Sustainability Management Vision
Zuken steps forward, smoothly linking conceptual design to detailed design
We have anticipated the impact that long-term megatrends in the macro-economy will have on our group’s business and defined business challenges based on various ESG evaluation criteria along with the requests and expectations of our stakeholders. We then evaluated the “importance to Zuken” and its “importance to our stakeholders” in terms of risks and opportunities for each of the challenges and identified the following four materialities:
1. Contribution to sustainable manufacturing through engineering IT
To help resolve issues such as technology transfer, human resource shortages, and aging systems, we will strengthen our investment in the development of solutions that promote the smart (intelligent) manufacturing industry. We will also utilize our engineering IT expertise to expand services that support the development and reskilling of digital human resources within our customer companies.
2 . Maximizing the capabilities and potential of employees
In order to maximize “employee power”—a source of strength in our software business—we will create a work environment where diverse teams can work to their full potential and each member can develop their career over the long term. From this aspect, and considering our present employees diversity situation, we are determined to focus on increasing the number of women in the workplace as priority. We are also improving our human resources management to assure we can maximize the abilities and potential of each individual employee.
3. Implementation of environmentally conscious management
We will ensure business continuity by taking into account long-term challenges in the surrounding environment, including such items as responding to climate change and dealing with labor shortages in the manufacturing environment. Where management emphasizes contributions that help resolve these and other social issues.
4. Establishing agile and sound governance
We will respond with speed and flexibility to a business environment undergoing a great many changes and strengthen our management structure to ensure that we can carry out business activities that are legal, appropriate, and sound.
With regard to sustainability initiatives, a project team has been established under the leadership of Soma Yoshikazu, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Administration Division, with members from the General Affairs, Human Resources, and Corporate Communications Divisions. This project team is working to promote each of the various measures. They will be reporting on their progress to the Board of Directors, which supervises and approves the activity policy and status of the initiatives.