Participation in external initiatives
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|Name of initiative/organization
|United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
|The Global Compact was proposed by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in January 1999 and officially launched in July 2000,
requiring participating companies around the world to put into practice the 10 principles of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.
The JAL Group joined the Global Compact in December 2004, and through corporate activities that connect customers, cultures, and hearts,
we ensure that the 10 principles of the Global Compact are put into practice and contribute to peace and prosperity in Japan and around the world.
|Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ)
|As a local network of the Global Compact in Japan,
the organization's purpose is to actively promote the implementation of the 10 principles of the Global Compact with the cooperation and contributions of its members, and to disseminate information widely overseas,
thereby contributing to the formation of a desirable global society for the 21st century.
|Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
|In February 2021, we expressed our endorsement of the recommendations made by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD),
and in August 2021, we disclosed information in line with the TCFD.
We are also a member of the TCFD Consortium since September 2021.
|SBT（Science Based Targets）
|SBT (Science Based Targets) are greenhouse gas emission reduction targets set by companies for the next 5 to 15 years,
consistent with the levels required by the Paris Agreement (which aims to keep the global temperature increase well below 2℃ above pre-industrial levels and to limit it to 1.5℃).
The JAL Group committed to the SBT in March 2022 and is participating in the SBTi (Science Based Targets Initiative).
|Japan Climate Leaders' Partnership (JCLP)
|JCLP is a business association established in 2009 based on the recognition that industry must have a healthy sense of urgency and initiate proactive actions to realize a decarbonized society.
The members are leading Japanese companies from a wide range of industries, and their goal is to become a company that is sought after by society at a time of transition toward the realization of a decarbonized society. As an official regional partner of The Climate Group since 2017,
JCLP is the point of contact and operation for the RE100, EV100, and EP100 initiatives in Japan. They are also promoting various partnerships, including partnership agreements with local governments and co-sponsoring a new framework unique to Japan, the Renewable Energy 100 Declaration RE Action. JAL is participating as a supporting member since 2018.
|The council was established to promote environmental conservation activities through cooperation among "Eco-First Companies,"
which are certified by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment as conducting "advanced, unique, and industry-leading business activities" in the environmental field.
The JAL Group was certified as an "Eco-First Company" in 2010, and has been a member of this council since FY2016.
|Keidanren "Challenge Zero" (Challenge Net-Zero carbon Innovation)
|This is an initiative in which Keidanren, in cooperation with the Japanese government, strongly communicates and supports the innovative actions that companies and organizations are taking to achieve the long-term goal of the Paris Agreement, an international framework to combat climate change, to realize a decarbonized society.
Since its launch in 2020, the JAL Group has been participating in the Initiative and publicizing its efforts.
|Tokyo Zero-emission Innovation Bay
|Based on the "Innovative Strategy for Environmental Innovation" (decided by the Cabinet Office's Integrated Innovation Strategy Promotion Council on January 21, 2020), it was established with the aim of making the Tokyo Bay area the world's first innovation area for zero-emission technologies by promoting collaboration among companies, universities, research institutions, and government agencies in the Tokyo Bay area.
The JAL Group has been a member of this council since its launch in 2020.
|Japan Climate Initiative
|JCI is a network established to strengthen the dissemination of information and exchange of opinions among companies, local governments, NGOs, and other organizations that are actively working to address climate change.
The JAL Group has participated in JCI since 2021, and is working together with participating members to achieve net-zero emissions.
|World Economic Forum (WEF)
Clean Skies for Tomorrow
|WEF is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting exchanges among leaders in political, economic, academic, and other fields to address global and regional economic issues.
The JAL Group has endorsed the Mission Possible Statement, led by this organization, which calls for 10% of the fuel used in the airline industry to be SAF by 2030, with the aim of achieving net zero CO2 emissions by 2050.
|ACT FOR SKY
|ACT FOR SKY is a voluntary organization working for the commercialization, dissemination, and expansion of domestically produced SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel).
The goal of the group is to promote the importance of SAF, carbon neutrality, and resource recycling, and to change behavior through a change in the awareness of citizens and companies.
|FRY to FLY Project(Japanese only)
|The 29 participating companies, local governments, and organizations (as of April 17, 2023) that agree with the purpose of the project will work together to promote the creation of an environment
in which used cooking oil from homes and restaurants can be recovered as a resource, and to conduct educational activities on the use of used cooking oil in SAF in collaboration with local governments.
The program aims to create opportunities for people in Japan to actively participate in the promotion of resource recycling toward decarbonization. The JAL Group has been participating in this program since its inception, and encouraging related companies and organizations.
|World Wide Fund Japan
|WWF is an environmental conservation organization active in more than 100 countries and was founded in 1961. WWF aims for a future in which people and nature can live in harmony, and is engaged in activities such as restoring the richness of biodiversity, which is being lost, and preventing global warming.
JAL has been a member of WWF Japan since 2020 and endorses the organization's activities. JAL also participates in WWF Japan's Plastic Circular Challenge 2025 to help solve the plastic problem.
|The Japanese Ministry of the Environment has launched a campaign called "Plastic Smart - for Sustainable Ocean -" to encourage individuals, local governments, NGOs, businesses, research institutions, and other organizations to work together to solve the global marine plastic problem.
JAL is participating in this campaign to help solve the problem of marine plastics.
|Strategic Initiative for a Healthy and Sustainable Food Environment
|This is an initiative led by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, in collaboration with industry, academia, and government, to create a food environment in which both access to food (ingredients, cooking, and meals)
and access to information are interrelated so that people can enjoy a healthier dietary life. JAL has been participating since 2022, and is taking into account the negative health impacts of food and access to better nutrition in JAL's efforts.
|The Afu-no-Wa project
|This is a joint project of companies and organizations promoting initiatives for "sustainable production and consumption" organized by the Global Environment Policy Office, Environmental Biomass Policy Division, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
Under the slogan of "Spend Shift: Making Sustainable Everyday, Ethical Everyday!",
JAL is a participant in this project and is working to realize in-flight and lounge meals that use sustainable ingredients.
|This is a partner registration system operated by the Agro-Environmental Measures Division of the Agriculture and Forestry Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, for businesses that share the value of GAP, which is GOOD for both consumers and the environment, and have the intention of handling GAP-certified agricultural products.
By promoting the adoption of ASIA GAP certified food ingredients for in-flight and lounge meals, JAL is giving consideration to food safety, preservation of the natural environment, labor safety of producers, and protection of human rights, leading to the realization of a sustainable supply of agricultural products in the future.
|IFSA (International Flight Services Association)
|IFSA is a global professional association established for airlines and caterers that provide in-flight services, and has established international guidelines ("World Food Safety Guidelines"). Based on the IFSA guidelines,
JAL has established its own "Hygiene Management Manual," and is working daily to establish a safety management system that covers all processes up to the delivery of food, so that customers can enjoy safe and secure in-flight and lounge meals.
|The TNFD forum
|The TNFD forum is a group of stakeholders supporting the development of the TNFD (Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures) framework which will be fuly released in September 2023. It consists of over 1000 institutional supporters worldwide. The JAL group joined is part of thie forum since March 2023.
|Keidanren Initiative for Biodiversity Conservation
|In October 2018, Keidanren and the Keidanren Council for Nature Conservation revised "the Keidanren Declaration on Biodiversity and Action Guidelines" for the first time in nine years, and are working to further promote the mainstreaming of biodiversity through its dissemination.
In light of the adoption of the "Post-Aichi Targets," the Council has called for endorsement of the "Keidanren Declaration on Biodiversity" to publicize the various efforts of the Japanese business community and its future action policies for the "Post-Aichi Era" in a visible form, both domestically and internationally. JAL has also endorsed this initiative and is working to conserve biodiversity.
|30by30 Alliance (Japanese only)
|30by30 is a goal to effectively conserve at least 30% of the land and sea as healthy ecosystems by 2030, with the aim of halting biodiversity loss and restoring biodiversity by 2030 (nature positive).
The "30by30 Alliance for Biodiversity" is an alliance of volunteer companies, local governments, and organizations that aims to achieve this goal by expanding Japan's current protected areas (approximately 20% of terrestrial areas and 13% of marine areas) and by promoting efforts to certify areas that have been conserved by the private sector and others as OECMs.
JAL has been a member since its launch in April 2022, aiming to support the management of protected areas and areas that have been (or are expected to be) registered in the international OECM database.
|The Valuable 500
|The Valuable 500 is an initiative launched by social entrepreneur Caroline Casey at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (Davos) in January 2019, based on the idea that enabling people with disabilities to participate in social activities will create a society that demonstrates diverse values. The goal is to promote the creation of a society in which people with disabilities can realize the potential value they bring to society and the economy.
The organization aims to have more than 500 member companies from around the world who agree with the goal. JAL is participating since 2019 and has announced a commitment to improving accessibility.
Press Release（December 26, 2019）
|25 by 2025
|25by2025 is an initiative launched in 2019 by IATA (International Air Transport Association), an association of the world's airlines, to promote D&I in the aviation industry, with the main goal of increasing the number of women in management positions (and in areas with few women) by 25% by 2025, compared to current levels, or increasing the percentage of women themselves to more than 25%.
The JAL Group has been participating in this initiative since 2021, and contributes to the Diversity and Inclusion in the aviation industry by communicating JAL's efforts regarding D&I and exchanging information with airlines around the world to achieve the goal.
|Tsunagu Tanada Heritage (Connecting Terraced Rice Fields Heritage)
|The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF) has been actively evaluating efforts to promote terraced rice field areas, and is once again recognizing outstanding terraced rice fields under the program "Tsunagu Tanada Heritage: Handing Down the Pride of Our Hometown to the Future".
As an official supporter, JAL is committed to promoting awareness of this initiative as well as to promoting initiatives that contribute to the development of terraced rice field regions.
|Sedex is the world's leading membership organization for ethical trading services, providing companies with the practical tools, services and community networks they need to improve their responsible, sustainable business practices and "responsible sourcing".
JAL is a Sedex member and is committed to "Responsible Sourcing" and "Building Ethical and Sustainable Supply Chains".
Through the use of Sedex tools and services, we work with our suppliers to maintain safe, ethical and sustainable business practices and protect the working conditions of those who work in our supply chain.
|Nikkei ESG Management Forum
|The Nikkei ESG Management Forum is a membership organization in which the Nikkei ESG Management Forum Secretariat of Nikkei BP supports corporate ESG management from the three aspects of "information dissemination," "information gathering," and "surveys and research.
In the area of "information gathering," there are more than 30 members-only seminars each year.
The JAL Group participates as a general member.
Keio Research Institute at SFC
|The xSDG Consortium is a research consortium of researchers, companies, and local governments working together to achieve the SDGs.
Led by Professor Kanie of Keio University's Graduate School of Media and Governance, who is a leading researcher on the SDGs, the Consortium launched its activities in June 2018.
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