Benesse Group CSR

The basis of CSR at the Benesse Group is activities that create social value, which begin from our corporate philosophy: Benesse = "Well-Being"

CSR Approach

Resolving social issues through our businesses, and working mainly through our three foundations to "support the learning of children" and "support the development of sound communities with a focus on education, culture and the arts"

The Benesse Group's CSR activities originate with its corporate philosophy: Benesse = "Well-Being," and aim to create new value for society. We provide resolutions to social issues through businesses that are supported by many stakeholders, while our three related foundations lead our efforts to "support the learning of children, who are the leaders of tomorrow" and "to support the development of sound communities with a focus on education, culture and the arts." We believe this CSR focus reflects the unique spirit of Benesse.

Throughout the entire Benesse Group, we aim to provide better value to society through our businesses, while aiming to channel the Group’s sustainable growth into social value creation through our foundations.

We will strive to be a corporate group that performs essential functions for its stakeholders, setting our sights on helping every individual to "Well-Being" from birth into old age.

Schematic Overview of Benesse’s CSR

Benesse CSR Promotion Structure

Benesse Group CSR Achievement Targets
Education and Childcare
  • Make the future brighter by providing educational support to children, who are our future, and to households, as one of the world's most trusted educational groups.
  • Provide educational services and opportunities for over 100 million people from children through adults in countries and regions throughout the world, seeking to develop open-minded individuals with the ability to think and act independently.
Senior / Nursing Care
  • Perform vital functions for local communities amid the aging of society by providing personalized residential and lifestyle support that enables people to lead their lives in the way that they wish.
Human resources
  • Develop human resources that have an extensive interest in worldwide issues and a desire to improve society as a member of global society, and an abundance of autonomy and willingness to take on new challenges connected to business.
  • Support employees who aspire to resolve social issues.
Environment
  • Recognize global warming as an important issue and reduce our business activities' environmental footprint.
  • Use environmental education to support the development of human resources who are able to look at the bigger picture and take action to help to solve environmental issues.
Community / Social contributions
  • As a member of the community and society, work to realize the concept of "Well-Being" on a local level by helping to create sound communities where people live happily with the aim of harmonious coexistence.

Last updated : 2015/09/29