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  3. Sustainability Policy and Promotion Framework

Sustainability Policy and Promotion Framework

Sustainability Policy

Driven by our Corporate Philosophy of “Providing Opportunity, Individual Growth and Social Contribution,” the PERSOL Group works with diverse stakeholders to actively address social and environmental issues in the aim of building a sustainable society.
With appropriate governance, we will continue to engage in business that realizes our Group Vision, “Work and Smile,” and enrich society so that all work leads to lives of happiness.

Founder’s Aspiration

I want to create a society in which women can work energetically.
A place for those who want to work.

  • 創業者 篠原 欣子

    Yoshiko Shinohara, Founder of the PERSOL Group

  • When our founder Shinohara graduated from high school and began working, there were still few women joining the workforce. Shinohara founded Tempstaff Co., Ltd. in 1973 with the aim of creating a society in which every woman who wanted to work could play an active role. Since then, we have contributed to society by providing many people with opportunities to participate actively in line with the times.

    Carrying on the aspirations of Yoshiko Shinohara, we at the PERSOL Group aim to realize a society in which all people can continue to work enthusiastically and live happily.

Sustainability Promotion System (Governance)

The Sustainability Committee has been established under the Headquarters Management Committee (HMC) in order to promote sustainability initiatives at the management level and to appropriately manage sustainability-related risks and opportunities.
Chaired by the Representative Director, President and CEO, the Sustainability Committee deliberates on sustainability-related management agendas and submits proposals and reports to the HMC.
In response to a report from the Sustainability Committee, the HMC deliberates on measures related to Group-wide sustainability management, thus assisting the CEO in making decisions.
The Board of Directors oversees the content and process of the deliberations on a regular basis and gives approval, issues directives for action, and provides advice as necessary.
In addition to the Sustainability Committee, the Risk Management Committee, the Human Resources Committee, the Gender Diversity Committee, and the Staff Well-being Committee address individual sustainability-related issues.

Structure Role
Board of Directors The Board of Directors oversees sustainability measures, resolutions for which have been passed by the HMC, in execution of operations on a regular basis and gives directives for action as necessary.
HMC HMC deliberates on Group-wide management-related specific measures, including sustainability measures, as a committee in charge of discussing CEO's decisions on the execution of operations. Matters for resolution are reported to the Board of Directors.
This committee meets once a month, in principle. Its attendants are Group Senior Executives approved by the Board of Directors.
As a Group-wide committee in charge of complementing and strengthening the functions of the HMC, the Sustainability Committee deliberates on matters for the promotion of sustainability by the PERSOL Group and key related strategies.
Chairperson: Representative Director and CEO
Members: HMC members
Advisors:Independent Directors
Secretariat:Group Sustainability Division
Frequency of meetings:Held every six months, in principle. Also held whenever necessary.

Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee conducts in-depth discussion, deliberation, and monitoring, primarily on the matters outlined below. By involving the executive officers responsible for each business and function, PERSOL works to advance sustainability initiatives across the entire Group.

  • Creation of key sustainability-related policies and initiatives, and reflect them in management strategy
  • Monitoring of sustainability-related initiatives
  • Information gathering and analysis of external developments related to sustainability
  • Stakeholder engagement and disclosure strategy related to sustainability, etc.

[Main subjects of discussion by the Sustainability Committee]

1st meeting
(held in March 2022)
  • Explanation of the outline of the Sustainability Committee
  • Deliberations on revisions to the Sustainability Policy
  • Deliberations on the content of the Group's sustainability activities in FY2022
  • Reporting of current reality about the ESG rating
2nd meeting
(held in August 2022)
  • Deliberations on initiatives and KPIs related to issues of materiality that were revised
  • Reporting related to the development of ESG platform (response to ESG rating agencies, etc.)
  • Reporting about the Integrated Report 2022
3rd meeting
(held in February 2023)
  • Deliberations on targets related to issues of materiality that were revised
  • Deliberations related to response to securities report
  • Reporting related to the development of ESG platform (response to ESG rating agencies, etc.)
  • Plan for the Integrated Report 2023

Sustainability Strategy

Driven by our Corporate Philosophy of "Providing Opportunity”, “Individual Growth” and “Social Contribution”, we at the PERSOL Group work with diverse stakeholders to actively address social issues in the aim of building a sustainable society.
We believe that we must identify materiality (key issues) that is essential for sustainable growth, incorporate these issues into our management policies and plans, and act accordingly to address sustainability-related risks and opportunities that are likely to impact our management policies, plans and other activities.
We considered issues of materiality to address in the three-year period of the Mid-term Management Plan, whose target year is 2030, in the process of achieving our Group Vision. As a result, we have set four issues of materiality for "solving social issues through our business" and four others for building the "foundation for achieving sustainable growth"
At the PERSOL Group, we set targets and KPIs to achieve by 2030 concerning the eight new issues of materiality, clarify our vision for ourselves, and at the same time, will make Group-wide efforts to achieve the targets and KPIs.
See the Materiality page for details of the eight issues of materiality.

Risk management

Regarding sustainability-related risks and opportunities, we have identified and manage both matters that will affect the medium- to long-term corporate value of the PERSOL Group and important matters that will have a significant impact on society or the global environment.
At the PERSOL Group, we have analyzed the level of importance of issues from these two perspectives and identified those that are high priority as issues of materiality.
The Sustainability Committee conducts materiality-related monitoring every six months, and details of deliberations by the Committee are reported to the HMC and the Board of Directors.
Other committees under the HMC also consider and monitor individual risks related to sustainability.

Metrics and targets

The PERSOL Group's KPI and targets on key issues (materiality) related to sustainability are included in its Mid-term Management Plan. See the Materiality page for details.