Pan Pacific International Holdings Corporation

Pan Pacific International Holdings Corporation

Diversity Management Committee

Purpose of establishing the committee

In our corporate philosophy, "The Source", we advocate for a "corporate culture that recognizes diversity". The establishment of the Diversity Management Committee (hereinafter referred to as "DM Committee") is aimed at strengthening this corporate culture, and will strongly promote the creation of an environment in which women can play an active role in various positions, including executive positions. We will also actively promote diversity in a wide range of areas, including support for LGBTQ, promotion of senior and non-Japanese employees, and promotion of employment of people with disabilities.

Message from the Director in charge of Diversity Promotion

Hitomi Ninomiya Hitomi Ninomiya
Diversity Management Committee Chairman
Head of Design
Executive Officer

PPIH Group stores serve over 600 million customers annually. In order to satisfy customers with diverse values and continue to be their store of choice, our employees must naturally have a corresponding affinity for each other, and ensuring/accepting diversity among employees is an essential issue.

Utilizing my abilities in the specialized field of "design," I have been working in the creative field of PPIH, focusing on store design, which is responsible for "amusement," one of PPIH's concepts, and pursuing affinity with customers of all ages and lifestyles. In addition, PPIH uses other creative methods such as POP, characters, and background music to provide an thrilling and exciting space, as well as a sense of security to a diverse range of customers and employees. We believe that the power of creativity, which enables us to be close to people and solve their problems, is also useful in promoting diversity.

I will use my experience as both a woman and a person with a creative background to promote our company in a creative way.

■Diversity Management Committee's logo

Diversity Management Committee's logo
The logo was designed based on the concept of a colorfully shining diamond, with the idea that each and every employee is a diamond in the rough, and that the company should be a place where all employees can shine in their own way. By creating an icon to symbolize the promotion of diversity at PPIH, we aim to share and expand awareness of our vision within the company and make all employees aware of the importance of taking an interest in and proactively promoting diversity.

Promotion Structure

■Promotion of Diversity

We will strive to create a workplace that respects and recognizes the diverse values, individuality, and privacy of all people involved in our corporate activities.

Diversity Management Committee Promotion Structure

The promotion of the Diversity Management Committee aims to contribute to the development of society, both within and outside the Group, as a company with high ethical standards and good sense, respecting the basic human rights and diversity of all stakeholders.
The DM Committee, which is organized under the direct control of the CEO, is composed of several related departments working together in a cross-sectional manner. We aim to resolve issues by proactively engaging in dialogue with our stakeholders to identify their needs and respond to them as quickly as possible.

Action Plan

The DM Committee considers all stages of the promotion of women's activities to be connected. We will implement the plan as a "cyclical plan" in order to achieve accelerated and sustainable corporate growth, by taking simultaneous approaches to the issues of each stage.

We believe that the understanding and cooperation of all of the layers and staff involved is essential at every stage, from recruitment to promotion to management and employee growth, and we are planning various measures which will enable the entire group to tackle this issue.

女性活躍サークル

Progress to date in promoting diversity

2009年 Idobata Committee established.
・The establishment of a women's consultation service
・Distributed a summary of the system during life events
2015年 cocoro Project launched to improve the rate of maternity leave utilization.
2016年 ・Set up a women's consultation counter in each store area
・Creation of a support kit summarizing maternity and paternity leave systems
・In-house daycare center "Don Kids" opens Don Kids
2017年 Launched the LGBTQ Project.
・Started participating in Rainbow Pride
 Pride Index Silver Award
・Started LGBTQ training. Started participating in Rainbow Pride
Establishment of Diversity Promotion Office (integration of LGBTQ project).
・Human Rights Awareness Activities Human Rights Awareness Activities
2018年 ・Life Partner Program Launched
・Pride Index Gold Award
2019年 ・Pride Index Gold Award
2020年 "The Source" Promotion Headquarters, Diversity Promotion Section
・Pride Index Gold Award
Diversity Management Committee established.
・The first female executive officer was born
・Set targets for promotion of women's activities Diversity Management Committee's logo

Activities of the Diversity Management Committee

Promotion of female activities

■Quantitative targets

①Increase the ratio of female managers
30% by March 2023
②Ensure that the average length of service is equal between men and women.
(Target corporations: PPIH, Don Quijote)
Difference between men and
women as of the end of June 2020
-1.7year
Difference between men and
women as of the end of June 2025
±0year

■Initiative

Establishment of "Don-Kids," an onsite daycare center
・In-house educational activities
  Women's Career Seminar
  Seminar for male managers with female subordinates
Seminars to promote the advancement of women

In order to promote the advancement of women, the PPIH Group held its first in-house seminar with the aim of improving the skills of female employees and promoting understanding amongst male employees.

【Seminar Theme】

1. "Communication at Work: Using Logical, Not Emotional, Language"
2. "Communication to encourage subordinates' growth" Male employees with female subordinates
3.My career What I want to do & What I can do & What is required
The program is open to all employees, from regular employees to mates, working at bases and stores nationwide. After the lecture on the theme, there is a question-and-answer period where participants can discuss their concerns and get answers and hints that will help them maintain and improve their motivation. As a place where participants can exchange opinions while sharing their concerns and experiences, many employees have expressed a desire to continue holding and participating in these sessions, and we hold them on a regular basis. Many management-level employees also participate in the workshop, learning how to treat women and how to communicate with them in a way that can be immediately put into practice in the workplace and utilized in their daily communication.
4. Taking another look at management seminars from the viewpoint of women
A seminar was held for Branch Managers who are in charge of multiple stores to consider, from a female perspective, how to approach raising women up so that they can feel comfortable and empowered. We came up with ideas to solve real problems while absorbing the issues that must be addressed in order to penetrate and actualize the goals that the PPIH Group is aiming for. In the future, we will conduct trials of initiatives for solutions derived from the seminar.
management seminars

Promotion of LGBTQ

■Goals of the PPIH Group

Create a workplace where people can work with confidence and maximize their individual abilities by creating a workplace with a high degree of psychological safety.

■Introduction of initiatives and activities

・Participate in events and sell related goods
The Don Quijote Sapporo Tanuki-Koji Main Store participated in the Sapporo Rainbow Pride event, held on September 12th, 2020.。This is the third year in a row that I have participated in this event since my first one in Due to the effects of COVID-19, the usual sales of goods at the venue were postponed, but the Sapporo Tanuki Koji Main Store offered rainbow goods to add color to the parade.

■Outside evaluation

work with Pride Gold 2020
For the third year in a row, we received the highest rating of "Gold" in the PRIDE Index 2020, an evaluation index for initiatives concerning sexual minorities in the workplace formulated by the voluntary organization "work with Pride".