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Human Resources

Ratio of Female Employees and Managers at Benesse Corporation

 

Regular employees as of April

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
  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 1,197 53 1,246 53 1,184 52 1,182 51 1,087 53
1,356 1,412 1,298 1,247 1,218
Section leader 150 32 146 39 126 36 134 35 149 35
71 92 72 73 82
General manager 50 28 55 31 39 35 41 35 47 33
19 25 21 22 23
Executive 9 18 10 23 11 21 12 14 11 15
2 3 3 2 2

Ratio of Employees with Disabilities in the Benesse Group

 

As of June 1

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Ratio of Employees 2.27% 2.42% 2.44% 2.57% 2.58%
  • ※Ratio of employees with disabilities at Group companies subject to the Employment Quota System for Persons with Disabilities

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

As of March 1

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
 
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)
166 126 215 177 204 192 267 236 252
Benesse Corporation
(Regular employees, contract employees, specified job employees)
94 82 89 87 67 72 56 57 52
  • ※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

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Benesse Style Care Co., Ltd.
(Regular employees, contract employees, semi-full time staff)
137 161 230 230 280
Benesse Corporation
(Regular employees, contract employees, specified job employees)
128 109 124 76 50
  • ※ In 2020, due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the time to return to work was delayed from the usual year.

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

 

As of June

2017年 314
2018年 328
2019年 415
2020年 373
2021年 414
  • ※The decrease in 2020 is due to the effect of refraining from going to the kindergarten due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Benesse Corporation
Work-life Management Data (full-time employees)

Fiscal year ending March 2020

Overtime work hours 38.2hours
Annual leave utilization rate 52%
Number of male employees taking childcare leave 5
Number of employees taking nursing care leave 1
Average years of continuous service Men 12.2
Women 13.0

Rewarding average data

Employee Job Satisfaction Score

Actual Training Fees for Benesse Corporation EmployFisical 

Fiscal 2018
Fiscal 2019
Fiscal 2020
Fiscal 2021
160Million yen 127Million yen 142Million yen 110Million yen ※

※Decreased due to all training online due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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, CLASSICO Inc.

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, 2019
(FY2018)
FYE March 31, 2020
(FY2019)
FYE March 31, 2021
(FY2020)
Electricity Thousands  kWh 12,794 11,658 11,304
Steam Thousands  GJ 7 6 5
City gas Thousand m³ 52 53 45
Heavy oil 44 25 54
Total of energy consumption Thousand GJ 148 135 129
Paper Consumption t 55,903 55,102 51,823
Water Consumption Thousand m³ 2,412 2,501 2,540
CO2 emissions t 5,082 4,517 4,185
Wastematerials(paper) t 1,768 1,417 1,474
Wastematerials(industrial waste) t 545 682 576
  • 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【Japnese】
  • 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.

SBT certification goals

  Every fiscal year FYE March 31, 2030 FYE March 31, 2050
(FY2029) (FY2049)
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 partiesScope 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 Previous year Reporting Year Reduction from
Reference Fiscal
Year
Reduction of
Reporting Year
2018年 2020年 2021年
Target Result Target Result
Scope1 120 112 88 109 76 36.8% 30.8%
Scope2 7,477 7,026 5,929 6,800 5,204 30.4% 23.5%
Scope3 400,988 394,928 390,498 389,192 442,701 -10.4% -13.7%
Total for scope1,2,3 408,584 402,066 396,514 396,101 447,981 -9.6% -13.1%
Scope1,2,3
Basic unit performance
(Sales intensity
t-CO2/Thousand yen)
0.0023 0.0022 0.0024  
Year-on-year 104.5% 109.4%  

 

Date of revision July 30th, 2021

[CO2 emissions by scope]

Unit: Tons CO2 FYE March 31, 2019
(FY2018)
FYE March 31, 2020
(FY2019)
FYE March 31, 2021
(FY2020)
Scope 1 88 88 76
Scope 2 6,595 5,929 5,204
Scope 3 373,986 388,597 442,701
  1 Purchased products and services 336,330 347,647 410,798
  2 Capital goods 11,364 10,774 7,100
  3 Fuel and energy activities that do not fall under Scopes 1 and 2 577 1,041 987
  4 Transportation and distribution (upstream) 6,084 5,926 6,014
  5 Waste generated from operation 39 905 515
  6 Business trip 2,478 3,756 1,098
  7 Employee commute 661 1,011 345
  8 Leased assets (upstream) - - -
  9 Transportation and distribution (downstream) 8,306 9,659 8,340
  10 Fabrication of sold products - - -
  11 Use of sold products 305 351 417
  12 Disposal of sold products 7,842 7,528 7,086
  13 Leased assets (downstream) - - -
  14 Franchises - - -
  15 Investment - - -
Total of Scopes 1, 2, and 3 380,669 394,613 447,981

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, CLASSICO Inc.

Last updated : 2021/08/31