SUSTAINABILITY Sustainability

Sustainability

Through its businesses, Keihanshin Building will achieve sustainable growth together with its stakeholders and aims to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.

Our Mission

Sustainability Policy

Keihanshin Building aims to contribute to society through various corporate activities under the corporate philosophy “To provide valuable commercial space to contribute to the community.” We believe that our initiatives for solving social issues through corporate activities will contribute to the sustainable development of society and will have a significant impact on our mid- to long-term enhancement of corporate value. Based on this belief, we will implement sustainability initiatives through business activities, setting forth our “Sustainability Policy” as follows.
We will make a united effort to implement initiatives based on the Policy and address sustainability-related challenges on an ongoing basis.

We will actively address environmental issues and aim to balance between a rich environment in the future and business activities.
1. Responding to climate change
2. Sustainable use of resources and contribution to recycle-oriented society

We will aim for the continuous development of society as a whole through collaboration with our stakeholders.
3. Contribution to customers
4. Dialogue with shareholders and investors
5. Collaboration with partner companies
6. Contribution to local communities
7. Initiatives for employees (Well-being initiatives)

We will continue to be highly transparent through maintaining compliance and disclosure of information.
8. Supervision of initiatives for sustainable management
9. Maintaining compliance
10. Disclosure and communication of ESG-related information

Sustainability Promotion System

Keihanshin Building has established Rules on Promoting Sustainability for the purpose of implementing various measures under the Sustainability Policy. We have a system in place for promoting sustainability under the Rules.

Sustainability Promotion Group

Under the supervision of the Director responsible for Administration who has execution responsibility, the Sustainability Promotion Group establishes systems and implement various measures for promoting sustainability and reports to the Sustainability Committee and the President who has the ultimate responsibility.

Sustainability Committee

In order to promote sustainability across the company, we have established the Sustainability Committee under the direct control of the President. The Committee works on various measures in cooperation with each department, with the Sustainability Promotion Group leading the efforts, and regularly reports these activities to the Management Meeting and the Board of Directors.

Structure

Initiatives

Information Disclosure Based on TCFD Recommendations

On November 26, 2021, we announced our support for the recommendations of TCFD.
Going forward, the Company will consider expanding the scope of information to be disclosed as it works to further improve governance and business strategies pertaining to climate change based on the results of the scenario analysis.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that the international community should work on together for sustainable global development, were set forth in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted at the United Nations summit held in September 2015. As a member of society, we aim to contribute to these goals through our business activities.

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is a voluntary initiative that calls on each business and organization to show responsible and creative leadership to act as a good member of society and participate in the creation of a global framework for achieving sustainable growth.
Companies and organizations that sign the UNGC constantly strive to achieve the ten principles related to the protection of human rights, the elimination of unfair labor practices, the protection of the environment, and the prevention of corruption based on the commitment of top management who supports these principles. In March 2020, we signed the United Nations Global Compact and joined the Global Compact Network Japan to promote the initiative and further clarify our stance of promoting business management conscious of the SDGs initiative and sustainability.

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact

Human rights

Businesses should

Principle 1
Principle 2

support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Labor

Businesses should

Principle 3

Principle 4
Principle 5
Principle 6

uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor;
the effective abolition of child labor; and
the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Environment

Businesses should

Principle 7
Principle 8
Principle 9

support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
encourage the development and diffusion of environment-friendly technologies.

Anti- Corruption

Businesses should

Principle 10

work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Our Sustainability Themes

Contribution to related SDGs
Main Targets of Our Initiatives

Environment

Shareholders,
employees and partner companies

Customers

Local communities

Customers,
local communities,
environment

Environment and local communities

Relationship to Our Business
  • Environmental performance of buildings
  • Energy procurement
  • Management system and goals
  • How employees work
  • Relations with partner companies
  • All businesses (particularly the datacenter building business that plays a strong role in social infrastructure)
  • Tangible and intangible disaster countermeasures
  • Regional revitalization focused on buildings
  • Building accessibility
  • Community contribution activities
  • Construction and acquisition of new buildings
  • Operation management and disposal of existing buildings
  • Procurement of materials
  • Greening of buildings
Examples of Initiatives
  • Reduction of energy consumption through energy conservation
  • Reduction of greenhouse gases
  • ZEB investigation and verification
  • Execution of business plan
  • Workstyle reforms
  • Maintaining appropriate business transactions
  • Health and Productivity Management Declaration
  • Uncovering demand and resolving issues through activities such as interviews with tenants
  • Research into advanced technologies related to building construction
  • Improving earthquake resistance
  • Implementation of BCP and disaster prevention drills
  • Regional revitalization centered around buildings
  • Universal design
  • Human and financial contribution to the local community
  • Reduction of waste
  • Appropriate daily maintenance
  • Renewal of buildings
  • Implementation of environment-friendly procurement
  • Greening activities
Goals and Policies
  • Establish CSR (or environmental) policies
  • Formulate and promote an energy plan (procurement, energy conservation)
  • Promote ZEB
  • Promote CSR procurement (responsible procurement)
  • Mid-Term Business Plan
  • Formulate and promote a capital distribution plan
  • Formulate and promote a human resources development plan
  • Promote CSR procurement (responsible procurement)
  • Provide valuable commercial space
  • BCP measures
  • Adopt a policy of long-term ownership and preventive maintenance
  • Conform to barrier free standards
  • Adopt a policy for community contribution activities
  • Formulate and promote a waste reduction plan
  • Adopt a policy of long-term ownership and preventive maintenance
  • Establish CSR (or environmental) policies
  • Promote CSR procurement (responsible procurement)