Materiality and SDGs

Important issues and Materiality of Gakken Group

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 2019 we have identified our materiality. By conducting business from a medium-to long-term perspective while being aware of materiality, we can provide the value that the society requires.

MATERIALITY…Issues and Relationship to Gakken Group Operations

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.

  • The SDGs’pledge to not leave anyone behind overlaps with our Group philosophy.
  • We narrowed the topic areas down to three goals, which are based on the relationship with materiality, the impact in the value chain, and on the strengths of our group.
  • Most of the 17 goals of the SDGs are interrelated. We aim to solve the problem by starting with education, which is our priority goal.
  • We would like to add priority targets in the future as SDGs initiatives mature and our operations expand.