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Sustainability Policy and Sustainability Promotion Framework

Based on the understanding that addressing global environmental challenges and social issues is one of the most important items in management policy, we have established our Sustainability Policy for real estate investment management operations with the intention of contributing to the achievement of a sustainable society.

Sustainability Policy

We consider our efforts to achieve Net Zero by 2050 and to address climate change and social issues as important issues in our business activities, and have established the "Sustainability Policy" and will contribute to the realization of a sustainable society by implementing this policy in our asset management operations and overall business activities.

  1. Efforts toward achievement of  Net Zero by 2050
    We will contribute to achieving Net Zero by 2050 and to mitigating climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the operation of our property holdings by installing energy efficient equipment and adopting renewable energy.
  2. Consideration and conservation of the global environment
    We will contribute to the preservation of the global environment by analyzing data on environmental impacts, understanding the impact of our business activities on the environment, and giving due consideration to ecosystems and biodiversity.
  3. Resource conservation and waste reduction
    Through collaboration with stakeholders, We will contribute to the achievement of a society that conserves and recycles resources by encouraging tenants to conserve electricity and water and to recycle waste.
  4. Creating a Great Place to Work
    We will promote the creation of a work environment that is healthy and comfortable so that individual executives and employees can fully demonstrate their abilities. We will also promote initiatives that take DEI and human rights into consideration and foster an organizational culture that recognizes and respects diversity.
  5. Contribution to tenants and local communities
    We will strive to offer high quality properties to tenants and contribute to local communities through collaboration with our employees and other stakeholders including property management companies.
  6. Legal compliance and the establishment of an organizational structure
    We will establish an appropriate organizational structure to ensure compliance with ESG-related laws and regulations to prevent risks.
  7. Transparent disclosure
    When disclosing our ESG-related policies and initiatives, we will take the perspective of unitholders and make disclosures easy to understand.

Promoting Sustainability

We have defined the direction that we will take in promoting sustainability based on our Corporate Philosophy and Management Policy and on changes in our operating environment as our Sustainability Policy, and we are pursuing it as an organization in a systematic manner. In doing so, we have established KPIs for material issues, which are the priority challenges that the Company and our investment corporations must find solutions to, and we are implementing a PDCA cycle for target achievement.

Please click here to view our corporate philosophy and management policy.

Please follow the links below for details on material issues and targets of each investment corporation.

As Advance Private Investment Corporation is a unlisted investment corporation, only unitholders of Advance Private Investment Corporation can access its website and check such information by using a special ID and password.

Sustainability Promotion Framework

In order to systematically pursue sustainability improvement activities, we have established the Sustainability Promotion Committee, which is chaired by the representative director, and the Sustainability Practical Committee, which is composed of employees responsible for actual operations in each department. The Sustainability Promotion Committee meets more than twice a year to implement a PDCA cycle with the aim of improving asset value over the medium to long term. The PDCA cycle consists of the following steps: formulate sustainability goals and initiatives, identify and evaluate climate-related risks and opportunities, analyze climate-related risks and manage them company-wide, monitor environmental performance as well as the results of ESG evaluation by external organizations, verify the degree of achievement of goals, and reset goals for remaining challenges and new challenges. In addition, the Sustainability Practical Committee is responsible for pursuing the various measures necessary to achieve the goals.
Goals are set by the representative director, who is the chief executive officer of sustainability, and the progress made toward goals and on initiatives is reported to the Board of Directors and to each investment corporation’s executive committee more than once a year.

ESG Report

We publish ESG Reports in order to communicate the status of sustainability promotion of our company and the investment corporations we manage.

October 2023 ESG Report 2023.10

March 2023   ESG Report 2023.3

Signing the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

PRI is an investor initiative in partnership with UNEP Finance and the UN Global Compact to support the integration of ESG factors into investment and ownership decisions and to achieve a sustainable international financial system.

IRM is a signatory to the PRI, We subscribes to the PRI philosophy and the following principles.

Principle 1: We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.

Principle 2: We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.

Principle 3: We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.

Principle 4: We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.

Principle 5: We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.

Principle 6: We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.

Officer and Employee Training

To enhance sustainability awareness, we have awareness-raising programs for our officers and employees including regular sustainability training (internal training as well as training by professional instructors)and events.So far,We have held power-saving challenges at employees’ homes, and educational events such as lunch meeting (paid for by the company) to discuss SDGs themes, poverty, education, gender equality, and ensuring diversity.

ITOCHU Corporation’s Sustainability Policy

ITOCHU Corporation, our main sponsor, has defined its direction on promoting sustainability in its Sustainability Policy and has formulated Sustainability Action Plans, which identify key sustainability challenges. ITOCHU Corporation pursues sustainability based on a PDCA cycle through such efforts as holding semi-annual review meetings.
Details can be found here.

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Initiatives

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