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Initiatives for Environmental Issues

AIFUL values the global environment
and voluntarily works to conserve the global environment.

Against the background of a rise in the importance of initiatives for the global environment and the execution of new treaties and agreements, AIFUL, as a member of society, values the global environment and voluntarily works to conserve the global environment through its business activities.

Cool Biz and Warm Biz initiatives

Cool Biz and Warm Biz initiatives

Since 2006, AIFUL has been working on “Cool Biz and Warm Biz” activities to prevent global warming.

Waste separation and recycling

Waste separation and recycling
Eco Cap Program

Through the “Eco Cap Program,” we collect PET bottle caps for recycling. The money earned through sales of the caps is donated to send polio vaccines to developing countries.

Introduction of RECOLO

For the purpose of recycling paper and ensuring the security of confidential or sensitive information, AIFUL has introduced RECOLO, the recycling-type document disposal box made by Wanbishi Archives Co., Ltd., at its head office and large offices since 2001.

Environmentally friendly initiatives

Environmentally friendly initiatives
Adoption of PETG cards

For AIFUL Cards that we issue to customers, we use PETG resin, an environmentally friendly material that does not emit dioxins when incinerated.

“Green Fund” activities

AIFUL is engaged in the “Green Fund” program, in which buying certain products from beverage vending machines installed on company premises causes donations to be made via vending machine vendors to ecological initiatives.

Management of Energy Consumption

As one of the AIFUL Group's initiatives to address environmental issues, we are working to manage and reduce energy consumption.

FY2016 FY2017 FY2017 FY2019
Energy Consumption
(yoy %)
104.7 97.9 98.5 110.8

※In fiscal 2019 (April 2019 to March 2020), the energy consumption increased due to the countermeasure against COVID-19.

Endorsement of COOL CHOICE

The AIFUL Group endorses COOL CHOICE, a national campaign promoted by the Ministry of the Environment to prevent global warming.

In Progress Under Consideration
Cool Biz / Warm Biz Use LEDs for lighting equipment in the entire headquarters building
Use LEDs for lighting equipment at the entire Kusatsu Center
Renovation of air-conditioning facilities at the Head Office and Kusatsu Center
Centralized management of air conditioner operating hours and elevator thinning

Efforts to Improve Work Efficiency

In April 2019, we launched RPA Project and began developing RPA throughout the AIFUL Group.

We strive to reduce energy consumption, cut overtime hours, and improve work efficiency.

Details of initiatives: We have conducted automation of clerical work mainly in Office365.
We also plan to start considering the introduction of RPA into various kinds of devices and the integration with AI such as OCR from April 2021.

Reduction results
Period Expected reduction of working hours (annual)
2019/4~2020/3 11,617 hours
2020/4~2020/9 4,662 hours
Cumulative expected reduction of working hours 16,279 hours