LG Electronics is a global enterprise with 75% of its sales generated from overseas (in 2013). We strive to provide differentiated value to customers worldwide. To this end, we established and declared a labor policy against discrimination, facilitating an environment in which individuals with diverse values and beliefs can work together as a team. Additionally, LGE created a variety of communication channels and promotes a work & life balance for its employees.
LGE is making every effort to create a working environment where social minorities (to include females, foreigners and the disabled) are respected and not subjected to discrimination or any inconvenience based on our company’s belief that such a working environment leads to greater competitiveness.
As of year-end 2014, among 83,641 LGE employees, 23.8% are female and 69.6% are from overseas. Turnover rate was 6.0% in Korea and 23.1% in the overseas, showing a small decrease from the previous year. Out of 6,049 female employees from Korea, 55.9% are office staff and 44.1% work at production sites, with 2.8% of female employees serving as team leaders. The number of years in service for Korean employees was on average 9.0 years. non-regular workers made up 1.1% of the entire workforce, and employees with disabilities made up 1.7% of all Korean employees.
We are making ongoing efforts to recruit and develop female talent in Korea where the percentage of female employees lags behind that of overseas sites. More than 600 employees took advantage of our maternity leave program in 2014, up 22 percent from the previous year. In addition, we are working to reduce the percentage of non-regular workers to improve the financial stability of our employees, while encouraging our business organizations to hire people with disabilities to increase their representation in the workforce.