INTAGE Group's CSR

The INTAGE Group seeks honest communication with all its stakeholders and is committed to engaging in trustworthy management practices. At the same time, through our business activities, we strive to contribute to the sustainable development of society and our company. To achieve these goals, the INTAGE Group adopted a new Basic CSR Policy for fiscal 2018 and beyond.

INTAGE Group Basic CSR Policy
Based on The INTAGE Group Way, we apply the INTAGE Group's capabilities to solve issues facing society through communication with stakeholders while meeting our fundamental social responsibilities. With this approach, we aim for the continuous synergistic development of the INTAGE Group and society.

At the INTAGE Group, we position our Group Vision - Know today, Power tomorrow - outlined in The INTAGE Group Way as the ideal situation for which we strive. Our CSR activities are also grounded in our pursuit of this vision. This Group Vision expresses our commitment to creating greater corporate value through CSR activities that apply the strengths and character of each company in the INTAGE Group while fulfilling our social responsibilities as a listed company.

Relationship with Our Employees

Initiatives for Promoting Women's Active Participation in the Workplace

The INTAGE Group has no gender bias in employment conditions or pay scales. We provide a comfortable workplace environment for female employees. Women fill 22.2% of management positions at INTAGE Inc. (fiscal 2017) and we are working steadily to increase this to the goal of 25% outlined in the law to promote the role of women in the workplace in Japan.

In March 2017, INTAGE RESEARCH Inc. was certified as an Eruboshi ("L-Star") Company as outlined in the law to promote the role of women in the workplace in Japan. The company was named as a three-star company, the highest rank for this recognition.

In addition, we conduct the IMR (QWL) Employee Survey once a year as part of our support for employees. This survey gauges employee satisfaction and mental health, and the results are one of the items used to evaluate each Group company.

Employment Data
Number of employees Regular employees: 789, Contract employees: 57,
Transfer employees: 7, Direct hire part-time employees: 67
Breakdown of full-time employees, and number and percentage of employees who are union members Managers: 225, Full-time employees: 564
Union members: 211, Percentage of union employees: 37.4%
Turnover Number of employees who left in the past year: 56 (36 men and 20 women)
Turnover rate: 6.3% (Male employees:7.4%, Female employees: 5.0%)
Number of female managers 50 (22.2% of total)

Note: Figures shown are for INTAGE Inc. only (as of March 31, 2017)

Workstyle Reform Initiative

The INTAGE Group launched a workstyle reform initiative for our 14 domestic companies.

We named Yoshiya Nishi, a director at INTAGE HOLDINGS Inc., as the Detector in charge of Promoting Workstyle Reform and established the INTAGE Group Workstyle Reform Project. Our Group is working as one to promote and implement this project.
Beginning in April 2017, INTAGE HOLDINGS took the lead in implementing flextime, which eliminates core work hours. At the same time, we have established and are promoting working remotely, which allows employees to choose where to work without any limits on eligibility or frequency of use.
In addition to creating a supportive work environment, we are striving to cultivate a corporate culture in which all employees have autonomy as professionals and feel motivated in their work.


Leadership team for workstyle reform at the INTAGE Group
(From left) Shigeyoshi Matsuo, Senior Manager, HRM Strategy Group, INTAGE HOLDINGS Inc.; Kenji Miyakubi,
President and Representative Director; Yoshiya Nishi, Director in charge of Promoting Workstyle Reform

Environmental Conservation Efforts

Energy Usage

The INTAGE Group operates a data center, which is an energy-intensive business. As such, electricity consumption at the Hibarigaoka Office is significant. The business was designated as a Type 2 designated energy management factory in accordance with the revised Energy Saving Act and a designated place of business subject to global warming prevention measures as outlined in the Tokyo Metropolitan Ordinance on Environmental Protection. However, over a multi-year period, with the cooperation of an energy service company (ESCO),*1 we implemented continuous energy conservation measures for the Hibarigaoka Building to rationalize energy consumption. As a result of the large-scale reduction of energy consumed, the above two designations were lifted during the course of fiscal 2017.

*1
A company that provides services related to improving the energy effi ciency of buildings.
Energy Usage at Main Offices*2 by Year
  Year ended
March 31, 2015
Year ended
March 31, 2016
Year ended
March 31, 2017
Electricity usage
(thousands of kWh)
7,210
(5,602)
7,095
(5,435)
6,699
(4,904)
Crude oil equivalent (kl) 1,790
(1,391)
1,762
(1,350)
1,664
(1,218)

Note: Amounts are rounded down
         Figures in parentheses are for Hibarigaoka only

*2
Totals for the Akihabara, Hibarigaoka and Higashikurume offices

Relationship with Society

Donations and Support for Various Organizations

The INTAGE Group supports the activities of various organizations through donations from shareholders and survey panelists. To support those affected by the earthquakes that struck Kumamoto Prefecture in April 2016, we called on cue monitors to offer points as donations. As a result, ¥5,711,084 worth of points were collected between April 21 and May 31. This amount was then donated through the Japanese Red Cross Society as the Kyushu Kumamoto Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund (2016 Kumamoto Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund).


Web banner for the Kyushu Kumamoto Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund

Donations from Shareholder Benefi t Plan and Cue Monitors

(Yen)

  Year ended
March 31, 2016
Year ended
March 31, 2017
The C.W. Nicol Afan Woodland Trust 138,970 107,360
Japan Guide Dog Association 537,740 560,930
UNICEF 425,460 440,930
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund
(Japanese Red Cross Society)
76,000 58,000
Total 1,178,170 1,167,220