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Human Rights policy

The Group Companies uphold international standards on human rights, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, we respect human rights. We prohibit all forms of discrimination based on gender, age, occupation, nationality, race, thought, creed, religion, sexual orientation/identity, or disability in accordance with our basic compliance policy. We also promote corporate activities that honor human rights.

Diversity & Inclusion

Our company group believes that it is important to accept diverse human resources and values that will help create new value while acknowledging and inspiring one another. As part of the efforts, we aim to promote the advancement of active women by achieving the same gender ratio in both personnel composition and management, while considering appointing female officers.

Employees

FY 2019 FY 2020 FY 2021
Total number of employees 93 150 196
Full-time Employees
(%)
85
(91.4%)
145
(91.2%)
163
(83.2%)
Part-time/non full-time employees
(%)
8
(8.6%)
14
(8.8%)
33
(16.8%)
Ratio of female employees 36.6% 34.4% 33.7%
Ratio of female managers 27.3% 25.0% 29.4%
Average years of service 3.6 3.5 3.6
Average age 42.6 40.1 41.7
Ratio of employees with diabilities 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
* FY2020 onwards includes subsidiaries
* Average years of service/average age covers regular employees only

Work-life balance

In addition to the discretionary labor system and the flex time system, the Group Companies have implemented and standardized telework to provide flexible working environment to meet individual lifestyles. While we temporarily expanded telework to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have adopted a more flexible work style by allowing telework, not just in the event of emergencies, but on a regular basis.

The Group Companies have fully implemented the five-day week system (weekends off). Employees are offered an annual leave of 120 days or more, including paid leave and national holidays. They can also take advantage of special leave, anniversary leave, menstrual leave, childcare leave, and nursing care leave.

The number of employees who took childcare leave (of which male employees)

FY 2019 FY 2020 FY 2021
Number of employees who took childcare leave 1 4 2
Of which male employees 0 2 1

Rate of return from childcare leave to work (%)

FY 2019 FY 2020 FY 2021
Number of employees who returned to work (%) 0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
4
(100.0%)
* Calculated as employees who returned to work in the period/employees who took childcare leave in the period

The rates at which annual paid leave and other leaves were taken

FY 2019 FY 2020 FY 2021
Rate at which annual paid leave was taken 41.6% 61.2% 47.5%
Rate at which special leave was taken 84.8% 70.8% 59.3%
Rate at which anniversary leave was taken 67.2% 61.3% 53.0%
Rate at which all leaves were taken 58.1% 64.3% 51.8%
* Data covers MINKABU THE INFONOID, Inc.

List of leaves

Leaves Summary
Annual leave Statutory annual leave: Up to 20 days
Special leave Up to 10 days
Anniversary leave Up to 3 days
Congratulation or condolence leave Leave that can be taken for ceremonial occasions
Menstrual leave Leave that can be taken by female employees who find it extremely difficult to work during menstruation
Childcare leave Leave that can be taken by employees who want to take time off to raise their children (Up to the attainment of the age of 2 years under certain conditions)
Child nursing care leave Leave that can be taken by employees to care for their injured or sick children of pre-elementary school age or to take their children for vaccinations or health checkup
Nursing care leave Leave that can be taken by employees who care for family members in need of nursing care

Human capital development

The Group Companies proactively employ and develop highly motivated, excellent human resources who agree with our management philosophy in running our business. Developing good capable human resources who take responsibility for the future is recognized as a long-term investment in sustainable growth. We aim to develop an environment in which employees are highly motivated to work while maximizing their own abilities.

Training courses

The Group Companies offer training programs for all Group employees on compliance and human resources in collaboration with external experts educational institutions.

Details of employee training

Target
Orientation New graduates
Managerial training Managers
Information security training All employees
Personal information protection training All employees
Insider trading regulation training All employees
Training for anti-harassment measures All employees

Health and Safety

It is our belief that the organization can prosper when its employees, are provided safe and healthy environment.

The Group Companies offer an annual health checkup to protect our employees’ being. The Health Insurance Society provides subsidies for early detection examination costs, treatment of gynecologic cancer, and breast and cervical cancer screening. We support women in remaining active through medical assistance enhancement. We also offer individual health consultation including mental health care with our occupational physician.

Furthermore, we perform an annual stress check as mental health care and promote our employees’ health management in collaboration with our occupational physician.

Employee engagement/benefits

The Group Companies conduct regular surveys for continuous improvement of our organization. Surveys examine employees’ workplace environment or the hierarchy relationship to identify challenges, develop measures, and make improvements on the basis of the analyzed findings.

We have employee benefits system in place to motivate employees’both in and out of workplace.

We offer external benefit services that individual employees can freely choose from and use in accordance with their lifestyle and needs. The services include hotels and other facilities discounts and self-development support such as school fee subsidies.

List of employee benefits

Employee benefits Summary
Money gift for wedding Money gift paid when officers or employees get married
Money gift at childbirth for an employee or his/her spouse Money gift paid when employees or their spouses give birth
Condolence money for employees or their families Money paid to the bereaved family members of officers and employees who died from job accidents or causes unrelated to work
Condolence money paid when family members of officers or employees died.
Illness and injury benefits Benefits paid when a doctor recognizes the need for an officer or an employee to take leave from work due to injuries or illness
Disaster benefits Benefits paid to officers and employees whose homes are damaged by natural and other unforeseen disasters
Cancer treatment benefits Benefits paid for hospitalization due to cancer treatment, etc.
Death insurance for employees Allowance of 1 million yen paid to the bereaved family of a deceased employee
Book purchase/seminar participation fees The company pays all the cost for employees to participate in paid seminars on condition of prior approval.
Benefit Station Membership benefit services that can be used for leisure, travel, restaurants, shopping, etc.
Defined contribution pension plan A system aimed at increasing employees’ welfare and securing employee retirement benefits
Employee stock ownership plan A system aimed at increasing employees’ welfare and raising employees’ awareness to participate in management
Free drinks (water/tea servers) Increasing employees’ welfare
* Data covers MINKABU THE INFONOID, Inc.

Partner Relations

Through fair and principled communication with our business parties, the Group Companies strive to enhance and deepen our business relationships. the Group Companies prioritize respect and abide by relevant laws including subcontract law, and compliance.