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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 natural 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 surrounding 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.

System for Promoting Sustainability

To promote awareness of ESG based on the Sustainability Policy, Daiwa House Asset Management Co., Ltd., DHR's 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. Daiwa House Asset Management Co., Ltd. is working to achieve these goals and implement various measures.

Sustainability Target

Daiwa House Asset Management Co., Ltd. considers efforts such as energy conservation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in relation to asset management to be serious environmental issues. As such, it establishes individual policies and strives to reduce the burden it puts on the environment.
Daiwa House Asset Management Co., Ltd. formulated various policies. A target for reduced energy usage (medium to long-term target) is established as follows.

In regard to individual properties, Daiwa House Asset Management Co., Ltd. aims to reduce energy used and CO2 emitted by 10% on a per-unit basis over the ten year period from 2018 to 2027.

DBJ Green Building Certification

■About DBJ Green Building Certification
DBJ Green Building Certification Program was launched by Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ) for the purpose of supporting the properties which give proper care to environment and society (Green Building). The program evaluates, certifies and supports properties which are required by society and economy. It makes comprehensive assessment of properties, while evaluating various factors which range from properties' environmental features to their communication with stakeholders, such as disaster prevention and proper care for surrounding communities.


For details, please refer to the website of DBJ Green Building Certification: http://igb.jp/en/index.html

■Certification Results


DPL Misato

D Project Kakegawa
Total 2 properties

D Project Machida

D Project Hachioji

D Project Kuki I

D Project Kuki II

D Project Kuki IV

D Project Kuki V

D Project Kawagoe III

D Project Tomisato II

DPL Fukuoka Kasuya

Royal Parks Hanakoganei
Total 10 properties

D Project Urayasu II

D Project Inuyama

D Project Urayasu III

D Project Kaminokawa

Royal Parks Toyosu

Royal Parks Wakabadai

ACROSSMALL Shinkamagaya

FOLEO Otsu Ichiriyama

Naha Shin-Toshin
Center Building
(Daiwa Roynet Hotel
Total 9 properties

Pacific Royal Court
Minatomirai Urban Tower
Total 1 property
22 properties
Total 22 properties

■Status of DBJ Green Building Certification (Note 1)

Certified Properties Portfolio (Note 3) Certified Rate (Note 4)
Gross Floor Area (Note 2) 1,052,995.03㎡ 3,060,989.10㎡ 34.4%
(Note 1) Status as of April 10, 2019.
(Note 2) "Gross Floor Area" is based on the area listed on the inspection certificate of each property.
(Note 3) Excluding the properties where only land is owned and Shibaura Island Bloom Tower.
(Note 4) "Certified Rate" is rounded to the nearest tenth.

Participation in GRESB Real Estate Assessment

■About GRESB
"Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB)" is a benchmark developed by a group of leading European pension funds. It evaluates the ESG performance of real estate companies and funds, and is becoming a de facto standard among major European, American and Asian institutional investors utilized in their investment decision-making processes.
DHR has participated in the assessment since 2017.

For details, please refer to the GRESB website: https://gresb.com/

Environmental Measures

■Aiming to increase the environmentally friendly building features of our portfolio through cooperation with tenants, we have introduced "Green Leases*" from the standpoint of both operational improvement and energy efficiency retrofit.
■We promote both the installment of LED lights and the introduction of solar power generation systems.

* Green Leases refer to voluntary agreements formed in cooperation with building owners and tenants in which contracts and MOUs are concluded to reduce the environmental burden through energy saving, etc., and to improve the working environments of real estate, and the implementation of the contents of those agreements.

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