CSR Data

Human Resources

Ratio of Female Employees and Managers at Benesse Corporation

As of April; regular employees

  2013 2014 2015 2016
  Male Female Ratio of female employees Male Female Ratio of female employees Male Female Ratio of female employees Male Female Ratio of female employees
Number of employees1,2901,51454%1,141 1,47656%1,233 1,42654%1,046 1,29755%
Section leader 193 115 37%210 92 30%177 81 31%171 81 32%
General manager 55 14 20%33 5 13%35 12 26%53 16 23%
Executive 7 3 30%5 2 29%3 2 40%7 2 22%

Ratio of Employees with Disabilities in the Benesse Group

As of March 1

20122.04%
20132.04%
20142.32%
20152.33%
20162.11%
  • * Ratio of employees with disabilities at Group companies subject to the Employment Quota System for Persons with Disabilities
  • * In March 2016, the Group expanded the scope of data collection for this statistic, which temporarily lowered the ratio of employees with disabilities ; however, the Group plans to proactively increase the ratio going forward

Number of Employees Who Took Childcare Leave and Returned From Leave at Benesse Style Care Co., Ltd. and Benesse Corporation

  2014 2015 2016
  Number of employees taking leave Number of returnees (ratio) Number of employees taking leave Number of returnees (ratio) Number of employees taking leave
Benesse Style Care Co., Ltd.
(Regular employees, contract employees, semi-full time staff)
110 83
(75.5%)
148 117
(79.1%)
156
Benesse Corporation
(Regular employees, contract employees, specified job employees)
95 83
(87.4%)
104 93
(89.4%)
94
  • * Returnees: Employees who return to work within the time limit for leave under each company's system

Number of Employees Receiving Childcare Allowance at Benesse Style Care Co., Ltd.

As of April

2012167
2013168
2014207
2015232
2016258

Environment

As of March

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Electricity Consumption (Million kWh) 1.59 1.00 8.40 8.66 9.40 9.01 7.92 7.91
Paper Consumption (t) 103,000 99,000 97,000 94,334 86,286 62,992 60,060 54,166
Water Consumption (m³) 81,834 73,274 60,963 59,110 55,002 60,254 60,340 58,293
CO² emissions (t) 6,775 4,280 3,595 4,202 5,282 5,471 4,117 4,787
Waste materials (paper) (t) 1,973 2,083 2,272 2,268 2,514 2,907 2,850 2,217
Waste materials (industrial waste) (t) 812 708 1,083 1,002 1,028 994 971 609
  • * The electricity and water consumption data are for the Okayama Headquarters, Tokyo Head Office (Tama Office), and Benesse Logistics Center only.
  • * Paper consumption excludes printing paper for use in offices.
  • * CO2 emissions are for electricity consumption only.
  • * Waste materials (paper) (t) are for correspondence courses and mail order sales only.
  • * From 2013, waste materials (industrial waste) emissions (t) are calculated for the Okayama Headquarters, Tokyo Head Office (Tama Office) and distribution bases (Okayama, Kanagawa, Saitama, Gunma) only.

Benesse Corporation has set the following targets for reducing its greenhouse gas emissions over the medium and long term, taking fiscal 2013 as the reference year.

  Every fiscal year 2031 2051
Reduction ratio taking fiscal 2013 as 100% 2.1% or more 31% 55%
  • * The above reductions targets cover scope 1, scope 2, and scope 3.
    • Scope 1 : Benesse's own direct greenhouse gas emissions
    • Scope 2 : Indirect emissions from use of electricity, heat or steam provided by third parties
    • Scope 3 : Emissions from Benesse’s value chain
  • * Scope 3 categories include: category 1 (purchased goods and services), categories 4 and 9 (upstream and downstream transportation and distribution), category 5 (waste generated in operations), category 6 (business travel), category 7 (employee commuting), category 8 (upstream leased assets), category 11 (use of sold products), and category 12 (end-of-life treatment of sold products)
  • * Scope of organizations covered: 11 Benesse corporation offices, including offices in Japan and a branch in Taipei.

As of March

Unit: t-CO2 2014 (Reference Fiscal Year) 2016 (Reporting year) Reduction rate from reference year Target achievement rate in the reporting year
Target Result
Scope 1 11,025 23,463,612 162 60.4% 141.4%
Scope 2 9,352 9,234
Scope 3 24,471,911 9,698,772
Total for scope 1, 2, and 3 24,492,288 9,708,167

Third-Party Verification
To improve the reliability of the Company’s CO2 emissions volume performance, it received third-party verification from the Japan Quality Assurance Organization for its data in scope 1, scope 2, and scope 3 for fiscal 2015 for the following categories: category 1 (purchased goods and services), categories 4 and 9 (upstream and downstream transportation and distribution), category 5 (waste generated in operations), category 6 (business travel), category 7 (employee commuting), category 8 (upstream leased assets), category 11 (use of sold products), and category 12 (end-of-life treatment of sold products)

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Volume Verification Report

Last updated : 2017/07/24