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Policy and System for Promoting Sustainability

Sustainability Policy

The Daiwa House Group's basic approach is "Creating Dreams, Building Hearts." As a group that co-creates value for individuals, communities and people's lifestyles, the Group aims to build trust relationships with stakeholders and contribute to society through its businesses, and to realize a sustainable society by meeting the challenge of achieving "zero environmental impacts."
Daiwa House Asset Management Co., Ltd. shares the Daiwa House Group's basic approach as DHR's asset manager, and considers that including consideration for environment, society, and governance (hereinafter referred to as "ESG") in its real estate investment management operations contributes to DHR's basic policy of ensuring stable revenue and steady growth of assets over the long term. Therefore, we have established the following "Sustainability Policy" to guide our real estate investment and management.

  • 1. Prevention of global warming

    We will promote energy conservation measures through the installation of energy conservation equipment and so forth to realize a carbon-free society. We will also consider introduction of renewable energy power generation facilities and acquisition of properties that have such equipment installed.

  • 5. Establishment of an internal framework and initiatives for employees

    We will establish an internal framework for promoting sustainability and take steps to develop personnel by conducting regular employee education and training. We will also aim to create workplaces where people can work safely and healthily, and workplaces where diverse employees can work flexibly.

  • 2. Harmony with the environment (preservation of biodiversity)

    We will aim for a society that is able to pass on abundant natural resources to future generations in order to protect and improve natural capital. We will also promote planting and management considering harmony with the environment.

  • 6. Building of trust relationships with external stakeholders

    We aim to build trust relationships with external stakeholders and we will work on our suppliers to enhance the satisfaction of tenant customers and promote CSR in our supply chain. We will undertake neighborhood co-existence activities with local residents.

  • 3. Conservation of natural resources (reducing waste, protecting water resources)

    We will work towards the realization of a recycling-oriented society by promoting water conservation measures through the installation of water conservation equipment and so forth. We will also promote 3R activities (reduce, reuse, and recycle) for resources.

  • 7. Promotion of communication through information disclosure

    We will proactively disclose ESG-related information and utilize our dialogues with stakeholder such as investors in our future business activities. Furthermore, we will aim for continuous acquisition of green building certification.

  • 4. Prevention of chemical pollution

    We will aim to realize a society where people and ecosystems do not suffer adverse effects from chemical substances and so forth by promoting reduction, substitution and appropriate management of harmful chemical substances and taking efforts to minimize risks.

  • 8. Compliance with laws and regulations, and risk management

    We will comply with ESG-related laws and regulations. Moreover, we will strive to implement appropriate risk management, such as giving consideration for the environmental and social impacts in risk evaluations when acquiring real estate and promoting awareness of human rights.

Learn more about Daiwa House Group’s CSR Guidelines

System for Promoting Sustainability

To promote awareness of ESG based on the Sustainability Policy, Daiwa House Asset Management Co., Ltd. (the "Asset Manager") is working to secure an appropriate system for promoting sustainability. To do this, it established the "Regulations Concerning the System for Promoting Sustainability", and rules regarding topics such as internal framework, collaboration with stakeholders, and information disclosure policy. In addition, a meeting of the Sustainability Committee is held at least once every three months, in principle, to examine goals and measures related to sustainability. The Asset Manager is working to achieve these goals and implement various measures.

The Sustainability Committee comprises President/CEO of the Asset Manager, who heads the Committee, the Director in charge of Finance, IR and Corporate Planning Department, who serves as the Committee’s operating officer, all Managing Directors, all General Managers, the Compliance Officer and other selected directors and employees. In principle, the Committee Head annually directs the Committee to assess the status of all sustainability initiatives and to review them as necessary.

Learn more about Daiwa House Group’s CSR promotion organization structure.

Learn more about Daiwa House Group's CSR Self-Assessment Indices.

Establishment of EMS Operation Manual

In managing DHR’s properties, the Asset Manager continuously endeavors to reduce environmental burden by setting environmental targets related to energy consumption, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water consumption and waste, obtaining results, analyzing the results against targets and implementing corrective measures and improvements through an PDCA (plan-do-check-act) cycle in accord with an EMS Operation Manual that provides detailed instructions on implementing policies on objectives such as saving energy, reducing GHG emissions, conserving water and managing waste.
In operating the environmental management system, the Asset Manager complies with applicable environmental laws and regulations and other environmental requirements.

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