Social Contribution/ Coexistence with the Community
to our customers and society
As a good corporate citizen, AIFUL promotes social contribution activities from the perspective of “what we can do for our customers and for society.”
Sponsoring Hackathons for University Students
Since March 2019, we have begun sponsoring hackathons to enhance the relationship with society and local
communities, which is one of the activities that embody our management philosophy, "Earn the trust of
society through corporate activity based in integrity."
The “a i ” of “a i h a c k” has two meanings: "show interest = love" for students who will lead the future and human resources in various specialized fields, and "AI" that reminds of technology.
We sponsored a hackathon program for university students at AIFUL, LIFECARD and AIRA & AIFUL, a group company in Thailand. Through this event, we hope to contribute to the development of local economic activity and retail finance, as well as to the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“Hackathon” is a term coined from “hack” and “marathon.” In one event, teams of computer programmers compete with each other by intensively devising programs and services over a given period of time on a given theme.
Volunteer activities by employees
Volunteer leave program
AIFUL introduced a volunteer leave program in 2007 to support employees’ voluntary social contribution activities, such as community service and disaster relief activities.
Other social contribution activities
Blood donation drives
AIFUL regularly conducts blood donation drives for employees in response to requests from the Japanese Red Cross Society to cooperate in their efforts to secure a stable blood supply against the background of an aging and shrinking population.
On November 25, 2020, we received an award from the Kyoto Blood Donation Promotion Council.
AIFUL carries out cleanup activities on a daily basis around its head office (Kyoto city) and Contact Center (Kusatsu city, Shiga prefecture) to contribute to keeping the environment of the surrounding areas clean.
Installation of AEDs and emergency first aid courses
To prepare for emergency situations, AIFUL has installed AEDs (automatic external defibrillators) at its head office (Kyoto city), Tokyo office (Minato ward, Tokyo), and Contact Center (Kusatsu city, Shiga prefecture) for its employees, visiting customers, and local residents. We also offer courses on emergency first aid to our employees.
Donations following large-scale disasters
AIFUL makes donations to the Japanese Red Cross Society to support the victims of disasters and assist in the restoration of affected areas such as 2020 Kyushu floods,Support money for the spread of new coronavirus infection,Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake
Social Contribution through Credit Cards
LIFECARD issues social contribution credit cards and donates a portion of the proceeds to
partner organizations and NPOs.
In addition, we have established Charity Course in our point program and accept donations from members through points.
Please click here for details (in Japanese only).
Please click here for the contribution results (in Japanese only).