Media & Solutions SBU
Sustainability at the Media & Solutions SBU
Our activities to help promote a sustainable society
Students using online learning service Quipper in the Philippines
The foundation of our business model is to connect people who seek opportunities and organizations that provide them in various areas of daily consumption. This concept is directly aligned with Goal 10 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which is the elimination of inequality among people and nations. Meanwhile, the outcomes produced by each of our services are different. By helping improve the productivity of SME clients with our Air BusinessTools, we believe that we will contribute to SDG Goal 8, which is focused on job satisfaction and economic growth. Our services for pursuing further education help advance progress towards SDG Goal 4 of quality education for all. By toppling these "SDGs Dominos", we will contribute to the realization of a sustainable society and economy in which no one is left behind.
We are committed to continuing to create positive change for society while protecting the rights of all stakeholders, including users and clients, by running our core businesses while implementing such initiatives. We believe that this will lead to our achieving our sustainability objectives.
Recruit: WORK FIT
"WORK FIT" is a free employment support program to help anyone find their ideal job. This program is customized not only for undergraduates, but also for people who are unemployed, in reform schools, or children in orphanages. Since 2011, approximately 30,000 people have participated in the program (as of March, 2019).
Started in 2015, project "iction!" is focused on concentrated working hours where employees can more easily balance their working lives with parenting. We have signed a cooperation agreement with the city of Kitakyushu to support women's employment with the cooperation of the government and local companies. Through this activity, the rate of social return on investment (SROI) is about 14.6 fold, with a monetary value of approximately 200 million yen.
Recruit / Recruit Jobs: physical condition measurement tools for seniors
We support seniors who have given up working due to age barriers, such as mismatches in job content with physical capabilities. This nationwide program aims to help such individuals find suitable work by measuring and visualizing their physical strength, operational skills, personality, and other personal traits. As of May 2019, our program has been held at 30 locations nationwide.
Recruit / Recruit Office Support: supporting athletes
Since 2018, we have had a sponsorship agreement with five athletes and one coach to encourage compatibility between work and athletic activities. Sitting volleyball player Jun Tazawa has won numerous national tournaments, while wheelchair tennis player Koji Sugeno is fourth in the world ranking in the quad class (as of September, 2019).
Sitting volleyball athlete Jun Tazawa
Recruit Career: "Sankaku"
We began offering working internships in 2018 as a means for people to broaden their scope of personal activities and have now had a total of over 2,000 participants. The program provides an opportunity for business people to broaden their careers without leaving their current positions, and engage with people and tasks outside of their current job environment.
Recruit Sumai Company — LGBT-friendly housing search support
We offer guidance on LGBT-friendly properties, advice on buying homes, the introduction of shared mortgages, and other support so that users can find a home without obstacles, regardless of sexual orientation. Properties and agencies that explicitly state that they will not refuse consultation or move-in on the basis of a tenant identifying as LGBT are recognized as LGBT-friendly.