Sustainability

Kito responds to the need to safely lift, move and hold heavy loads in all industries and regions, and as a result makes it possible to create value without the constraints of gravity. As a corporate member of society we always bear in mind our responsibilities to maintain our commitment to legal compliance, which is our top priority, fair and transparent governance, and timely, broad and fair disclosure of information. We also promote clean, environmentally friendly manufacturing, and stay active with our social contributions.

ESG Data

Kito’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data from its business activities.
Data are based on KITO’s non-consolidated figures (Japan). Some figures, which are marked “Consolidated,” include Group companies.

E:Environmental

Kito helps create a rich, sustainable society where people live in harmony with the environment, and works to reduce environmental impact and prevent pollution throughout our operations and total product life cycles while promoting environmentally conscious activities.

Field Item Unit FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Energy Total energy input GJ 244,798 233,643 200,891
Electric power usage kwh 20,382,805 19,758,526 17,038,001
LPG usage m3 9,395 8,636 7,122
City gas usage m3 962,460 933,020 818,390
Gasoline usage L 100,643 97,348 74,431
Greenhouse gas emissions
(Non-consolidated)
Scope1 t-CO2 2,630 2,375 2,058
Scope2 t-CO2 9,688 9,030 7,683
Scope3
(Calculated from FY2019)
t-CO2 120,692 93,247
CO2 Emissions intensity Emissions/
Weight of production
1.907 1.881 1.721
vs. previous fiscal year % 98.6 98.6 91.5
Water resources Water resource input m3 163,626 189,201 113,709
Water supply m3 12,400 12,273 10,631
Industrial water m3 151,226 176,928 103,078
Total discharge m3 59,360 57,136 42,832
Controlled substances Input
(From FY2020, nickel sulfate is excluded from the calculation.)
t 42 42 11
Pollutant release and transfer register (PRTR) Emissions and transfers
(From FY2020, nickel sulfate is excluded from the calculation.)
t 34 35 5
Organic solvents and VOCs Amount used kg 29,066 23,143 12,936
Waste Total waste t 2,611 2,251 1,713

S:Social

Kito believes that securing diverse human resources is the foundation for the company’s economic development and sustainable growth. We aim to be a group with high ethical standards, with our corporate philosophy as the unifying force of the organization.

Field Item Unit FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Employment Number of employees Total 677 678 677
Male 548 548 547
Female 129 130 130
Average employee age Total years 43.1 42.9 43.8
Male years 43.8 43.4 44.4
Female years 40.2 40.7 41.1
Years of service Total 16.5 16.6 17.4
Male 17.2 17.2 18.0
Female 13.6 14.2 14.7
Number of non-japanese employees Total 17 14 14
Number of non-japanese employees on a consolidated basis Total 1,627 1,621 1,606
Status of consolidated companies
(Figures in parentheses: average number of temporary employees per year, not included in regional employee numbers)
Total 2,308(363) 2,328(361) 2,262(296)
Japan 678(226) 679(211) 678(168)
Americas 615(16) 602(18) 546(6)
China 456(99) 456(113) 457(101)
Asia 350(15) 337(12) 322(10)
Europe 149(7) 200(7) 216(11)
Other 60(0) 54(0) 43(0)
Employees by age Under 30 Total 108 108 102
Male 83 82 79
Female 25 26 23
30-39 Total 126 127 136
Male 96 99 105
Female 30 28 31
40-49 Total 225 206 185
Male 174 154 137
Female 51 52 48
50-59 Total 177 193 204
Male 155 171 179
Female 22 22 25
Over 60 Total 41 44 50
Male 40 42 47
Female 1 2 3
Hires straight out of school Total 15 18 15
Male 12 13 12
Female 3 5 3
Retention rate after 3 years Total % 100 66.7 78.6
Male % 100 57.1 72.7
Female % 100 80.0 100
Mid-career hires Total 19 14 21
Male 16 11 17
Female 3 3 4
Number who leave Total 22 19 19
Male 14 14 16
Female 8 5 3
Turnover % 3.2 2.9 2.3
Number of employees with disabilities 36 36 34
Percentage of employees with disabilities % 7.1 7.1 6.8
Appointment of diverse human resources as directors Appointment of diverse human resources as directors
(Figures in parentheses indicate general managers and above)
Male 78(33) 75(36) 82(29)
Female 3(0) 4(0) 3(0)
Non-Japanese 0(0) 0(0) 0(0)
Percent female % 3.7(0) 5.1(0) 3.5(0)
Upper management
(Directors, corporate auditors, and executive officers)
Total number 21 21 20
Male 21 20 19
Female 0 1 1
Non-Japanese 6 6 6
Percent female % 0 4.8 5.0
Labor Mean annual salary Total yen 6,354,922 6,849,110 6,125,677
Mean monthly salary for a 30-year-old
*college graduate, career track
yen 271,298 271,311 279,061
Annual paid leave usage Number of days granted 19.3 19.3 19.0
Number of days taken 14.7 15.8 15.3
Number of days taken % 76.3 81.8 81.2
Number of employees taking maternity leave 4 4 2
Number of employees taking childcare leave
(Figures in parentheses indicate the number of employees who took childcare leave for one week or less.)
Total 6 3 6
Male 2(0) 1(0) 2(0)
Female 4 2 4
Percent who return to work after childcare leave % 100 100 100
Number of employees taking time off to care for sick or injured children. 0 5 3
Number of employees taking caregiver leave 0 0 1
Number of employees taking short-term carergiver leave 19 20 12
Safety Frequency rate of industrial accidents 4.18 0.70 2.53
Other Number of proposals for improvement that were given awards from officers 264 450 339
Annualized amount of effect of improvement proposals Millions of yen 242 214 157

G:Governance

Kito will achieve sustainable growth and improvement of its corporate value on a medium- to long-term basis, make efforts to enhance corporate governance in accordance with the basic concept and based on the belief that the essence of corporate governance lies in increasing the dynamism of management by securing the transparency and fairness thereof and making management decisions in a prompt and decisive manner.

Field Item Unit FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Corporate governance Board of Directors Number of Directors 7 7 7
Outside 3 3 3
Female 0 0 0
Non-Japanese 1 1 1
Board of Corporate Auditors Number of Corporate Auditors 3 3 3
Outside 2 2 2
Female 0 1 1
Criteria and process for selection of Directors and Corporate Auditors Election and Compensation of Officers(LINK)
Effectiveness of the Board of Directors Number of meetings of the Board of Directors 12 12 14
Attendance at meetings of the Board of Directors % 100 98.8 100
Directors’ terms of office years 1 1 1
Mean term in office of Directors years 9 8 9
Mean term in office of Outside Directors years 6 3 4
Standards for restrictions on concurrent positions of Directors Yes Yes Yes
Evaluation of the effectiveness of the Board of Directors Evaluation of the effectiveness of the board of directors(PDF)
Effectiveness of the Board of Corporate Auditors Number of meetings of the Board of Corporate Auditors 11 14 11
Attendance at meetings of the Board of Corporate Auditors % 100 100 100
Compensation for Officers Election and Compensation of Officers(LINK)
Supply chain management Applying sustainable procurement policies to suppliers In the procurement of materials, we have identified 19 substances that are not to be included in our products, established “Green Procurement Guidelines,” and are working with our suppliers to reduce environmental impact.
Green procurement(LINK)
Supplier evaluation We have established procedures and evaluation methods to ensure a stable supply of products that comply with our purchasing requirements, and we have established occasions for confirmation at the start of new transactions and on a regular basis.
Compliance Compliance policy and manual Compliance(LINK)
Number of incidents reported 5 4 2
Fair trade violations 0 0 0
Anti-corruption violations 0 0 0
Membership fees and expenditures for economic and industry organizations Millions of yen 8 9 7
Expenditure on political contributions and lobbying, etc. Millions of yen 0 0 0