ESG Data

The Z Holdings Group’s data related to ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) is summarized here by items.
*Unless otherwise indicated, the figures for FY2018 are of Yahoo Japan Corporation (“Yahoo! JAPAN”) alone, and the figures for FY2019 and FY 2020 are of the entire Z Holdings Group.

Environment

Items FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 Coverage*
Gross CO2emissions (Scope 1 & 2)(t-CO2) 101,314 118,345 118,058 92.1 %
Scope 1 3,614 4,203 3,672 58.4 %
Scope 2 97,593 114,142 114,385 93.1 %
Scope 3 ** 2,549,890 2,248,755 71.7 %
Category 1 : Purchased goods 1,068,576 1,162,808 71.7%
Category 2 : Purchased capital goods 605,790 149,377 71.7%
Category 3 : Purchased fuel/energy (other than Scope 1 & 2) 14,437 16,212 71.7%
Category 4 : Transportation and delivery (upstream) 34,069 31,494 34.1%
Category 5 : Waste 966 1,068 71.7%
Category 6 : Business travel 861 478 71.7%
Category 7 : Employee commuting 3,663 4,134 71.7%
Category 8 : Leased assets (upstream)
Category 9 : Transportation and delivery (downstream) 590,875 603,376 37.6%
Category 10 : Processing of sold products
Category 11 : Use of sold products 108,480 139,342 34.1%
Category 12 : End-of-life treatment of sold products 122,174 140,465 34.1%
Category 13 : Leased assets (downstream)
Category 14 : Franchises
Category 15 : Investments
Total energy consumption (GJ) 2,286,877 2,731,073 2,983,240 91.8%
CO2 emission per energy consumption (t-CO2/GJ) 0.045 0.045 0.040 91.8%
Renewable energy consumption (GJ) 134,149 325,313 350,972 71.7%
Renewable energy ratio (%) 7.90% 12.31% 11.76% 71.7%
Gas (m3) 23,269 126,831 122,004 75.2%
Light oil (kl) 511 548 547 71.7%
Heavy oil (kl) 80 111 97 75.2%
Kerosene (kl) 575 577 582 34.1%
Gasoline (kl) 239 273 115 87.3%
Electricity (kwh) 229,832,270 270,820,313 287,355,465 96.1%
Water consumption (m3) 339,829 577,406 687,586
(498,860)
89.7%
Offices (m3) (97,614) 37.6%
Data centers (m3) (401,246) 37.6%
Hot water/cold water (GJ) 23,681 22,301 17,408 49.7%
Average PUE of data centers *** 1.41 1.41 1.38 39.7%
Waste (t) 209.2 5,330.5 4,746.9 86.2%
Recycling rate of waste 95.1% 78.2% 81.6% 83.8%
Green purchasing ratio**** 35.1% 42.7% 46.1% 37.6%
Total paper used (t) 27.9 300.1 110.0 91.5%
Carbon offset CO2 reduction of approx. 51.02 tons CO2 reduction of approx. 38.60 tons CO2 reduction of approx. 23.72 tons 37.6%
Paper recycling Deforestation reduction equivalent to 501 trees Deforestation reduction equivalent to 430 trees Deforestation reduction equivalent to 554 trees 41.2%
Investment in conservation of biodiversity JPY 8 million JPY 10.35 million JPY 9 million 37.6%
No. of environmental penalties imposed 0 0 0 71.7%
Amount of green bonds issued JPY 0 71.7%
Amount of environmental penalties imposed JPY 0 JPY 0 JPY 0 71.7%
  • * Figures in parenthesis represent values for Yahoo! JAPAN's facilities (including data centers) and group companies that are located in the same compound.
  • * Coverage ratio for each environmental indicator is calculated based on the sum of the consolidated revenue ratio of the consolidated subsidiaries for which we were able to compile data.
  • ** We have expanded the calculation range for Scope 3 in FY2020 (included remote work in commuting). Figures for FY2019 has been retroactively revised using the same calculation basis.
  • *** Calculation method of PUE has been revised for Yahoo! JAPAN's data centers and figures have been retroactively revised. (May 2021)
  • **** Green purchasing ratio is for stationery only for FY2018. In FY2019 and FY2020, the ratio is for office automation, PCs, household goods, stationery and office supplies.

Social

Items FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 Coverage*
Total no. of employees in major subsidiaries of ZHD (Ave. no. of temporarily recruited employees) *1 12,874
(5,181)
14,168
(6,966)
22,531
(11,801)
Total number of employees covered in this report: gender composition (%) Total 6,515 6,993 14,647 *2 100%
Male (%) 4,335
(67%)
4,654
(67%)
9,205
(63%)
100%
Female (%) 2,160
(33%)
2,339
(33%)
5,442
(37%)
100%
No. of employees in Japan Total 14,643 100%
Male 9,201 100%
Female 5,442 100%
No. of employees overseas Total 161 *3 100%
Male 118 100%
Female 43 100%
No. of employees in managerial positions; gender composition Total 1,172 2,256 2,690 100%
Male (%) 979
(83%)
1,842
(82%)
2,143
(79.7%)
100%
Female (%) 193
(17%)
414
(18%)
547
(20.3%)
100%
Gender composition by job title *4 Corporate officer
Male (%)
25
(93.6%)
25
(93.6%)
120
(88.2%)
100%
Corporate officer
Female (%)
2
(7.4%)
2
(7.4%)
16
(11.8%)
100%
Senior manager or higher
Male (%)
242
(88%)
430
(90.9%)
846
(88.2%)
100%
Senior manager or higher
Female (%)
33
(12%)
43
(9.1%)
113
(11.8%)
100%
Manager (section chief)
Male (%)
661
(80.9%)
845
(82.2%)
1,367
(75.4%)
100%
Manager (section chief)
Female (%)
156
(19.1%)
183
(17.8%)
445
(24.6%)
100%
Unit manager (UM)
Male (%)
26
(92.9%)
31
(96.9%)
89
(62.7%)
42%
Unit manager (UM)
Female (%)
2
(7.1%)
1
(3.1%)
53
(37.3%)
42%
Service manager (SM)
Male (%)
96
(83.5%)
86
(84.3%)
70
(84.3%)
42%
Service manager (SM)
Female (%)
19
(16.5%)
16
(15.7%)
13
(15.7%)
42%
No. of employees and gender composition by job category
(revenue generating divisions) *5
Total
Male (%)
2,414
(63.9%)
100%
Total
Female (%)
1,366
(36.1%)
100%
Senior manager or higher
Male (%)
434
(89.3%)
100%
Senior manager or higher
Female (%)
52
(10.7%)
100%
Manager (section chief)
Male (%)
843
(77%)
100%
Manager (section chief)
Female (%)
252
(23%)
100%
No. of employees and gender composition by job category
(STEM divisions) *5
Total
Male (%)
1,509
(84.1%)
99%
Total
Female (%)
285
(15.9%)
99%
Senior manager or higher
Male (%)
179
(98.3%)
99%
Senior manager or higher
Female (%)
3
(1.7%)
99%
Manager (section chief)
Male (%)
404
(87.8%)
99%
Manager (section chief)
Female (%)
56
(12.2%)
99%
No. of employees in data & science-related depts. *6 Total 432 832 754 98%
Male (%) 640
(84.9%)
98%
Female (%) 114
(15.1%)
98%
New appointments of employees to managerial positions: gender composition Total 301 520 740 99%
Male (%) 239
(79.4%)
382
(73.5%)
572
(77.3%)
99%
Female (%) 62
(20.6%)
138
(26.5%)
168
(22.7%)
99%
No. of non-Japanese employees in Japan (% to total employees): gender composition (%) Total (%) 195
(2.8%)
780
(5.5%)
97%
Male (%) 153
(2.2%)
501
(64.2%)
97%
Female (%) 42
(0.6%)
279
(35.8%)
97%
No. of new employees recruited in Japan: gender composition Total 1,968 *7 838 *7
Male (%) 1,323
(67%)
566
(67.5%)
Female (%) 645
(33%)
272
(32.4%)
No. of newly graduated employees recruited in Japan (% to total new recruits): gender composition (%) Total (%) 422
(28.1%)
85%
Male (%) 269
(63.7%)
85%
Female (%) 153
(36.3%)
85%
No. of mid-career employees recruited in Japan (% to total new recruits): gender composition (%) Total (%) 1,080
(71.9%)
99%
Male (%) 664
(61.5%)
99%
Female (%) 416
(38.5%)
99%
No. of non-Japanese employees recruited (% to total new recruits): gender composition (%) Total (%) 129
(8.6%)
55%
Male (%) 78
(60.5%)
55%
Female (%) 51
(39.5%)
55%
No. of employees with disabilities Total 350 98%
Male 228 98%
Female 122 98%
% of employees with disabilities in overall workforce All employees (%) 2.17% 2.40% 2.31% 98%
No. of post-retirement employees rehired Total 25 31 57 50%
Male 47 50%
Female 10 50%
Average no. of temporary employees Total 900 98%
Male 329 98%
Female 571 98%
Average no. of non-permanent employees Total 7,206 99%
Temporary staff 1,934 99%
Subcontract employee 5,272 99%
No. of employees switched from non-permanent to permanent employment Total 228 97%
Male 80 97%
Female 148 97%
No. of voluntary resignations: gender composition Total 929 99%
Overall resignation rate 9.1% 7.8% 6.3% 99%
Male (%) 603
(64.9%)
99%
Female (%) 326
(35.1%)
99%
Average length of service (years) All employees 6.8 4 6.5 100%
Male 6.9 5 6.6 100%
Female 6.5 4 6.1 100%
Average age All employees 35.6 36.5 36.2 100%
Male 35.7 35.8 36.7 100%
Female 35.5 35.6 35.2 100%
Age distribution of employees: gender composition Under 30 Total 1,643 1,807 3,689 100%
Under 30
Male (%)
2,043
(55.4%)
100%
Under 30
Female (%)
1,646
(44.6%)
100%
30 – 39 Total 2,779 2,798 5,867 100%
30 – 39
Male (%)
3,689
(62.9%)
100%
30 – 39
Female (%)
2,178
(37.1%)
100%
40 – 49 Total 1,679 1,820 3,601 100%
40 – 49
Male (%)
2,428
(67.4%)
100%
40 – 49
Female (%)
1,173
(32.6%)
100%
50 – 59 Total 306 348 770 100%
50 – 59
Male (%)
510
(66.2%)
100%
50 – 59
Female (%)
260
(33.8%)
100%
60 and above Total 27 30 124 100%
60 and above
Male (%)
102
(82.3%)
100%
60 and above
Female (%)
22
(17.7%)
100%
Cost of recruitment JPY1.16 billion 99%
Average annual salary of directors (basic salary only) Male (JPY) 24,272,343 97%
Female (JPY) 15,149,200 97%
Average annual salary of directors (basic salary + bonus) Male (JPY) 27,864,105 97%
Female (JPY) 16,464,067 97%
Average annual salary of employees in managerial positions (basic salary only) Male (JPY) 6,943,092 97%
Female (JPY) 6,260,360 97%
Average annual salary of employees in managerial positions (basic salary + bonus) Male (JPY) 10,694,857 97%
Female (JPY) 9,223,351 97%
Average annual salary of employees in non-managerial positions (basic salary only) *8 Male (JPY) 4,513,777 97%
Female (JPY) 3,933,961 97%
Average annual salary of employees in non-managerial positions (basic salary + bonus) *8 Male (JPY) 6,525,788 97%
Female (JPY) 5,626,575 97%
Ratio of CEO’s remuneration to average annual salary of employees *9 Ratio by average
20:1 18.25:1 For non-consolidated Z Holdings Corporation only
Engagement Survey
(conducted monthly) *10
Overall average response rate (%) 90% 58%
No. of employees using childcare systems Total 655 870 351 99%
Male 84 149 103 99%
Female 571 721 248 99%
Utilization of childcare leave Male (%) 16.3% 20.3% 36.6% 99%
Female (%) 99% 99.3% 90.2% 99%
% of returning to work 99.2% 95.1% 94.3% 99%
No. of employees under shorter working hour system for childcare Total 372 422 608 99%
Male 29 33 38 99%
Female 343 389 570 99%
No. of employees using nursing care leave Total 90 113 103 45%
Male 57 45%
Female 46 45%
No. of employees under shorter working hour system for nursing care Total 5 17 4 38%
Male 2 38%
Female 2 38%
Utilization of paid leave All employees (%) 77.8% 75.6% 60.9% *11 65%
Annual total working hours (average per employee) Hours 1,898 1,856 1,939 100%
Annual hours of overtime worked (average per employee) Hours 207 193 228 100%
No. of employees using work-from-home system Total 12,042 64%
Overall utilization rate 87.5% 97.6% 82% *12 64%
Male (%) 7,759
(84.3%)
64%
Female (%) 4,283
(78.7%)
64%
Volunteer leave No. of employees 670 677 203 *11 38%
No. of employees on leave due to non-work-related illness or injury Total 214 97%
Male 109 97%
Female 105 97%
Incidence of industrial accidents resulting in leave All employees (%) 0.7% 100%
Incidence of industrial accidents All employees (%) 0.53% 0.62% 0.47% 100%
% of employees taking stress check All employees (%) 82.3% 89.1% 89.5% 99%
% of employees taking harassment check All employees (%) 88.0% 90%
% of employees taking regular medical checkups All employees (%) 100% 97.6% 96.1% 65%
% of employees with remarks in their medical checkups *13 All employees (%) 51.1% 57.1% 59.6% 65%
Smoking rate All employees (%) 17.5% 19.0% 15.3% 65%
Completion rate of specific health guidance All employees (%) 39.5% 44.5% 43.5%
(Partially September onwards)*14
65%
Total hours spent on capacity building training for employees Total (hours) 209,152 222,528 134,333 *12 96%
Average training hours per employee (result) Average hours 26 26 28 96%
Average training cost per employee (result) JPY 129,000 136,000 68,251 *12 96%
Amount of donations
(social contribution/disaster relief)
JPY 1.93 billion 44%
  • *1 Aggregate figures for major subsidiaries as reported in the Annual Securities Report of ZHD. YoY difference from the end of previous fiscal year is due to the difference resulting from the consolidation of LINE Corporation on March 1, 2021.
  • *2 Figure for FY2020 is the aggregate figure for the Z Holdings Group companies until February 28, 2021 (excluding average temporarily recruited employees) and non-consolidated LINE Corporation.
  • *3 LINE Corporation's FY2020 figure does not include figures for overseas bases since the integration was on March 1 (only one month until the end of fiscal year).
  • *4 There are overlaps in counting since employees in managerial positions may concurrently serve as UM and SM.
  • *5 Revenue generating divisions refer to divisions in charge of sales + planning/business development, and STEP divisions refer to engineers and designers.
  • *6 We established the Data & Science Solutions Group in 2014 and have been strengthening hiring and development of human resources in an effort to make a shift toward a data-driven company.
  • *7 No. of new recruits for FY2018 and FY2019 is the total of new graduates and mid-career recruits. The number of new recruits increased for FY2018 due to expansion of new businesses.
  • *8 Employees in managerial positions are from managers to corporate officers.
  • *9 Average annual salary of employees of Z Holdings Corporation. Includes bonus and non-basic salary. Comparison made with President and Representative Director, Co-CEO.
  • *10 Online questionnaires.
  • *11 Significantly impacted by restrictions on leisure time and changes in work style due to COVID-19.
  • *12 Significantly impacted by increase in the response rate, as a group that has various types of businesses.
  • *13 FY2020 data provided by YG Health Insurance Society includes patients who require observation and those who are undergoing treatment. Items to which remarks are given may vary slightly depending on the health insurance society.
  • *14 Since the fiscal year of YG Health Insurance Society, which provides specific health guidance, ends at the end of September, some of the health checkups are not reflected in this figure.
  • *The percentages in the “Coverage” column are calculated based on the revenue proportions of group companies in the Group’s overall revenue.

Governance

Items FY2019 FY2020 Coverage*
No. of reported cases of whistle-blowing 87 95 100%
Legal actions regarding corruption, bribery, etc. 0 0 100%
Income tax expense recorded in Consolidated Statement of Profit or Loss (JPY) *1 JPY 47,655 million JPY 53,495 million 100%
No. of violations against codes of business conduct and ethical standards Wrongful business conduct 1 100%
Security violation 3 100%
Neglect of duty 1 100%
Other 4 100%
Disciplinary action 9 100%
No. of violations related to human rights abuse and harassment Harassment 3 100%
Disciplinary action 6 100%
% of employees taking compliance e-learning 91.8% 100%
  • *1 We fulfill our tax obligation appropriately for the development of our nation and the regions in which our offices are located.
  • * The percentages in the “Coverage” column are calculated based on the revenue proportions of group companies in the Group’s overall revenue.
  • * Please refer here for details on the composition of officers and their remunerations.