ESG Data

The Z Holdings Group’s data related to ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) is summarized here by items.

*This webpage mainly covers Yahoo Japan Corporation (“Yahoo! JAPAN”), but also includes some information of some group companies. We intend to sequentially introduce the information of other group companies as they become available.

INDEX

ESG

Profile

Items FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Revenue (JPY million) 853,730 897,185 954,714
No. of employees 5,827 6,330 6,515

Environment

Items FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Gross CO2 emissions (t-CO2)*1 107,594 (86,551) 106,371 (83,865) 101,314 (81,226)
Scope 1 *2 2,451 3,060 3,614
Scope 2 *3 105,138 103,308 97,593
Scope 3 *4 1,339,004
Total energy consumption (GJ) *5 1,940,045
(1,607,567)
2,191,711
(1,792,129)
2,286,877
(1,815,357)
CO2 emission per energy consumption (t-CO2/GJ) 0.054 0.049 0.045
Renewable energy consumption (GJ) 98,383 117,361 134,149
Renewable energy ratio (%) 6.5% 7.0% 7.9%
Average PUE of data centers 1.57 1.56 1.56
Water consumption (m3) *6 326,546 339,829
Waste (t) *7 89.2 209.2 (108.2)
Recycling rate of waste *8 77.3% 95.1% (84.6%)
Total paper used (t) *9 27.5 27.9
Carbon offset CO2 reduction of approx 93.42 tons CO2 reduction of approx 47.18 tons CO2 reduction of approx 51.02 tons
Paper recycling Deforestation reduction equivalent to 967 trees Deforestation reduction equivalent to 429 trees Deforestation reduction equivalent to 501 trees
Investment in conservation of biodiversity JPY 5.20 million JPY 4.70 million JPY 8 million
  • *1 Figures outside of brackets under Gross CO2 emissions for fiscal 2016 include: figures for ASKUL Corporation, ValueCommerce Co., Ltd., eBOOK Initiative Japan Co., LTD. for fiscal 2016; and Magne-Max Capital Management, Ltd. in addition to the aforementioned companies for fiscal 2017. In addition, figures for Dynatech inc. and Techbase VietNam Company Limited were also included for fiscal 2018.
  • *2 Figures for Scope 1 include figures for ASKUL Corporation for fiscal 2016 and also Magne-Max Capital Management, Ltd. for fiscal 2017 and 2018.
  • *3 Figures for Scope 2 includes figures for ASKUL Corporation and ValueCommerce Co., Ltd.
  • *4 Figure for Scope 3 for fiscal 2018 is the total of Yahoo! JAPAN’s categories 6 and 7, and ASKUL Corporation’s categories 1 to 8, 11 and 12.
  • *5 Figures outside of brackets under Total energy consumption include figures for ASKUL Corporation.
  • *6 Water consumption includes figures for ASKUL Corporation and Magne-Max Capital Management, Ltd.
  • *7 Figures outside of brackets under Waste include figures for ASKUL Corporation and Magne-Max Capital Management, Ltd.
  • *8 Figures outside of brackets under Recycling rate of waste include figures for ASKUL Corporation.
  • *9 Total paper used includes figures for Magne-Max Capital Management,Ltd. for fiscal 2017, and the figure for ValueCommerce Co., Ltd. was also included for fiscal 2018.

Social

Items FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
No. of employees: gender composition Total 5,826 6,330 6,515
Male: (%) 3,916 (67%) 4,281 (68%) 4,335 (67%)
Female: (%) 1,910 (33%) 2,049 (32%) 2,160 (33%)
No. of new employees recruited in Japan : gender composition Total 679 816 1,968 *1
Male: (%) 422 (62%) 547 (67%) 1,323 (67%)
Female: (%) 257 (38%) 269 (33%) 645 (33%)
No. of non-Japanese employees Total 97 146 207
% of employees with disabilities out of all employees Total 1.98% 2.11% 2.17%
Employees in managerial positions Total 1,305 1,226 1,172
Male: (%) 1,116 1,049 979
Female: (%) 189 177 193
% of female employees in managerial positions out of all employees in managerial positions 14.48% 14.44% 16.47%
New appointments of female employees to managerial positions: % out of all new apointments to managerial positions 64 (18.4%) 57 (18.2%) 62 (20.6%)
No. of female directors and female employees in managerial positions: % out of each managerial position Director/corporate officer/ Audit and Supervisory Committee member *2 1 (4.0%) 2 (7.4%) 2 (7.4%)
Senior manager or higher *2 28 (11.20%) 25 (9.47%) 33 (12.04%)
Manager *2 124 (16.85%) 142 (18.09%) 156 (19.05%)
Unit manager (UM) *2 2 (6.7%) 2 (6.7%) 2 (7.1%)
Service manager (SM) *2 11 (8.9%) 19 (16.5%) 19 (16.5%)
No. of employees in data & science-related departments *3 357 397 432
Average length of service (years) All employees 6.3 6.6 6.8
Male 6.4 6.7 6.9
Female 6.1 6.4 6.5
Average age All employees 35.8 35.9 35.6
No. of employees using childcare systems Male 52 57 84
Female 495 484 571
Utilization of childcare leave Male 14.58% 17.81% 16.33%
Female 98.51% 99.02% 98.95%
No. of employees using nursing care leave All employees 49 70 90
Utilization of paid leave All employees 78.20% 81.90% 77.80%
Annual total working hours (average per employee) All employees 1,956 hours 1,896 hours 1,898 hours
Annual hours of overtime worked (average per employee) All employees 265 hours 225 hours 207 hours
Dokodemo Office (Office Anywhere) *4 All employees 81.44% 87.01% 87.53%
Problem Solving Leave *5 All employees 300 480 670
Sabbatical System *6 All employees 33 42 59
Average training cost per employee (result) All employees JPY 60,000 JPY 90,000
% of employees receiving regular medical checkups All employees 99.00% 98.70% 100.00%
% of employees with remarks in their medical checkups All employees 48.00%
% of employees with remarks in fat level *7 All employees 26.03% 28.33%
% of employees with remarks in blood pressure *7 All employees 5.39% 4.94%
% of employees with remarks in blood sugar *7 All employees 5.75% 7.02%
% of female employees receiving voluntary checkups (breast cancer) Female 89.20% 90.00% 97.72%
% of female employees receiving voluntary checkups (uterine cancer) Female 82.00% 82.40% 78.31%
% of employees with healthy weight (*BMI18.5-25) All employees 71.20% 70.50% 70.15%
Smoking rate All employees 18.80% 18.30% 17.47%
% of employees with exercise habits All employees 22.70% 23.60% 18.85%
Frequency of work-related injury, etc. All employees 0.49% 0.07% 0.53%
  • *1 The number of new recruits for fiscal 2019 has increased due to expansion in new businesses.
  • *2 There are overlaps in counting since the female employees in managerial positions may concurrently serve as UM and SM.
  • *3 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.
  • *4 A system that allows employees to work anywhere at any time. Employees can use this system up to five times per month.
  • *5 Employees may take up to three days off per year to participate in volunteer work to assist in solving someone’s problems and contribute to society, outside the course of their work.
  • *6 Employees who have worked for the company for ten years or more may take between two and three months off.
  • *7 The items to be observed for remarks have been changed after the transition to YG Health Insurance Society in 2018.

Governance

Items FY2018
No. of directors
(As of March 31, 2019)
Directors
(inc. those serving on the Audit and Supervisory Committee)
Total 7
Male 5
Female 2
inc. outside director Total 2
Male 1
Female 1
Director remuneration Director not serving on the Audit and Supervisory Committee
(inc. outside director)
No. of directors Total amount of remunerations, etc. 2 (-) JPY 272 million (-)
Director serving on the Audit and Supervisory Committee
(inc. outside director)
No. of directors Total amount of remunerations, etc. 2 (2) JPY 60 million
(JPY 60 million)
Total
(inc. outside director)
No. of directors Total amount of remunerations, etc. 4 (2) JPY 332 million
(JPY 60 million)
Items FY2017 FY2018
No. of reported cases of whistle-blowing 29 cases 76 cases *1
Political donations JPY 1.29 million JPY 2.33 million
Legal actions regarding corruption, bribery, etc. 0 0
Income tax expense recorded in Consolidated Statement of Profit or Loss *2 JPY 58,764 million JPY 45,542 million
  • *1 The number of reported cases of whistle-blowing increased in FY2018 from the previous year as a result of efforts to improve recognition of and access to hotlines so as to encourage employees’ use of them.
  • *2 We fulfill our tax obligation for the development of our nation and the regions in which our offices are located, while we contribute to creating values in the Internet industry.