Initiatives for SDGs

Top Message

Against the backdrop of the social revolution pioneering the advent of an "autonomous and decentralized society," in which individuals live autonomously with authority and responsibility without the interdependence of companies and organizations, Metaps renewed its corporate vision to follow the message of "Unleash the World” in August 2020.

This message expresses the desire to break through traditionally stereotypical and restrictive management and work styles, and redefine the way companies should operate in the "age of the individual" by taking a unique approach as a technology company toward the realization of an autonomous and decentralized society.

This concept is also directly reflected in Metaps’ Basic Sustainability Policy. Commencing with the "Metaps SDGs Declaration" released in 2020, Metaps has moved forward with full-scale initiatives such as the publication of the "SDGs Report" and the holding of regular in-house study sessions.

Carrying over the policies of Metaps, we will continue to contribute through our business activities as well as develop internal systems and frameworks to support them, with the aim of realizing a society where everyone on the planet can lead a free, active life and pursue happiness as they work towards their goals.

Yuichiro Yamazaki
Metaps Holdings, Inc.

Metaps SDGs Declaration

We consider the SDGs to be important goals that will drive the world forward. Through our businesses, we will contribute to the realization of a society in which everyone around the world can continue to create genuine value through the freeing of individuals and the enabling of companies to both pursue economic value and solve social problems at the same time.



  • 1. Realizing a diverse society

    Providing an environment where everyone in the world can pursue their own individual way of life.

  • 2. Using technology to help the economy

    Using the power of technology to make every business in every industry more efficient, creating a smarter economy.

  • 3. Harmonizing business activities with the natural world

    Creating a sustainable system that can cope with viruses, natural disasters, weather changes, and environmental problems.

Initiatives Through Business Activities

Objective 8)
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth in tandem with full, productive, and rewarding employment for all people.

Related Target Cases

Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors
Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment
Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all

Based on the concept of building a bridge between freelancers and those who want to make use of freelance work, we launched "re:shine", a two-way matching service between companies and freelancers or sub-contractors. re:shine allows for the freedom of freelance work with the credibility, stability, and security of a full-time employee, offered as a "Freelance Permanent Employee" system. We believe that this system contributes to achieving a high level of economic productivity while protecting workers' rights and promoting a safe, secure working environment.

Objective 9)
Build a strong and resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive, sustainable industralization, and foster innovation

Related Target Cases

Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all
Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and gross domestic product, in line with national circumstances, and double its share in least developed countries
Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services, including affordable credit, and their integration into value chains and markets

We are constantly developing a variety of new businesses and services as we follow our mission to "change the future of money and economy" through technology. At our subsidiary Metaps Payment, we have made significant advances in payment processing services in the context of the Fintech movement, offering new services such as CRIA, an instant payroll service, as well as Kaihipay, which are highly convenient services that meet the needs of our customers without being confined to existing financial frameworks. These advancements are expected to expand access to financial services, value chains, and market integration in developing countries in the future. Additionally, Metaps One has been developing a data feed service that efficiently displays product information on eCommerce sites, optimizing data with technology and delivering meaningful information to businesses and users.

Objective 10)
Reduce inequalities within and between countries

Related Target Cases

By 2030, reduce to less than 3 per cent the transaction costs of migrant remittances and eliminate remittance corridors with costs higher than 5 per cent

The instant payroll service CRIA will help to reduce fees and achieve financial inclusivity for all kinds of people.

Objective 12)
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Related Target Cases

By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
Objective 15)
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Related Target Cases

By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally

Initiatives to Support Business Activities

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Objective 3)
Ensure healthy living and promote the well-being of all people at all ages
Objective 5)
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Objective 8)
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth in tandem with full, productive, and rewarding employment for all people
Objective 10)
Reduce inequalities within and between countries
Objective 12)
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Objective 15)
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Objective 16)
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all and building effective, responsible and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Our Vision

  • We will improve our corporate governance system and further engage in dialogue with our stakeholders to ensure that our corporate governance is trusted by society.
  • The Board of Directors and the Group as a whole will promote diversity in order to create a healthy and rewarding work environment for employees from diverse backgrounds.
  • We will create a technologically advanced working environment that enables us to respond quickly to major changes in the business environment, while also nurturing an organization capable of sustained innovation.

Examples of Specific Initiatives

Human Resource Diversity
  • Fair hiring and promotion processes regardless of nationality, race, gender or age
  • Implementation of year-round “potential hiring”
  • Diverse forms of employment (full-time, part-time, contract, and outsourced employees)
Work Flexibility
  • Availability of changing from a full-time employee to an outsourced employee, and vice versa
  • Flexible working hours
  • Shortened working hours
  • Remote work
  • Permission to hold secondary jobs
  • Promotion of male employees to take paternity leave
  • Re-hiring of former employees
Digital Transformation of Business Operations
  • Implementation of electronic signatures
  • Promotion of an entirely paperless workplace
  • Relocation of the head office to a shared office
Corporate Governance Enhancement
  • Establishment of a Risk Management Committee
  • Strengthening of the internal reporting system
  • Creation of the “Manual for Conducting Investigations to Eradicate Antisocial Forces”

Employee Relationship

Our personnel system is based on the premise of fair recruitment and promotion without regard to nationality, race or gender. We have adopted a flexible work schedule that allows employees to work shorter hours and telework during life stages such as childbirth, childcare, and nursing care. With the exception of some positions, we also allow for business casual wear throughout the year. We believe that through support and offerings such as these are linked to ensuring a healthy lifestyle for our employees, promoting their well-being while reducing inequalities, and leading to a sense of job satisfaction and a lifestyle that is in harmony with nature.

Future Action Plan

We will further refine our personnel system with the aim of constructing one where all people can enjoy a rewarding work experience, not only through the system of new graduate recruitment but also through year-round potential recruitment activities. We will continue to promote flexibility through the hiring of not only full-time employees but also part-time, outsourced, and side-job employees; in addition to the ability to transition from full-time to outsourced or outsourced to full-time, and the reinstatement of retired employees. In addition to promoting women and foreign nationals to executive and managerial positions, our aim is for 100% of all employees taking maternity and childcare leave to return to work. With respect to our office setting we aim to transition to a more open plan environment where anyone can work from anywhere, fostering real communication across open spaces over simply staying at a singular office desk, and we will consider opening satellite offices. Additionally, in consideration for the environment and as a countermeasure against the novel coronavirus, we have already announced that we will switch to an electronic signature service for the sealing and signing of contracts with our suppliers; and as part of our digital remoteness, telework, and BCP, we are going entirely paperless.

Objective 16)
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all and building effective, responsible and inclusive institutions at all levels.


We believe that improving management efficiency and enhancing management soundness, transparency, and compliance will increase corporate value over the long term and lead to a return of profits to our shareholders and many other stakeholders. In order to enhance this management soundness, transparency, and compliance, we have established an organizational structure capable of staying up to date with all changes in the managerial environment in a timely manner, regarding quick and flexible reponsiveness with upmost importance, while continuing to work on the improvement of corporate governance.

Risk Management

We have also established an internal reporting system in which our legal counsel, full-time Audit and Risk Management Committee members, and the General Manager of the Internal Audit Department serve as the contact point for reporting risks. In addition, we have established a system in which we can seek advice from outside experts such as corporate attorneys, auditing firms, tax accountants, and social insurance and labor consultants, as well as from any other relevant authorities, as necessary, if an important, high-level risk that requires advanced judgment is discovered. In order to strengthen the risk management system within the Metaps Group we have formulated Risk Management Regulations, and risk assessment and response within the Group is promoted by the Risk Management Committee consisting of people in charge of legal affairs and internal control and with the Administrative Division acting as the secretariat.

Elimination of Anti-Social Forces

We recognize that any relationship with anti-social forces could lead to a violation of laws and regulations, and reject any transactions with such forces in an effort to prevent damage from such entities. In order to eliminate anti-social forces, we have established a ""Manual for the Exclusion of Anti-Social Forces"" in addition to prohibiting any form of contact with these forces. New business partners, shareholders, executives, and employees are, as a rule, investigated through a private investigation agency to determine whether or not they have any relationship with anti-social forces. At the start of a transaction, all contracts are required to include a guarantee that there is no relationship with anti-social forces, and a clause to exclude organized crime groups in the event of an association with such forces. In addition, we pay attention to our existing business partners and other connections, as we believe is normally necessary, as well as carry out investigations and confirmations to a certain extent. We have a system in place to promptly terminate a business relationship with an existing business partner if it is discovered or suspected to be an anti-social force. We regularly participate in external workshops and seminars, and have established a system of cooperation with the police, attorneys, and other external specialist organizations to collect information on a daily basis and to deal with emergencies. In addition, we regularly conduct compliance training for our officers and all employees in order to maintain our system of eliminating anti-social forces.