CSR

The Five Pillars of AEON MALL CSRConsideration for
the Environment

From Region to Planet, Implementation of Environmental Conservation

Through thorough implementation of energy-saving and waste control policies, we will develop a town in harmony with nature by introducing the latest technologies to minimize the environmental load, and creating a mechanism to protect the local ecology.

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Smart AEON development

“Smart AEON” is the next-generation eco-store where the whole town is working on the improvement of energy effi ciency and prevention of disasters while creating a sustainable town which can meet the standards stipulated in the environmental objectives of our “AEON Eco-project”. Among malls our company is operating, Smart AEON is being developed by 10 malls including AEON MALL Sakai Teppoucho that opened in March, 2016.

Smart AEON

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Increasing Installation of charging points for electric vehicles (EV)

Increasing Installation of charging points for electric vehicles (EV)

Since 2008, we have been promoting the installation of chargers for electric vehicles (EV) at each mall to conserve the global environment and realize a sustainable society as well as to promote the spread of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid cars that do not emit CO2. Having installed EV chargers in nearly 90% of commercial facilities in Japan, which our company operates and manages, we have constructed, as of March 2017, an EV charging station network with 206 stations including commercial facilities of the AEON Group all over Japan.

Implemented “Light Down Campaign 2016”

Implemented “Light Down Campaign 2016”
Implemented “Light Down Campaign 2016”

Since 2003, we have been participating in the “CO2 Reduction / Light Down Campaign” advocated by the Ministry of the Environment. We turned off lights around store exteriors and the building from 20:00 to 22:00 on the summer solstice June 21 and the Cool Earth Day July 7 in 2016. A total of 143 bases of AEON MALLs and AEON shopping centers throughout Japan participated in this campaign.

Promoting the use of public transportation

Promoting the use of public transportation
Promoting the use of public transportation

AEON MALLs are making efforts to prepare an environment for customers to be able to visit the mall by using public transportation such as trains and fixed-route buses regardless of conditions of location. In cooperation with the railroad company and transportation bureau, we offer benefits to customers who come by train and promote creation of an environment in which public transportation can be easily used. AEON MALL Nagakute (Aichi Prefecture) acquired the naming right of Nagakutekosenjou Station, the nearest station of Aichi High-Speed Transit Tobu Kyuryo Line (linear motor), and named the station “AEON MALL Nagakute-mae” as the sub-station name, and newly introduced the traffic IC ticket use promotion service “KUTEPO” to promote customers’ linear motor use. Customers ride on a linear motor car with a traffic IC ticket that can be reciprocally used with other transportation systems nationally, and touch the screen of the terminal within the mall to get points, and we present shopping tickets to the customers when fixed points are reached.

Ecology of using the power of nature

Solar power generation
Solar power generation

Moving ahead of other commercial establishments, we have introduced solar power generation systems in stages thus allowing part of a mall's power consumption to be covered. Some malls have introduced systems where power generated by solar panels can be used in the event of a power outage due to disasters etc.

Utilizing wind power energy
Utilizing wind power energy

Some malls have installed clean energy hybrid sun lamps using wind power generation and solar power generation. As stable charging is possible even at night or in winter when there is little sunlight, the sun lamps can provide light all night long even in a disaster.

Wall greening / Planting
Wall greening / Planting

Not only does greening of the mall roofs (biotop) and walls improve the scenery but it also suppresses the rising of temperature within the mall during summer, thus leading to the reduction of energy consumption by air conditioners. In addition, we produce pleasant and relaxing spaces by arranging rich green planting everywhere around each mall while harmonizing with the natural environment by planting.

"AEON Hometown Forests Program"

AEON Hometown Forests Program

“AEON Hometown Forests Program” started in 1991 in Malaysia. Upon opening of a new mall, we plant trees that are the most suitable to the region's natural environment together with our customers. The cumulative number of planted trees reached 11.4 million trees (Group total) as of the end of February 2017.

Expanding ABINC certified malls

Expanding ABINC certified malls

We are attracting wild birds that live in Chita Peninsula by setting up 25 nest boxes in the woods “CURIO” on the site of AEON MALL Tokoname.

The ABINC certification is a system in which efforts in the creation of biodiversity-friendly green areas are objectively evaluated and certified by the “Association for Business Innovation in Harmony with Nature and the Community, based on the “Japan Business Initiatives for Biodiversity (JBIB) Guidelines” created and registered by Japan Business Initiatives for Biodiversity (JBIB). The number of ABINC certified malls has increased in phases since AEON MALL Toin (Mie Prefecture) was certified for the first time in 2013. In FY2016, AEON MALL Sakai Teppoucho (Osaka Prefecture) and AEON MALL Nagakute (Aichi Prefecture) acquired the certification; thereby, a total of 6 malls has acquired the certification.

We are attracting wild birds that live in Chita Peninsula by setting up 25 nest boxes in the woods “CURIO” on the site of AEON MALL Tokoname.