Basic Code for Social Contribution Activities
We formulated our Basic Code on Social Contribution Activities as follows to clarify our corporate stance on social contributions and maintain activities that are stable and sustainable.
To ensure a future inspired by dreams and an affluent society, the JACCS Group engages in social contribution efforts that prioritize existing harmoniously with communities. We foster a corporate culture in which all officers and employees participate voluntarily in social contribution activities as a good corporate citizen.
Organizational Structure to Promote Social Contribution Activities
To encourage companywide efforts, we established the Social Contribution Promotion Office within the Corporate Planning Department of head office, allocating full-time personnel to the office.
Social Contribution Activities
Specific Initiatives and Achievement in the Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2016
As one volunteer activity that is easy for all officers and employees to participate in, we collect pet bottle caps, Bell-Marks, and spoiled post cards that we donate to non-profit organizations and local organizations for supporting developing nations or community activities.
Sending wooden building blocks to the children of Hakodate, JACCS' founding city
We have implemented a volunteer program in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, to make and distribute children's wooden building blocks that were made using lumber sourced from projects to thin forests. The completed blocks were donated to 35 preschools in Hakodate city (five in the first half of the fiscal year and 30 in the second half) as toys that enable children to enjoy being uniquely warm feel of wood.
Number of officers and employees participating: 100 in first half and 618 in second half
Holding Kiwanis Doll parties
With the help of Kiwanis Club of Tokyo, we conducted Kiwanis Doll making parties to support efforts to donate hand-made dolls to hospitalized children. Each of the dolls was made to bring joy and encouragement to the children.
Number of officers and employees participating: 30 in the first half and 54 in the second half (including family members)
Participation in FIT for Charity Run 2015
We participated in FIT for Charity Run 2015, which was organized by several financial services firms in Tokyo. Money collected through the event were donated to non-profit organizations that undertake local initiatives. Representing JACCS were 61 runners and three volunteers.
Holding in-house fair for baked goods made by workshop for people with disabilities
We held an in-house fair for baked goods made at Okashiya Palette, a workshop for people with disabilities in Ebisu, near our headquarters. While contributed to sales of the goods, we provided an opportunity for community involvement. In response to the generosity of offices and employees who bought some of the goods, the Company matched their spending, the proceeds being used to buy much-needed equipment for the workshop.
Accepting foreign students as interns
Since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, the Company has provided internship opportunities to overseas students. In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, we accepted two university students from Vietnam, where we now do business, for two months. The students got first-hand experience in business in Japan through internship training in each department. We conducted this program with assistance from Pasona Group Inc.
Every year, we cooperate with the Japanese Red Cross Society, by conducting group blood donations at our major offices. In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, we saw people from each department in Meguro, Ebina, and Senri, Osaka, donate blood, as well as people from headquarters in Ebisu.
Donating stockpiled water to Fukushima
We renewed our stockpile of emergency mineral water supplies at headquarters and at some of departments before use-by dates, donating the water to Second Harvest Japan, a non-profit organization that engages in food-bank activities. That organization delivered the water for pregnant women, babies, and toddlers in Fukushima Prefecture, who particularly need safe water.
Initiatives scheduled for year ending March 31, 2017
In keeping with our Basic Code for Social Contribution Activities, we are endeavoring to create a corporate culture in which all officers and employees voluntarily participate in social contribution activities.
Credit Cards that Contribute in Society
Specific Initiatives in the Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2016
Through JACCS' Japan Guide Dog Association (JGDA) Card, we donate \1,000 per card when it is issued, \500 from the annual membership fee, and 0.5% of card spending to the association. We have also maintained the Lovely Point Program, which allows cardholders to donate to the guide dog association. In October 2015, we updated the VISA guide dog card design to make it more appealing.
Achievement in the Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2016
With various programs implemented through the JACCS' Japan Guide Dog Association Card, we donated approximately \2.27 million to the JGDA. Following efforts in the previous year, we were a partially sponsor of a charity golf competition held in September to raise visibility for the JGDA.
Initiatives and Planned Improvements in the Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2017
We will further enhance the visibility of the JACCS' Japan Guide Dog Association Card while continuing to raise donation funding through various programs.