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Eco-First Commitment

-Globe environmental conservation activities as a leading environmental company-

The JAL Group sincerely accepts the fact that our air transport business impacts the environment significantly. To fulfill our responsibility of passing on our precious Earth to the next generation, we will raise the awareness of every employee and preserve the environment in every aspect.

1.We will actively promote initiatives to address climate change.

  • ■Toward the realization of a decarbonized society, we aim to achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2050.(Scope 1 and 2)
  • We endorsed the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) in February 2021 and Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative in March 2022.
  • ■(Scope 1) Reduce CO2 emissions from aircraft by 10% from FY2019 by 2030.
  • Upgrading to fuel-efficient aircraft:We will steadily replace our fleet with fuel-efficient aircraft such as the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787,with the active development of electric- and hydrogen-powered next-generation aircraft equipped with new technologies, we will cooperate with aircraft and engine manufacturers to promote technological innovation.
    We will utilize "SDGs bonds" such as transition bonds to ensure steady fleet upgrades.
  • Reduction of CO2 in daily operations : We are implementing various initiatives in daily operations to reduce CO2 emissions such as eco-flights through better timing, better flight maneuvers, lighter weight aircraft, and shorter flight courses. These initiatives are collectively called JAL Green Operations.
  • Use of SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) : The JAL Group has set the target of replacing 10% of total fuel with SAF in FY2030,and established ACT FOR SKY, a voluntary organization.
    We are part of the joint procurement of SAF by oneworld alliance and will develop activities involving the entire supply chain.
  • ■(Scope2) Reduce CO2 emissions from ground facilities by 50% from FY2013 by 2030.
  • We will promote thorough energy saving activities and replace lighting with high-efficiency lighting, etc. We will introduce and promote renewable energy sources.

2.We will strive to realize a recycling-based society and promote recycling in order to reduce waste generation.

  • ■We will maintain a final disposal rate for industrial waste from Japan domestic offices of 1% or lower.
  • ■We will promote the reduction and recycling of in-flight magazines, newspapers, aluminum cans, PET bottles, etc. from aircraft, as well as reduce, reuse, and recycle cargo packing materials, etc.
  • ■Through the promotion of the 3Rs (Reduce/Reuse/Recycle) +1R (Redesign), we have set a goal of eliminating all new petroleum-derived single use plastics in our cabins and lounges and changing 100% of our single use plastics used in airports and cargo to environmentally friendly materials by FY2025.
  • ■In reducing the amount of waste from in-flight meals, we aim to achieve a 100% recycling of food waste by FY2025.
  • ■We will promote the 3Rs, which each and every employee can work on a daily basis.

3.We actively conduct environmental society and environmental awareness activities.

  • ■We will continue to participate in atmospheric observation by aircraft “CONTRAIL Project" to cooperate in research to monitor the density of greenhouse gases around the world and clarify global warming.
  • ■We will continue "Soraiku," an environmental awareness program in which pilots visit primary and junior high schools around Japan and explain changes in the earth as seen from the sky.
  • ■We will provide appropriate education and training to all executives and employees to raise environmental awareness.
  • ■We will introduce our internal and external environmental activities through in-flight magazines, in-flight videos, and other media, and widely tell our customers and the public our environmental initiatives and the importance of biodiversity.
  • ■To fulfill our responsibility as an air transport operator for biodiversity conservation, we will maintain the number of transportation of illegal wildlife at zero in response to the "Buckingham Palace Declaration," which aims to eradicate illegal wildlife trade.
  • ■In registering Amami Oshima, Tokunoshima, northern Okinawa Island, and Iriomote Islands as a World Natural Heritage Site, we have been working with the World Natural Heritage Promotion Community and local residents to promote the registration of these islands and their rich biodiversity and natural environment. After the registration, we will continue to engage in conservation activities.

The JAL Group reports status and results of the above initiatives to the Ministry of the Environment and regularly discloses them.

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