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Number of Canon Group Employees

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Japan   72,913   73,665   73,460   72,979   72,338
Europe   25,511   25,623   25,281   23,126   22,578
Americas   19,160   18,448   18,361   18,207   15,307
Asia and Oceania   80,089   80,040   77,954   72,729   71,674
Total 197,673 197,776 195,056 187,041 181,897

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.)

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
By gender

Male

46 48 46 49 46
Female   2   2   2   2   2

Composition of Executives by Age (Canon Inc.)

  50s 60s 70s 80s
By gender Male 18 21 5 2
Female   2   0 0 0

Percentage of Employee Membership in the Canon Workers’ Union*1

(%)

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Canon Inc. 81 80 81 80 80
Key Group companies in Japan*2 91 87 85 84 83
  • *1 Figures for Canon Inc. are as of the end of the year. Figures for the key Group companies in Japan are as of the end of August.
  • *2 Member unions of the Canon Group Workers’ Union Conference (19 companies).

Ratio of Internationalization in Canon Group Companies Outside Japan

(%)

  Americas Europe Asia (excluding Japan)
Presidents 28 90 23
Managers 90 94 89
  • * Share of non-Japanese appointed as presidents and managers.

Comparison of Canon’s Minimum Wage to Local Minimum Wage

  Japan U.S. China
Local minimum monthly wage 151,950 yen 1,257 dollars 1,818 renminbi
Canon Standard minimum monthly wage 161,300 yen 2,422 dollars 2,633 renminbi
Ratio compared to local minimum wage 106% 193% 145%
  • * 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 : 106
Non-management employees 100 : 116
Total pay Management 100 : 106
Non-management employees 100 : 117
  • * The compensation system is the same for men and women. Differences are due to such factors as age and grade level.

Annual Hours Worked per Employee (Canon Inc.)

(Hrs)

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total hours worked 1,721 1,735 1,737 1,725 1,720
  • * Regular/post-retirement employee survey data (Canon Inc.)
  • * 2020 includes managers’ overtime hours

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

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Taking childcare leave 186
  (43)
186
  (43)
216
  (78)
255
  (119)
299
  (178)
Using reduced work hours for childcare 132
     (4)
122
  (11)
130
     (9)
138
  (15)
120
     (9)
Taking maternity leave   30   21   29   22   21
Working reduced hours due to pregnancy     5     2     4     4     6
Taking nursing care leave   15   11   14   19   19
Using reduced work hours for nursing care     4     4     5     5   11
Applications for Fertility Treatment Subsidy Program 248 255 208 211 199
  • * 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.)

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Returning from Childcare Leave Number of returning employees 185
  (37)
164
  (38)
210
  (79)
216
  (81)
282
(153)
Return rate (%)   97   98   99   99   99
Retention rate (%)   99   97   98   95   98
Returning from Nursing Care Leave Number of returning employees   18     6   14   19   16
Return rate (%) 100 100   88   83   94
  • * ( ) 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 Workforce by Employment Type across Canon Group

  Regular employees Non-regular employees Agencydispatched workers Percentage of non-Regular employees and agencydispatched workers
Composition of workforce by employment type 166,671 11,351 4,475 8.7
  • *Regular employees and Non-regular employees (such as fixed-term employees) include only full-time employees.

Ratio of Female Employees by Position (Canon Inc.)

(%)

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Employees 15.2 15.5 15.8 16.1 16.5
Managers   2.2   2.6   2.6   2.9   3.0
Executives   4.2   4.0   4.2   3.9   4.2

Ratio of Female Employees across Canon Group

(%)

  Japan Americas Europe Asia and Oceania
Employees 18.3 36.1 34.0 67.4
Managers 2.8 24.1 23.6 29.0
  • * 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

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Accidents requiring time off work       18       23       33       26       31
Accidents not requiring time off work     112     101     130     114     112
Frequency rate*2 (%)   0.18   0.23   0.26   0.20   0.26
Severity rate*3 (%) 0.006 0.006 0.009 0.005 0.005
Frequency rate for the manufacturing industry (%)    1.15    1.02    1.20    1.20    1.21
Severity rate for the manufacturing industry (%)    0.07    0.08    0.10    0.10    0.07
  • *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)

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
R&D expenses 3,065 3,334 3,158 2,985 2,723

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

Area Name of Activity Overview Notes
Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief Disaster Relief Fundraising Canon organizes fundraising activities to help those in regions affected by natural disasters worldwide. In 2020, we donated a total of ¥8 million along with 14,930 anti-dust masks following the devastation caused by torrential rains in Japan in July. Meanwhile, in response to flood damage in central Vietnam, Canon Vietnam collected financial and material donations from its employees and Group companies and from other Japanese companies with local operations, which were distributed directly by volunteers who traveled to the affected areas. This and other forms of support corresponded to a total value of around ¥8 million.  
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 Accredited by the Organising Committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games as part of the “Tokyo 2020 Official Programme (Sustainability),” 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 supported fundraising programs for the American Cancer Society (ACS). In 2020 the annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” charity Walk was not held due to COVID-19. In place of the Walk they invited their supporters to decorate their cars in Pink and to participate in a car parade bringing attention to the Cause. 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 “Fukushima Community Support” and “Smile for the Future Project” are some of the 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 2020, Fukushima Canon organized photography workshops at five elementary schools in Fukushima Prefecture, which were attended by 207 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 1,600 internships to students on administrative, technical or specialist tracks in 2020.  
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/

Expenditure on Social Contribution Activities

(Billions of yen)

  2020
Expenditure on social contribution activities Approx. 2.2
  • * Canon Inc. and key consolidated Group companies