We maintain fair relations with all of our business partners, and conduct fair and free market competition.
Gakken Group Charter of Corporate Conduct
We treat our business partners fairly and justly, with decency and sincerity.
In the production of books and magazines, we work with a variety of business partners, including writers, designers, editorial producers, and photographers. Gakken Group has established a system for issuing and managing order forms with online applications and e-mail to properly and reliably carry out transactions with subcontractors in the publishing business. This system was originally developed by Gakken Group and is used daily to prevent violations of the Subcontract Act.
The environment surrounding learning centers and other private educational institutions is becoming increasingly severe every year. The Networks of Educational Alliance (NEA) was established on September 20, 2018, as an initiative of Gakken Holdings Co., Ltd. and Ichishin Holdings Co., Ltd. This loose, collaborative organization of private educational institutions works to solve problems that are difficult for individual companies to handle, so that learning centers in far-flung localities can continue to thrive. Its 135 regular members consist mainly of learning centers and its 32 supporting members include companies that provide educational content and maintain learning environments.
The alliance works for the two goals of "expanding teaching measures to brighten our children's future" and the "sustainable development of private educational institutions." It holds seminars and lectures and provides a variety of educational information and instructor training via E-learning. Twice a year it carries out an assessment known as ASUGAKU (Educational assessment of non-cognitive skills) to graphically represent logical thinking, judgement, and expressiveness. More than 50,000 participants take part in each session.
As a member of the Green Purchasing Network, Gakken Group participates in the revision of Green Purchasing Guidelines and sends a supervisor in its capacity as a purchaser of printed materials to participate in the “Offset Printing Service Ordering Guidelines Revision Task Group."
Additional considerations for green purchasing guidelines