Initiatives

Diversity & Inclusion

この取り組みを通じて目指すゴール: Goal:

Developing inclusive products and services

Diversity and inclusion in the company

Initiatives
Plan

Plans for Initiatives

There is more diversity in the world than any of us can imagine. 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.
Mercari intends to realize a world where no one's possibilities are limited by their background, and everyone is able to have transactions with everyone else, having the means to create value freely. To that end, Mercari Group strives to develop inclusive products and services. And in order to develop products and services that are easy to use for as many people as possible, the people building them must be diverse, and the company must have a culture of inclusion. That is why we focus on diversity and inclusion inside the company as well, considering diversity beyond what meets the eye—promoting Mercari’s take on how to achieve D&I.

Revision ideas
There is more diversity in the world than any of us can imagine. 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.

Mercari intends to realize a world where no one's possibilities are limited by their background, and everyone is able to have transactions with everyone else, having the means to create value freely. To that end, Mercari Group strives to develop inclusive products and services.
And in order to develop products and services that are easy to use for as many people as possible, the people building them must be diverse, and the company must have a culture of inclusion. That is why we focus on diversity and inclusion inside the company as well, considering diversity beyond what meets the eye—promoting Mercari’s take on how to achieve D&I.

Strategies

Strategies for Initiatives

  • Understanding needs of users from various backgrounds and improving features

  • Creating mechanisms to provide a work environment where our diverse members can thrive, in order to maximize the performance of both the organization and the workforce

  • Using the D&I Council for continuous discussion

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

External Recognition

External Recognition

  • 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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