The AGC Group's CSR
For Employees

3. Human Resource Development Initiatives

The AGC Group's Approach

Personnel Exchange Through a Unique Personnel Database

The AGC Group introduced a unique personnel database, Skill Map, in fiscal 2010. Skill Map is a database that registers employees by specialty, illuminating the various skills held by employees in respective divisions. As of the end of 2017, approximately 8,000 employees are registered in 28 technical categories and 13 sales/administrative categories, and the database is helping to promote communication and effective personnel use.

Since the Skill Map makes it possible to accurately grasp which organizations have personnel with the necessary skills, users can search for human resources, put the right people in the right places and strategically hire personnel in accordance with the Group’s growth strategy.

The Three Functions of Skill Map

The Three Functions of Skill Map

The AGC Group's Approach

Training Management Personnel to Drive the Group

It is crucial that the AGC Group systematically raises managers who can become future leaders of the global Group. Accordingly, the Group develops future leaders by identifying prospective personnel regardless of nationality or gender, including strategic placement and training programs on the global, national and regional levels.

In order to localize business operations in each region, leadership personnel training includes undertaking business and projects outside of Japan, as well as group-wide practical training and orientations.

The AGC Group's Leader Training Programs

The AGC Group's Leader Training Programs

The AGC Group's Approach

Safety Initiatives that “Learn” from Past Failures
Receive Good Risk Sense Award

The AGC Group has established an exhibition space within its human resources training facility the AGC Monozukuri Training Center that presents cases of past failures. Named Faites Hall based on a combination of the initial letters in the phrase, “failure teaches success,” the space exhibits 13 examples of failures that resulted in occupational accidents, product defects and R&D failures. The purpose of Faites Hall is to prevent failures from occurring in the future by analyzing the causes of past incidents, and proactively sharing the lessons learned across the entire AGC Group.

Occupational accidents have been used proactively in group-wide training programs intended to raise employees’ safety awareness levels and reduce the risk of work-related accidents and injuries. In recognition of this initiative, AGC received a Good Risk Sense Award from The Chemical Daily, a Japanese chemical industry newspaper, at the 2014 Risk Sense Forum held by the Japanese non-profit organization Risk Sense Research Society.

The Good Risk Sense Award plaque
The Good Risk Sense Award plaque
The Good Risk Sense Award plaque