Assistance for Disaster Reconstruction
Participation in Disaster Reconstruction Activities
In the first half of fiscal 2020, we experienced the heavy rains in July 2020. ANA Group executives and employees made donations to support the affected areas through the Japanese Red Cross Society. We also provided free seats on flights operated by ANA between the affected areas and other parts of the country to transport people to affected areas for relief and support activity immediately after the disaster, including the Japanese Red Cross Society and the Japan Platform, an NPO.
We also solicited ANA Mileage Club members to donate miles to support medical professionals in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Peace Winds Japan, an NPO, donated "UVBuster" devices which inactivates the virus to three hospitals in Tokyo and Osaka. They are used in disinfection procedures in those hospitals, helping reduce the burden on medical personnel.
ANA Kokoro-no-Mori Project
Since July 2012, the ANA Group has been implementing the ANA Kokoro-no-Mori Project in the town of Minamisanriku in Miyagi Prefecture, with the aim of supporting disaster reconstruction and preserving the environment.
In this project, ANA Group employees nationwide participate in volunteer activities, such as tree thinning and maintenance of forest roads, at the ANA Kokoro no Mori in Minamisanriku. Appropriate thinning and maintenance allows light to enter the forest, creating rich soil and helps protect forest life and ecosystems.
We also aim to create jobs for people who are responsible for forest maintenance and producing merchandise, which involves converting wood thinned from forests into products at local factories for sale.
In October 2020, the Minamisanriku Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) presented us with a model aircraft made from FSC-certified ® wood.
The model is based on an Airbus A380 aircraft, and included wood from trees grown in the ANA Kokoro no Mori forest.