AISIN Group’s priority issues

Aisin creates safe, comfortable and convenient mobility, and provides new value that exceeds customers’ expectations. We are contributing to building a better environment through the electrification of mobility and clean power that makes effective use of energy to build a society where everyone can live with peace of mind. These values align closely with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and we believe that we can contribute to the accomplishment of the SDGs through our business activities, so we have selected seven priority issues to focus on as a group.
Through initiatives like these, we want to provide even more advanced value to society and contribute to the accomplishment of the SDGs through our business.

Process for selection of priority issues

step1Identifying issues ・Identify issues that are related to AISIN Group’s business and supply chain centering on the 17 SDGs and 169 targets.
step2Prioritizing issues ・Issues are prioritized based on the expectations and requests of stakeholders and importance to the Group, and a “priority matrix” is created (see below).
step3Validity check ・Discussions by Group top management and related executives.
・Opinion exchanges among external experts, Outside Directors, and Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members.
step4Approval at management level ・To approve priority issues based on opinions from external experts.

Building a mobility society that is more friendly to the environment and people

Vision

Contributing to creating a mobility society that is more friendly to the environment and people by reducing energy consumption, utilizing clean energy and providing safer and more comfortable means of transportation

Main initiatives

Global warming control

To expand products toward substantially zero GHG emissions in 2050

We are promoting CO2 emission reduction and fuel economy improvement of vehicles by working to develop a wide range of products that are indispensable for electrified vehicles, including eAxle and thermal management systems, thereby increasing the ratio of electrified products.

eAxle

eAxle

Utilizing expertise that has been cultivated in the development of hybrid transmissions, a simple and compact unit was developed, helping to increase the use of electrified vehicles.

Electric Pump

Electric Pump

Lowers electricity consumption in core parts/components for electrified vehicles (motor, inverter and battery), improving fuel efficiency.

Reduction of traffic accidents, Providing safe means of movement / transportation

To expand safety goods toward the realization of a zero road casualty society

Aiming to achieve a society with zero casualties from traffic acc idents, we are promoting development of automated parking technologies, including a parking support system that does not require steering, accelerator or brake operations, which helps to reduce accidents in parking areas; and a driver monitoring system that detects inattentive driving which may lead to a traffic accident, and checks the driver’s condition.

Automated Parking System

Automated Parking System

Driver Monitoring System

Driver Monitoring System

Improving quality of life and building environmentally friendly communities

Vision

Contributing to creating a city that makes people’s lives better and is more environmentally conscious by spreading clean and highly-efficient energy-related products and providing comfortable housing spaces

Main initiatives

Promotion of transition to clean energy

To promote energy-related development toward a carbon-free recycling society

We will strive to develop and promote use of clean and highly e fficient energy products, such as ENE-FARM, and promote creation of a zero-carbon and recycling-based society.

enefarm

Fuel cell cogeneration system for residential use

Promotion of health and welfare

To create products and services toward the realization of a more convenient and safer society

We are promoting provision of new products and services conducive to health and welfare, including the LINE Car Navigation, which links in-vehicle systems to a smartphone, which is one of our efforts in the connected cars area; and Choisoko, a shared shuttle bus service that aims to expand opportunities to go out, leading to the promotion of health for elderly people.

Choisoko

Choisoko

Contributing to building a rich and sustainable society and transitioning to a recycling-based society

Vision

Contributing to building a rich and sustainable society by providing new values generated by future-oriented research and development, contributing to transition to a recycling-based society by promoting efforts to eliminate burdens on the global environment

Main initiatives

Promoting sustainable industrialization by technological innovation

To expand R&D and tie-ups toward the promotion of a sustainable society

Looking ahead to CASE and other new fields and a next-generation society, we will promote expansion of new research and development and cooperation beyond existing technologies and knowledge.

Reducing CO2 emissions, preventing contamination, reducing substances of concern, resource circulation, and enhancing resource efficiency

Efforts toward CO2 emission reduction and transition to a recycling-based society aimed to eliminate burdens on the global environment

We are strengthening multiple initiatives toward an environment ally friendly society, including expanding the clean-energy factory system, recyclin g all wastewater from production processes, and introducing photovoltaic power generation systems.

Nishio Die Casting Plant

Nishio Die Casting Plant

Creating a working environment where diverse employees can thrive

Vision

Promoting efforts to secure working environment where a variety of employees can work with motivation and without anxiety with the entire supply chain in mind

Main initiatives

Labor safety sanitation, health, protection of human rights, promotion of diversification, work style reforms, and work‒life balance

・Maintaining safety at high levels ・Eliminating serious accidents and lost work time ・Realizing fulfilling work environment

Certified as an outstanding company in terms of encouraging women’s success in the workplace, including selection as a Nadeshiko Brand and an Eruboshi company, we are actively promoting diversity.
Furthermore, we are striving to realize a work environment that is fulfilling and easy t o work in for each of our employees with diverse background by introducing IT tools and systems that enable employees to choose flexible work styles, including work at home and telework.