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The JIA Group will contribute to the realization of a sustainable society while improving its corporate value in a sustainable manner through business activities based on the management philosophy of "Always be a company contributing to society by offering financial services."
We will introduce concrete measures for realizing them and news.

NEWS

2024.05.23

We have disclosed the GROUP SUSTAINABLE ACTIVITY site at the JIA Group.

VALUE CREATION THROUGH BUSINESS

We will provide products and services that solve social issues in order to contribute to realizing a sustainable society.

Investment in a marriage agency exclusively for business people who are busy

8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

JIA has invested in Japan Marriage Co., Ltd., which was established under the slogan of "a marriage agency with which business people can search for a marriage partner without worry" so that business people can find a marriage partner effectively in a short period of time and get married happily, and is supporting them in attaining their goals.
Japan Marriage Co., Ltd., supports business people who "miss opportunities to encounter someone nice due to their hectic schedules as they engage in business diligently."

Japan Marriage Co., Ltd.,

Investment in an enterprise that contributes to the early detection of dementia with a brain wave sensor

3 Good Health and Well-Being

JIA has invested in NeuroSky Co., Ltd., which collects biological data, including brain waves, electrocardiograms, and heart rates, with its original biological sensor technologies, and gives appropriate feedback, to take measures against presymptomatic diseases, and is supporting them in attaining their goals.
NeuroSky Co., Ltd., engages in activities for "early detection of mental disorders and dementia with brain wave data," "development of efficient mastery programs for learning and sports institutions based on brain wave data," and so on.

NeuroSky Co., Ltd.,

Investment in business of operating facilities for after-school day care and support for child development

3 Good Health and Well-Being 4 Quality Education

JIA has invested in Fits Yokohama Inc., which supports children who have development retardation or disabilities by providing them with opportunities to "develop their skills while playing" from early childhood, to realize affluent living, and is supporting them in attaining their goals.
Fits Yokohama Inc., operates dozens of facilities for after-school day care and support for child development under the name of "Omocha-bako (Toy Box)," where children can learn necessary items for living in society, such as control of various emotions, rules, and communication skills, through "play."

Fits Yokohama Inc.,

SOLVING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

In our business activities, we will consider environmental issues such as responding to climate change, effective use of resources, and biodiversity conservation to achieve a sustainable society.

Keeping sheep to weed the land of solar power plants without agricultural chemicals or machines

11 Sustainable Cities and Communities 13 Climate Action

The JIA Group grazes sheep for weeding the land of solar power plants without using agricultural chemicals at some of the solar power plants operated by the JIA Group. In addition, the JIA Group wholesales mutton to restaurants, etc. and sells mutton products at nearby "farmers' markets," etc. as business activities based on local economies.

Instagram@Miyagi Grass Field

Investment in an enterprise that generates energy and produces materials for fertilizers through methane fermentation using liquid recycled food resources

7 Affordable and Clean Energy 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

JIA has invested in Sagamihara Biogas Power Co., Ltd., which pursues further utilization of recycled food resources for solving the problem of waste food and attaining SDGs, and is supporting them in attaining their goals.
Sagamihara Biogas Power Co., Ltd., induces methane fermentation by using 50 tons of liquid recyclable food resources (classified as waste acid, alkali, and sludge under the Waste Disposal and Public Cleaning Law) per day to produce biogas and then generates electric power with an output of 528 kW. It sells electric power based on the feed-in tariff (FIT) system. Furthermore, in order to utilize the residual liquid after the fermentation, they conduct solid-liquid separation, dry it with waste heat or the like, and produce materials for fertilizers.

Sagamihara Biogas Power Co., Ltd.,

Converting passenger planes into cargo planes and selling them as Japanese operating lease investment products

12 Responsible Consumption and Production

The JIA Group conducts the business of converting aged passenger planes into cargo planes. By converting aged aircraft as passenger planes into cargo planes, we can extend their lifespans.

Part out and Conversion Business

The "project for demonstrating 'forests of energy' where fast-growing trees, etc. are cultivated and available" was adopted as a project entrusted by NEDO.

8 Decent Work and Economic Growth 13 Climate Action

A demonstration project JIA is promoting in cooperation with Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology for the purpose of "realizing a carbon-neutral society and revitalizing forestry" has been adopted as a project entrusted by New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), that is, a project for supporting the development of systems for supplying or using woody biomass fuel, etc. stably and efficiently.
This project is aimed at actualizing to below:
・"stable and efficient supply of fuel" and "development of a system for utilizing fuel" with eucalyptus for solving problems with the supply of woody biomass energy.
・the monetization of forestry.

Determination of the Implementation Structure for the FY2023 "Support Project for Establishing a Stable and Efficient Supply and Utilization System for Woody Biomass Fuel, etc.

Operation of 25 solar power plants

7 Affordable and Clean Energy

JIA started developing and operating solar power plants in 2014. As of December 2023, we are operating 25 plants around Japan, with a total output of 71.3 MW (with solar cells), and we sell them as financial instruments to mainly investors.
After the start of electricity sales, we continue to manage and operate the plant, and untill 2023, the plant generated a cumulative 73,959 MWh of electricity. This is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of approximately 17,715 households*.
*Calculated based on the Ministry of the Environment's "Statistical Survey on CO2 Emissions from the Household Sector," assuming annual electricity consumption of 4,175 kWh per household.

Renewable Energy Business

RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND DIVERSITY

We will respect the human rights of stakeholders involved in all corporate activities. In addition, we will create a rewarding work environment where employees respect each other's diverse personalities and maximize their abilities and experience.

Acquisition of three stars in "Eruboshi Certification" by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in accordance with the Act on the Promotion of Female Participation and Career Advancement in the Workplace

5 Gender Equality

JIA received three stars in "Eruboshi Certification" by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare as an enterprise that is excellent in terms of activities for promoting female participation and career advancement in workplaces. We make efforts to develop an environment in which anyone can flourish regardless of gender.

General Employees Action Plan Pursuant to the Act on the Promotion of Female Participation and Career Advancement in the Workplace

Participation in Financial Runners EKIDEN 2023

8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

JIA participated in Financial Runners EKIDEN 2023, which is organized by Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc., for the first time. Marathon enthusiasts in our company got together, and produced good results in the relay race with a team of four employees thanks to their daily training.

Financial Runners EKIDEN 2023

HARMONIOUS COEXISTENCE WITH SOCIETY

In addition to contributing to society through our business, we will work to coexist with society by cooperating with local governments and educational institutions to address social and environmental issues that our business activities cannot cover.

Procurement of funds through the Sustainability Linked Loan

11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

JIA concluded a loan contract based on the "Sustainability Linked Loan" with MUFG Bank, Ltd. When procuring funds, we set goals regarding "the Promotion of Female Participation and Career Advancement in the Workplace" of the JIA as Sustainability Performance Targets.

Notice of Borrowing of Funds (Sustainability Linked Loan)

Conclusion of a loan agreement based on SDGs Promotional Support Syndicated Loan

11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

JP Lease Products & Services Co., Ltd. (JLPS), which is a 100% subsidiary of JIA, has concluded a syndicated loan contract based on SDGs Promotional Support Syndicated Loan with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) serving as an arranger. Our stance for attaining SDGs through the business of the JIA Group was evaluated highly.

Notice of the Conclusion of a Loan Agreement based on "SDGs Promotional Support Syndicated Loan"

Continuance of fund procurement through donation-type private placement bonds

11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

For the purpose of contributing to the development of a sustainable society, the JIA Group issues donation-type private placement bonds actively in cooperation with local financial institutions and a portion of the issuance fee is donated to local medical organizations, and organizations for supporting enrollment in schools, etc. We have issued a total of 8 billion yen by March 2024.

List of the JIA Group's Issuance of donation-type private placement bonds

THOROUGH COMPLIANCE

We aim to be a corporate group that is trusted by society by providing stakeholders with the highest level of security and services through appropriate corporate activities in line with the laws, regulations, social norms, and corporate ethics.

Implementation of measures for thorough compliance with laws and regulations

16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

The JIA Group formulated important policies for establishing a system for group-wide compliance with laws, regulations, and corporate ethics. In addition, we established JIA Group Compliance Committee, for the purpose of implementing measures based on the policies thoroughly.

GROUP SUSTAINABILITY PRINCIPLE

SUSTAINABILITY DATABASE

JIA regularly updates major sustainability data and disclosed documents. We introduce the sustainability database, which includes information on the environment, human capital, work-life balance, and governance of JIA.