We look at the changing social and economic environment, create a platform, and move into a new stage of growth.
PRESIDENT, REPRESENTATIVE DIRECTOR & CEO UT GROUP CO., LTD.
I would like to thank our shareholders and investors for continued support for UT Group. I would also like to extend my sympathy to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and express my deepest gratitude to healthcare providers and others who are committed to supporting the social infrastructure.
In May 2020, we celebrated our 25th anniversary. Since founding, we have developed a worker dispatch business with our open-ended employment contract method, which was unusual in the manufacturing dispatching industry, and has established ourselves as a leading company in the industry. Looking back, there have been several major events in the business environment, such as the IT recession, the global financial crisis, and the Great East Japan Earthquake, and we have experienced a number of very difficult phases in managing the company. Each time, we have returned to the origin of our undeviating philosophy of “pursuit of value for the people who work” and have overcome difficulties while responding flexibly to the needs of the times. We regard not only the “client companies”, but the “workers” whom we call “associates” as being our customers, and we provide equal growth opportunities for all the associates who are motivated to work, and help enhance their skills and motivation. This, we believe, has enabled us to provide sustained value to the client companies. This has also resulted in a competitive advantage in response to the changing business environment, and the source of sustainable growth. At present, the COVID-19 pandemic continues shaking and changing the world. However, even at this moment, we are confident that we can capture the changing needs and open a wide door to our future, by engaging with our clients and associates and staying close to them.
In May 2020, UT Group formulated its fourth medium-term business plan. We aim to create and spread a “diversity & inclusion” workstyle platform across Japan over the next five years even while the social and economic environment is expected to change significantly. I believe that this is our social mission and will bring us into a new stage of growth.
Your continued support and understanding of UT Group is greatly appreciated.