In pursuit of a sustainable society, we strive to reduce the environmental impact of business operations and will actively remain committed to the reduction of environmental impact throughout society by means of financial instruments, etc.
We conduct periodical monitoring and improvements to reduce environmental impact. We give sufficient consideration for natural environment in all of our business activities.
We operate Akagi Nature Park at the foot of Mt. Akagi, Gunma and promote efforts to protect biodiversity to hand the natural environment down to the next generation.
We comply with environment-related laws.
Credit Saison actively discloses information and engages employees and other stakeholders in its efforts to protect the environment.
The Board of Directors is responsible for environmental oversight, including climate change issues. The Sustainability Promotion Committee is an advisory body to the Board of Directors and it meets regularly. The entire Credit Saison Group is strengthening its efforts to solve social and environmental issues through our business to realize a sustainable society. Environment-related strategies (including scenario analyses), plans, assessments and goals are discussed and reported in Sustainability Promotion Committee meetings. Resolutions approved by the Committee are periodically reported to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for supervising the achievement of goals relating to the environment and climate change.
Worldwide, the severity of climate change and other global environment issues is increasing. Japan is no exception. Weather abnormalities have caused many large natural disasters and have greatly impacted Japan. Companies cannot overlook the impact of climate change. Against this backdrop, we believe that climate change is an important issue we should address in our sustainability-oriented management, and that the risks and opportunities accompanying climate change will greatly impact our business strategies.
The Company expressed its support for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations in 2022 and is involved in the TCFD consortium, a discussion forum for the companies and financial institutes supporting the recommendations.
Based on the TCFD recommendations, we will continue to disclose information about governance, strategies, risk management, metrics and targets regarding our actions to address climate change in pursuit of a sustainable society.
Amid the growing trend toward the achievement of the carbon neutrality of corporate and economic activities, people's awareness regarding carbon neutrality is steadily increasing, mainly among young people. It is safe to say that carbon neutrality is an important issue to both businesses and individuals.
We offer SAISON CARD Digital for becoz, Japan’s first credit card capable of visualizing CO2 emissions based on payment data, to support the realization of customers' carbon-neutral lifestyles.
At the foot of Mt. Akagi in Gunma Prefecture lies the Akagi Nature Park, a place thriving with plants, insects and small animals, which Credit Saison has been managing since 2010 with the support of individuals, businesses, and groups who agree with the sentiment of wanting to contribute to a richer society by allowing as many children as possible to experience nature to develop their sensitivities.
While working on creating an environment with the goal of making coexistence between humanity and nature a reality, Credit Saison is deepening ties with the region and local communities, as well as with Shibukawa City, to which it has concluded a cooperative agreement, in a wide range of fields such as health, welfare, education, and tourism, strengthening ties with environmental study groups and health promotion programs which use the nature park's fields, and as a tourist spot for Gunma Prefecture’s Destination Campaign.
The devastation of forests destroys ecosystems and significantly impacts our lives by limiting our water supply, increasing the risk of mudslides and other disasters and reducing the Earth's ability to sequester CO2. Through reforestation, we strive to increase the amount of CO2 sequestered and protect biodiversity.
Ecological survey of Asagimadara (chestnut tiger butterfly)
The markings for the ecological survey of the migrating butterfly “Asagimadara” moving more than 1,000 km are also used for environmental learning.
Parent and Child Photography Class
A photography class is held for parents and children in the rich forest of Akagi Nature Park with the wish of being closer to the nature through the camera.
We are promoting the use of online statements and application forms as well as internal paperless initiatives.
We replace plastic materials with paper-based materials to promote recycling.
Sustainability of the Credit Saison Group
Policies and Basic Approach
Contributions to society
Empowering all employees
Initiatives to Strengthen Governance
Initiatives and external recognition