Training and education

Material Issue Training and education

  • Targets/Vision
  • ● Develop personnel with specialties, creativity, and individuality

Management and Promotion Method of Training and education

[Responsible Departments]
  • Personnel Department
[Policy/Point of view] 

Based on the idea that “the Bando Group’s business is dependent on our people” set forth in the “Group Code of Conduct,” the Group strives to develop personnel with specialties, creativity, and individuality. We promote effective employee education according to the “Regulations on promotion of education and training” based on the “Human Resource Development Basic Policy” of Banco Chemical Industries.


Develop personnel with specialties, creativity, and individuality


With (1) self-development, (2) development through operations (OJT), and (3) character building as basic policies, we make programs and set targets for the level-based and function-based education under the annual education and training policy (Education and Training Promotion Committee).

Human Resource Development Policy

Based on Bando’s management philosophy, our human resource development policy is designed to enhance each employee’s abilities, motivation, and devotion to teamwork. We want each employee to grow personally through their work and have a useful role in the company.
The educational system is divided into two categories: hierarchical education and function-based education. Hierarchical education is divided across the sectors to recognize roles of each level and improve interpersonal skill, and function-based education aims to acquire expertise necessary for performing duties. After the education, we support the growth of individual employees by providing feedback to help them realize the areas to be strengthened.
In addition, we set up an educational policy that is an important goal every year and are promoting each educational policy.

[Main educational and training programs]

Hierarchical training

  • Training by qualification hierarchy (training for eligible workers)
  • Follow-up training after 3 years of entering the company
  • New Employee Training

Functional training

  • Bando Institute of Technology (5 programs)
  • Education of manufacturing technologies conservation (consisting of 3 programs such as production technology)
  • Manufacturing School(Education consisting of 5 programs for each stage of manufacturing site)
  • Bando Sales and Marketing School (2 courses)
New employee training
In addition to trainings to learn basic knowledge of the Company including the corporate history and business manners, we provide experiential learning such as zazen meditation experience and agricultural work in which employees experience organic farming under the guidance of farmers. In particular, agricultural work is a valuable experience that exposes them to diverse values and views on life and allows them to learn that our lives are built in harmony with people, society, and nature.
Manufacturing School
It is designed to cultivate abilities to solve problems or issues at the production bases and enhance knowledge and expertise required of leaders on the manufacturing front lines through self-directed improvement activities. In fiscal 2016, we started participating in other companies’ improvement activities as well, helping to change our awareness. We have also had personnel from overseas production bases participate in some of the training.
Online training
In fiscal 2020, as a measure against COVID-19, we shortened the period of certain trainings or cancelled them and replaced many group trainings with online trainings which allow group members to communicate as much as possible.

Established a selection-type training system to develop expatriates (and the next-generation leaders)

In fiscal 2021, we selected candidates for the next-generation leaders and started trainings for them to learn a wide range of business skills and necessary knowledge and strengthen English language skills. In fiscal 2022, we provided the second year of the training.
At the English presentation and negotiation trainings held to present the outcomes of the one-year training, discussions assuming tough price negotiations almost seemed like a real negotiation, making the training an intense and vigorous session. This training gives employees motivation to improve their English skills as well as to apply for overseas assignments. After the one year of learning, all participants showed improvements in CEFR scores, giving confidence to the first-year members, whose scores further improved by one to two levels as well as the second-year members. It has also given a positive impact on English learning.

Enhancement of communication

We organize various events such as “Sports day” and “Summer festival” to promote friendship between the Group’s employees and their family members. On the “Children’s visiting day” when employees’ children visit their parents’ workplace, we hope that the children not only see their parents work but also interact with working adults and learn about the joy and satisfaction of working so that each of them can develop their views on career and work. We also support 12 clubs and circles enjoying, for example, football, golf, and bowling to facilitate communication. Information on these events and activities is made available through communication tools such as the Group Intranet and the Group newsletter and significantly contributes to offering hot topics about the Group and sharing updates on other offices and employees.