A Diverse and Inclusive Workforce
Huawei employs over 195,000 employees, serving more than three billion people around the world. 107,000 of these employees work in R&D, accounting for 54.8% of our total workforce. Outside of Huawei's presence in China, 64% of our workforce is hired locally. In 2021, we made more than 4,000 local hires at our offices outside of China, which is part of our efforts to create new jobs and economic opportunities for the communities we serve.
As a global company, Huawei values diversity in its workforce and we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees enjoy equal opportunities. We respect the lifestyles of all of our employees and aim to create an environment that makes it easy for anyone to practice their beliefs and customs. For example, we have opened prayer rooms on our campuses. And for nursing mothers, we provide lactation rooms. We also operate facilities like gyms, libraries, and cafes to provide quality services that meet the diverse needs of our employees.
Our Caring for Employees Policy lays out the principles and requirements we believe that a good employer must meet to ensure employee care. All Huawei subsidiaries have released their own corporate regulations based on these policies, as well as local laws and regulations. We have also put in place processes, systems, and baselines to create an open, inclusive workplace that encourages mutual respect and diversity. We are working to improve the representation of women in leadership roles and bridge the gender gap that characterizes the tech industry.
When it comes to employee recruitment, promotion, and compensation, we do not discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, age, pregnancy, or disability. We prohibit the use of forced, bonded, or indentured labor, and we have detailed, equitable regulations in place to prevent the use of forced labor, covering each major phase of an employee's relationship with the company, including recruitment, employment, and exit. We prohibit the use of child labor, and have effective policies and measures in place to prevent the recruitment and use of child labor. We also require the same of our suppliers and conduct regular audits to ensure they do not use forced or child labor.
We have established effective mechanisms to ensure that our employees' voices are heard. For example, we gather our employees' opinions and suggestions through the Manager Feedback Program (MFP), the organizational climate survey, the manager open day program, and more. Employees can also file complaints and seek assistance through channels such as the dedicated Committee of Ethics and Compliance (CEC) hotline and our internal service hotline.