Contributing to Society and Environment
ACOM Social Contribution Policy
ACOM is dedicated to helping to boost quality of life by expanding the circle of confidence in line with the outlook of our original founders, as part of our basic business philosophy. This informs our desire to build strong relationships with the local community through a variety of welfare and local-based programs, to get closer to our customers so that we exist in harmony with society.
ACOM is involved in a wide range of local community programs including welfare, local work and support activities.
We also take diverse approaches in environment conservation activities through our business operations.
Brief Introductions of Each Activity
Arts and Culture
ACOM Miru Concert Monogatari
The ACOM Miru Concert Monogatari series is held for the benefits of local communities throughout Japan. Launched in 1994, the concert series has been performed over 240 times to a combined audiences of 230,000 people. The concert is a unique show combining silhouette theater with live performance by a trio of piano, violin and cello. It is is designed to be “barrier-free” concerts, accessible to people with disabilities to ensure that it reaches the widest possible audience. There is a sign language interpreter on stage and seating for wheelchairs is provided.
The ACOM Miru Concert Monogatari activity received award of excellence in Japan Mecenat Award* 2018.
* Association for Corporate Support of the Arts, with supports of Agency of Cultural Affairs, grants awards to 7 excellent corporate activities that significantly contributed to an affluent society by promoting arts and culture.
Consumer Awareness and Money Management Programs
Financial Education at Universities
Topics on these lectures include financial knowledge and management of household economy regarding “overview of consumer credit market" and “loan and credit in consumer lives.”
We conduct consumer awareness activities as it is our wish to protect those students who bear the future from financial troubles by teaching them the importance of money before they join the working world.
We held lectures at six universities to 1,620 students in the year ended March 2020.
Community Welfare Programs
ACOM Bluebird Fund
Since its foundation in 1984 from proposals by employees, the ACOM Bluebird Fund continues to operate today. This fund is raised via donation boxes placed at all workplaces and deduction from employees’ salaries. Collected funds are then donated to welfare groups and disaster relief programs. The Company makes matching donations of same amount to support employees’ initiative.
We made roughly 10 million yen of donation over 82 occasions*.
* As of March 31, 2020
Matching Gift System
ACOM has matching gift system to support employees' social contribution activities. As a general rule, the Company makes matching donations to ACOM Bluebird Fund.
Donation via Vending Machines
A part of sales made at vending machines placed in offices are donated to welfare organizations.
We made roughly 2.18 million yen of donation to following 5 organizations chosen by employees.
|The Japanese Red Cross Society|
|The Nippon Foundation|
|Japanese Para-Sports Association|
|National Federation of UNESCO Associations in JAPAN|
|Special Olympics Nippon Foundation|
Used Stamp Collection
The used stamp and prepaid card collection drive is an activity that everyone can participate. Used stamps and prepaid cards are donated to NPO organizations to fund enlightenment activities supporting intellectually-handicapped.
Supporting Persons with Disabilities
When ACOM "Miru" Concert Monogatari Performances are held, we purchase goods from local vocational-training facilities as prizes distributed to audiences. In addition, we entrust operations of enclosing pamphlets and other documents to a vocational facility for mentally-challenged in Ota-ku, Tokyo.
Blood Donation Drive
ACOM encourages employees to donate blood through Red Cross Japan. Many ACOM employees willingly participate in donation drives every year.
Total of 330 employees participated in 5 donation drives which were held in Tokyo (head office and Fujimi), Yokohama and Osaka in the year ended March 2020.
Donation of Supplies for Disasters
ACOM saves emergency supplies and foods for large-scale disasters. Foods in stock with close expiration dates are donated to NPOs that participate in food bank activities to support people in needs and welfare facilities.
Environment Conservation Activities
Reducing Electricity Consumption of ATMs and Illumination Signboards
As a part of initiatives to prevent global warming, energy saving models and/or modes are used at ATMs installed at outlets. Moreover, some of our illumination signboards have installed LED.
Therefore, we attempt to reduce CO2 emmission and electricity consumption. Furthermore, we prioritize energy efficiency when we consider and implement replacement and/or introduction of air conditioners and office equipments.
|To previous year||86.2%||97.9%||99.7%|
Shifting to Paperless Operations
Not only do we enhance customer convenience, but also reduce resource consumption by shifting issuance of some documents to customers in paperless (digitalized) format.
Furthermore, various operational procedures, distribution of pay slips and employee newsletters are digitalized to reduce paper usage in offices.
Participating in Local Cleaning Projects
Employees participate in local cleanings projects of surrounding areas of bases to deepen communication with locals and keep towns clean.