The ANA Group's Environmental and Social Activities Policy is based on its corporate mission statement (Built on a foundation of security and trust, “the wings within ourselves” help to fulfill the hopes and dreams of an interconnected world). In addition to the measures that are being taken through its business activities, the ANA Group cooperates with NGOs, NPOs, and local governments to carry out environmental and social contribution activities in and outside Japan.
Since 2013, the environmental and social contribution activities implemented by ANA Group employees have been consolidated into the “Wings within Ourselves Project” and these activities have been promoted by ANA Group employees at airports and offices throughout Japan.
Through our motto of “Trustworthy, Heartwarming, Energetic!” we will support efforts to build better people, better regional communities, and a better planet so that we may build a better future.
Building a Better Planet
|[Social Contribution Activities]
Building Better People and Communities
|Conducted Through Our Business||Air
Activities to reduce our impact on the environment, with the focus on reducing the CO2 emissions of our core air transport business.
|Becoming the Wings of Society
Activities to increase the appeal of people and communities around the world by connecting them through air transport.
|Conduct with Communities As Corporate Citizens||Land and Sea
Environmental activities which are conducted in conjunction with local communities.
|Fostering Children's Wings
Activities which foster the dreams of children around the world and encourage them to forge their own paths to the future.
The ANA Group is contributing in its own unique way to deal with social issues such as poverty, unmet medical needs and natural disasters, by supporting the social entrepreneurs on their air transaction.
For example, ANA started the Blue Wing Program in 2013 with five changemakers and the cooperation of Ashoka, the world's largest network of social entrepreneurs based in the U.S. This program can be used to spark interest among many passengers about issues or initiatives going on globally, and presents a system where passengers can easily show their support for a changemaker with whom they empathize with together with ANA.
The Okazaki Kaheita International Scholarship Foundation was established in 1990 for the purpose of achieving world peace and friendship by empowering people in Asian countries. To date, scholarships have been awarded to more than 100 students in Asian countries. The wishes of Mr. Okazaki, the second President, have been handed down to the present, and we continue to make contributions in ways unique to ANA to address global social issues.
In June 2015, we entered into a partnership with the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund to promote future global use of Japanese technology for medical research and development, collaborating not only to prevent the transmission of diseases, but also their eradication.
Every year since 1956, ANA has delivered lily of the valley flowers, which signify happiness, to patients across the country as part of its “Lily of the Valley” Flower Gift Event. For the 60th event held in 2015, an ANA Group cabin crew visited 47 hospitals nationwide and delivered bookmarks decorated with pressed lily of the valley flowers.
In 2013, ANA became the world's first official sponsor of UNESCO, as part of its assistance for international cooperation programs in education, science and culture.
In Japan, we continue to implement activities aimed at preserving Japan's culture and natural environment for future generations. Examples include preservation activities at the Kamigamo Shrine, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kyoto.
The ANA Group has collectively named and promotes various environmental and social contribution activities undertaken in Japan and overseas as the “Wings Within Ourselves” project. We will continue to advance together with communities through activities including aviation classes and participation in local festivals.