Effective Utilization of Water Resources

Approach and Policies

Group Policy (Environment)

Increased costs for imported materials due to water shortages and water pollution as well as difficulties in procuring water as a result of climate change and abnormal weather patterns may significantly affect our future businesses. This is a key management concern for the Group, which uses large amounts of water resources in its business activities in Japan and overseas including the real estate business, urban development, and sports club operation.
Based on this understanding, the Group is working with design and construction companies and other suppliers to make capital investments and provide products and services that lead to the effective utilization of water resources.

Targets and Results

Targets

The Group is working to reduce its water use.

Results

Volume of Water Intake, Discharge and Use (m³ per year)

FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Water intake 2,062,756 2,287,731 1,698,073
Surface water 1,784,612 2,017,367 1,395,108
Recycled water 101,750 103,768 161,533
Ground water 176,393 166,596 141,432
Water use intensity (m³/m² per year) 1.03 1.01 0.71
Water discharge (sewage water) 1,938,782 2,179,558 1,398,456
Water use 123,974 108,173 299,617

Scopes cover 190 facilities (2,010,041 m²) for FY2018, 190 facilities (2,261,122 m²) for FY2019, and 205 facilities (2,406,444 m²).

Initiatives

Introduction of Water-saving Devices Upon New Construction and When Performing Renovations

Water and hot water saving devices have been made standard equipment when developing housing, office buildings, retail facilities, logistics facilities, and other structures in accordance with its design and construction standards and quality manuals. In addition, fixtures are systematically replaced with water-saving devices when performing renovations.

Details of design and construction standards and quality manuals can be found here.

Sustainability