Prosper Together - we are focused on making a positive impact on society and our shared planet through all our corporate activities so that everyone may prosper together.

We aim to create a world where people are driven by their passion. The growth and future of our business will be powered by people, technology, and an investment in the longevity of our society and the environment.

Hisayuki “Deko” Idekoba
Representative Director, President and CEO
Recruit Holdings

Message from Our Leaders

  • Investor Update: Fireside Chat with External Members of the Sustainability Committee (March 2024)

    A thumbnail of COO Senaha and external members of the Sustainability Committee speaking at the online event Investor Update. Click to play.

    In our online fireside chat with external members of the Sustainability Committee, we discussed the topics covered by the committee, the underlying aspects of our sustainability strategy, and upcoming challenges for our group.

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  • ESG Fireside Chat (July 2023)

    A thumbnail of COO Senaha and the Senior VP in charge of IR speaking at the online event ESG Fireside Chat. Click to play.

    In our online investors' event ESG Fireside Chat, we shared details on FY2022 progress and answered questions live from online viewers.

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Our ESG Commitment to 2030

  • Environmental

    Greenhouse gas emissions*2

    Become carbon neutral by FY2030 with respect to GHG emissions from approximately 986K t-CO2 in FY 2019.

    Achieving carbon neutrality in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) across our entire value chain by FY2030*2.

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  • Social

    Time it takes to get hired*3

    Shorten the job search duration from 15 weeks in FY2019 to 7.5 weeks by FY2030.

    Reducing the time it takes to get hired by half by FY2030 compared to that of FY2021*3.

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  • Job seekers facing barriers*4

    Help 30 million job seekers get hired by FY2030.

    Helping 30 million people facing barriers in the labor market around the world get hired ― barriers such as education, disabilities, criminal records, experience in military services and others*4.

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  • Women's representation in leadership

    Achieve 50% women in senior executives by FY2030, up from 10% in FY2021, and also achieve 50% women in managers by FY2030,  up from 39% in FY2021.

    Achieving gender parity among senior executives, those in managerial positions, and all employee levels by FY2030 at Recruit Group*5.

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  • Governance

    Board gender diversity*6

    Achieve 50% women in Board of Directors members by FY2030, up from 20% in FY2021.

    Achieving gender parity among the members of the Board of Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board of Recruit Holdings by FY2030*6.

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Our Journey to 2030

  • Announced our progress in FY2021
    • E: Achieved carbon neutrality in our own business activities and set a three-year reduction target for GHG emissions
    • S-Impact: Calculated the baseline job search duration as 15 weeks
    • S-Impact: Supported job seekers facing barriers that can lead to prolonged unemployment
    • S: Set a three-year target toward achieving gender parity across our employee base
    • G: Increased the percentage of women on the Board of Directors from 20% to approximately 27%, and set a three-year goal toward achieving gender parity
  1. On this webpage, the number of years stated are reflective of the number of Recruit Holdings fiscal years which begin on April 1 each year and end March 31 of the following year. All figures displayed here are approximate.
  2. GHG emissions throughout our business activities are the sum of direct emissions from the use of fuels in owned or controlled sources and are referred to as Scope 1. Indirect emissions from the use of purchased electricity, heat, or steam in owned or controlled sources are referred to as Scope 2. GHG emissions from the value chain are referred to as Scope 3, and comprise indirect emissions other than Scope 1 and 2. The entire value chain represents the sum of Scopes 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions. The Company aims to achieve carbon neutrality upon completion of the following steps: measurement of GHG emissions, obtaining an accredited third-party assurance on the amount of GHG emissions, and offsetting of those emissions.
  3. The period from the time a user starts an active job search on the Indeed job platform to the time the user confirms receipt of a job offer.
  4. The initiative as of today includes providing assistance through the Company's online job platform, and through partnerships with NPOs and other organizations with whom the Company collaborates. The Company may also aim to reduce other various barriers, including newly emerging issues in the labor market by FY2030.
  5. Senior executive positions are defined as Senior Vice Presidents and Corporate Officers of Recruit Holdings and Matching & Solutions Strategic Business Unit (SBU), and CEOs of the Company's major subsidiaries and heads of key functions in the HR Technology and Staffing SBUs. Figures for managerial positions and employees are calculated from Recruit Holdings, SBU Headquarters, and primary operating companies of each SBU. Managerial positions mean all of those that have subordinate employees.
  6. The Board of Directors members are defined as directors of the Board and Audit & Supervisory Board members.
  7. CDP is a British charity-controlled non-governmental organization (NGO) established in 2000. It owns one of the world's largest environmental databases, working with large global financial institutions to disclose the environmental impact of companies.
  8. An employer metric defined as the days elapsed between when a job is created on Indeed and when the first hire is reported for that job. There is no change in our goal of “reducing the time it takes to get hired by half" by FY2030. The Company decided to accelerate its product advancement by identifying challenges in the process of hiring by using employer action data “Time to Hire” which can be measured on Indeed.
  9. Refugee definition from the UNHCR : individuals who fled their own country to escape conflict, violence, or persecution and have sought safety in another country.
  10. Represents number of hires made on Indeed reported from both job seeker and employer sources through our Hired Signal measurement, from May 1, 2021 - March 31, 2023 globally for job seekers who faced at least one of the following barriers: education, criminal record, military experience, disability or lack of essentials such as a computer or internet access.
  11. The women’s representation target for employees is based on the results from April 1, 2022 to April 1, 2025.

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