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Our Approach to Sustainability

We are committed to fulfilling our corporate social responsibility and realizing a sustainable society by solving social issues through our business, such as alleviating the shortage of IT human resources. We will also promote ESG management and contribute to solving the five materialities and achieving the SDGs.

ESG Statement

Under the Grand Vision of “Make the biggest impression in the 21st century”, the entire Group is united in contributing to society and continuing to grow as a company through business activities such as the promotion of new work styles such as freelance, human resource development, the promotion of DX that leverages our technological capabilities, and product development. The geechs Group will continue to engage in ESG management in order to realize a sustainable society while continuously increasing corporate value.

April 1, 2021 
CEO Naruhito Sonehara

ESG Map

We are working on various measures from the three perspectives of contributing
to the environment, contributing to society, and strengthening governance.

REPORT

Five Materialities

We are committed to five materialities to achieve both a sustainable society and continuous increase in corporate value.

We are committed to five materialities to achieve both a sustainable society and continuous increase in corporate value.

01Solving the IT Talent Shortage by Sharing Technical Resources

In response to the assumption that up to 790,000 IT personnel will be in short supply by 2030 (based on the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s IT personnel supply-demand gap observation), we are working to solve this problem by utilizing IT freelancers who work on multiple projects beyond the boundaries of the company. We have a database of IT freelancers’ technical skills, experience, and aspirations, as well as company projects. As a ” technical resource sharing platform,” we encourage the utilization of human resources without regard to employment, thereby eliminating the IT human resource shortage in our society.

Our Measures

・”geechs job”, a project search site specializing in IT freelance jobs
・Information for IT freelancers
・Seminars for companies/IT freelancers

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02Development of a society and environment where freelancers can work with peace of mind

With the government’s work style reforms, the diversification of employment patterns, and the expansion of hybrid work due to the Corona disaster, more and more people are choosing to work as freelancers. We have been operating our benefits program for IT freelancers, “Furinove”, since 2017 and have created services to support the way IT freelancers work based on their feedback. Our goal is to create an environment that encourages the choice of freelance careers and allows people to continue working for a long time with peace of mind.

Our Measures

・”Furinove”, the benefits program for IT freelancers
・Providing learning opportunities for skill development
・Career counseling

Our Business

03DX/IT personnel development and reskilling

Since 2013, Seed Tech business has been contributing to the development of IT human resources by offering the “Seed Tech School”, a programming school. In April 2022, we launched “Sodatech”, a SaaS-type DX/IT human resource development service for corporate clients, to create an environment to develop IT human resources within companies through reskilling and recurrent education opportunities. We are developing our services with the aim of “the era of DX/IT human resources development within the company”.

Our Measures

・”Sodatech”, a SaaS-type DX/IT human resource development service for corporate clients
・”Seed Tech School”, a programming school
・IT Study Abroad in Cebu, Philippines

Our Business

04Strengthening Corporate Governance

Due to the nature of our business of creating and promoting networks of IT freelancers, we believe that earning the trust of society is essential and that building and maintaining a healthy organization in perpetuity is critical to the survival of our company. This recognition and the importance of compliance are fundamental to our corporate governance and our efforts to secure the trust of society.

Our Measures

・Safe, secure and fair transactions
・Strengthen Risk Management
・Compliance with security policies

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05Partnerships

We believe that partnerships with our stakeholders are crucial to achieving a sustainable society. Maximize geechs’ role in contact with employees, families, IT freelancers, partner companies, shareholders, and society.

Our Measures

・Promote and educate employees on sustainability activities
・Support for work-life balance, childcare and wor
・Joint development (partner collaboration, offshore)

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