Harch’s only and greatest asset is people. In the fiscal year 2020, we invested 88% of our total operating expenses in people, including salaries for employees, outsourcing fees to our partners, benefits, hiring and training. Harch is literally made up of people.
Our ideal society is the place where everyone can help others with their strengths and personalities and thereby achieve their well-being. In order to make it happen, we embrace diversity and social connection. We believe that diverse individuals should value themselves as they are with all their differences, use their strengths to help others, and show their weaknesses to create spaces for others to help them. We believe that the social connections created by such individual diversity will provide each person with a place and a role to thrive and bring them happiness.
What is needed for a society where everyone can achieve well-being is not uniformity but diversity, and not division but connection. We believe in the potential of people, and we will continue to invest in people to make a better future public.
At Harch, we define “diversity” as “everyone is as they are.” We are working on various initiatives so that all the member at our company can find a place to thrive in our team and the society with their individuality.
Peer bonus system “GIFT”
We are running a unique blockchain-based peer bonus system called “GIFT.” The name “GIFT” expresses our hope that people will find their own “GIFT (talent)” through the appreciation comments they give each other. The points earned in GIFT are linked to the company’s operating profit, and the bonus is distributed according to the points earned with 2% of the operating profit as the source.
Promoting diverse working style
We have various unique systems that allow people to work flexibly based on their lifestyles and life stages.
- Full remote work: Employees can work completely remotely, including overseas and remote locations.
- Flextime (with core time): Core time is from 10:00 to 15:00, and you can work freely based on 8 hours a day (in case of full-time employment).
- Workcation (up to 8 hours per month): To promote “workcations” where employees work outside the home or office, up to 8 hours per month of travel time to the work location can be counted as work time.
- Short-time regular employee system: The system allows employees to work in short hours as regular employees so that they can balance work with childcare and nursing care.
Enhance social connection
We have been working on various projects to bring social connection in local communities where we operate to create a more inclusive society with no division.
Collaboration with Kizuki Business College
Our magazine “IDEAS FOR GOOD” collaborates with Kizuki business college, a business school for people with developmental disabilities. Our editorial team supports students to develop writing and translation skills and help write articles for IDEAS FOR GOOD. Those skills and articles are helpful when they look for new jobs after graduation. The articles have been published on IDEAS FOR GOOD.
Co-creation with local community
In Yokohama city, our local circular economy initiative “Circular Yokohama” partners with the city of Yokohama, Yokohama Living Lab Support Office, and Yokohama Community Design Lab. We collectively work on many projects to promote local circular economy in the city. We also received a “Y-SDGs Standard,” an official certification from the city of Yokohama, as one of the companies that promote local SDGs.
Contributing to education
As the part of career education program, we provide on-site classes on circular economy and sustainability at local schools. In 2020, we conducted a lesson at Meisei high school in Tokyo. In 2021, we led classes at Kanagawa University, Seyanishi high school, and Segasaki elementary school in Yokohama city.
Empowering local NPOs
Closely working with NPO Support Center, a third-party organization to support local non-profits, our magazine “HEDGE GUIDE” provides “Donation” content. It offers detailed information of NPOs working on social issues for individual investors who want to make an effective donation while empowering NPOs and promoting their fundraising.
[Refefence]Donation category (HEDGE GUIDE)