ESG Data

This page discloses ESG data related to our business activities by category.

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We measured the reduction contribution related to the environmental footprint of our luxury reuse business for FY August 2020. The results of our survey show that our luxury reuse business contributed to the reduction of an equivalent 3,471,433 tons of CO2 per year.

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Resale Impact 2019.9-2020.8

Data Category FY August 2019 FY August 2020 FY August 2021
Energy Consumption Electricity consumption (kWh) 2,747,625 3,297,435
Gasoline consumption (kl) 37.5 35.6
Diesel fuel consumption (kl) 6.4 13.2
GHG Emissions Total CO2 (Scope 1+2) emissions (t-CO2) 1151 1132
Scope 1 (t-CO2)*1 252 261
Scope 2 (t-CO2)*2 899 871
Scope 3 (t-CO2)

*Scope of calculation: Valuence Holdings and domestic subsidiaries
*1 Greenhouse gas emissions from business-use vehicles and air conditioning used for buying offices, administrative offices and warehouses.
*2 Greenhouse gas emissions from electricity used in buying offices, administrative offices, and warehouses.


Data Category FY August 2019 FY August 2020 FY August 2021
Employee Engagement and
Labor Practices
Employee engagement score *1 3.3 3.3
Average age (years) 31 31 31
Average years of service Two years, six months Two years, ten months One year, eleven months
Average annual salary of employees (yen)*2 4,692,866 4,848,499 5,187,160
Ratio of employees covered by social insurance 100% 100% 100%
Periodic health checkup rate 100% 100% 100%
Stress checkup rate 84% 83% 85%
Smoking rate
Paid leave utilization rate 62% 54% 48%
Number of days off work for the entire group (days) 128 128 128
Number of work-related fatalities throughout the group 0 0 0
Diversity & Inclusion Number of employees 387 476 707
Men 248 289 441
Women 139 187 266
Female employees ratio 36% 39% 38%
Number of employees in management positions 76 93 127
Men 65 78 102
Women 11 15 25
Female employees ratio 14% 17% 20%
Average age of employees in management positions (years) 37 38 39
Number of disabled employees 4 4 10
Employment rate of disabled employees 1.55% 1.36% 2.08%
Average annual salary for men (yen)*2 5,280,598 5,221,430 5,665,686
Average annual salary for women (yen)*2 4,067,715 4,045,554 4,344,954
Turnover rate 21% 22% 19%
Utilization of childcare/spouse leave (men/women) 75%/100% 75%/100% 39%/100%
Ratio of employees returning to work after childcare leave (men/women) -/100% -/75% 100%/90%

* Items without footnotes represent Valuence Holdings on a non-consolidated basis (including employees seconded to subsidiaries). Full-time employees who did not take leave or take advantage of shortened work hours with the company for an entire fiscal year under review are counted as aggregation target.
*1 Average of each score (on a scale of 1 to 5) in our external engagement survey (conducted by a third party): (1) Company satisfaction, (2) Job satisfaction, (3) Supervisor satisfaction, and (4) Workplace satisfaction.
*2 Average of total salaries (September to August) and bonuses (winter and summer) paid to full-time employees employed at Valuence Holdings and Valuence Japan for the entire fiscal year and who did not take leave or take advantage of shortened work hours.
*3 Figures for the FY August 2019 were calculated on a non-consolidated basis for SOU Corporation (before corporate name change), including employees on leave.


Data Category FY August 2019 FY August 2020 FY August 2021
Corporate Governance Number of Board of Directors 6 9 9
Men 6 9 9
Women 0 0 0
Ratio of female directors 0% 0% 0%
Number of outside directors 3 5 5
Number of independent directors 2 5 5
Ratio of attendance at Board of Directors Meetings 100% 100% 100%
Composition of the Audit and Supervisory Committee 3 outside directors 4, including
3 outside directors
4, including
3 outside directors 
Composition of Nomination and Compensation Committee -*1 3, including
2 outside directors
5, including
4 outside directors
Total amount of executive compensation (Thousands of yen) 133,333 *2 168,028 *3
Number of whistleblower incidents 2 1 5
Political donations N/A N/A N/A
Payments to industry associations N/A N/A N/A

*1 The Nomination and Compensation Committee was established as a voluntary advisory body to the Board of Directors on August 1, 2020.
*2 Details: Directors (excluding outside directors): 114,333 thousand yen; Outside directors: 19,000 thousand yen
*3 Details: Directors (excluding members of the Audit and Supervisory Committee and Outside Directors): 148,953 thousand yen; Outside directors: 19,075thousand yen

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