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Human Resources

Ratio of Female Employees and Managers at Benesse Corporation

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  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 1,233 54% 1,046 55% 997 56% 1,045 55% 1,019 55%
1,426 1,297 1,266 1,295 1,205
Section leader 177 31% 171 32% 150 32% 146 39% 126 36%
81 81 71 92 72
General manager 35 26% 53 23% 50 28% 55 31% 39 35%
12 16 19 25 21
Executive 5 29% 7 22% 9 18% 10 23% 11 21%
2 2 2 3 3

Ratio of Employees with Disabilities in the Benesse Group

As of June 1

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Ratio of Employees 2.26% 2.17% 2.27% 2.42% 2.46%
  • * 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

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Number of employees taking leave Number of returnees (ratio) Number of employees taking leave Number of returnees (ratio) Number of employees taking leave Number of returnees (ratio) Number of employees taking leave Number of returnees (ratio) Number of employees taking leave
Benesse Corporation
(Regular employees, contract employees, specified job employees)
104 93
(89.4%)
94 82
(87.2%)
94 82
(87.2%)
89 87
(97.8%)
67
Benesse Style Care Co., Ltd.
(Regular employees, contract employees, semi-full time staff)
148 117
(79.1%)
156 129
(87.1%)
166 126
(75.9%)
215 177
(82.3%)
204
  • * 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

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Benesse Corporation
(Regular employees, contract employees, specified job employees)
108 152 128 109 124
Benesse Style Care Co., Ltd.
(Regular employees, contract employees, semi-full time staff)
110 137 137 161 230

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

As of April (as of May 2015)

2015 232
2016 258
2017 314
2018 328
2019 415
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)
  2018 2019 2020
Electricity Consumption (Million kWh) 7.93 8.06 8.06
Paper Consumption (t) 55,948 55,903 55,102
Water Consumption (m³) 58,000 74,923 92,389
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
  • The electricity consumption data are for the Okayama Headquarters, Tokyo Head Office (Tama Office), and Benesse Logistics Center only.
  • 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 set the following targets for reducing its greenhouse gas emissions over the medium and long term, taking fiscal 2013 as the reference year.

  Every fiscal year 2031 2051
Reduction ratio taking fiscal 2013 as 100% 2.1% or more 31% 55%
* 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 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), 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:
11 Benesse corporation offices, including offices in Japan and a branch in Taipei.
Unit: t-CO2 2014 (Reference Fiscal Year) 2018 (Reporting year)
Target Result
Scope 1 11,025 22,018,567 89
Scope 2 9,352 6,595
Scope 3 24,471,911 7,883,097
Total for scope 1, 2, and 3 24,492,288 7,889,781

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 data in scope 1, scope 2, and scope 3 for fiscal 2016 for the following categories: category 1 (purchased goods and services), category 3 (fuel and energy related activities), 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 : 2020/06/22