Talent & Team

Promoting Diversity & Inclusion

Sun* Group continues its endeavors to foster an environment where our diverse employees with differing personalities and values can all, regardless of race, nationality, gender, age, disabilities, gender identity or sexual orientation, be given equal opportunity to grow, work with enthusiasm and take on challenges.

Initiatives to Hire Diverse Talent

Since our establishment, we have been actively recruiting every year, and have hired many employees with experience or potential in value creation by utilizing digital technology and creativity. The group continues to commit to securing talent capable of engaging in Digital Transformation and value creation in all industries, as well as continuously expanding job opportunities.

Respect for Human Rights

Sun* Group respects human rights throughout all of its business operations in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN's "Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights." This policy is incorporated in the 10 basic principles of Sun* Group's Compliance Manual, which requires all group companies to respect human rights and conduct fair business practices in accordance with the policy, laws and regulations.


Gender Equality

Sun* Group believes that all employees, regardless of their gender, actively contribute to increasing corporate value and we promote the creation of such an environment. For female employees, who tend to become more restricted at certain points in their lives, we offer various options to allow different work styles that best meet each employee's job, such as working from home, shorter hours and flexible hours.


Employment for People with Disabilities

Sun* Group is also committed to hiring people with disabilities. In order for people with disabilities to be motivated to work, we take into account their disabilities and job preferences when determining which department they should work, their job assignment, and working hours, to create an environment that best enables them to demonstrate their capabilities.


Promoting Employment of Non-Japanese Nationals

Sun* Group also actively promotes the employment of employees of non-Japanese nationality and local employees for our overseas businesses. From the perspective of equal opportunity and mutual understanding of employees, we hold information exchange sessions on sales methods and market environments with overseas-based employees as well as proactively accept interns.


Initiatives to Hire Diverse Talent

FY 2019 FY 2020 FY 2021 FY 2022
Number of Employees Entire company 157 219 387 511
Male 118 159 262 341
Female 39 60 125 170
Female Employees Ratio 24.8% 27.4% 32.30% 33.27%
Number of Managers
(above section managers)
All 12 13 24 30
Male 11 12 24 27
Female 1 1 4 3
Ratio of female 8.3% 7.7% 16.70% 10.00%
Employment Ratio of Global Talent (Japan)(1) Domestic 8.9% 12.3% 10.30% 11.15%
Employment Ratio of People with Disabilities(1) Domestic 0% 0% - -
Average Age Domestic(1) 30.6 31.9 32.8 32.6
Overseas(Vietnam) 27.6 27.9
  • (1) The target is Sun* Inc.

Initiatives for Employee Engagement

As a start point, we conduct employee engagement surveys to increase employee engagement and enhance vitality of the organization. After collecting and analyzing employee feedback on factors related to engagement such as trust in the company, value-creation, work efficiency, work results, ease of work, work satisfaction, career and development, we define key areas for improvement and put them into action.

The 2020 survey revealed the high trust placed in the future of the Sun* Group, but also showed areas for improvement in how information is exchanged within the organization. Based on these results, we conducted a detailed analysis of each business unit and led by the unit managers, discussed possible ways to improve. This was shared with employees through meetings reflecting the survey results, and from time to time, we continue to monitor progress thereon. As managers were immediately made aware of the survey results, they conducted open discussions with their team members and promoted improvement activities based on the company, departments and team members' comments and assessments.

As seen above, we place importance on assessing employees' engagement through the results of the employee engagement survey, and based on the results, make sure that each department continues to hold dialogues and implement improvement measures.

Trend of Employees Engagement Performance Indicators

FY 2019 FY 2020 FY 2021 FY 2022
Engagement Score Domestic(1) 60.9 63.0 63.4 62.0
Average Years of Service Domestic(1) 1.7 1.9 1.8 2.7
  • (1) Sun* Inc. only

Occupational Health and Safety

Sun* Group has operations abroad as well as in Japan, and hire people globally. As a global company, we understand and comply with established laws and regulations of all countries that apply to our business activities. We acknowledge the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining as rights of our employees and are doing our best to establish appropriate labor/management communication. We not only follow the minimum wage regulations of each country, but make it a general policy to endeavor to pay above a living wage.

We are committed to work style reform such as by promoting work efficiency and reducing overtime to enable employees to secure more time for self-development and spend more time with friends and family. We also promote work-life balance for the physical, mental and economical well-being of our employees. In addition, in Japan, we have entered into an "Agreement on Overtime Work and Work on Days Off (Article 36 Agreement)" under the Labor Standards Act with the employee representatives.

Regarding health care, our target is to achieve 100% attendance of employees on physical examinations and stress checks. We provide a subsidy to employees for the physical examinations of their spouses. We also carry out flu vaccinations and have arranged counseling by an occupational health physician that employees may receive as necessary to secure a safe and healthy workplace.

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