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Human Resources

Ratio of Female Employees and Managers at Benesse Corporation

Regular employees as of April

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
  Male Ratio of
female
employees
Male Ratio of
female
employees
Male Ratio of
female
employees
Male Ratio of
female
employees
Male Ratio of
female
employees
Female Female Female Female Female
Number of employees 1,270 52% 1,197 53% 1,246 53% 1,184 52% 1,182 51%
1,394 1,356 1,412 1,298 1,247
Section leader 171 32% 150 32% 146 39% 126 36% 134 35%
81 71 92 72 73
General manager 53 23% 50 28% 55 31% 39 35% 41 35%
16 19 25 21 22
Executive 7 22% 9 18% 10 23% 11 21% 12 14%
2 2 3 3 2

Ratio of Employees with Disabilities in the Benesse Group

As of June 1

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Ratio of Employees 2.17% 2.27% 2.42% 2.44% 2.57%
  • * Ratio of employees with disabilities at Group companies subject to the Employment Quota System for Persons with Disabilities
  • * In 2016, the Group expanded the scope of data collection for this statistic, which temporarily lowered the ratio of employees with disabilities ; however, the Group plans to proactively increase the ratio going forward

Number of Employees Who Took Childcare Leave and Returned From Leave at Benesse Style Care Co., Ltd. and Benesse Corporation

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
  Number of employees taking leave Number of returnees Number of employees taking leave Number of returnees Number of employees taking leave Number of returnees Number of employees taking leave Number of returnees Number of employees taking leave
Benesse Style Care Co., Ltd.
(Regular employees, contract employees, semi-full time staff)
156 129 166 126 215 177 204 192 267
Benesse Corporation
(Regular employees, contract employees, specified job employees)
94 82 94 82 89 87 67 72 56
  • * Returnees: Employees who return to work within the time limit for leave under each company's system

Number of employees who have obtained shorter working hours for childcare

As of April

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Benesse Style Care Co., Ltd.
(Regular employees, contract employees, semi-full time staff)
137 137 161 230 230*
Benesse Corporation
(Regular employees, contract employees, specified job employees)
152 128 109 124 76
  • * 276 as of July 31, 2020. We indicate the number as of July because returning of some staff is postponed due to coronavirus COVID-19.

Number of Employees Receiving Childcare Allowance at Benesse Style Care Co., Ltd.

As of April

2016 258
2017 314
2018 328
2019 415
2020 373*
  • * 410 as of July 31, 2020. Because some staffs have refrained from sending their children to kindergarten or nurseries due to coronavirus COVID-19.
Benesse Holdings, Inc., Benesse Holdings, Inc. Sustainability Promotion, Benesse Holdings, Inc. Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Department, Benesse Holdings, Inc. Administrative Division, Benesse Corporation, Benesse Foundation for Children, Benesse Educational Research and Development Institute, Berlitz Corporation, SIMUL INTERNATIONAL, INC., Tokyo Individualized Educational Institute, INC.,, Ochanomizu Seminar Co., Ltd., UP Inc., Benesse Style Care Co., Ltd., Benesse Business-mate, Inc., Benesse Socius, Inc., Fukutake Foundation, FUKUTAKE EDUCATION AND CULTURE FOUNDATION

Environment

Benesse Group environmental policy
Water policy (included in environmental policy)
Policy for reduction in water usage

Reduce the usage of service water and sewage at offices where toilet renovation work is done when conducting plumbing construction at the Okayama Headquarters and the Tokyo Headquarters.

Okayama Headquarters (August 2018 through July 2019)
Annual reduction of approximately 2,500m³ of service water and an equivalent amount of sewage (20% reduction versus the previous year)
Tokyo Headquarters (planned for 2021 onward)
Annual reduction of approximately 6,500m³ of service water and an equivalent amount of sewage (40% reduction versus the previous year)
Biodiversity policy (included in environmental policy)

[Energy consumption, resource consumption, emissions]

  Unit FYE March 31, 2018
(FY2017)
FYE March 31, 2019
(FY2018)
FYE March 31, 2020
(FY2019)
Electricity mWh 11,992 12,794 11,658
Steam TJ 7 7 6
City gas Thousand m³ 64 52 53
Heavy oil 20 44 25
Total of energy consumption TJ 146 148 135
Paper Consumption t 55,948 55,903 55,102
Water Consumption Thousand m³ 2,319 2,412 2,501
CO2 emissions t 4,154 5,082 4,517
Waste materials (paper) t 1,999 1,768 1,417
Waste materials (industrial waste) t 537 545 682
  • Energy consumption data is for the Okayama Headquarters, Tokyo Head Office, Benesse Logistics Center, and a property in Takayanagi, Okayama City, Okayama, and the seven branch offices as well as Class Benesse and the BE studio offices.
  • The water consumption data are for the Okayama Headquarters, Tokyo Head Office (Tama Office), Benesse Logistics Center and Benesse socius only.
    Benesse Socius :
    "A type-A worksite providing support for continuous employment" that provides contracted services for laundering the personal items and bath towels of residents of the care facilities for the elderly operated by Benesse Style Care.
    https://www.benesse-socius.co.jp
  • Water source is 100% city water.
  • Paper consumption excludes printing paper for use in offices.
  • CO2 emissions are for electricity consumption only.

Benesse Corporation has upwardly revised its medium- and long-term emissions reduction targets as below. With the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018 (FY2017) as the reference year, these targets are science-based and designed to achieve the well-below 2-degree target (*) (2-degree target for Scope 3).

  • The well-below 2-degree target aims to hold the global average temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
  Every fiscal year FYE March 31, 2030 FYE March 31, 2050
Reduction rate with FYE March 31, 2018 (FY2017) as 100% Scope1, 2 3.02% 36.2% 100.0%
Scope3 1.23% 14.8% 39.4%
*The above reductions targets cover scope 1, scope 2, and scope 3.
Scope 1: Benesse's own direct greenhouse gas emissions
Scope 2: Indirect emissions from the use of electricity, heat, or steam provided by third parties
Scope 3: Emissions from Benesse's value chain
* Scope 3 categories include:
category 1 (purchased goods and services), category 2 (capital goods), category 3 (fuel- and energy-related activities which are not included in scope 1 and 2), categories 4 and 9 (upstream and downstream transportation and distribution), category 5 (waste generated in operations), category 6 (business travel), category 7 (employee commuting), category 8 (upstream leased assets), category 11 (use of sold products), and category 12 (end-of-life treatment of sold products)
* Scope of organizations covered:
Benesse corporation offices, including offices in Japan and a branch in Taipei.
Unit:t-CO2 Reference Fiscal Year Reporting Year Reduction from
Reference Fiscal
Year
Reduction of
Reporting Year
2019
2018 Target Result
Scope1 120 116 88 26.1% 23.8%
Scope2 7,477 7,251 6,595 11.8% 9.0%
Scope3 400,988 396,056 373,986 6.7% 5.6%
Total for scope1,2,3 408,584 403,423 380,669 6.8% 5.6%

Date of revision Feb. 17th, 2021

[CO2 emissions by scope]

Unit: Tons CO2 FYE March 31, 2018
(FY2017)
FYE March 31, 2019
(FY2018)
FYE March 31, 2020
(FY2019)
Scope 1 120 88 88
Scope 2 7,477 6,595 5,929
Scope 3 400,988 373,986 388,597
  1 Purchased products and services 368,253 336,330 347,647
  2 Capital goods - 11,364 10,774
  3 Fuel and energy activities that do not fall under Scopes 1 and 2 705 577 1,041
  4 Transportation and distribution (upstream) 4,585 6,084 5,926
  5 Waste generated from operation 694 39 905
  6 Business trip 6,025 2,478 3,756
  7 Employee commute 641 661 1,011
  8 Leased assets (upstream) 3,816 - -
  9 Transportation and distribution (downstream) 8,055 8,306 9,659
  10 Fabrication of sold products - - -
  11 Use of sold products 278 305 351
  12 Disposal of sold products 7,937 7,842 7,528
  13 Leased assets (downstream) - - -
  14 Franchises - - -
  15 Investment - - -
Total of Scopes 1, 2, and 3 408,584 380,669 394,613

Third-Party Verification

To improve the reliability of the Company's CO2 emissions volume performance, it received third-party verification from the Japan Quality Assurance Organization for its fiscal 2020 data in scope 1, scope 2, and scope 3 for the following categories: category 1 (purchased goods and services), category 2 (capital goods), category 3 (fuel- and energy-related activities which are not included in scope 1 and 2), categories 4 and 9 (upstream and downstream transportation and distribution), category 5 (waste generated in operations), category 6 (business travel), category 7 (employee commuting), category 8 (upstream leased assets), category 11 (use of sold products), and category 12 (end-of-life treatment of sold products)

Benesse Holdings, Inc., Benesse Holdings, Inc. Sustainability Promotion, Benesse Holdings, Inc. Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Department, Benesse Holdings, Inc. Administrative Division, Benesse Corporation, Benesse Foundation for Children, Benesse Educational Research and Development Institute, Berlitz Corporation, SIMUL INTERNATIONAL, INC., Tokyo Individualized Educational Institute, INC.,, Ochanomizu Seminar Co., Ltd., UP Inc., Benesse Style Care Co., Ltd., Benesse Business-mate, Inc., Benesse Socius, Inc., Fukutake Foundation, FUKUTAKE EDUCATION AND CULTURE FOUNDATION

Last updated : 2021/04/15