The purpose of Our Group is to create a society that allows each and every person to reach their potential through fulfilling work.
We align our business activities with this purpose and contribute greatly to Sustainable Development Goal 8, "Decent Work and Economic Growth".
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Our operating companies have policies and objectives for non-financial matters and we strive to increase our business value while carrying out initiatives linked to these policies.
Apart from including them in medium-term business plans, the initiatives will be mentioned in the integrated report (to be published in winter 2021).
Our Group also contributes to the achievement of other SDGs through the following initiatives.
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[Persons with disabilities] Our domestic operating companies promote the social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities by consistently meeting the legally stipulated ratio of employed persons with disabilities under the Revised Act for Promotion of Employment of Persons with Disabilities (2.3% as of July 2021). Additionally, we continue to provide sustained contributions to projects that improve the autonomy of persons with disabilities.
[Race] Our domestic operating companies hire employees of different nationalities regardless of race. As needed, we also provide Japanese lessons and support for living and working in Japan. We have a department dedicated to the legal management and support for visa-related issues. All employees, regardless of race, work under the same HR policies and performance evaluation systems. Our companies have seen many engineers with foreign nationalities receive awards for their contributions. At our international branches in China and England, etc., we also have many foreign hires in accordance with local governments and laws. By doing so, we help develop international human resources and promote their social and economic inclusion.
Our Group's business activities revolve around human resources, which means that we have a small impact on the consumption of natural resources and on the environment. We do not operate within specific supply chains but by consciously choosing our suppliers and partners, we sustainably contribute to efforts to reach environmental targets and the SDGs.
The purchasing of paper and plastic items and the printing operations at the offices of our domestic operating companies are overseen by the Administrative Supervisory Department. The use of environmentally-friendly items are strongly encouraged.
Plants help create a clean and comfortable office space. Our Group contributes to the environment and in encouraging the autonomy of persons with disabilities by promoting the creation and recycling of office greenery using artificial flowers.
*1 FSC Certification: FSC is an international certification system dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world's forests. Products made from FSC-certified forests have an FSC logo on them.
Our Group participates in activities supporting regional revitalization by opening stores at facilities managed under public-private partnership facilities in Takizawa City in Iwate Prefecture since the implementation of the Regional Revitalization Support Tax (corporate version of Hometown Tax) in 2019.
Sustainable support in regional revitalization and HR development through our collaboration with Takizawa City in Iwate Prefecture to promote the SDGs
Our Group's IT engineer provides lectures on IT for students and beginners in Takizawa City, Iwate Prefecture (Public-private partnership)
*Please refer to "Regional Revitalization" in the SDGs & ESG section for more details on the activities