Basic Code on Social Contribution Activities

To clarify the Company’s stance on social contribution and maintain a stable and sustainable program of activities, JACCS established the following Basic Code on Social Contribution Activities. “To contribute to the realization of an affluent society and a future inspired by dreams, the JACCS Group engages in social contribution activities that prioritize harmonious coexistence with local communities. As a good corporate citizen, the Group fosters a corporate culture that encourages all officers and employees to participate voluntarily in social contribution activities.”

Organizational structure to promote social contribution activities

To promote Companywide social contribution activities, JACCS established the Social Contribution Promotion Office within the Corporate Planning Department at head office. The Company has assigned full-time personnel to manage the office’s programs.

Social Contribution Initiatives

Donation by employees of credit card loyalty points

A portion of the loyalty points earned by employees using their JACCS credit cards is donated to a range of charitable causes. The total amount donated by employees is then matched by a donation of the same amount from the Company. In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, including a donation made to the Gold Ribbon Network―a non-profit organization that undertakes activities to support children with cancer―a total of ¥5.13 million was donated to 13 organizations. The list of organizations and the amounts donated to each are determined each year through recommendations and voting by officers and employees.
The Company aims to further increase participation awareness among officers and employees, and implement this program on an ongoing basis.

Donation recipients in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022

(1) Charity selected by the Company

  • Gold Ribbon Network

(2) Charities selected through recommendations and voting by officers and employee

  • Shine On! Kids
  • 3keys
  • Public Resources Foundation
  • Japan Heart
  • Miyagi Children’s Hospital
  • The Association of National Trusts in Japan
  • Moyai Support Center for Independent Life
  • JEAN
  • Tree and Environment Network Association
  • Japan Team of Young Human Power
  • KnK Japan
  • ReBit

Donation of “Bell Mark” coupons collected by officers and employees

In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, JACCS aimed to further contribute to local communities. Our offices located nationwide began an initiative to make donations to local schools in each area. The first such donation was 100,000 points (equivalent to ¥100,000) made to an elementary school in Higashi Matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture.
JACCS plans to continue supporting children through the collection and donation of “Bell Mark” coupons.

Making and donating toys made from sustainably sourced lumber

Employees and their families participated in a project to make toys (educational puzzles and kalimba [African ethnic musical instruments]), which are donated to kindergartens and development support facilities for children with disabilities in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo. The toys are made from lumber sourced from projects to thin forests for the purpose of forest maintenance and sustainability.
Owing to COVID-19 prevention measures, participants took part remotely from their own locations via an online system. The toys were lovingly produced while learning about the importance of forest sustainability.
At the ceremony held at a kindergarten to donate the toys, the children sang songs as a gesture of gratitude, and this was enjoyed as an opportunity to interact with local children.

Donation of baseball uniforms and offering of messages of support to welfare facilities

JACCS donated replica uniforms of the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters professional baseball club to four organizations in the welfare field with which it is regularly involved through its social contribution activities. JACCS is an official sponsor of Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters.
While the COVID-19 pandemic made it difficult to have face-to-face interaction with people at the welfare facilities, directors and employees of the JACCS Group collected messages of support and sent them to each facility as a collection of messages.

Support for the Japan Para-Volleyball Association

In August 2021, JACCS donated a supporters’ flag to the Japanese team competing in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Messages of support were inscribed on the flag by Company branches and directors and employees of JACCS.

JACCS supported a project conducted for schools by the Japan Para-Volleyball Association (JPVA), under which para-volleyball experiential lessons were conducted at two elementary schools.
JACCS supports this project with the aim of communicating the appeal of “lifelong sports” in which anyone can participate, no matter their age or disability.

Organized in-house sales events for goods produced at workshops for the disabled

The Company organizes regular in-house sales events for members of workshops for the disabled to offer goods they have produced, such as confectionery and bread, to JACCS employees. These sales events are held at various locations, including the JACCS head office in Tokyo. As well as contributing to the sale of goods, this program provides an opportunity for disabled people to participate in wider society.

Pro bono support utilizing employees' skills

JACCS employees took on voluntary roles as lecturers for a course called “Business Fundamentals for Nonprofit Organizations and Facilities,” which was organized by the Tokyo Voluntary Action Center (managed by the Tokyo Council of Social Welfare). The lectures they taught on business communication took the theme of sales—one of JACCS’ core business functions—and were based on knowledge and skills cultivated through many years of practical experience.
Participants in the course held online using Zoom provided such feedback as, “We were taught in very practical terms the procedure to follow and points to focus on when making an approach to a company” and “ gained useful advice during this hand-on experience”.

Social Contribution Activities at Overseas Group Companies

At Group company JACCS Finance Cambodia (JFC), local employees plan and execute social contribution activities, under the JACCS corporate slogan, “Seed the Future.”
To date, as local initiatives, activities have included donations to children’s hospitals, blood donation drives within the company, and provision of goods to orphanages. In December 2021, the company collaborated with an NGO whose mission is to provide educational opportunities to underprivileged Cambodian children, with the aim of developing future leaders. JFC donated such items as stationery and water flasks to children who attend local schools.

Inviting people with disabilities and children with cancer to watch baseball games

JACCS invites guests to attend to a baseball game at Tokyo Dome—an event organized by the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters professional baseball club. The invitees are people with whom JACCS comes into contact through its day-to-day social contribution activities, including child cancer patients, people with disabilities, and their families.
JACCS employees provide event support as volunteer staff, enabling invitees to enjoy watching a baseball game and other non-routine activities at the baseball ground.
In April 2022, this event was held for the first time in three years, with 212 people invited to participate.

Supporting the Hakodate Marathon, in the city of JACCS’ founding

JACCS has been a corporate sponsor of the Hakodate Marathon since the event was first held in 1991. Hakodate is the city in which JACCS was founded, and since 2016―the first year in which half and full marathons were held simultaneously―JACCS has worked to help make this major event for the city as successful and fun as possible. As part of these efforts, JACCS employees and their family members have participated as water station volunteers, handing out water and cheering on runners.
(Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hakodate Marathon was cancelled in 2020 and 2021.)

Participation in "Gold Ribbon Walking"

The Company has participated in Gold Ribbon Walking since 2016. This event provides an opportunity for the entire community to support children with cancer. JACCS directors, employees and their families participate through walking and by acting as charity booth staff. This event is organized annually by the Gold Ribbon Network, and has the objective of broadening public understanding and knowledge of childhood cancer. All of the funds raised from the walkathon are donated to childhood cancer support organizations. (Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hakodate Marathon was cancelled in 2020 and 2021.)

Voluntary initiatives at JACCS offices in Japan

  • JACCS’ Kumamoto branch office carried out cleanup activities at Suizenji Ezuko Park as part of efforts to protect the local environment.
  • The JACCS office in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City, which oversees operations in the Kyushu region, participated in a project to collect for recycling the empty cases of disposable contact lenses.

Donations to assist communities affected by natural disasters

To support people and communities affected by major natural disasters, the JACCS Group conducts donation collections among JACCS officers and employees and donates the funds raised. The amount collected from officers and employees is then matched by a donation from the Company. Funds are donated to the disaster-affected area, the Japanese Red Cross Society, and NPOs engaged in activities to assist disaster-affected regions.

Donations Made to Date

Donation recipient Donation amount
2016 Kumamoto earthquake Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan Platform (certified NPO) ¥7,000,000
July 2018 torrential rains (Western Japan torrential rains) Japanese Red Cross Society ¥7,500,000
2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake Japanese Red Cross Society ¥5,000,000
2019 typhoon affecting Eastern Japan Japanese Red Cross Society ¥6,500,000
July 2020 torrential rains Japanese Red Cross Society ¥5,085,000

* The donation amounts shown above include donations made by the Company in addition to the matching donations made by the Company.

Planned measures and improvements during the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023

In keeping with JACCS’ Basic Code for Social Contribution Activities, the Company remains focused on efforts to foster a corporate culture that encourages all officers and employees to voluntarily participate in social contribution activities.

Issuing of credit cards that contribute to society

Specific measures taken in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022

Through JACCS' Japan Guide Dog Association Card, JACCS carries out the following donation activities on an ongoing basis vis‐à‐vis the Japan Guide Dog Association (JGDA).

  • ¥1,000 per new card account when it is issued
  • ¥500 from the annual membership fee
  • 0.5% of the amount spent using the card

Results of measures taken in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022

A total of ¥10.69 million was donated to the JGDA.

Planned measures and improvements during the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023

In the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, we will continue working to increase awareness of the Japan Guide Dog Association Card, while continuing and expanding a range of donation programs.

Donations Made through JACCS’ Loyalty Point Programs

Utilizing the loyalty points that accrue each month through the Company’s “Lovely Point” program, which are based on card usage amount, cardholders are able to make charitable donations to NPOs and other organizations. Throughout the year, cardholders may exchange points they hold for use as donations, with ¥1,000 donated to the cardholder’s choice of charitable organization for every 1,000 points exchanged. In addition, JACCS requests the cooperation of cardholders during donation collections carried out in response to disasters. In the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, JACCS is implementing point program-based donations on an ongoing basis.

Donations in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022

  • Donations to various organizations (Period in which donations were accepted: February 16, 2021–January 31, 2022)
Donation recipient Donation amount
Japan Guide Dog Association ¥1,187,000
Médecins Sans Frontières Japan ¥659,000
Japan Committee for UNICEF ¥632,000
Japanese Red Cross Society ¥440,000
Japan for UNHCR ¥197,000
Environmental Relations (Present Tree) ¥85,000
  • Contributions and donations
Donation recipient Donation amount
February 2021 Fukushima coastal earthquake
(Period in which donations were accepted: March 2–April 30, 2021)
Japanese Red Cross Society ¥314,000
August 2021 torrential rain
(Period in which donations were accepted: September 1–December 28, 2021)
Japanese Red Cross Society ¥410,000

* Loyalty point program-based donations are made under JACCS’ name.