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Diversity & Inclusion

この取り組みを通じて目指すゴール: Goal:

Pursue ease of use for all users

Build an organization that provides fair opportunities to all employees

Initiatives
Plan

Plan

At Mercari, we are taking on challenges in order to fulfill our mission of creating value in a global marketplace where anyone can buy & sell.

There is more diversity in the world than any of us can imagine. The ideas of Diversity & Inclusion are essential for Mercari in order to achieve its mission because they are key in creating a society where everyone can be themselves and reach their fullest potential. We work towards promoting Diversity & Inclusion in true Mercari fashion, utilizing our unique combination of the experiences, knowledge, and views of our diverse members and our culture as a Japanese company.

Gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion or creed, neurological characteristics, physical ability, ethnicity, nationality, race, and age are just a few of a countless number of diverse backgrounds people can have. We strive to provide equal chances without dividing people into groups, and to create an organization and environment where everyone can perform at their best.

In addition, we believe that it is important not to set quantitative goals when promoting Diversity & Inclusion. This is because making decisions based on numbers goes against our ideal of respecting the diversity inherent to all individuals. Meaningful efforts towards diversity are reflected not in the quantitative goals many companies and organizations tend to rely on, but in the thoughts and behavior of every person within. We will commit to actions to resolve structural issues and create a diverse and inclusive organization and culture.

Strategies

Strategies

  • Understanding needs of users from various backgrounds and improving features

  • Visualizing structural inequalities through HR data and building self-cleansing mechanisms and culture for equality

  • Using the D&I Council for continuous discussion

  • Developing and executing training programs to improve D&I understanding within the company

External Evaluation

External Evaluation

  • PRIDE Index 2021

    Mercari was awarded the gold rating in the PRIDE Index 2021 (an index used to evaluate LGBT+ friendly companies in Japan) in recognition of initiatives such as making special leave, congratulatory allowance, and other marriage benefits available to same-sex couples, as well as the implementation of an LGBT+ e-learning course for all company employees.

  • D&I Award 2021

    Mercari received the Grand Prize, the highest award in the "Startup" category of the 2021 D&I Awards, in recognition of our efforts to eliminate inequality of opportunity and change society through initiatives such as our HR data analysis, IT career, and education programs, as well as our partnership with Kamiyama Marutgoto Kosen (tentative name).

Local Empowerment

Local Empowerment

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