List of Materiality

E: Environment


Contributions to environmental protection and a recycling-oriented society

Medium to long-term targets
  • [1]Reduction of CO2 emissions (aircraft)
  • [2]Reduction of CO2 emissions (non-aircraft)
  • [3]Reduction of rate of disposal of resources
  • [4]Reduction of food waste
  • [5]Conservation of biodiversity
  • [6]Contributions to a resource recycling-oriented society
Some of the specific initiatives
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions through the reduction of aircraft seat weight
  • Promotion of recycling and disposal of waste materials processing of aircraft, related special vehicles and equipment
  • Conversion of aircraft related special/general vehicles to EV
  • Strengthen handling of next-generation power semiconductors with high power conversion efficiency
  • Development of temperature difference powered cold storage containers for aviation
  • Change in-flight supplies to environmentally friendly materials and promote upcycling
  • Handling eco-friendly products, recycled materials, and food waste measure products

S: Social


Respect for human rights and responsible procurement

Medium to long-term targets
  • [7]Thorough respect for human rights
  • [8]Realization of responsible procurement
Some of the specific initiatives
  • Promoting thorough respect for human rights, education, and awareness based on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  • Thoroughly conduct procurement with consideration for the environment and human rights, and build a fair, impartial, and transparent supply chain

Contributions to prosperous living

Medium to long-term targets
  • [9]Contributions to the resolution of social issues using innovation
  • [10]Regional revitalization
  • [11]Provision of safe and secure products and services
Some of the specific initiatives
  • Commercialization of smart check-in and payment services based on authentication technology using biometric information
  • Contributions to regional revitalization through gifts / coupons for companies
    (e.g.) Digital gifts in “child-rearing support,” “community money,” etc.
  • Expanding the handling of local products through online and retail sales
  • Collaboration with artists who embody the charm and characteristics of their region
  • Compliance with laws and regulations, ensuring the safety of products and services we provide, thorough management of information assets, and compliance with security trade

Contributions to talent development and a symbiotic society

Medium to long-term targets
  • [12]Handling of customer diversity
  • [13]Promotion of the active participation of diverse talent
Some of the specific initiatives
  • Promoting universal services that respect customer diversity
  • Realizing diverse career paths, supporting self-directed careers, promoting health and productivity management, and creating an environment where you can continue working

G: Governance



Medium to long-term targets
  • [14] Building of an appropriate governance system
Some of the specific initiatives
  • Build an appropriate governance system as the foundations that support sound business activities
  • Review and thoroughly implement administrative authority standards as required in association with business changes

Major Group initiatives

Collaborations for reuse of nonconforming bananas that cannot be sold

Aiming for the realization of a circular economy to contribute to a sustainable society, the ANA Trading Group manufactures fermented alcohol (ethanol) using nonconforming product from Tanabe Farm. ANA Foods, Co., Ltd., which oversees ANA Trading operations in the food sector, imports and sells bananas cultivated by Tanabe Farm in Ecuador. Alcohol is produced through a fermentation process using nonconforming bananas and organic rice grown on fallow fields managed by Fermenstation, Co., Ltd. Using that alcohol, we developed Hand Wipes Made from Rice and Bananas, a product made from natural ingredients offering 99% disinfecting performance.

Fermenstation works with local communities to create sustainable recycling that produces as little waste as possible. Their activities include producing ethanol by fermenting and distilling unused resources. Distiller meal is used as raw material for cosmetic products and as an ingredient in chicken and cattle feed. They then use that bird and cow dung as fertilizer for rice paddies and grasslands.

Using Fermenstation’s proprietary ethanol refining technology, we commercialized Hand Wipes Made from Rice and Bananas, which are made using nonconforming product from Tanabe Farm and organic rice cultivated in fallow fields, which is an unused resource, to create high-quality concentrated ethanol. The distiller meal produced after the ethanol refinement process is used as feed for cows in the fattening stage in Iwate Prefecture where the distillery is located. In the future, cows raised on this feed will also be used. We will continue to engage in partnerships towards the realization of a circular economy and working to contribute to SDG Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).