Financial and ESG Highlights

Financial and ESG Highlights Present

ESG Highlights

At Capcom, we believe that sustainable growth is achieved by delivering social and economic value, while at the same time building healthy relationships with stakeholders from the unique perspective of a game publisher. This entails tackling social issues through our business activities, such as training human resources capable of succeeding on the global stage, and the creation of new markets through cutting-edge technology. To address the above, we have selected four material issues for ESG.

We believe that the principle of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), namely that "all cultures and civilizations can contribute to sustainable development," and our own corporate philosophy, which is that we are "creators of entertainment culture that stimulates your senses," are closely related.

As such, we will contribute to the development of a sustainable society by promoting our growth strategy and clearly addressing these material issues.

ESG Initiatives and Future Challenges

Initiatives Contribution to Business Future Challenges
E: Environmental
  • Reduced CO2 emissions by switching to LED lighting
  • Constructed new environmentally-friendly buildings
  • Reduced exhaust gas and resources used via distribution network sharing with other companies in the industry
  • Reduced paper resources used through the digitization of instruction manuals
  • Reduced costs (used less electricity, cut distribution costs)
  • Increasing energy conservation at existing buildings through renovation
  • Further conserving energy in amusement facility operations

Relationship with Employees

  • Actively employed non-Japanese citizens
  • Increased number of women in management positions
  • Held Health and Safety Committee meetings
  • Implemented staff training
  • Implemented discretionary work system
  • Expanded global reach through game development based on a diverse set of values
  • Acquired competent creators
  • Improved creator productivity
  • Fostered a commitment to legal compliance
  • Increasing the percentage of women in management positions
  • Training of human resources globally

Relationship with Customers

  • Compliance with the CERO ratings system
  • Formulated guidelines with industry groups
  • Improved customer satisfaction by creating stress-free environments for play
  • Reduced social risks posed by games
  • Education of manufacturers, users, consumer groups, government entities, etc.

Relationship with the Regional Community

  • Welcoming children participating in Company Visits to our offices / holding Guest Lectures at schools
  • Regional revitalization making use of Capcom content
  • Supported senior citizen community formation with video game arcade tours
  • Expanded profit opportunities by improving company and IP name recognition
  • Further promotion of regional revitalization using Capcom content
  • Increased dialogue with shareholders
  • Transitioned to a company with an audit and supervisory committee
  • Raised the ratio of external directors
  • Established a nominating committee (voluntary)
  • Evaluated proper corporate value on both financial and non-financial bases
  • Avoided managerial decision-making risk through better management monitoring
  • Ensured the appropriateness of growth strategies by having the Board of Directors consider a range of views
  • Perpetuated the founder’s business know-how
  • Increasing the number of opportunities for persons in charge of development to converse with the market
  • The effective operation of the audit and supervisory committee system
  • Board of Directors effectiveness assessments and their utilization
  • Setting developer compensation in consideration of medium- to long-term sustainable growth

Material Issue (1)    Securing and Training of Human Resources [KPI]Number of Developers (people) / Internal R&D ratio (%)

We are working to secure and train outstanding developers based on our desire to make the most entertaining games in the world, which has resulted in a nearly three-fold increase in developers over the past 10 years. We are working to improve the technical skills and motivation of our employees by such means as developing a system to train up new graduates to be fully capable team members within three years, promoting younger and mid-career employees to work on major titles, and putting together an environment that empowers developers to create the games they want to create.

Material Issue (2) Promoting Diversity [KPI] Ratio of Female Employees /Ratio of Foreign Employees (%)

Securing a pool of human resources with diverse thinking is an important element for developing world-class games. For that reason, we are promoting diversity, working on building a workplace where women can excel, and actively hiring foreign nationals. We are tying this into the creation of all-new intellectual properties and successful, unconventional collaborations.

Material Issue (3) Development of Solid Relationship with Society [KPI] Number of School Visits (Educational Support) (Times)

Based on the desire to promote understanding in society of video games, Capcom holds Company Visits, where we welcome children to our offices, and Guest Lectures at schools, both tailored to elementary and junior high school students. In addition to providing information on what it’s like to work at a game company, and delivering career education on the variety, joy, difficulty, and importance of these jobs, we offer advice on game literacy, or how to maintain a healthy relationship with games.

Material Issue (4) Enhancement of Corporate Governance [KPI] Ratio of External Directors (%)

Generally, an owner-run company excels at being flexible and fast decision-making, though concerns may exist over the issue of succession. At Capcom, we strive to make management more transparent and visible, and have implemented various governance reforms to this end, such as the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. We proactively appoint external directors, with 45.5% of our directors now being external directors.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Set by the United Nation’s more than 150 member states at the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015, held in September of the same year, the SDGs lay out 17 goals for the world to focus on with the aim of eliminating poverty and achieving global sustainability.


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