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Sustainability

Governance

Our Commitment

Board gender diversity*⁶

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

Diversity in the boardroom is critical to ensure higher quality decision-making, greater transparency and soundness in a company’s governance structure. To this end, Recruit Holdings continues to enhance its board’s diversity in skills, experience, and background, and to accelerate these efforts, we set a specific goal to achieve greater gender diversity in the boardroom.

Progress in FY2021

Women’s representation among the member of the Board to increase from 20% to approximately 27%*² *³

We plan to propose women candidates for election at our Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in June 2022, and if the proposed candidates are elected, women will account for approximately 27% of the members of the Board — up from 20% the previous year.*² *³ Also to further accelerate our efforts, we set a three-year target as a milestone towards achieving gender parity*⁴.

Strengthen the Link between ESG Goals and Executive Compensation

The Board of Directors has decided to link the degree of achievement of our three-year GHG emission reduction and women's representation targets to a portion of the long-term incentive compensation*⁵ for executive directors and corporate officers who are in charge of driving and realizing these targets, starting from FY2022.

The Skills Matrix of Board of Directors

Candidates for Directors of the Board and Corporate Executive Officers are selected based on consideration of the best management structure, the mid- to long-term governance policy, and the timing of planned CEO successions. The Skills Matrix is referenced to identify the skills, experience and other qualifications necessary to create the optimal composition of members and enhance the effectiveness of the Board of Directors.

Learn more about the Skills Matrix of Board of Directors

Directors of the Board and Audit & Supervisory Board members

as of May 17, 2021, Recruit Holdings

Board of Director members including Audit & Supervisory Board members
  • *1On 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.
  • *2The Board of Directors members are defined as directors of the Board and Audit & Supervisory Board members.
  • *3The ratio of women among the Board of Directors members was 20% as of May 16, 2022.
  • *4The women representation target for members of the Board is based on the results from July 1, 2022 to July 1, 2025.
  • *5Compensation based on ESG target achievements is set as a part of BIP trust (stock) compensation. Eligibility to receive this award and the payout amount will depend on whether or not the three-year target is achieved.