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Sustainability at Recruit

Since our foundation in 1960, we have developed our business to create a world where people can follow their hearts. We have achieved further enhancement and expanded both our influence on society and our responsibility as a corporate citizen. We will cooperate with various stakeholders and meet growing expectations from society to contribute to a sustainable world, where people are free to pursue their passions.

Focusing squarely on sustainability as a way of "Contributing to Society Through Our Business" , we strive to be responsive to society's expectations and to fulfill our responsibilities as a corporate citizen, both of which grow as our business expands. Based on our five core themes, we collaborate with stakeholders to implement actions while continuing to challenge ourselves.

Recruit Group sustainability policy

Seeking a sustainable world of plenty, we contribute to society through all of our corporate activities. To do this, we take a long-term view in addressing social issues, committing ourselves to three guiding principles and five core themes.

Guiding Principle

  • Promoting businesses that contribute positively to society

  • Meeting global stakeholders' expectations

  • Fulfilling our responsibilities as a global citizen

Five Material Matters

In collaboration with our stakeholders, we promote sustainability activities based on our five material matters.

In order to realize our corporate mission of creating a prosperous society in which each individual flourishes, we have established the following five core themes for our sustainability activities. In collaboration with our stakeholders, we implement actions reflecting what we can and should do while continuing to challenge ourselves.

Inspire new ways of working

What does work mean to us? How can we work better? Since our foundation as a recruitment advertisement company, we have been constantly asking these questions. We will continue to evolve new ways of working to find paths for individuals to achieve their aspirations.

Close the opportunity gap

We believe that the more people are free to pursue their passions, the better the future becomes. Closing the opportunity gap is a key factor for this. We have, and will continue to match countless people and businesses in ways that have not been done before.

Celebrate​ diversity and inclusion

We celebrate diversity in nationality, race, religion, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation and gender identity, and more. We respect and capitalize on each other's differences to promote creativity in the world.

Respect human rights

Our vision, "a world where people can follow their hearts" starts from respecting human rights. We follow Recruit Group's Human Rights Policy and Code of Ethics to respect the rights of our diverse stakeholders.

Conserve the environment

We all have a common responsibility for the global environment. We strive to reduce our negative impact on the environment by addressing climate change, resource preservation and biodiversity conservation. We aim to enlighten society with our environmentally conscious lifestyle.

Focused SDGs* agenda

We will set forth the following SDG goals associated with our material matters to contribute to global sustainability.

The SDGs that correspond to the critical issues identified by materiality analysis are as shown below. As can be seen from the focus themes, Recruit Group considers human rights as a very important issue, recognizing it as being at the root of all SDGs.

1.No poverty, 4.Quality education, 5.Gender equality, 8.Decent work and economic growth, 10.Reduced inequalities, 13.Climate action,

*SDGs: The term stands for "Sustainable Development Goals" which were declared in "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development," a resolution adopted in the United Nations Summit for the Sustainable Development" held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on September 25-27, 2015.