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Employees & the Board 

The first and foremost key to the growth of any organization is in the hands of its people. Fully aware that its path to greatness lies in the growth and development of all its individual employees and Board members, Hyundai Motor Company seeks to provide better systems and environments that motivate them to pursue and find happiness in both life and work.

1. Employee Status

As of the end of 2015, the total number of Hyundai employees is 112,072, grew by 2,324 over the previous year. We have 65,614 employees in Korea, which accounts for 58.6% of the total workforce of Hyundai. The remaining 46,458 work at overseas business sites, mostly locally recruited employees. The number of local employees has increased 3.7% from last year due to increases in overseas production, establishment of two new plants in China, and the acquisition of a mold company.

Employee Status
Number of employees
201320142015
Korea 63,099 64,956 65,614
Overseas 41,838 44,792 46,458
Total 104,937 109,748 112,072

2. Female employees

The number of female employees, including females in upper management, at both domestic and overseas worksites, has been increasing over the past few years.

Female employees
Female employees
2013 2014 2015
Number of female
employees
(Number of female executives)
Female
employees rate
Number of female
employees
(Number of female executives)
Female
employees rate
Number of female
employees
(Number of female executives)
Female
employees rate
Korea 2,692(1) 4.3% 3,046(3) 4.7% 3,166(3) 4.8%
North America 927(4) 13.5% 960(4) 14.6% 1,291(9) 16.4%
Europe 1,082(3) 17.9% 1,058(3) 15.8% 965(2) 15.4%
China 1,918(0) 12.3% 2,044(0) 11.9% 1,777(9) 9.9%
India 84(0) 0.9% 140(0) 1.6% 144(0) 1.5%
Others 402 9.1% 470 8.7% 292 5.8%
Total 7,105(8) 6.8% 7,718(10) 7.0% 7,635(23) 6.8%

3. Overseas plant safety management

In 2012, we implemented a number of programs to increase safety management capacity and to enhance the related management systems. First, we promoted OHSAS 18001 certification at all of our overseas operating sites and trained staff based in Korea in charge of safety management. The programs led to the establishment of a decision-making system with stronger involvement of relevant local HMC staff in charge of safety management, in addition to strengthened understanding of safety management system and risk management methods. Thanks to these activities, industrial accident rates at overseas manufacturing plants have decreased in all regions except for China.