Employee Engagement

Respect for Diversity

The Ryohin Keikaku Group respects the individuality of each of its employees around the world. It has been our primary goal to provide lasting happiness to our employees.

Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace

In order to promote the success of all employees, Ryohin Keikaku is working on action plans that take into account the various lifestyle changes our employees might encounter such as nursing care and medical treatment. To this end, we will make necessary environmental arrangements to make sure our employees can work with us for a long time with peace of mind. On the other hand, we have implemented measures to increase the challenges and experience of the younger generation before they have to worry about lifestyle changes. We are also providing trainings in relation to their job descriptions to help them draw up their career plans at an early stage.

< Numeric targets >  
Ratio of female managers: 35% or more

< Actual results >  
As of the end of August 2021, there were 221 women in management positions including store managers at directly managed stores in Japan, accounting for 35.0% for all 631 management positions. (For Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. only)

< Percentage of female directors and executive officers >  
12.5% (4/32 persons)
(As of November 26, 2021)

< Percentage of female employees >  
Ryohin Keikaku Group : 64.3%
Ryohin Keikaku Co,. Ltd : 55.3%
(as of end of August 2021)

< New graduate recruitment >  
In April 2021, 28 new graduates were recruited including 25 women.

Supporting the Pink Ribbon Campaign

Supporting the Pink Ribbon Campaign

Pink Ribbon is a universal symbol of breast cancer awareness and support.

It began in the 1980s in the USA with the hope of reducing the number of people suffering from breast cancer; it is also an initiative that promotes early screening for breast cancer. Every year, MUJI donates a portion of its sales from innerwear products to organizations that promote the Pink Ribbon Campaign.

The applicable products are MUJI's built-in cup innerwear and brassiere for ladies and maternity series. The donations are utilized in various activities against breast cancer, not only in the maintenance of screening devices and training of screening engineers, but also in the support and guidance for patients, caregiver groups, etc. Since August 2017, we have identified organizations that promote the Pink Ribbon Campaign as recipients of the MUJI Online Fundraising system.

Heartful Project for the Disabled

Ryohin Keikaku began hiring disabled individuals in Japan in 2000. In 2009, we launched the Heartful Project to promote the "sustainable happiness of co-workers," "self-development through mutual trust and cooperation" and "increase and stabilize employment at stores" for the disabled.

We have also established a support system that includes employment management and guidance tailored to the characteristics and individuality of each person and a step-up system based on evaluation to help people with disabilities reach their full potential.

As of August 2021, 310 members, representing 3.41% of the total number of company employees, are working either at corporate headquarters or stores.

< Percentage of disabled employees >  

Japan: 3.41% 
Ryohin Keikaku Group: 0.87% (Full-time employee only)

Global Recruitment

In 2012, in addition to hiring new graduates in Japan, we introduced a global hiring system to recruit university graduates from outside Japan. As of October 2021, we have hired a total of 74 global employees from 9 countries and regions.

New Graduates and Mid-Career Recruitment

In September 2021, we began year-round recruitment in which we opened doors to hiring new university graduates at any time, regardless of the job-seeking season. In addition, we also welcome first- and second-year university students and recent graduates with few years of work experience.
Furthermore, we have been strengthening our organization with the addition of mid-career professionals experienced in various domains. In FY 2021, mid-career hires accounted for more than 50% of new hires.

2020/2 2020/8 2021/8
Number of new university graduate hires 116 200 32
Mid-career hires 57 52 43
Ratio of mid-career hires to total new hire 33% 21% 57%