Initiatives for Global Environment
We are striving to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions by improving energy efficiency, reexamining the sources of procurement, introducing equipment that contributes to energy conservation, and enhancing the energy monitoring system mainly in the portfolio of DREAM Private REIT Inc. (DPR), which manages our assets, as shown below.
Goal of DPR
Medium-to long-term average reduction in energy consumption (basic unit basis) of 1% per year Reduce GHG emissions (on a per-unit basis) by 30% from 2016 levels by 2030
① Reduction rate of energy consumption per unit of production
22.6% (FY2020 / FY2021 results)
② Reduction rate of GHG emissions per unit of production
73.0% (FY2016 / FY2021 results)
When setting targets, we assume a reduction rate during normal operation.
Energy Performance Results
Goal of DPR
Disclosure of energy consumption
Promote use of LEDs for lighting
Goal of DPR
Achieve and maintain a 90% ratio(Total floor area base) of lighting LEDs by 2025
Replacement of air conditioners/introduction of refrigerant equipment with low global warming potential at the time of installation
- Lighting LEDs ratio (Total floor area base as of the end of May 2022)
Introduction of refrigerant equipment with low global warming potential
Promote energy-sourcing by eliminating CO2
Goal of DPR
Achieve and maintain an 80% (Total floor area base) energy-procurement ratio by eliminating CO2 related to properties which DPR has management authority by 2025
- Properties which DPR has management authority
- Ratio of energy-sourcing by CO2 zero (Total floor area base as of the end of May 2022)
Addressing Climate-Related Issues
Goal of DPR
Identifying, analyzing and disclosing climate change risks/opportunities in line with the recommendations of Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
In addition, in some properties operated by DPR, shutters and stormproof boards are installed in preparation for a large-scale natural disaster in recent years. As part of our efforts to identify natural disaster risks, we list and disclose hazard information by property under management.
1. Environmental Risk Assessment at the Time of Acquisition of Properties
At the time of each fund’s property acquisition, we conduct risk assessment of soil contamination, asbestos, PCBs and other hazardous substances based on real estate appraisals and engineering reports, in addition to information disclosure and on-site surveys from sellers.
2. Introduction of rainwater utilization system
Certain properties owned by DPR have introduced a system that uses rainwater for planting and cleaning vehicles.
3. Encouraging tenants to save energy
At properties owned by DPR, as a measure to reduce environmental impact in cooperation with tenants, posters are posted in buildings requesting cooperation for saving electricity and recycling to raise awareness of the environment on a daily basis. In addition, even in the case of properties where utilities costs are borne by tenants, DPR is proactively providing information and making proposals regarding the reduction of GHG emission intensity and the hiring of electric power companies that contribute to the reduction of electricity prices, and has achieved some results.
4. Introduction of green leasing
At the properties owned by DPR, it is gradually introducing so-called green leasing, such as recommending the adoption of low-carbon materials and equipment with high energy-saving performance as an environmental measure integrated with tenants when operating and renovating facilities at exclusive part of the buildings.
5. Procurement of green loans
As of the end of March 2022, DPR had procured six green loans (outstanding borrowings: JPY 5.4 billion; borrowing financial institutions: four).
In addition, the Green Finance Framework of DREAM Private REIT Investment Corporation, as defined by the DPR, has received the highest level of Green1 (F) in the JCR Green Finance Framework Assessment conducted by the Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd.
Outline of the Green Finance Framework of DREAM Private REIT Investment Corporation
Properties that have acquired or plan to acquire any of the following certifications by a third-party organization.
① Three Stars to Five Stars in DBJ Green Building Certification
② B+ to S ranks in CASBEE certification
③ Three Stars to Five Stars in BELS Certification
|Financing type||Borrowing (Loans)* *Borrowings are limited to the loan as private REITs cannot issue corporation bonds.|
|Uses of procurement funds||
|Unallocated fund management||
When the subject property is sold, etc., the loan will not be returned immediately, but instead is shifted to cover all the properties owned by DPR that meet the target criteria.
6. Evaluation of ESG Initiatives by Property Management Companies
We check the status of ESG initiatives at each property management company that manages our properties under management and screen their qualifications as business partners.
7. Waste management
We monitor the amount of waste generated and the recycling rate on an annual basis.
We are striving to reduce waste through cooperation with tenants, etc.
8. Reduction of energy, paper, and waste in our office
Since 2019, we have been monitoring electricity consumption, paper consumption (counting of MFPs) and document disposal in our office. We strive to reduce electricity consumption, paper consumption, and document disposal by turning off partial lights in each area at the time of leaving office and renting tablet devices.
Collaboration with society
and stakeholders and information disclosure
We strive to collaborate with stakeholders such as tenants and facility users, business partners such as property management companies, and local communities when managing the properties of each fund.
We also strive to disclose information on sustainability to those stakeholders.In addition, we are strengthening our preparations for normal times and working on BCP (Business Continuity Plan) such as disaster prevention and disaster countermeasures.
Collaboration with tenants and Satisfaction improvement
Goal of DPR
Regular implementation of tenant satisfaction surveys
Tenant Satisfaction Survey
We regularly conduct tenant satisfaction surveys to identify tenant requests and provide more comfortable facilities and services. In fiscal 2022, we began outsourcing this survey to an outside company to improve transparency.
Valuable opinions gathered through these surveys will be actively used to improve future satisfaction.
CSI (Customer Satisfaction) Factors(FY2021)
- Response of investment managers
- Response to emergencies (including earthquakes and typhoons)
- Response of PM company
- Indoor environment
- Response of BM company
- ESG-related initiatives
- Response in the event of defects
Ensure the security and comfort of tenants
Goal of DPR
Promote efforts to ensure tenant safety in preparation for disasters
Fire-fighting training and earthquake disaster training (once a year)
Strengthening the BCP system by preparing emergency equipment and BCP manuals, etc.
Engagement with Local Communities
1. Implementation of events aimed at increasing contact points between tenants and end users at retail facilities
2. Active participation in regional consultative bodies
If there is a council for discussing local issues and matters that require joint response at the location of the property under management, we will actively participate as a management company after confirming the purpose.
3. Conclusion of Neighborhood Agreement for BCP Response with Neighboring Property Owners
We have concluded an agreement with the government as a temporary evacuation site in the event of a disaster and are contributing to strengthening the disaster prevention functions of the region.
4. Provision of information related to the COVID-19 crisis
We provide information on benefit support measures by the government and various organizations in order to support tenants.
Goal of DPR
Conduct regular survey to DPR investors.
We are conducting an investor survey with the aim of grasping property management policies and performance requirements and reflecting them in future investment and management strategies.
- FY2021 results: We conducted a satisfaction survey on ESG. The response data was used as one of the indicators for selecting materiality and KPI when revising the ESG target of DPR.
Active disclosure of ESG-related information
- Implementation of seminars for investors
- Expansion of disclosure information in the asset management report and the website exclusively for investors
Communication in COVID-19 crisis
- Online asset management reports and information exchange meetings
- Distribution of videos explaining financial results