceania
Employees 19.6 38.1 34.0 61.0
Managers 3.2 23.7 22.7 29.6
  • * Global ratio for principal Group companies

Number and Percentage of Employees with Disabilities at Canon Inc. and Key Group Companies in Japan

Numbers and Frequency of Occupational Accidents (Canon Inc., Key Group Companies in Japan)*1

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Accidents requiring time off work       23       33       26       31       16
Accidents not requiring time off work     101     130     114     112      96
Frequency rate*2 (%)   0.23   0.26   0.20   0.26   0.13
Severity rate*3 (%) 0.006 0.009 0.005 0.005 0.002
Frequency rate for the manufacturing industry (%)    1.02    1.20    1.20    1.21    1.31
Severity rate for the manufacturing industry (%)    0.08    0.10    0.10    0.07    0.06
  • *1 Calculated for three Group companies in 2018, and four Group companies in 2019.
  • *2 The prevalence of occupational fatalities and injuries per 1 million working hours.
  • *3 The degree of the disaster with the labor loss days per 1,000 total of working hours.

R&D Expenses

(Billions of yen)

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
R&D expenses 333.4 315.8 298.5 272.3 287.3

Expenditure on Social Contribution Activities

(Billions of yen)

   
Expenditure on social contribution activities Approx. 1.7
  • * Canon Inc. and key consolidated Group companies

Major Social Contribution Activities (not including those featured on Sociocultural Support Activities page)

Area Name of Activity Overview Notes
Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief Disaster Relief Fundraising In 2021, in Europe, Canon donated to support countries affected by the dreadful flooding in July of that year. In addition, Canon has also supported an initiative in Belgium to restore pictures that were damaged by the flooding to keep precious memories alive.  
Cooperation with UN Support Programs Canon is a sponsor and supporter of the UNHCR WILL2LIVE Movement, a program of cinema and music celebrating the resilience of refugees in the face of adversity, organized by Japan for UNHCR*1 with the cooperation of the UNHCR Representation in Japan. Canon also participates in activities to support the Japan Association for the World Food Programme.*2 *1 The national partner of UNHCR in Japan
*2 The national partner of the World Food Programme (WFP) in Japan
Environmental Conservation Environmental Outreach Classes These classes teach the importance of recycling by using experiments to sort materials with different characteristics to help promote deeper understanding of environmental issues.  
Social Welfare American Cancer Society Since 1998, Canon U.S.A. has been a supporter of the American Cancer Society initiative “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” to raise funds for cancer research. Canon employees participate in walks and other fundraising activities. URL :
https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/about/corporate-social-responsibility/community-social-involvement/american-cancer-society
Local Communities Disaster Recovery Support Programs Programs aimed at reinvigorating local communities affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.  
Education and Science Junior Photographers This project organizes photography classes for children on the theme of nature with the aims of raising environmental awareness and fostering richer artistic sensitivity. In 2021, photography workshops, some of them online events, took place at five schools and were attended by 182 participants.  
Internship Program for Students Group companies conducted various internships, including programs aimed at supporting the career development of students. Canon Inc. offered a total of approximately 2,400 internships to students on administrative, technical or specialist tracks in 2021.  
Art, Culture and Sports New Cosmos of Photography This photography competition project aims to discover, nurture, and support new photographers pursuing new possibilities in creative photographic expression. URL :
https://global.canon/en/newcosmos/