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 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Energy Total energy input GJ 233,643 200,891 230,747
Electric power usage kwh 19,758,526 17,038,001 19,985,591
LPG usage m3 8,636 7,122 7,168
City gas usage m3 933,020 818,390 943,770
Gasoline usage L 97,348 74,431 88,208
Greenhouse gas emissions
(Non-consolidated)
Scope1 t-CO2 2,375 2,058 2,373
Scope2 t-CO2 9,030 7,785 8,929
Scope3
(Calculated from FY2019)
t-CO2 94,578 73,864 98,976
CO2 Emissions intensity Emissions/
Weight of production
1.881 1.721 1.807
vs. previous fiscal year % 98.6 91.5 105
Water resources Water resource input m3 189,201 113,709 118,740
Water supply m3 12,273 10,631 11,174
Industrial water m3 176,928 103,078 107,566
Total discharge m3 57,136 42,832 45,241
Controlled substances Input
(Nickel-sulfate content (%) has been calculated annually since fiscal 2020.)
t 42 11 14
Pollutant release and transfer register (PRTR) Emissions and transfers
(Nickel-sulfate content (%) has been calculated annually since fiscal 2020.)
t 35 5 5
Organic solvents and VOCs Amount used kg 23,143 12,936 11,803
Waste Total waste t 2,251 1,713 2,039
Environment-related laws and regulations Number of violations 0 0 0

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 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Employment Number of employees Total 678 677 687
Male 548 547 551
Female 130 130 136
Average employee age Total years 42.9 43.8 43.0
Male years 43.4 44.4 44.0
Female years 40.7 41.1 38.7
Years of service Total 16.6 17.4 17.6
Male 17.2 18.0 18.4
Female 14.2 14.7 14.6
Number of non-japanese employees Total 14 14 15
Number of non-japanese employees on a consolidated basis Total 1,621 1,606 1,664
Status of consolidated companies
(Figures in parentheses: average number of temporary employees per year, not included in regional employee numbers)
Total 2,328(361) 2,262(296) 2,280(315)
Japan 679(211) 678(168) 687(172)
Americas 602(18) 546(6) 570(9)
China 456(113) 457(101) 440(105)
Asia 337(12) 322(10) 312(14)
Europe 200(7) 216(11) 238(15)
Other 54(0) 43(0) 33(0)
Employees by age Under 30 Total 108 102 105
Male 82 79 79
Female 26 23 26
30-39 Total 127 136 149
Male 99 105 115
Female 28 31 34
40-49 Total 206 185 166
Male 154 137 123
Female 52 48 43
50-59 Total 193 204 220
Male 171 179 190
Female 22 25 30
Over 60 Total 44 50 47
Male 42 47 44
Female 2 3 3
Hires straight out of school Total 18 15 14
Male 13 12 10
Female 5 3 4
Retention rate after 3 years Total % 66.7 78.6 83.3
Male % 57.1 72.7 76.9
Female % 80.0 100 100
Mid-career hires Total 14 21 20
Male 11 17 17
Female 3 4 3
Number who leave Total 19 15 10
Male 14 13 9
Female 5 2 1
Turnover % 2.9 2.3 1.5
Number of employees with disabilities 36 34 35
Percentage of employees with disabilities % 7.1 6.8 6.9
Appointment of diverse human resources as directors Appointment of diverse human resources as directors
(Figures in parentheses indicate general managers and above)
Male 75(36) 82(29) 73(23)
Female 4(0) 3(0) 3(0)
Non-Japanese 0(0) 0(0) 0(0)
Percent female % 5.1(0) 3.5(0) 3.9(0)
Upper management
(Directors, corporate auditors, and executive officers)
Total number 21 20 21
Male 20 19 20
Female 1 1 1
Non-Japanese 6 6 6
Percent female % 4.8 5.0 4.8
Labor Mean annual salary Total yen 6,849,110 6,125,677 6,131,399
Mean monthly salary for a 30-year-old
*college graduate, career track
yen 271,311 279,061 265,274
Annual paid leave usage Number of days granted 19.3 19.0 18.9
Number of days taken 15.8 15.3 15.3
Number of days taken % 81.8 81.2 81.0
Number of employees taking maternity leave 4 2 8
Number of employees taking childcare leave
(Figures in parentheses indicate the number of employees who took childcare leave for one week or less.)
Total 3 6 14
Male 1(0) 2(0) 9(1)
Female 2 4 5
Percent who return to work after childcare leave % 100 100 100
Number of employees taking time off to care for sick or injured children. 5 3 7
Number of employees taking caregiver leave 0 1 1
Number of employees taking short-term carergiver leave 20 12 12
Education and training expense per employee yen 52,119 40,842
Safety Frequency rate of industrial accidents 0.70 2.53 3.86
Other Number of proposals for improvement that were given awards from officers 450 339 264
Annualized amount of effect of improvement proposals Millions of yen 214 157 99

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 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
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 1 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 14 12
Attendance at meetings of the Board of Directors % 98.8 100 100
Directors’ terms of office years 1 1 1
Mean term in office of Directors years 8 9 8
Mean term in office of Outside Directors years 3 4 5
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 14 11 13
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 4 2 1
Fair trade violations 0 0 0
Anti-corruption violations 0 0 0
Membership fees and expenditures for economic and industry organizations Millions of yen 9 7 6
Expenditure on political contributions and lobbying, etc. Millions of yen 0 0 0