Addressing Environmental Pollutants

Approach and Policies

Group Policy (Environment)

Under the Group Policy, the Group will work to reduce environmental pollution by complying with environmental laws and regulations, conducting supplier management, and obtaining environmental certifications.





Response to Soil Contamination/Water Pollution

When acquiring land, the Group investigates the history of land use of the site and, if soil contamination is suspected, hires specialists to conduct soil surveys. If soil contamination is detected, we take appropriate measures including removal and containment of the contaminated soil in accordance with the Soil Contamination Countermeasures Act and other relevant laws and regulations. Similarly, we take appropriate measures if a problem with water pollution is detected.

The Group takes appropriate action to prevent environmental impact and detrimental health effects caused by soil contamination and chemical substances.


Proper Management and Reduced Usage of Chemicals

When developing residences, office buildings, commercial facilities, and so on, the Group uses construction materials with four-star ratings (highest rating) for formaldehyde emissions in accordance with its Design and Construction Standards and Quality Manuals.
In addition, we require that construction companies submit quality control check sheets and measure the five substances designated as specified measurement substances under the Housing Quality Assurance Promotion Act (formaldehyde, toluene, xylene, ethylbenzene, and styrene) when construction is completed.

Appropriate Asbestos Measures and Ongoing Monitoring

The Group handles asbestos found during demolition work with the utmost caution and care by cordoning off affected areas and ensuring regular third-party testing of concentration and emissions. We also conduct continuous monitoring to ensure that no problems exist.