Social Responsibility (S)
Initiatives for employees
GLP has led the market as a leading provider of modern logistics facilities. And we will continue to innovate beyond people's imagination by keeping on challenging without resting on our laurels. To that end, we are committed to improve the work environment and review the personnel system ahead of the social situation so that employees can enjoy their work, support each other, demonstrate maximum performance, and achieve big goals. We are making efforts to create a work environment with various innovations.
To note, since GLP J-REIT does not have any employees because of J-REIT regulation and is virtually managed by officers and employees of the Asset Management Company, below information applies to all employees of GLP including GLP Japan Advisors Inc., the Asset Management company.
Pursuing comfort and health of employees
Ensuring employee’s mental and physical health
|Health screening and physical exam assistance||We require all our employees to undergo a physical exam or health screening once a year. By providing a subsidy for such, we promote the health of our employees.|
|Mental health training||Conducted webinars related to harassment and mental health for the heads of departments (twice)|
|Employee care during COVID-19||
Promoting diverse ways of working
In addition to the institutionalization of remote work, we have implemented the following employee support programs to help each and every one of our employees devise diverse ways of working to maximize productivity and efficiency.
|Well-being support||Supporting diverse ways of working as well as physical and mental health|
|Remote work support||Support for utilities, communication, and other costs associated with remote work|
Improving sophistication of human resources
1. Introduction of Training System
Based on the independent training program developed by each employee, we have introduced a system to support growth opportunities through seminars, lectures, and courses that will contribute to their careers in the medium to long run (maximum 200,000 yen per person per year).
We support new employees recently graduated to participate external workshop held by agent specialized in human resource development for smooth business start. In addition, we provide opportunities not only to learn business knowledge and share business experience but also to improve skills on organizational management and risk management through various training program and sessions such as online compliance training program and regular management workshops. Moreover, we support employees providing opportunities such as overseas assignment, study abroad or trainee program at business counterparties based on the periodical discussion with employees for their future career management.
2. Training overview
|Title of training||Participant||Contents|
|Group leader workshop||Managers||Enhance leadership for group management and skillset for coaching subordinates|
|Training for next generation management executive||Employees||Develop management mindset and skillset|
|Training for new employee||New employees recently graduated||Workshop held by agent specialized in human resource development to gain business manners|
|Market/Industry study session||Employees including managers||Information sharing and discussion for logistics industry and real estate market including competitor analysis|
3. Support for certification exams
The asset management company supports its employees in acquiring specialist certifications including as an Association for Real Estate Securitization (ARES) Certified Master (an educational program that systematically teaches practical expert know-how in the fields of real estate and finance) and as a real estate notary. The asset management company bears the costs for the training and exams in acquiring the various certificates as well as for maintaining the certificates and increasing and maintaining expertise through seminars, etc., and all employees and officers have access to funding. The asset management company does not currently employ part-time or contract employees.
The number of ARES Certified Masters and real estate notaries as of the end of June 2023 is as follows.
|Name of certification||Number of certifications|
|ARES Certified Master||7|
|Real estate notary||3|
4. Introduction of E-learning platform
GLP Group has introduced an E-Learning platform as part of training for all employees, enabling them to utilize the abundant learning content of over 3000 titles and GLP's unique content, as well as connecting employees on a global level.
5. Practical training program for young employees and new hires
The Group offers a variety of training and practical training for junior employees and new hires in accordance with the onboarding program. Specifically, we provide department briefing sessions in each department, OJT training, visit to the properties we are investing in , mentor system, and regular follow-up interviews after hiring. We support new employees so that they can quickly become familiar with our corporate culture and play an active role in the Group. Additionally, we implement internship to provide working opportunity for young potential employees and leads to enhancement of recruiting.
The Asset Management Company designs recruitment plans in accordance with their mid-long term business plans, analyzing “which department” and “when” needed, and “skillset” and “title (senior/junior)” of targeted person. The dedicated team for recruiting is established and executing strategic recruiting procedures from various pathways by leveraging wide network with external agents. In addition, we secure rich pipeline of candidates by accessing web data base for direct recruiting. Human resource market information is regularly shared with recruiting agents, including competitors’ movements in recruiting market, and we offer competitive compensation to targeted candidates.
We enhance platform for human resource development such as subsidy for qualification expenses and in-house recruiting to support employees’ career establishment post hiring.
Creating a fair and rewarding workplace
1. Various benefits programs
|Leave program||Maternity||Support compatibility of childbirth, childcare and employment|
|Volunteer activity encouragement||Encourage to take day-offs for volunteer activities|
|Family care||Support employee who has baby and/or family with nursing care|
|Insurance||Labor insurance||Provide life insurance and income security insurance|
|Business travel insurance||Covers domestic and international business travels|
|Group welfare insurance||Compensation for death/severe disability of employee|
|Support program for employee’s benefit||Defined contribution pension plan||Support employee’s wealth management by providing asset buildup programs|
|Employee stock ownership plan|
|Well-being support||Promote diversity of workstyle and support employee’s mental/physical health|
|In-house recruitment system||Provide in-house career expansion opportunities|
|Advanced flexible time arrangement||Employees to decide working hours per day as long as meet minimum working hours per month|
|Others||Volunteer activity encouragement||Evaluate actual activities in employee’s performance assessment|
2. Fair evaluation and compensation
|Personnel evaluation system||GLP’s personnel evaluation system is based on a compensation and evaluation system which strongly encourages each employee to contribute to the achievement of the company’s mission and vision. Compensation of employee is mainly linked to company performance and individual evaluation. Also, the personnel evaluation system is designed with an awareness of the interdepartmental collaboration that characterizes GLP's business, and through the operation of the system, it is intended that all departments, including the profit-making and administrative departments, will collaborate and work together toward the growth of the company. In addition, the system encourages employees to take on new challenges and evaluates them appropriately. This personnel evaluation system has motivated each and every employee to create an organization that takes on challenges and innovates for the rapid growth of the company. All employees are expected to receive feedback interviews three times a year at the beginning, middle, and end of the term to set goals, check progress, and evaluate achievement.|
3. Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
Established ESOP for officers and employees of the Asset Management Company of GLP J-REIT and the Group including our sponsor in May 2020, with a policy to further enhance the alignment of interests with our unitholders and promote well-being by distributing income to officers and employees.
4. Acceleration of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion（DEI）
The Asset Management Company respects the individuality and diversity of each employee and promotes diversity and equity inclusion (DEI) in accordance with the Group’s policy on DEI and implements various initiatives so that each employee can maximize his or her potential. Specifically, we support employees for childcare and nursing care, and create comfortable working environments wherever employees are located. We offer more than 100 programs related to DEI on our learning platform for all employees and conduct trainings utilizing those programs to increase awareness of DEI.
5. Whistleblowing System
The Group has introduced a whistleblowing system that accepts whistleblowing not only from all employees but also from employees' families and business partners etc. The content covers all fields such as harassment, employment and labor, environment and human rights. Consultations can be made anonymously and are protected in accordance with the Whistleblower Protection Act.
6. Conducting employee satisfaction surveys
|Conducting employee satisfaction survey (Wevox)||As part of our efforts to establish favorable mutual relations between the employees and the company, we conduct monthly employee satisfaction surveys through the platform called Wevox to evaluate job satisfaction levels, work environment satisfaction levels, and other requests to the company (Response rate in FY2022: 85％). By visualizing organizational issues based on these survey results, we are able to realize the well-being of each of our employees and improve the working environment and the organization.|
A dedicated HR team analyses the results of these employee satisfaction surveys and shares the analysis with group leaders, who then follow up by holding individual one-on-one meetings etc.
In addition, based on the feedback from employees, we have introduced a variety of measures designed to improve employee comfort, health, and ease of work in the new office, which we relocated to in December 2022. Specifically, in the situation where communication among employees tends to be decreased due to the hybrid workstyle, we are holding various networking events in the office and introducing equipment to improve communication through online meetings, as well as a flexible work environment to improve work comfort and providing free organic food for employees.
Networking Event in the office
Equipment to improve online communication
Flexible work envrionment
（free address workplace, expansion of meeting space）
Free organic food in the office