Striving to become a “Professional Design & Engineering Firm” of world-class.
KOZO KEIKAKU ENGINEERING Inc. is a people-oriented organization. We have placed great importance on how our organization is structured and how we assess human talent so that each of the colleagues can live and realize their potential with our organization. More than simply growing balance sheets, we value the growth of our people and the contribution they make to our society.
In terms of organizational structure, since September 2019 we have adopted the form of a company with a Nomination Committee, which has been adopted by only 80 of the 3,800 publicly listed companies in Japan. Outside Directors make up the majority of the Board of Directors and oversee the execution of business by the executive officers, and also serve as members of the Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and Audit Committee.
In addition, individual members of the firm personally interact with clients, at times as partners working together. We do not blindly take on large-scale projects, but rather continue to take on projects of a scale appropriate to our company size in order to stay able to ensure that the deliverables we provide are truly useful for our clients.
Our organization is horizontal and flat, with each department decentralized and functioning autonomously, allowing us to make agile decisions. In addition, we do not pursue short-term profits, but promote cooperation with internal and external partners over the medium to long term.
We are a publicly traded company, with no large corporate entities controlling our shares, and we value the perspective of external evaluation, always taking our performance into account. By maintaining our independence as an organization, we are capable of accumulating the knowledge and experience of each individual on a project and can ensure that our performance follows our experience curve.
Furthermore, in respect for diversity, we do not make distinctions based on gender, nationality or age, which fosters our vitality as an organization.
Our mission is to be Japan's leading engineering consulting organization as a knowledge-intensive company in the 21st century, and all of us, from the executive officers to the general staff, work with three operating principles: autonomy, independence and mobility, maintaining independence and respect for diversity.
As of July 2021, I left my position as President, where I had served for the past 19 years, to take on the role of Representative Executive Officer and Chairman. From now, I would like to keep a close eye on the company’s future to further pursue business continuity and ideal operation.
As of 1 July 2021, I assumed the position of Representative Executive Officer and President, replacing Shota Hattori, who has led the company for 19 years since 2002.
Shota Hattori's father, Makoto Hattori (Doctor of Engineering), founded the company as a structural design office in 1956. Since then, for more than 60 years, we have advocated ourselves as a Professional Design & Engineering Firm that bridges universities, research institutions and the business world.
In other words, we think of ways to apply academic knowledge to society and solve social problems through the application. What we have always done is to give a social dimension to the knowledge and to bridge the gap between the academic and the practical worlds.
Today, social issues are diverse. They include the aging of social infrastructure, declining birth rate and aging population, climate change and extreme weather events, resulting intensified natural disasters, the need to realize a carbon-neutral society, reformation of our workstyle, and the list goes on. The global spread of the pandemic since last year has further accentuated these social issues, accelerating the transformation of the entire social system.
Our response to this transformation is to use our engineering knowledge that we have cultivated through the years to accurately grasp the needs and challenges of society and to promote Innovating for a Wise Future, which is the future vision and direction (Thought) for the realization of a future together with society that protects people, creates security for people and supports people with our own modest contribution.
I would like to express deep gratitude to all of our stakeholders, for your continued support of our company and its activities.