Sustainability

Sustainability Basic Policy

Based on Asahi Net’s corporate philosophy, Interaction and Creativity, we are carrying on our company activities under the mission to: heighten the value of interactions among people through information technology, and contribute to social development.

As we acknowledge that our company, Asahi Net, Inc., is a leading infrastructure operator that supports people’s everyday life and business activities, we operate our business by always considering what is best for the society. We will continue to expand our opportunity and minimize, on the other hand, business risk, through healthy business activities, and also contribute to enhancing a sustainable business value and social development.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Materiality

We have set the following four major tasks to strive for a sustainable improvement of company value and social development. As we set forth goals for each task, we will connect these goals to our actual and specific activities.

Materiality Tasks Goals How We Tackle Related SDGs
High-quality communication service to support social infrastructure
  • Always read ahead of our customers’ needs and show strong presence as an independent ISP operator through pursuit of operational excellence including quality.
  • Build and operate a stable communication network as an industrial, educational, and basic everyday life infrastructure which can defend against natural disasters, accidents, and cyberattacks.
  • Expansion of high-quality service provision
  • Consideration of new services for new customers’ demands
  • Promotion of business continuity during disasters
  • Improvement of customer satisfaction
  • #9 INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • #11 SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • #13 CLIMATE ACTION
Social development through service provision
  • Proactively, with high motivation, tackle problems confronted by the society to solve them through service provision to propose a new value.
  • Service expansion in the education sector
  • Provision of new service for new customers’ demands
  • #2 ZERO HUNGER
  • #4 QUALITY EDUCATION
  • #9 INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • #11 SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
Provision of a working environment for diverse workforce
  • Provide a working environment which allows all employees to maximize their ability and respect each employee’s set of values regardless of one’s gender, race, disability, and other factors.
  • Provide an environment where every employee can continue to work for a long time and always work on one’s task aspiringly.
  • Promotion of a diverse, better work-life balance
  • Workforce nurturing
  • Promotion of occupational health and safety/respect for human rights
  • Improvement of employee satisfaction
  • #3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • #5 GENDER EQUALITY
  • #8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
  • #10 REDUCED INEQUALITIES
Reduction of environmental load through technical innovation and increased workforce awareness
  • Promote environmental contribution through communication services such as by reducing movements of people and goods and saving resources.
  • Employees being aware of climate change risks and implementing measures for such risks.
  • Increase of eco-friendly products in procurement process
  • Reduction of greenhouse effect gas (GEG) emission
  • #7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
  • #12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION
  • #13 CLIMATE ACTION
  • #15 LIFE ON LAND

Sustainability Promotion Framework

We have a Sustainability Promotion Committee to promote sustainability through business activities. Under the direction of the President, the Sustainability Promotion Committee plans out, and makes proposals for sustainability-related management policy as well as business activity policy/strategy, and submits such plans and proposals to management meetings. Matters resolved at the management meeting are initiated by the Sustainability Promotion Committee and extended for company-wide promotion by aligning with each business department/corporate department.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Asahi Net's Efforts

Asahi Net will continue to work on the current corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities as part of the sustainability efforts.

Long-term Food Assistance Donation Program

WFP

We offer monthly food assistance donation program to help eliminate hunger and poverty around the world.

Donations from Asahi Net and members are used for food aid in areas experiencing starvation and poverty through United Nations World Food Programme, which is the only food assistance organization in the United Nations.

Current donation amount23,934,700 yen

  • As of end May 2022.

Great East Japan Earthquake Donation Program

Donation

A donation program is offered hoping for the earliest possible recovery of the people in the disaster-affected area.

Donations from Asahi Net and members are used for restoration of the area through Japanese Red Cross Society.

Current donation amount161,404,900 yen

  • As of end March 2020.

Green Option (Carbon Offsets)

Energy Green

Internet connection services require use of telecommunication devices such as servers and personal computers, emitting CO2 that leads to global warming.

While reducing CO2 emission through energy saving efforts, we also offer internet connection services that employs carbon offset program to address to CO2 emission.

Amount of green power purchased475,090 kWh

  • As of end May 2022.