For sustainable growth and new value we must provide environments that welcome diversity and allow all staff, whatever their background, to work with great motivation. Based on this way of thinking, we have identified “promote diversity and inclusion” as key material issues. Through the design of various in-house systems and training as well as other means, we ensure that employees are treated fairly as individual professionals without judging them based on specific attributes, including background, gender or nationality.
Under the policy to aggressively recruit and promote outstanding talents regardless of certain attributes such as career background and gender, we provide all employees fair opportunities for assessment and promotion. As a result, the ratio of female employees and the ratio of promotions for women have been on a trend of improvement, and as of May 31, 2023, the ratio of female employees was 34.9% and the ratio of female employees in management positions was 17.8%. In order to achieve our targets of a female employee ratio of 45% or higher and a female employees in management positions ratio of 30% or higher in the fiscal year ending May 2030, we will continue to conduct monitoring during each business period and ensure fair evaluation processes that are unbiased toward certain attributes.
We have also designed internal systems to provide more opportunities to play active roles. One example is OYACO, a system that supports employees – who are unequally burdened by pregnancy, childbirth, and childcare – to better balance childcare and work. OYACO provides subsidies for the extra fees associated with non-accredited nursery schools until age 3. We also provide support for the use of babysitters and housecleaning services. And to support career development while balancing childcare and nursing care, we allow employees to choose work styles that suit their circumstances. By establishing and applying various employment classifications, we strive to realize flexible ways of working that respect employees’ will and motivation.
(1) Calculated for regular employees and contract employees of the Company and its subsidiary, Sansan Global Pte. Ltd.
Given our focus on aggressive global business development, we are increasing our hiring of foreign nationals. Our ratio of foreign employees as of May 31, 2023, was 2.6%. We strive to produce a corporate culture of realizing our mission while embracing diversity, by encouraging communication that leads to new insights, such as by creating opportunities for interaction between foreign employees at overseas locations and Japanese employees in Japan. Our ratio of employees with disabilities as of March 31, 2023, was 2.6%. We are working to create and expand opportunities for people with disabilities to work and thrive with us.
(2) Calculated for regular employees and
contract employees of the Company and its subsidiary,
Sansan Global Pte. Ltd.
(3) Calculated for regular employees,
contract employees and part-timers of the Company.