CSR

The Five Pillars of
AEON MALL CSR
Together with
Local Communities

SDGsSustainable
Development Goals

  • 1.NO POVERTY
  • 2.ZERO HUNGER
  • 4.QUALITY EDUCATION
  • 10.REDUCED INEQUALITIES

Continuous contribution to local communities

We keep close contact with local communities to share and solve issues, and make a commitment to meet needs of local residents.
AEON MALL has continued to support activities at AEON MALLs in various parts of Japan for many years by building partnerships with various groups which are working to solve social problems.

Supporting refugee relief activitiesUNHCR Association

UNHCR Association UNHCR Association

We provide a space free of charge as an official point of contact for UNHCR (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) operating in approximately 130 countries worldwide so that the UNHCR Association can introduce their activities to customers and call for support in the mall building. In July 2017, at AEON MALL Makuhari New City (Chiba Prefecture), we cooperated in an event to recreate the dance workshop held by choreographing director Sasuga Minami with Syrian refugees in Jordan in the Middle East were.

Cooperating with blood-donation activityJapanese Red Cross Society

Japanese Red Cross Society
Cooperating with blood-donation activity

We provided blood donation venues at our malls throughout Japan and received cooperation from approximately 149,000 people throughout the nation in FY2017. AEON MALL Akita (Akita Prefecture), where a total of 88,000 people have donated blood since its opening in 1993, won a Silver Medal for Merit from the Japanese Red Cross Society in the 53rd Blood-donation Activity Promotion National Convention In July 2017. In December, student blood donation promotion volunteers led the way in calling for blood donation at our 30 malls.

Supporting children around the worldJapan Committee for UNICEF

Japan Committee for UNICEF Japan Committee for UNICEF

To protect children's lives and rights, we have been providing continuous support since 2010 for Japan Committee for UNICEF that has established a cooperation agreement with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) which is active all over the world. In 2017, we provided a space at our 18 malls to solicit participation in the fund-raising program.

Actively accepting usage by disabled persons' groups

AEON MALL KIDSDREAM LLC., a subsidiary wholly owned by AEON MALL and managed by AEON MALL Makuhari New City (Chiba Prefecture), has been actively accepting disabled children’s groups such as special support schools and special support classes from Chiba Prefecture and other prefectures, and two or three groups use “Kandu”, a work experience theme park where families that span three generations can enjoy, every month.

AEON MALL KIDSDREAM LLC., AEON MALL KIDSDREAM LLC.,

This park is wonderful because the children can look over the entire facility, easily move around even in wheelchairs, and be naturally helped by the staff. We have been continuing to use the park because children whom we came last year were very excited and pleased. This will give the children an opportunity to think about their future and become interested in various jobs that they see adults engage in.

Kawasaki City Oda Elementary School
Teacher Mie Maeda (left)

Kawasaki City Oshima Elementary School
Teacher Sachiko Sato (right)

Kawasaki City Oda Elementary School Teacher Mie Maeda
Kawasaki City Oda Elementary School
Teacher Mie Maeda
Kawasaki City Oshima Elementary School Teacher Sachiko Sato
Kawasaki City Oshima Elementary School
Teacher Sachiko Sato

Although there are still few facilities to accept people with disabilities as a group, we express our welcome by saying, “Don't worry. Please come to us without any worries.” The other day, we accepted 230 children of the entire special support school at one time and provided them with a pleasant time. I am really happy to hear the words like, “I was able to find a dream about my future for the first time after I came here.”

Kosuke Maruyama
Sales Planning Group, Sales Division
AEON MALL KIDSDREAM LLC.

Kosuke Maruyama Sales Planning Group, Sales Division AEON MALL KIDSDREAM LLC.

What is important for us is not to give people with disabilities special treatment but to give them opportunities to spend an enjoyable time with able-bodied people. Our staff members are flexibly treating a variety of children while observing each individual person. “Kandu” is well supported by sponsor companies who provide work experiences because they believe that their good wishes are being delivered to customers.

Akiko Nakarai
Representative Duties Enforcer
AEON MALL KIDSDREAM LLC.

Akiko Nakarai Representative Duties Enforcer AEON MALL KIDSDREAM LLC.

Continuing our support for Higashimatsushima City

“Onokun”

Since 2013, we have been continuing support for Higashimatsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture, which suffered enormous damage in the Great East Japan Earthquake. We held caravan events for supporting the production and sales of “Onokun” sock monkeys created in emergency temporary housing at AEON MALL Miyazaki (Miyazaki Prefecture) and AEON MALL Shijonawate (Osaka Prefecture) in FY2017, and we have been donating socks and cotton which are used for making sock monkeys through the cooperation from customers by installing collection boxes for these materials at our malls throughout Japan.