CSR

Sustainability Policy

Sekisui House Reit, Inc. ("Sekisui House Reit") and its Asset Management Company, in recognition of the shared responsibility to contribute to the "realization of a sustainable society" in accordance with the "Sustainability Vision" advocated by Sekisui House, Ltd., conduct real estate investment management with due consideration given to the "environment," "society" and "governance" (collectively referred to as the "ESG"), with the objective of providing the "sustainable bases of operations" for the tenant companies’ business activities.

Specifically, the Asset Management Company has established its sustainability policy as described below, and shall comply with the policy and implement the policy objectives throughout its overall business operations.

Moreover, a Sustainability Committee sets up targets, monitors compliance and evaluates the effect of measures implemented, and investigates improvement measures on a regular basis.

  • 1.Compliance with ESG-related Laws, Regulations and Rules
    We implement in-house training for the purpose of enhancing knowledge with regard to ESG-related and other relevant laws, regulations and rules, and abide by such laws, regulations and rules in conducting real estate investment management with considerations given to ESG.
  • 2.Energy Conservation and Low Carbon Emission Measures
    In order to proactively implement our initiatives on energy conservation, we set up reduction targets for energy use at the properties owned by Sekisui House Reit in accordance with laws and regulations and go through the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle to achieve the targets.
  • 3.Water Saving and Resource Saving Measures
    We proactively undertake measures against the depletion of resources by saving water use and implementing the three R’s (reduce, reuse and recycle).
  • 4.Biodiversity
    In accordance with the "Gohon no ki" (Five Trees) project promoted by Sekisui House, Ltd., we conduct maintenance and management of planting and other greenery measures, centering on tree species with consideration given to the native vegetation and other ecosystem matters. By doing so, we aim to realize harmony with the nature and the surrounding environment.
  • 5.Comfort and Safety of Tenant Companies
    We not only provide convenient, safe and comfortable spaces that should contribute to enhancing the productivity of tenant companies but also, upon occurrence of disasters, promote provision of facilities that serve as "sustainable bases of operations" with considerations given to the tenant companies’ business continuity plans (BCPs).
  • 6.Contributing to Regions and Communities
    We create activity and prosperity by cooperating with local events and through other means, in an effort to find common interests with the regions and communities as well as to invigorate them.
  • 7.Supply Chain Management
    We adopt the perspectives of green procurement and corporate social responsibilities in our investment and management operations in order to promote ESG awareness through our supply chains.
  • 8.Information Disclosure
    While regularly monitoring our action measures, etc. regarding ESG, we disclose information concerning sustainability performance on our website and through other media. In addition, we will continue our efforts to acquire environmental certification and recognition from outside assessment agencies.
不動産投資運用における基本的な考え方
Environmental consideration
Five Out of Six Owned Properties Receiving DBJ Green Building Certifications Acquired High Rankings (5 Stars, 4 Stars)

Overview of DBJ Green Building Certification

The DBJ Green Building Certification program ( the "Program" ) is a program designated to identify excellent real estate in terms of meeting the demands of the present age by rating real estate using a scoring model developed independently by the Development Bank of Japan Inc. ( "DBJ" ) in an aim to increase and promote real estate that demonstrate consideration for not only the building's environmental performance but also disaster prevention, anticrime measures and other social requirements of various stakeholders surrounding real estate ( "Green Buildings" ).

Properties with the best class environmental & social awareness Properties with exceptionally high environmental & social awareness Properties with excellent environmental & social awareness Properties with high environmental & social awareness Properties with satisfactory environmental & social awareness
DBJ Green Building5 DBJ Green Building4 DBJ Green Building3 DBJ Green Building2 DBJ Green Building1
5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

* For details regarding the "Program", please refer to the website(http://igb.jp/en/ ).

DBJ Green Building Certified Property

Assessment Rank
★★★★★
( TOP )

DBJ Green Building5
Garden City Shinagawa Gotenyama
Garden City Shinagawa Gotenyama LED照明
LED lighting
太陽光発電
Solar power generation

Assessment Rank
★★★★
 

DBJ Green Building4
Hommachi Minami Garden City Hommachi Garden City
Hommachi Minami Garden City Low-eベアガラス
Low-e double-glazed windows
Hommachi Garden City 屋上庭園
Rooftop garden
HK Yodoyabashi Garden Avenue
Hirokoji Garden Avenue
HK Yodoyabashi Garden Avenue LED lighting
LED lighting
Hirokoji Garden Avenue Planting of the entrance
Planting of the entrance

B   C   P
Preparing Facilities that Can Be
Utilized During Disasters
Garden City Shinagawa Gotenyama
Emergency power generation equipment
Emergency power
generation equipment
Quake-absorbing structure
Quake-absorbing
structure
Comfort
Measures Leading to Enhanced
Productivity of Tenant Companies
Garden City Shinagawa Gotenyama
Breakroom
Breakroom
 
Rooftop greening
Rooftop greening
 

GRESB Real Estate Assessment, etc

Sekisui House Reit has received a "Green Star" rating since it is highly evaluated in both dimensions "Management & Policy" and "Implementation & Measurement" with regards to activities for environmental consideration and sustainability. Moreover, Sekisui House Reit has received "3 Stars" in "GRESB Rating", which is a five-grade evaluation system that reflects applicant's relative evaluation based on total GRESB Score.

Sekisui House Reit believes that the key points that helped it earn these ratings are as follows.
・Efforts aimed at enhancing the content of information disclosure with respect to its sustainability policies and
 management of such policies
・Multidimensional approach to reduce environmental burden such as energy saving and water saving activities
・A proactive attitude toward acquiring green building certifications and other such certifications

In addition, Sekisui House Reit received "C" rating, which is global average level, in the GRESB Public Disclosure Level evaluation scheme (five-level rating from "A" to "E") launched this year to measure ESG disclosures.

Moreover, Sekisui House Reit participated in Health & Well-being Module this year, an optional supplement to the GRESB Real Estate Assessment which was launched last year. Sekisui House Reit intends to make further effort to promote a health and well-being for employees and provide products and services that help to promote health and well-being for tenants and other customers.

gresb

GRESB Survey is an annual benchmark survey for environmental, social and governance considerations in the global real estate sector, which was established in 2009 primarily by major European pension fund groups which led the Principles for Responsible Investment. The characteristic of the GRESB Survey is that it evaluates sustainability efforts by real estate companies and REITs, etc., not of individual properties.
For details of GRESB Survey, please refer to the GRESB website (http://gresb.com/)