Communication with Stakeholders
The basis of CSR at the Benesse Group is activities that create social value, which begin from our corporate philosophy: Benesse = "Well-Being"
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.
Benesse CSR Promotion Structure
Benesse Group CSR Achievement Targets
|Education and Childcare||
|Senior / Nursing Care||
|Community / Social contributions||
Benesse Group Corporate Philosophy and Principle
In October 2010, Benesse Holdings adopted a set of guidelines called the "Benesse Group Corporate Philosophy and Principle" informed by its corporate vision to guide the conduct of directors and employees in the group. The group's operating companies follow these guidelines in order to comply with social norms, high ethical standards, and relevant laws and regulations, and they develop management systems to ensure that they achieve lasting growth and development by continuing to deliver value for society.
Continuous creation of necessary services through appropriate communication with customers:
Development of fair and vibrant workplaces through communication with employees:
|Suppliers and partners||
Treatment of partners as important co-creators of value and maintenance of good trust-based relationships:
|Communities and society||
Contribution to community development through local job creation as a result of business activities combined with non-commercial activities of affiliated foundations and support for sport:
|Shareholder and investors||
Disclosure through appropriate media and opportunities to maintain lasting trust with shareholders and investors:
We publish CSR reports to make the group's environmental and social impacts transparent and explain the group's CSR activities to stakeholders.
Reports cover the Benesse Group, including Benesse Holdings and consolidated group companies in Japan and overseas. As coverage can vary according to the kind of data published, specific details are provided as appropriate in each report.
The latest report focuses on activities in FY2017 (April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018). However, it also includes some information on activities prior to and after this period.
Date of publication of integrated report
August 2018 (previous issue: August 2013, next issue (planned): August 2019)
GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) GRI Standards
Last updated : 2019/04/26