ESG / SDGs Initiatives

ESG / SDGs Activity Policy

We acknowledge that corporate growth to be human and environmental considerations, and are actively working to resolve global issues as stated in SDGs (shared goals aimed at by the global community by 2030) and to address social issues and expectations regarding ESG (environmental, social, and governance).
We aim to realize a “sustainable world” under the five main Mission.

Specific Initiatives for SDGs

Sustainable Development Goals “SDGs” adopted by the United Nations

Mission1

We aim to realize work styles and diverse lifestyles that can be chosen according to the life stage.

Remote work and telecommuting system

We have implemented a system that respects the work-life balance of employees.
We are able to work from home nationwide, allowing employees to work flexibly in accordance with their lifestyles.
As of March 2021, 80% and more of all employees worked from home.

Side business system

In order to support the career plans of young employees, and to create a place where employees can thrive without being constrained by fixed concepts, we have implemented a side-business system.

Flex-time system

We have introduced a flextime system that allows employees to set work hours in line with their lifestyles.
The attendance management system has also been renovated so that it can respond to flex time, and the core time is set at 11:00 to 16:00 to improve the efficiency of operations.
We are aiming to build a more comfortable work environment by emphasizing the work-life balance of employees with children.

Mission2

We will promote diversity so that human resources with diverse perspectives and values can thrive.

Active recruitment of global human resources

Our global employees account for 14.1% of the total*, and we will continue to strive to recruit and train global human resources in the future.
They are also active in systems and sales divisions, including multilingual support centers for end users.
※ Global employees refer to employees with foreign nationalities.entage as of March 2021

Employment of senior recruitment and handicap personnel

We will actively recruit seniors and handicap personnel to encourage the growth of all people.
We aim to create an environment in which employees with diverse perspectives can thrive by hiring personnel with all levels of experience, including reemployment after retirement as well as outplacement from other industries.

Increase in the number of female managers

The percentage of women in management positions is 26%*, maintaining a high level.
※ Percentage of women in positions of section chief or higher, including specialists, as of March 2021

Athlete recruitment

We actively recruit sports players and athletes with the aim of supporting the second careers of retired athletes in order to provide an environment in which active athletes can continue to compete with peace of mind.

Mission3

We will engage in renewable energy business that leads to environmental protection and conservation.

Provision of online support services

We will promote remote work and the company to online by spreading our online support services, such as VPN services and telework-compatible Residence Wi-Fi services.
Companies contribute to the reduction of resources and greenhouse gas emissions by bringing them online.

Reduction of paper resources through companywide remote work

We aim to reduce all types of resources by conducting remote work on a company-wide basis.
By introducing an electronic contract system and digitizing contracts, we are implementing reductions in printed matter and paperless operations.
In the future, we plan to introduce electronic invoices and electronic construction reports.

Environmental protection through renewable energy

We will establish a system to procure all electricity used at all of our business sites from renewable energy by 2030.

Mission4

We will innovate in lifestyles and educational activities through telecommunications services and Wi-Fi.

Providing fair educational opportunities by introducing Wi-Fi to student dormitories and schools

We are focusing on improving Wi-Fi for student dormitories and schools.
Now that online learning has become the norm, we will provide equitable learning opportunities for any student by creating a communication infrastructure service.
We are contributing to foreign language classes through providing the internet by building the wireless internet infrastructure in all classrooms and dormitories of some private high schools.

Responding to remote lessons and tele-schools by expanding Residence Wi-Fi

By disseminating Residence Wi-Fi, we will contribute to more comfortable in-home learning and remote classes.
We realize remote classes by building the wireless internet infrastructure in national public or private universities and private dormitory rooms.

Build a foundation for remote work and promote new work styles

Event Wi-Fi services for VPN services and on-line distribution help create a foundation for remote work and promote new ways of working.

Mission5

Contribute to the safety and communication of local communities through communication services and the IoT.

Providing Wi-Fi in Cooperation with Local Organizations

We are promoting the revitalization of local communities by installing Wi-Fi in cooperation with municipalities such as Higashi-Kagura Town, Toyako Town, and Kutchan Town in Hokkaido.

Free Wi-Fi opening at the time of disaster

We temporarily open our Wi-Fi free of charge and free of certification so that we can check safety and gather information without relying on mobile phone lines, without blocking the communication network in the event of a major disaster such as an earthquake or flood.

Promote IT-oriented living environment and strengthen security through Home IoT technology

We will disseminate FG Home IoT and promote the use of information technology in condominium.
Furthermore, we are strengthening security and monitoring through IoT products and network cameras, aiming to create a society in which people can live safely.
We purchased an condominium for providing FG Home IoT in Toyonaka City, Osaka Prefecture in November 2020, and are realizing the IoT transition of the entire condominium.
We are also contributing to improving residential comfort and energy-efficiency to have already introduced FG Home IoT in rental apartment buildings.

Cooperation with local SDGs groups

We joined the Hokkaido SDGs Promotion Network and are aiming to achieve SDGs in cooperation.