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Employees & the Board 

As of the end of 2016, the total number of Hyundai employees is 118,320, grew by 6,248 over the previous year. We have 66,890 employees in Korea, which accounts for 57.0% of the total workforce of Hyundai. The remaining 51,410 work at overseas business sites, mostly locally recruited employees. The number of local employees has slightly increased from the previous year due to completion of new plants in North America and China, and the continued growth of production and sales volume.

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
201420152016
Korea 64,956 65,614 66,890
Overseas 44,792 46,458 51,430
Total 109,748 112,072 118,320

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
2014 2015 2016
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 3,046(3) 4.7% 3,166(3) 4.8% 3,436(4) 5.1%
North America 960(4) 14.6% 1,291(9) 16.4% 1,390(6) 14.1%
Europe 1,058(3) 15.8% 965(2) 15.4% 1,212(2) 18.3%
China 2,044(0) 11.9% 1,777(9) 9.9% 2,152(10) 11.1%
India 140(0) 1.6% 144(0) 1.5% 160(0) 1.7%
Others 470 8.7% 292 5.8% 527 10.0%
Total 7,718(10) 7.0% 7,635(23) 6.8% 8,877(22) 7.5%

3. Overseas plant safety management

In 2016, the accident rate of our overseas business sites fell by 38% compared to the previous year, and is now 0.1%, meaning 0.1 person out of every 100 employees was injured during the year. The accident rate has decreased by 76% over the past five years due to our efforts to prevent accidents by making safety our highest priority. The score has improved thanks to our new global standards on construction safety, which integrated the relevant regulations from different countries, the total safety inspection which detects and eliminates potential risks of accidents before they occur, and technological support to improve accident prevention.