Conservation of Natural Environment

Basic Concept

Properly ascertaining the impact its business activities have on natural ecosystems, the Group regards it as important to work on the conservation of the natural environment by giving appropriate consideration and taking appropriate measures. Following this way of thinking, we will allocate part of earnings to tree planting activities while striving to conserve water resources and biodiversity through forest conservation. Owing to their common feature of reducing environmental impact by digitizing analog information, the main services provided by the Group will contribute to the conservation of the natural environment by promoting DX through business activities and supporting paperless business operations.

Major Initiatives

Support for paperless business operations through provided services

Having the common point of digitizing documents, such as business cards, invoices, and contracts, the Group’s main services support corporate DX. By exchanging business data on the cloud instead of using paper media, we have achieved a paperless environment and are contributing to the conservation of the natural environment.

Scan for Trees: Tree planting activities

Scan for Trees is a project to plant trees in disaster-affected areas where they are needed according to the number of documents digitized by the Sansan, Bill One and Contract One services.

Paper documents such as business cards, invoices, and contracts are in many cases originally made from wood. This project is an initiative designed to enrich the natural environment, such as forests and water, through our services. So far, we have planted trees in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture, and Osaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, which were affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, and in Yamato Town, Kamimashiki District, Kumamoto Prefecture, which was damaged by the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake. Since the start of the project, more than 10,000 trees have been planted. We are currently also counting digital documents, such as online business cards and PDF format invoices, in the number of sheets. We are supporting the recovery of forests and the reconstruction of disaster-hit areas even as online work becomes more commonplace.

Sansan Meishi Maker: Eco-friendly business card creation service

Sansan Meishi Maker is a service that supports achieving the SDGs through business card creation. It enables customers to order paper business cards in small lots as and when they need them, without wasting resources. Eco-friendly materials can also be used for the cards, making it possible for customers to contribute to resource conservation through their business cards. We also utilize LIMEX, the main raw material of which is limestone, as a material for business cards. By reducing the number of trees and the amount of water required in the paper manufacturing process, LIMEX is attracting attention as a new recyclable material that contributes to the conservation of resources.