Materiality 7
Effective corporate governance

Basic policy

NITORI Holdings Co., Ltd. (“the Company”) places top priority on sustainable growth and the medium- to long- term improvement of corporate value in its management. The Company believes that enhancing its corporate governance system is necessary for achieving these goals. To enhance corporate governance, the Company aims to build an organizational structure to respond promptly to any changes in the business environment, practice fair and transparent management as a listed company, and disclose accurate information to all stakeholders in a timely manner. Meanwhile, the Company will develop an internal system to establish its corporate social responsibility and corporate ethics.

Board of Directors’ effectiveness evaluation

16.平和と公正をすべての人に。17.パートナーシップで目標を達成しよう。

In analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of fiscal 2020 Board of Directors, we confirmed the status of improvements and progress of the issues identified in the effectiveness evaluation conducted in the previous fiscal year. Based on the questionnaire-style evaluation given by each Director, individual interviews were conducted. The results were discussed by the Board of Directors to improve its functions.

実効性評価の図
アンケートの評価カテゴリーの項目
取り組みと優先課題のイメージ図

Discussion with Outside Directors 1 (Non-Audit and Supervisory Committee Members)

社外取締役対談のイメージ図1

We held a conversation with three outside directors who are non-Audit and Supervisory Committee Members: Mr. Sadayuki Sakakibara, Mr. Yoshihiko Miyauchi, and Ms. Naoko Yoshizawa (newly appointed). The themes discussed included the distinguishing characteristics of the NITORI Group’s Board of Directors and the sustainable growth of the NITORI Group. The conversation was led by Kenichiro Aoya, Executive Officer and General Manager of the Legal Office.

Discussion with Outside Directors 2 (Audit and Supervisory Committee Members)

社外取締役対談のイメージ図2

We held a discussion with three outside directors who are Audit and Supervisory Committee Members: Mr. Takaharu Ando, Mr. Kazuhiro Suzuki, and Mr. Tsuneyoshi Tatsuoka. The themes discussed included evaluation of the effectiveness of NITORI Group’s Board of Directors and the sustainable growth of the NITORI Group. The conversation was led by Kenichiro Aoya, Executive Officer and General Manager of the Legal Office.

Directors

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The Aspirations of Newly Appointed Directors

安孫子 尋美

Hiromi Abiko

Director
General Manager of
HR Education
Division

I am very pleased to have recently assumed the position of director at NITORI Holdings. For more than 30 years I have been involved in the development of coordinated products, as well as in creating systems for delivering coordination-related education and in-house training on chain store theory. Over the past five years I have been working within the field of coordinated product development on product branding, and I served as manager of the Planning Group Merchandising Division. This year, I was appointed as president of NITORI University and general manager of the HR Education Division. I intend to apply my knowledge and experience to the human resources development field in order to promote education that enables employees to become who they want to be, and to put NITORI’s excellent corporate culture (the NITORI Way) into words as a means to educate employees. I will dedicate myself as a member of the Board of Directors to enable the Company to enhance its corporate value sustainably. I look forward to serving the Company.

岡野 恭明

Takaaki Okano

Director

I am very pleased to have recently assumed the position of director at NITORI Holdings. For the past 18 years I have worked in furniture and home improvement retail. During the last seven years I was a director at SHIMACHU responsible for the administrative divisions of Human Resources and General Affairs and following a stint as general manager of the Sales Division, I served as representative director. I intend to apply my knowledge and experience to promote NITORI Group’s comprehensive lifestyle suggestions, including those in the home improvement field. I will dedicate myself as a member of the Board of Directors to enable the Company to enhance its corporate value sustainably. I look forward to serving the Company.

吉澤 尚子

Naoko Yoshizawa

Director
* Independent Outside
Director

I am very pleased to have recently assumed the position of outside director at NITORI Holdings. For more than 30 years I have worked on projects with IT vendors inside and outside Japan in fields including development of databases, cell phones, smartphones and AI business. During the past few years in particular, I have challenged myself to broaden my horizons by starting up a new IT business overseas and providing advisory services to venture companies in Japan, among other endeavors. I intend to apply my knowledge and experience to help make digital transformation a reality at NITORI Group. I will dedicate myself as a member of the Board of Directors to enable the Company to enhance its corporate value sustainably. I look forward to serving the Company.

Skills Matrix

Of the skills, etc. held by each Director, maximum of seven main skills are marked with ●.

スキルマトリクスの図

Executive compensation system

16.平和と公正をすべての人に。
役員報酬制度の図

Performance-based stock compensation system

16.平和と公正をすべての人に。
業績連動型株式報酬制度の図

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