Gakken Group aims to realize a sustainable society through our business. Toward the goal, we recognize the business activities give huge impact to the economy, environment and society. In January 2019, we have identified our materiality.
We listed impor tant themes for social trends and stakeholder requests made to our group, and identify impor tant issues. Then,we mapped the level of importance of each issue for our company and stakeholders, and identified our materiality. To identify them, we would like to thank the experts Ms. Mariko Kawaguchi and Mr.Peter D. Pedersen for their opinions.
Identified issues (20 items): Development of next-generation talent that can create value that lasts, supporting healthy development of youth, promotion of life long learning, creating value for global markets ,sustainable provision of elderly care - related services, supporting healthy senior life, reduction of environmental impact in the value chain ,combatting climate change, using resources efficiently, provision of s afe and high-quality produc ts and services, building a comfortable working environment, utilizing diverse talent, building a s ustainable supply chain, responding to human rights issues , communicating with stakeholders, actively contributing to and participating in local communities, strengthening corporate governance ,implementing risk management ( including BCP ) , enhancing information security and increasing transparency in information disclosure.
We develop next generation talent that can create value in the future
We provide EdTech services, STEAM education, and Montessori education. We also work on globalizing our workforce and promoting women's advancement.
We support the healthy development of youth
Through our education services, we contribute to the growth of “Zest for life"to live responsibly through physical education, maral education, respect fordiversity, communication skills, among others.
We promote lifelong learning in the 100-year life era
We provide educational services through learning centers and Gakken Classroom. We also provide services related to recurrent education, business-academia collaboration, and women's social advancement,among others.
We support fulfilling, community-based senior life
Through Gakken’s Community-based Integrated Care System, we create a community where multiple generations live in harmony and interact with each other.
We strengthen corporate governance
We implement corporate governance and guidelines, ensure compliance, and strengthen information security, etc.