With a mission to bring joy to people around the world, the Marvelous Group has been, and will remain, committed to ESG/SDGs activities, among other CSR activities, in accordance with the Marvelous Handbook, which sets out the fundamental principles of our business activities.
- Environmental awareness
- Promoting a paperless office
- Promoting diversity
- Promoting the active engagement of women
- Promoting PWDs' employment
- Creating an employee-friendly environment
- Training talent
- CSR activities
- Enhancing corporate governance
- Observance of compliance
- Risk management measures
- Contact points for whistleblowers
- Relations with shareholders
- Marvelous engages in environment conscious action such as cutting down on office paper consumption through reduced and double-sided paper usage and by promoting the changeover to electronic internal approval systems.
- Umbrella stands installed at the offices of Marvelous are regularly checked for abandoned umbrellas, which are then donated for use by others.
- PET bottle caps are collected and donated to the "Bottle Cap Piggy-Bank Promotion Network," an incorporated NPO.
Marvelous is committed to promoting diversity by hiring diverse talent with different attributes such as gender, age, and nationality, and transforming such diversity into a corporate asset. This commitment is part of our efforts to realize the management philosophy of creating new entertainment to bring wonder and excitement to the world.
Promoting women's active engagement
Marvelous has developed the General Employer Action Plan under the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace to create an environment conducive to the continued employment of women.
1. Period of the Plan
From April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2026
2. Our problem
A low percentage of women in management despite no significant difference in the length of service between men and women.
- Average years of service for men and women: 4.11 for men and 5.1 for women
- Percentage of women in management: 6% as of March 2016
To increase the percentage of women in management to at least 10%
4. Specific activities and implementation periods
<Activity 1> Creating an environment where employees who became pregnant or took maternity and childcare leave can return to work without anxiety or apprehension
From April 2016 onward
Offering a consultation service for employees who need advice on accommodation before, during, after pregnancy, including childcare leave; promoting the service via our intranet and in-house newsletter among other channels
<Activity 2> Supporting a balance between household affairs (including childcare) and work
From April 2016 onward
Expanding our system of shorter working hours for childcare to include more options that better accommodate our employees' career or life plans
<Activity 3> Providing career support
From April 2016 onward
Allowing employees to acquire qualifications related to required knowledge and skills at the expense of Marvelous
Promoting PWDs' employment
The idea is to respect diversity as a corporate citizen and fulfill our corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Green Farm Group
Marvelous launched this Group in March 2018 as part of its efforts to provide more business opportunities for persons with disabilities (PWDs). We support these employees so that they can work comfortably and fulfill their potential.
Lines of business
- Production of herb tea that is offered to job applicants as a free gift for promotional purposes
- Production of vegetables that are provided to our employees as part of our employee welfare program
Creating an employee-friendly environment
Marvelous has developed the General Employer Action Plan (under the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children) to allow every employee to demonstrate his/her full potential. The idea is to build a working environment that allows our employees to strike a work-life balance, and for female employees in particular, to unleash their potential and develop their careers.
Period of the Plan
From April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021
<What to achieve>
An in-house culture where employees of both genders feel free to take childcare leave, with a special focus on increasing the percentage of male employees taking such leave
<How to achieve>
- Sending an e-mail to male employees who have a newborn baby that details, among other arrangements, childcare leave, childcare leave benefits, and an exemption from social security contributions during childcare leave
- Including awareness-raising articles in our in-house newsletter
Enjoy Being Professional
Our business is to bring joy to people around the world. To this end, we call for and train talent who can enjoy the process of self-development. We have a rich training framework in place that accommodates both new graduates and mid-career recruits.
We want people who:
Continue to produce fun
Can turn fun into value, and
Can work with fun.
- Pre-employment support, providing prospective new recruits with opportunities to ask questions and seek advice before joining us
- Dedicated trainers for new recruits fresh out of school, providing one-on-one OJT for a year in a joint project
- Career training of various kinds as well as information security training
Accommodating requests for work floor tours for preschoolers and students
Marvelous has been taking a proactive approach to accommodating requests for work floor tours as an extra-curricular activity for preschoolers and students. Thus Marvelous has been striving to aid visitors of pre-school and school-age toward realizing their dreams by allowing everyone to experience in direct contact the office environment and production processes of Marvelous and by using the opportunity for a frank exchange of opinions and aspirations for the future.
Support activities for UNICEF
Marvelous is a regular supporter of UNICEF through the Japan Committee for UNICEF, engaged in extending and promoting the protection of children's rights and the fulfillment of children's basic needs.
Support activities for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Marvelous is a regular supporter of Médecins Sans Frontières, providing assistance on the principle of independence, neutrality, and fairness regardless of race, politics, or religion mainly for medical and humanitarian assistance activities for people in danger of life.
Enhancing corporate governance
We believe that sustainable growth requires both efficient operations and a sound and transparent management structure. Thus, we consider enhancing corporate governance to be high on our management agenda. For details on our corporate governance system, see our Corporate Governance webpage.
Observance of compliance
In order to ensure that the duties of board directors and employees are executed in accordance with laws, regulations, and the articles of incorporation, the Compliance Committee holds meetings at regular intervals and verifies the execution of job duties.
Risk management measures
In managing the risk of loss, the Risk Management Committee holds regular meetings and comprehensively considers management frameworks and methods for dealing with the varied risks facing Marvelous.
Contact points for whistleblowers
Harassment counseling desk established
Marvelous has established Harassment Prevention Regulations in order to appropriately deal with problems at the work place caused by harassment.
Whistleblowing consultation desk established
Marvelous has enacted Whistleblower Protection Regulations in order to facilitate the quick discovery and correction of misconduct, etc., through appropriate handling mechanisms for consultations and reports from employees and business partners concerning unlawful action at the organizational or individual level.
Relations with shareholders
We place special value on engagement with our shareholders in conducting our corporate activities. Through constant dialogue aimed at winning the trust of our shareholders, we take every opportunity to reflect their views and desires in our corporate activities.
Information meetings on recent operations and results briefing meetings
After each general meeting Marvelous holds information meetings on recent operations for all shareholders and invites institutional investors to results briefings at each quarterly account closing, with explanations of business results, market trends, current performance status information, business strategies, and other information.
Questionnaire survey of shareholders
Once each year Marvelous conducts a questionnaire survey which is mailed to shareholders together with the business report (Shareholder Communication) in order to research the interests, expectations, and complaints of shareholders. Marvelous works to use these survey results to enhance its future business activities and IR activities.