Towards a Brighter Tomorrow
JAC Group is taking its social responsibilities seriously and is an active supporter of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We play our role to improve the environment, the well-being of our people and the future success of the regions in which we operate.
Through our core business of recruitment services, the JAC Group strives to support SDGs.
Aligned with the 17 SDGs, we have the power to positively impact the communities we serve and society at large. We embrace a sustainable mindset in everything we do, and we are particularly drawn to like-minded organisations that share our vision of creating a meaningful impact on our planet.Our commitment begins with our employees, as we prioritise their well-being and encourage an active, healthy lifestyle. By doing so, we believe they will unlock their full potential, enabling them to connect top talent with our valued partners.
A Sensitive Approach to Emerging Economies
JAC Group has a long track record of expanding into emerging economies, where our talent-finding capabilities help to facilitate remarkable growth. We are committed to ensuring that the organisations moving into these areas do so as sensitively as possible.
We help organisations achieve this via a range of consulting and recruitment services that ensure incoming businesses are in harmony with local cultures and customs. We are proud that such support offers a significant contribution to the economic development and cultural preservation of the regions in which we operate.
Our SDGs in Focus
- The LIMEX alternative material is used for business cards.
- In September 2020, we removed PET bottled drinks from the vending machines installed in the office.
- We reduced the use of plastic shopping bags.
- We distributed original reusable bags to all Group employees.
- Plastic file folders used in and outside the company were switched to those made of recycled polypropylene.
Diversity & Inclusion Statement
With offices in 11 countries, JAC Group respects diversity across nationality, race, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion and beliefs.
Diversity and inclusion are essential values for JAC Group, which considers "fairness" a core part of its Philosophy & Policy. The Group is committed to creating a more open work environment where professionals can be themselves.
By introducing diverse talent to clients, we actively contribute to the realisation of an inclusive society in which all professionals can shine.
Towards an Increasingly Diverse Workforce
JAC Group values a diverse workforce. Our consultants and other staff come from a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities: around 40 nationalities are represented, and about 50% of our global workforce is female*. (*as of June 2023) We have established the JAC Group Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee under which the Women’s Empowerment Committee and the LGBTQ+ Committee carry out various activities to promote Diversity and Inclusion.
Our Reforestation Work
PPP (One Placement Creates One Plant to Save the Planet)
As a people-first company, we decided back in 2008 to reflect our commitment to our consultants, the organisations and the professionals we serve in a way that would benefit all of us tomorrow. As a result, our PPP project was born. For every candidate who changes jobs through an introduction by one of our Group of companies, one tree is planted.
This important reforestation effort embodies our hope that as the seedling grows, so too will the talented people we connected with flourish in their new environments. Since the program started, we have planted more than 127,000* trees in Malaysia and Indonesia. (*as of December 2022)
A Reminder of the Role We Play in So Many Lives
Working with the NPO Asian Green Forest Network in Bali, and the Japan Malaysia Association in Borneo, our PPP initiative means that we are actively helping with the greening of local communities. We are also boosting employment in those areas and contributing to several key SDGs.
Additionally, these activities serve to remind us of the role we play in so many professionals’ careers and in so many organisations. This encourages us to stay focused on our mission – to provide opportunities for individuals and businesses to grow and thrive.
Actions for Our Future
The PPP project was initiated to help combat the impact of global warming and the effects of deforestation through illegal logging in some of the countries where JAC Group operates. Describing the program, our Co-Founder, Chairman, CEO and Managing Director, Hiromi Tazaki states: “The initiative encourages JAC Group employees and local residents to participate in and foster awareness around the importance of tree planting. It is paramount that we all collectively contribute to the ongoing environmental conservation of our planet.”
JAC Group is committed to the continuation of our PPP program. It supports the planet and local economies – and reminds us of the hope we have for the employees we place and the companies they work for.
Working to Build a Sustainable World and Society
Fostering awareness through the JAC Environmental & Animal Protection Foundation
Since 2008 JAC Group has been engaged in overseas afforestation activities in Southeast Asia. In March 2022, Hiromi Tazaki established the charitable JAC Environmental & Animal Protection Foundation whose purpose is to ensure the conservation of the natural environment and the protection of animal life in Japan (recognised as a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation in February 2023).
At the JAC Group we help the growth of people, businesses, the economy, and society, while contributing to environmental conservation on a global scale, carrying out conservation activities, and raising awareness. We are proud to support the work of this foundation. The JAC Environmental & Animal Protection Foundation Homepage (In Japanese only)