Social

Contribution to SDGs objectives

5.Gender equality
8.Decent work and economic growth
9.Industry, innovation, infrastructure
10.Reduced inequalities

The Group has four socially relevant materialities: "diversity & inclusion," "respect for human rights and a rewarding working environment," "data security," and "customer privacy." We are committed to addressing these materialities, which form the basis of our sustainable growth and achieving sustainable development through resolving social issues.

Diversity & inclusion

The Group believes that it can create and deliver new value by bringing together people from different backgrounds, including gender, age, nationality, culture, and values. It places great importance on human resource development and training as an investment in human capital. We are committed to strengthening the individual and the organization through developing and nurturing our people so that each of our executives and employees can recognize each other, embrace their diversity, and maximize their potential.

male

68%

female

32%

Management position ratio
(As of the end of January 2022)

male

59%

female

41%

Employee composition ratio
(As of the end of December 2021)

Respect for human rights and a rewarding working environment

The Group supports and respects the international norms on human rights of the United Nations "International Bill of Human Rights" (Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Covenants on Human Rights) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) "Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work." We will deepen our understanding of the respect for human rights of all stakeholders involved in our corporate activities and will fulfill our responsibility to respect human rights.
For the Group to achieve sustainable growth, we are making various efforts to create a working environment where each employee can make the most of their abilities within the limited time available to them. All employees can maintain their physical and mental health and work with vigor.

92%

The ratio of employees who feel their work is worthwhile
(In 2021)

Initiatives to improve work-life management

We have introduced work-life management programs to enable each employee to work diversely and flexibly.

  • Paid leave
    (can be taken in one-hour increments)
  • Maternity leave
  • Childcare leave
  • Nursing care leave
  • Shortened working hours program
  • Two-days of per week
  • Flextime program
  • Remote work program

Health management

We are committed to ensuring that our employees are in the best possible physical and mental condition for their work.

  • Annual health checks
  • Stress checks
  • Pulse surveys
  • Subsidy for vaccinations
  • Working time management
  • Consultation with industrial physician
    and labor consultation
  • Online medical services

Employee engagement

We are working to create a workplace in which each employee takes an active role in their work, experiences personal growth, considers their job worthwhile, and aims for increased employee engagement.
We also conduct regular employee awareness surveys to quantify job satisfaction, measure employee engagement, identify issues and make improvements.

  • Stock option plan
  • Employee share ownership plan
  • Career surveys
  • Regular internal communication activities

Data security & privacy

To ensure that our customers can use our services with confidence, we have established an Information Security Policy to protect our information assets, including customer information, that we handle in the course of our business.
All those who handle information assets, including directors, officers, and employees, who recognize the importance of protecting information assets from risks such as leakage, damage, and loss, comply with the policy and practice activities to maintain information security in terms of confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets.

Our approach to intellectual properties

Based on respect for "knowledge," the Group considers intellectual property to be not only intellectual property rights but also a wide range of intangible assets (technology, know-how, data, brands, content, etc.) We consider it one of the business resources for strengthening the Group's competitiveness, demonstrating its superiority, enhancing its brand value, and further developing its business. We will further strengthen them through investment.