Sustainability

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We are creating working environments where every employee feels comfortable, as well as training personnel so each employee can realize their full potential.

■Investing in human capital

DAIICHIKOSHO aims to cultivate human resources and create comfortable working environments, based on its basic belief that “human resources are more important than anything to the development of companies.”

Ensuring diversity

To attract talented human resources and ensure diversity when promoting key personnel, DAIICHIKOSHO casts a wide net when hiring new people, regardless of academic background or whether they are new graduates or in the middle of their careers.

< Three-year recruitment data >

Full-time employees recruited
< Bottom row: Of which, foreigners >
Of which, mid-career hires
< Bottom row: Of which, foreigners >
Of which, new graduates
< Bottom row: Of which, foreigners >
Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women Total
FY2020 104 13 117 75 10 85 29 3 32
89% 11% 100% 64% 9% 73% 25% 3% 27%
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
FY2019 136 15 151 109 9 118 27 6 33
90% 10% 100% 72% 6% 78% 18% 4% 22%
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
FY2018 168 19 187 133 11 144 35 8 43
90% 10% 100% 71% 6% 77% 19% 4% 23%
1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
1% 0% 0.53% 0.53% 0% 0.53% 0% 0% 0%

< Latest full-time employee data >

Full-time employees
< Bottom row: Of which, foreigners >
Of which, mid-career hires
< Bottom row: Of which, foreigners >
Of which, new graduates
< Bottom row: Of which, foreigners >
Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women Total
Apr-21 1629 179 1808 1332 125 1457 297 54 351
90% 10% 100% 74% 7% 81% 16% 3% 19%
5 1 6 5 0 5 0 1 1
0.28% 0.06% 0.33% 0.28% 0% 0.28% 0% 0.06% 0.06%

< Full-time employees working at branches/stores >

Full-time employees
< Bottom row: Of which, foreigners >
Of which, working at stores and branches
< Bottom row: Of which, foreigners >
Men Women Total Men Women Total
Apr-21 1629 179 1808 1091 34 1125
90% 10% 100% 60% 2% 62%
5 1 6 3 0 3
0.28% 0.06% 0.33% 0.17% 0% 0.17%

< Latest manager data >

Managers
< Bottom row: Of which, foreigners >
Of which, mid-career hires
< Bottom row: Of which, foreigners >
Of which, new graduates
< Bottom row: Of which, foreigners >
Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women Total
Apr-21 327 3 330 274 3 277 53 0 53
99% 1% 100% 83% 1% 84% 16% 0% 16%
1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
0.30% 0% 0.30% 0.30% 0% 0.30% 0% 0% 0%

Creating comfortable working environments

We are taking various steps to reduce long working hours, such as sending email warnings about working too much overtime and regularly checking if employees are using annual leave. We also regularly provide information about the Group’s social and welfare facilities to encourage employees and their families to use them for rest and recuperation. In addition, we offer various support to our employees, such as a savings scheme, shareholding scheme and group insurance scheme.

Training system

At DAIICHIKOSHO, we know that people are vital to drive the Group’s sustained growth and corporate value over the longer term. That’s why we are focusing on raising the skill levels of our employees and developing human resources.
We are improving training programs for new recruits, in addition to running training courses tailored to each employee grade and job function.
In FY2018 we introduced a training instructor system for customer-facing personnel at flagship karaoke rooms and restaurants to reinforce follow-up training for employees who have recently joined the company. At other locations, we implemented more rigorous training systems for all employees, including part-time staff, and introduced a satellite instructor system linked to flagship locations to create an integrated training framework. We have also set up training video libraries at each location so that employees can access training resources whenever they need.

Mental health measures

In accordance with partial revisions to the Industrial Safety and Health Law, which came into effect on December 1, 2015, we started offering annual stress checks to all employees from FY2016, including part-time staff enrolled in social insurance. Of 2,579 eligible personnel in FY2020, 1,757 took the stress checks and several employees had a consultation with a medical professional following the check. We are collating and analyzing the results of the checks to improve working hours and workplace environments.

Project to empower female employees

To support the advancement of women, we launched a project in April 2018 to develop a new restaurant format led by female employees, who are responsible for all aspects of the project, from concept development to restaurant opening. Roughly one year after the start of the project, on June 28, 2019, the first Time is Curry restaurant developed by the project team was opened inside JR Ichikawa Station, Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture. We plan to continue pushing ahead with this project as part of our efforts to create a better working environment for female employees in the DAIICHIKOSHO Group.

■Measures to promote safe driving

Safe Driving Management Regulations

The DAIICHIKOSHO Group has created Safe Driving Management Regulations to reduce car and traffic accidents to zero.

Safe driving awareness activities

DAIICHIKOSHO uses a range of methods to improve driving safety and awareness. Information related to all accidents in the Group is managed centrally and used as case studies in a monthly report to increase awareness about car and traffic accidents. We also publish a quarterly safe driving newsletter and hold seminars on safe driving twice a year. Training materials handed out at the seminar include examples and images of actual accidents that occurred in the Group.

Dashboard cameras

Since 2011, the Group’s entire fleet of roughly 1,300 vehicles has been fitted with dashboard cameras. If an accident does occur, an accident report and video of the accident recorded by the dashboard camera is shared within the Group to prevent similar accidents in the future.

Alcohol detection systems

We have introduced alcohol detection systems to prevent drink-driving. All employees subject to testing are checked when arriving at work to eliminate drink-driving and promote safe driving habits.

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