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 Kyoto University students in March 2019 and December 2019.
“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.
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 Heavy rain of July, Heisei 30, 2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes and Great East Japan Earthquake. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives and our heartfelt sympathies to all those affected by disasters, and pray for the early recovery and restoration of affected areas.