Promote initiatives to foster a culture of co-creation and collaboration and to create opportunities for growth.

Direction of initiatives

  • Promote initiatives to instill the Group vision and foster a culture of co-creation and collaboration (promoting a visionary and co-creative work style).
  • Create opportunities to participate in activities that contribute to the development of local communities, beyond the boundaries of the group companies. (Participation in community contribution activities)
  • Proactively create opportunities to participate in group and cross-divisional projects. (Provision of growth opportunities)

Ban on side jobs lifted

In April 2020, Hankyu Hanshin Department Store introduced a system of side jobs. There are three main objectives in lifting the ban on side jobs.

① Make use of your interests and special skills in an environment different from the company you belong to.
② To encourage employees to achieve self-fulfillment by demonstrating competence and at the same time broadening their networks and horizons.
③ It will lead to the creation of new value for the operations of the core business of the company, the Hankyu Hanshin Department Store.

Around 50 people currently have side jobs, making use of their own strengths and qualifications.

Volunteer leave

Hankyu Hanshin Department Store established a new volunteer leave system in April 2022. This activity embodies the corporate vision, employees are allowed to participate in volunteer activities which in turn promotes understanding and awareness of social contribution. Activities must be aimed at contributing to others and society based on voluntary intentions in Japan as a way of developing human resources with diverse values (nature and environmental protection, disaster recovery support, social and regional contribution activities).

Vision Project

In 2021, 4,000 people participated in the ‘Company Vision Cafe’ held at the Hankyu Hanshin Department Store, each gaining their own insights. In 2022, an ‘Organisational Vision Cafe’ will be held. This is an opportunity for all staff from any department to discuss ideas about their department's vision. The aim is to deepen the understanding of everyone's vision through the process of sharing goals together and thinking together about the points that are important to them.