CSRSpecial Feature: Nomura Real Estate Group’s Contribution to SDGs

Approach to the SDGs

“Transforming our world: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” was adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit held in September 2015. The globally shared targets set by this agenda are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Group, which established Our Group Vision in the form of the Group’s Corporate Philosophy and CSR Vision, is cognizant that achieving the SDGs is a crucial issue. We are contributing to the realization of the SDGs through measures addressing our four key themes: Safety/Security, the Environment, Community, and Health and Well-being.

Four Key Themes Related SDGs
Safety/Security
Environment
Community
Health and Well-being

Contribution to the SDGs

The Group is contributing to the SDGs through the following activities, which are our measures to address the four key themes.

SDGs Activities of the Nomura Real Estate Group Main Contribution Results (FY 2017)
Support health and promote increases in healthy lifespan Development of properties with services designed for seniors (cumulative): 125 units
Reduce water consumption Water consumption (intensity): 1.127 m³/m²-year
Installation of solar power generating facilities Solar power generating facility installation rate at Landport logistics facilities: 100%
Annual solar power output: 11.55 million kWh
Reduce energy consumption Energy consumption (intensity): 0.049 kl/m² per year
Promote universal designs Barrier-free and universal design adoption rate in condominiums: 100%
Expand and improve designs that support revitalization of communities New residential properties with community contribution facilities: 4 properties
Improvement of disaster preparedness and security countermeasures Managed properties where disaster preparedness training is conducted: 85%
Properties registered to take in persons who are unable to return home during an emergency: 3 properties
Reduce waste volumes Waste discharge volume (intensity) 4.343 kg/m² per year
Responses to climate change CO2 emissions (intensity): 0.088 t CO2/m² per year
Care for biodiversity Properties that acquired biodiversity certification (ABINC/JHEP/SEGES): 4 properties
Community revitalization support Number of meetings held with condominium residents: 40
Number of meetings held with corporate tenants in office buildings, etc.: 100
Number of community dialogue events held: 29

Case Study: Contributing to the SDGs through longer building lifespans and improved durability

Stagnation of Condominium Improvement Plans Becoming an Increasingly Severe Social Issue

Even when a long-term improvement plan is established at the time of construction, due to the aging of society and the increase in vacant units in recent years as well as rising construction costs and other factors, the collection of improvement expenses is often delayed. Consequently, only less than half of condominiums are able to carry out the second large-scale improvements as planned (according to Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism investigations).

If building lifespans are reduced as a result, large volumes of waste will be generated.
The SDGs call for the development of sustainable cities and drastic reductions in waste, and these are important issues to be addressed by the Group.

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Increasing Building Lifespans and Durability throughout Their Life Cycles

In response to these social issues, the Group is working to increase building lifespans and durability throughout their life cycles.

Starting in fiscal 2017, we reviewed the improvement plans for completed PROUD condominiums and launched the re: Premium long-cycle, large-scale repair service.
Under this program, the cycle for large-scale repairs, which is normally planned for every 12 years, is extended to 16 to 18 years and ultra-long-term improvement plans extending up to 60 years after the completion of construction can be formulated.

In addition, we created the Attractive30 service for newly-constructed condominiums in fiscal 2018.This service employs high-durability materials and construction techniques and introduces re: Premium to lengthen the cycle of large-scale repairs.

By offering the re:Premium and Attractive30 services, the Group is reducing the psychological and economic burdens on customers, increasing the durability and extending the lifespans of buildings, and reducing waste.

Providing New Value to Society, the Environment, and Customers

These efforts to extend building lifespans and lengthen large-scale repair cycles contribute to the development of sustainable cities and reduction of waste and provide new value to customers.By substantially cutting lifecycle costs, the psychological and economic burdens on customers are reduced and future options are expanded regarding refurbishment of common areas and renovation of exclusive areas.
Going forward, the Group will continue contributing to the realization of a sustainable society by responding to social and environmental issues and providing products and services that are valuable to customers.

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