Tackling Social Issues and Creating Value for Our Future
Gakken Group engages with a wide range of customers through our business and non-profit foundations, from infants to the elderly. We believe that if each individual employee faces social issues together with customers and if we make solving these issues central to our business, it will create lasting value.
The driving force behind Gakken Group’s CSR activities is to contribute to society by responding to the values of customers of every age through providing new products and services.
We practice CSR management with the aim of exceeding the expectations of all stakeholders, from customers to business partners, employees and their families, shareholders, investors, government agencies, local communities, and others.
Gakken Group’s CSR activities are primarily implemented by the Society, Environment, and Human Rights Committee which is chaired by the president of Gakken Holdings. Each group company has established a Society and Environment Committee and a Human Rights Awareness Promotion Committee and carries out social and environmental activities based on the group philosophy, work s to create pleasant working environments and strengthens management foundations
Our response and future issues
For Gakken Group, where about 66% of its employees are women, achieving gender equality everywhere is a major theme. The goal of appointing one or more female executives across the Group by 2020 has achieved. We will continue to make various efforts so that each employee with diverse attributes and values can play an active role.
Regarding education, we consider young people to be "creators of a sustainable society", have connections with others and society, and foster the ability to live in their own way. In oreder to realize this idea, we are promoting all kinds of business.
Regarding the environment, we have set up social and environmental committees in all group companies to promote environmental activities, as well as use renewable energy at business sites, design facilities that reduce energy and CO2, and prepare to disclose environmental burdens.
Please refer to CSR report 2021（English） for details on the Group's efforts.