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Sustainability Committee meetings held in FY 2019

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Recruit Group's Sustainability Committee is an advisory body to the Board of Directors that consists of the CEO, the responsible Board Director, the responsible Corporate Executive Officers, the head of each SBU, and four external sustainability experts. The committee meetings occur semiannually and are opportunities for Recruit Group's management teams to understand how social changes affect the expectations, demands, and critiques of Recruit Group. Committee members discuss short-, mid-, and long-term strategies, priorities, and goals focused on global sustainability.

In fiscal year 2019, Recruit Group held two Sustainability Committee meetings-one in November 2018 and the other in February 2019. The objective of both meetings was to determine corporate responses to global changes.

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Committee members discussed the Group's Human Rights Policy and Sustainability Agenda, both of which are based on international objectives set by global stakeholders. The discussions centered on the scope of the Group's Human Rights Policy in light of increasingly diversified human rights issues due to rapid global technological advancement.

The meetings' takeaways were compiled into a revised Human Rights Policy and conceptual diagram called the "Recruit Group House of Human Rights." The revised policy, which was published in May 2020, identified specific and salient human rights issues and set specific action policies to address each issue at Group-wide and SBU levels.The Sustainability Committee serves as a place for continued discussion regarding climate change and human rights issues so that Group management is held accountable to corporate expectations. With support from external sustainability and human rights experts, Recruit Group will continue to work diligently to promote a sustainable society.


1st meeting: November 1, 2019
2nd meeting: February 12, 2020

Participating external experts (in order of Japanese syllabary)

Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd. Senior Principal, Research Division, CMA / Japan Sustainable Investment Forum Co-Representative Director Ms. Mariko Kawaguchi
BSR Director, Women's Empowerment, New York Ms. Aditi Mohapatra
3M Japan Limited President, PhD Dr. Masahiko Kon
Shinwa Sohgoh Law Offices Partner, Attorney at Law(Japan) Mr. Daisuke Takahashi

Participants from Recruit Group

Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.
President, CEO, and Representative Director Masumi Minegishi
COO, CSO, CRO, Senior Managing Corporate Executive Officer, and Board Director, Head of HR Technology Business, CEO of RGF OHR USA, Inc. Chairman, RGF Staffing B.V. Hisayuki Idekoba(Committee Chair)
Managing Corporate Executive Officer Head of Media & Solution Business President and Representative Director, Recruit Co., Ltd. Yoshihiro Kitamura
Managing Corporate Executive Officer Head of Staffing Business CEO, RGF Staffing B.V. Rob Zandbergen
Corporate Executive Officer (Corporate Planning / Sustainability / PR / Human Resources) Ayano Senaha
Senior Partner, Sustainability Promotion Department Kazuo Tase

Jun 2, 2020

This article is based on information available at the time of publication.