Sustainability


01
Current Initiatives Regarding SDGs Commitments
Here we present an overview of CIRCULATION's efforts to address Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through its business activities. Moving forward, we will continue to commit to 2030's SDGs through pioneering new businesses and the key issues of CIRCULATION's five materialities.
Promoting open innovation
We are moving away from the traditional full-time employee way of working to a way of working where individuals and companies are connected through trust and projects.
Individuals will be able to make use of their own experience and knowledge and have new options that are not limited by time, place, or organizational framework. Companies will accelerate innovation by proactively bringing in know-how from outside that is not available within the company. We will create a society in which individuals and companies can expand their options and connect and activate as each changes.
Promoting open innovation
Promoting corporate transformation through the use of professional human resources
We are promoting support for corporate transformation and growth through the use of Pro-Sharing in areas throughout Japan.
  • Number of business locations nationwide: 7
  • Number of companies using Pro-Sharing: 2,870 (as of the end of April 2021)
  • Cumulative number of projects: 8,005 (as of the end of April 2021)
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Promotion of local SMEs and the economic activity of local communities
In cooperation with regional banks, city banks, and Shinkin Banks across Japan, we are contributing to the revitalization of local bank solutions and support for the growth of regional companies.
  • Number of partnerships with regional banks, city banks, and Shinkin Banks: 57 (as of March 16, 2021)
  • Number of companies introduced by regional banks: More than 200 companies/month
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Project management achieving customer success
We promote a system for building, managing, operating, and following up on projects to achieve customer success.
  • Professional human resources assessment both online and offline
  • Project management through monthly business reports
  • Project cancellation rate and customer satisfaction management through project meeting follow-up
+ More
Encountering knowledge and nurturing knowledge
We will create a system in which knowledge does not stay in one place but circulates.
By improving the CIRCULATION of knowledge, we will make people who do not know things into people who know things.
By spreading knowledge to every corner of the world, encountering knowledge, and nurturing knowledge, each person and each company will create as many opportunities and as many possibilities as possible.
Encountering knowledge and nurturing knowledge
Provision of Pro-Sharing methods
We provide know-how to promote open innovation in companies and to realize new ways of working for individuals.
  • Release of Pro-Sharing white paper
  • Communication of information for freelance and sideline professionals through nomad journal
  • Communication of information on open innovation DX promotion through DX ONLINE Webinar
+ More
Creation of opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills for professional personnel
We promote the sharing of know-how through recurrent programs and meetups for professional personnel.
  • Holding CTO meetups
  • Holding Creators meetups
  • Managing FLEXY's dedicated owned media
  • Providing SDGs recurrent programs for professional human resources
+ More
Creation of opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills for employees
We promote opportunities for employees to acquire skills through skill development programs and knowledge exploration projects.
  • MBA training for employees
  • Study sessions on various fields by professional human resources
  • Providing opportunities to understand trends in sustainability and SDGs and to foster awareness of the issues through sustainability meetings
Making the most of diversity
Because of the unpredictability of our society, we should not be bound by preconceived notions, but rather be unafraid of differences from the norm and new innovations.
It is only by combining the differences in experiences, knowledge, work styles, ideas, orientation, cultural backgrounds, and attributes of each individual that we can create something that has never existed before.
Our goal is to create a society where we can create new value together by making the most of the individuality of each person.
Making the most of diversity
Creating opportunities that create job satisfaction
We aim to create opportunities and an environment where each and every worker can utilize their abilities and choose to work in their own way.
  • Number of registered professional human resources: 17,116 (as of the end of April 2021)
  • Provision of services to corporations and individuals as a certified matching service provider
  • Side job/concurrent job/job rotation system
  • Sharing of appreciation through the peer bonus Circupay
  • Sharing of good work through the Crying Work Award voted on by the entire company
+ More
Pursuit of individual wellbeing
We aim to create opportunities and an environment where each person who encounters CIRCULATION can be happier through working together.
  • Provision of benefit plans for freelancers
  • MBO (management by objectives) system focused on supporting individual growth
  • Career counseling system
  • Health management care, 120 days off per year
  • Support for work styles during pregnancy and childcare leave
+ More
Trusted partnerships connected by our Vision
We aim to create opportunities and an environment where each person who encounters CIRCULATION can be happier through working together.
  • Confirmation of "Why Will Give" through philosophy meetings
  • Sharing philosophy and culture through the IZM Project
Co-creation to help solve social issues
From competition to co-creation. From division to sharing. From an economy that harms the environment to one that's regenerative.
Creating partnerships for the planet, a sustainable society, and the future of humanity.
In order to solve our vast, complex social problems moving forward, we will form empathetic ties and while circulating knowledge, transcend boundaries.
Co-creation to help solve social issues
Social development system to help solve social issues
Through Pro-Sharing, we are building a system to bolster project creation that helps realize a sustainable society.
  • Promotion and support of corporate sustainability, SDGs, and ESG
  • Pro bono support in collaboration with the social sector that helps solve social issues
  • Support and promotion in collaboration with local governments for commercialization of projects that help solve social issues
+ More
Support and promotion of corporate sustainability through Pro-Sharing services
We promote and support corporate sustainability, SDGs, and ESG through our Pro-Sharing services.
  • Support for trainings that raise awareness among employees
  • Support for implementing systems that promote sustainability and identify materiality
  • Session for executives and managers to incorporate into medium to long-term management strategies
  • Support for ESG initiatives
+ More
Co-creation across regions and sectors
We offer pro bono expert support for projects working to solve social issues and promote regional revitalization through collaboration with local governments.
  • Pro bono sharing with NPOs and general incorporated associations to help solve social issues
  • SDGs promotion project through collaboration with Osaki Town, Kagoshima Prefecture to create a circular, eco-friendly social system
  • Collaborating with Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture on the joint management of a new program for business creation for small and medium-sized enterprises
+ More
* All information current as of April 2021
Initiatives for SDGs
01
Current Initiatives Regarding SDGs Commitments
Here we present an overview of CIRCULATION's efforts to address Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through its business activities. Moving forward, we will continue to commit to 2030's SDGs through pioneering new businesses and the key issues of CIRCULATION's five materialities.
Promoting open innovation
Promoting open innovation
We are moving away from the traditional full-time employee way of working to a way of working where individuals and companies are connected through trust and projects.
Individuals will be able to make use of their own experience and knowledge and have new options that are not limited by time, place, or organizational framework. Companies will accelerate innovation by proactively bringing in know-how from outside that is not available within the company. We will create a society in which individuals and companies can expand their options and connect and activate as each changes.
Promoting corporate transformation through the use of professional human resources
We are promoting support for corporate transformation and growth through the use of Pro-Sharing in areas throughout Japan.
  • Number of business locations nationwide: 7
  • Number of companies using Pro-Sharing: 2,870 (as of the end of April 2021)
  • Cumulative number of projects: 8,005 (as of the end of April 2021)
+ More
Promotion of local SMEs and the economic activity of local communities
In cooperation with regional banks, city banks, and Shinkin Banks across Japan, we are contributing to the revitalization of local bank solutions and support for the growth of regional companies.
  • Number of partnerships with regional banks, city banks, and Shinkin Banks: 57 (as of March 16, 2021)
  • Number of companies introduced by regional banks: More than 200 companies/month
+ More
Project management achieving customer success
We promote a system for building, managing, operating, and following up on projects to achieve customer success.
  • Professional human resources assessment both online and offline
  • Project management through monthly business reports
  • Project cancellation rate and customer satisfaction management through project meeting follow-up
+ More
Encountering knowledge
and nurturing knowledge
Encountering knowledge and nurturing knowledge
We will create a system in which knowledge does not stay in one place but circulates.
By improving the CIRCULATION of knowledge, we will make people who do not know things into people who know things.
By spreading knowledge to every corner of the world, encountering knowledge, and nurturing knowledge, each person and each company will create as many opportunities and as many possibilities as possible.
Provision of Pro-Sharing methods
We provide know-how to promote open innovation in companies and to realize new ways of working for individuals.
  • Release of Pro-Sharing white paper
  • Communication of information for freelance and sideline professionals through nomad journal
  • Communication of information on open innovation DX promotion through DX ONLINE Webinar
+ More
Creation of opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills for professional personnel
We promote the sharing of know-how through recurrent programs and meetups for professional personnel.
  • Holding CTO meetups
  • Holding Creators meetups
  • Managing FLEXY's dedicated owned media
  • Providing SDGs recurrent programs for professional human resources
+ More
Creation of opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills for employees
We promote opportunities for employees to acquire skills through skill development programs and knowledge exploration projects.
  • MBA training for employees
  • Study sessions on various fields by professional human resources
  • Providing opportunities to understand trends in sustainability and SDGs and to foster awareness of the issues through sustainability meetings
Making the most of diversity
Making the most of diversity
Because of the unpredictability of our society, we should not be bound by preconceived notions, but rather be unafraid of differences from the norm and new innovations.
It is only by combining the differences in experiences, knowledge, work styles, ideas, orientation, cultural backgrounds, and attributes of each individual that we can create something that has never existed before.
Our goal is to create a society where we can create new value together by making the most of the individuality of each person.
Creating opportunities that create job satisfaction
We aim to create opportunities and an environment where each and every worker can utilize their abilities and choose to work in their own way.
  • Number of registered professional human resources: 17,116 (as of the end of April 2021)
  • Provision of services to corporations and individuals as a certified matching service provider
  • Side job/concurrent job/job rotation system
  • Sharing of appreciation through the peer bonus Circupay
  • Sharing of good work through the Crying Work Award voted on by the entire company
+ More
Pursuit of individual wellbeing
We aim to create opportunities and an environment where each person who encounters CIRCULATION can be happier through working together.
  • Provision of benefit plans for freelancers
  • MBO (management by objectives) system focused on supporting individual growth
  • Career counseling system
  • Health management care, 120 days off per year
  • Support for work styles during pregnancy and childcare leave
+ More
Trusted partnerships connected by our Vision
We aim to create opportunities and an environment where each person who encounters CIRCULATION can be happier through working together.
  • Confirmation of "Why Will Give" through philosophy meetings
  • Sharing philosophy and culture through the IZM Project
Co-creation to help solve
social issues
Co-creation to help solve social issues
From competition to co-creation. From division to sharing. From an economy that harms the environment to one that's regenerative.
Creating partnerships for the planet, a sustainable society, and the future of humanity.
In order to solve our vast, complex social problems moving forward, we will form empathetic ties and while circulating knowledge, transcend boundaries.
Social development system to help solve social issues
Through Pro-Sharing, we are building a system to bolster project creation that helps realize a sustainable society.
  • Promotion and support of corporate sustainability, SDGs, and ESG
  • Pro bono support in collaboration with the social sector that helps solve social issues
  • Support and promotion in collaboration with local governments for commercialization of projects that help solve social issues
+ More
Support and promotion of corporate sustainability through Pro-Sharing services
We promote and support corporate sustainability, SDGs, and ESG through our Pro-Sharing services.
  • Support for trainings that raise awareness among employees
  • Support for implementing systems that promote sustainability and identify materiality
  • Session for executives and managers to incorporate into medium to long-term management strategies
  • Support for ESG initiatives
+ More
Co-creation across regions and sectors
We offer pro bono expert support for projects working to solve social issues and promote regional revitalization through collaboration with local governments.
  • Pro bono sharing with NPOs and general incorporated associations to help solve social issues
  • SDGs promotion project through collaboration with Osaki Town, Kagoshima Prefecture to create a circular, eco-friendly social system
  • Collaborating with Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture on the joint management of a new program for business creation for small and medium-sized enterprises
+ More
* All information current as of April 2021
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