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We Are Committed to the Creation of a “Sustainable Society”

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the international goals adopted by the United Nations at 2015 Summit on the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. Based on the pledge to “leave no one behind”, the SDGs encompass 17 Goals and 169 Targets for the creation of a sustainable society, which brings benefit to everyone on the planet.

In line with this vision and the Corporate Principles of the Outsourcing Group, American Engineering Corporation is committed to the achievement of diversity, harmony and world peace. In pursuit of these goals, we aim to create a workplace where all individuals are valued for who they are and where each can attain a sense of fulfillment.

AEC's Initiatives for SDGs

Creation of a Healthy and Comfortable Work Environment

Promoting Employees’ Physical and Mental Health

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We promote each employee’s welfare and help them lead a healthy life with no risks to their mental and physical wellbeing.

  • Regular Health Check-up and “Ningen Dock” (Comprehensive Medical Examination)
  • Health Guidance and Consultation (to support those facing health issues)
  • Support for re-instatement of those who undergo medical leaves
  • Monthly Safety and Health Education and Training

Creation of a Supportive Work Environment for Women

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With the aim of assisting each employee to maintain a good balance between work and private life, we are committed to the entrenchment of the Employment Regulations and developing a supportive environment for employees who perform child or family care and those who regularly visit hospital due to medical conditions.

  • Reduced Work Hours System for Child Care
  • Granting Paid Leaves in Hourly Unit

Vitalizing the Local Community by Supporting Athletic Activities

Official Partnership with Ryukyu Golden Kings

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As a corporate entity operating in Okinawa, AEC is committed to vitalizing its community. To demonstrate this commitment, we support the activities of Ryukyu Golden Kings, a professional basketball team based in Okinawa and promote our common mission of invigorating Okinawa through athletic events and entertainment.

Support for Special Olympics Japan, Okinawa

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Each year, Kadena Airbase holds the “Special Olympics” for people with physical or intellectual disabilities. These events are aimed at assisting the participants to demonstrate their capabilities in athletic activities. From 2016, AEC supports these events through donation and fundraising to aid self-help of the participants and enhancement their quality of life.

Support for Local Children

Donation to Misato Jidōen

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AEC donates a part of its profit to “Kokusai Fukushi-Kai Misato Jidōen”, a Social Welfare Organization which provides home and care for children without guardians.

  • From 2003 to 2013: AEC provides support through regular building and ground maintenance and repair services.
  • From 2014 to the present: AEC provides support through donation.

Donation to AmerAsian School in Okinawa

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AEC donates a part of its profit to “AmerAsian School in Okinawa”, a non-profit organization that provides primary education for “AmerAsian students” (students with parental connections to both Japan and America) who are disadvantaged in learning at public schools due to discriminations and prejudice against their racial or cultural backgrounds.

  • AEC supports operation of the school through annual donation.
  • AEC regularly donates papers to be used by the pupils for learning purposes.

Material Donation to OIST Child Development Center

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AEC donates papers to the “Child Development Center (CDC)” of Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, an on-campus facility which provides day-care service to children aged 0 to 6, to aid their learning and development.

  • From 2003 to 2013: AEC provides support through regular building and ground maintenance and repair services.
  • From 2014 to the present: AEC provides supports through donation of goods.

Material Donation to Kiyuna Hoikuen (a local nursery school)

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AEC has donated papers to the “Kiyuna Hoikuen”, a local nursery school (AEC was awarded a contract to build its new school building), to assist learning and development of the children.

Support for Social Welfare and Charity Organizations

Blood donation campaign, etc.

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AEC and its employees actively support and get involved in the blood donation campaign (“Blood Donation Bus”), the Red Feather Campaigns, the Japanese Red Cross, and various other social welfare and charity organizations.

Support for Charity Events Hosted by the US Forces

Support for Charity Organizations for US Military Personnel and Their Families

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AEC supports welfare and charity organizations to improve the lives of US military personnel and their families. Such organizations include “USO OKINAWA”, “DFAS-JAPAN” and “Kadena First Sergeants Association”.

Environmental Conservation and Community Clean-up Campaigns

Adopting hybrid vehicles to minimize the environmental impact of our business

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In 2018, AEC has started replacing its company vehicles with hybrid cars to reduce the impact of our business on the environment.
As of 2022, AEC operates 110 hybrid cars, which represent 70% of total number of vehicles operated by the company (this applies to passenger vehicles: freight vehicles and heavy construction equipment are excluded from the number).
We plan to expand this number to 200 by 2025 to further improve our environmental performance.

Conservation of maritime environment and resources

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AEC holds clean-up projects to beautify the neighborhood and nearby beaches and facilitate communications and good relations with other members of the community. Through these activities, we raise our environmental awareness and contribute to the creation of a cleaner and more cooperative local environment.

Strict Observance of Proper Management of Industrial Wastes

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AEC strictly observes the rules and guidance on proper disposal of waste items and each member of the company remains committed to the Company’s mission to protect the environment.

  • We sort the burnable, food wastes and used bento boxes, scrap iron and stainless-steel materials appropriately.
  • We sort and process re-usable materials for recycling (plastic & glass bottles, steel & aluminum cans, cardboards, etc.)
  • We handle used batteries and their materials appropriately (nickel-cadmium, nickel, NiMH, lithium ion, etc.).