Sustainability for the MEDIA DO GroupSUSTAINABILITY FOR THE MEDIA DO GROUP

Basic Policy

The MEDIA DO Group’s mission is “unleashing a virtuous cycle of literary creation” and its vision is “More Content for More People!” These principles exemplify our commitment to building a social ecosystem founded on co-creation among the creators and publishers who produce written works, the users of these works, the eBook stores that serve as points of contacts between these two, and the Group, which functions as an intermediary between these parties.

Accordingly, sustainability for the MEDIA DO Group entails a concerted effort by all officers and employees to carry out their business activities based on a sense of responsibility and pride toward the contributions made by the Group’s businesses and services. These contributions support the development of a healthy economy and the cultural advances stimulated by written works. Based on this belief, we seek to address social and environmental issues, such as those identified by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through management practices and strategies founded on our mission and vision. In addition, we view business opportunities and risks through the lens of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues as we pursue increased corporate value by helping to resolve social issues while achieving steady growth.

Sustainability Promotion System

The pace of changes to industrial structures and social trends has been growing ever more rapid in recent years, making for increased uncertainty in the Company’s operating environment. As such, it is becoming increasingly important to find shared value with various stakeholders and create value by mutually complementing each other’s strengths. Recognizing this reality, MEDIA DO realizes that environmental and social issues have the potential to impact its business and corporate value creation activities, and these issues are being addressed through internal action. Going forward, this action will be guided by the Sustainability Committee, the new committee to be established by reorganizing the Risk Management Committee.

The Sustainability Committee will be chaired by the director who serves as CSO and CFO and who is responsible for corporate divisions, with executive officers responsible for human resource and accounting divisions serving as vice chairs. Other members will include officers designated by the chairperson and by representatives from other divisions. In principle, meetings of the Sustainability Committee will be held four times a year (once every quarter). The Sustainability Committee will also submit reports to the Board of Directors at the appropriate times after meetings in order to facilitate the identification and investigation of climate change and other risks and opportunities with the potential to affect the sustainability of the Company, the assessment of sustainability strategies and measures, and the enhancement of oversight and monitoring functions.

Moreover, the committee with coordinate with the Corporate Planning Office and the General Affairs Department, which will function as its secretariat, to maintain an understanding of social trends and shareholder expectations to be reflected in the medium- to long-term mission, vision, and strategies of the Company. This information will also be utilized when identifying and revising material issues. Based on the opportunities and risks identified in the process of defining material issues, concrete sustainability strategies and targets will be set for divisions and Group companies. The progress of such initiatives will be monitored regularly by the Sustainability Committee.

Priority Activity Themes

ESG Highlights

Scope: Former MEDIA DO HOLDINGS Co., Ltd.; former MEDIA DO Co., Ltd.; Digital Publishing Initiatives Japan Co., Ltd.; and MEDIA DO TECH TOKUSHIMA Co., Ltd. for the fiscal years ended February 28, 2019, and February 29, 2020; current MEDIA DO Co., Ltd., and MEDIA DO TECH TOKUSHIMA Co., Ltd., for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2021

Note: Certain information for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2019, has been omitted as a lack of data has impeded the ability to perform accurate year-on-year comparisons.

FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Environmental Total CO2 emissions (Scope 1 + Scope 2, t-CO2)*1 160.1 171.1 126.0
Scope 1 CO2 emissions (kg- CO2) - 9.4 10.7
Scope 2 CO2 emissions (kg- CO2) 160,136.3 171,070.4 125,985.8
Electricity consumption (kWh) 351,948 365,535 283,688
Water use (m3) 15.7 11.1 7.4
Paper use (t) 3.08 2.85 1.11
286 (48) 294 (78) 295 (70)
176 (10) 167 (15) 153 (13)
110 (38) 127 (63) 142 (57)
44.31 51.08 54.52
85 89 87
77 70 68
8 19 19
9.41 21.35 21.84
8 (53.33) 0 (0) 2 (18.18)
0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
0 (0) 6 (14.6) 3 (10.3)
8 (15.0) 15 (31.91) 16 (30.77)
41 (39) 207 (58) 216 (36)
27 (10) 117 (4) 113 (4)
14 (29) 90 (54) 103 (32)
21 (6.29) 13 (3.49) 5 (1.37)
18 10 2
3 3 3
22 (41) 28 (66) 27 (57)
1 3 2
35.28 34.89 35.39
35.94 36.16 37.21
32.61 33.2 33.38
54 58 59
44 49 50
8 9 9
1 2 2
4 5 7
100 100 100
63.7 73.3 52.1
168.9 169.5 168.5
11.7 14.2 14.7
1.83 1.80 0
94.6 95.0 95.7
78.1 92.3 99.7
- 40,000 40,293
- 0 0
- 0 0
509 700 777
0 0 0
0 0 0
14.6 3.0 39.2
Governance Number of directors Total 7 6 6
Women 0 0 0
Outside 2 2 2
Independent 2 2 2
Number of Audit & Supervisory Board members Total 4 3 3
Women 0 0 0
Outside 3 2 2
Independent 3 2 2
Ratio of independent directors 28.5 33.3 33.3
Ratio of independent auditors 66.6 66.6 66.6
Total compensation paid to directors (millions of yen) 88 84 98
Total compensation paid to Audit & Supervisory Board members (millions of yen) 16 14 13
Number of reports received through whistleblowing systems 3 0 0

*1 CO2emissions volumes were calculated with reference to GHG Emissions Accounting and Reporting Manual Ver. 4.6, which was published by the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and is based on the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures.

*2 Figures include full-time, part-time, and temporary employees.

*3 Figures represent the number of individuals that were first promoted to a management position in the relevant fiscal year.

*4 Figures represent the number of employees recruited and employed by MEDIA DO TECH TOKUSHIMA Co., Ltd.

*5 Figures include full-time, part-time, and temporary employees (including managers).

*6 Occupational accident frequency rate = (Number of occupational accident casualties ÷ Aggregate workhours) × 1,000,000

*7 The ABJ certification mark indicates that the certified eBook store or eBook distribution service is distributing authorized copies of content based on usage agreements with the copyright holder.

*8 Figures include donations, sponsorships, and investments.