Japan Airlines contributes to the realization of a sustainable society

Japan Airlines contributes to the realization of a sustainable society

The JAL Group strives to solve social issues through its business and contribute to the realization of a sustainable society. In accordance with the JAL Group Corporate Policy to “Pursue the material and intellectual growth of all our employees; Deliver unparalleled service to our customers; and Increase corporate value and contribute to the betterment of society,” we are working to maximize economic value (business profit) and social value (contribute to solving social issues). We will flexibly adapt to changes in the environment, increase economic value through sustainable corporate growth, and contribute to creating a sustainable society where everyone can live a safe, secure, and comfortable life.

The world is faced with various challenges such as climate change, resource shortage, demographic transition, and rapid urbanization. The JAL Group recognizes that global response to climate change is a critically important issue. Extreme weather events, increasing natural disasters, and rising average temperatures will not only have a major impact on our business but also lead to the aggravation of social issues such as hunger and poverty. With this recognition, it is the duty of companies to steadily implement measures to combat climate change such as reducing CO2 emissions.

Strengthening measures on global infectious disease threats is another important issue to address. We will do our utmost to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and strengthen business continuity management (BCM) in order to maintain operations as social infrastructure and ensure the safety of our customers and employees.

Advancements in technology are expected to accelerate the diffusion of digital technology such as teleworking and online education and healthcare. The JAL Group will flexibly respond to the rapidly changing business environment, build flexible and risk-resilient management systems, and strive to solve social issues through its business operations.

The JAL Group established a basic policy on sustainability and a promotion system in order to fulfill its corporate social responsibility. Aggravating events that are a threat to a sustainable society such as demographic changes and global climate change have led us to accelerate our efforts. We therefore took steps to raise employee awareness, defined sustainable development priorities, and reflected them in our business strategies in order to solve social issues through our business operations.