Long-Term Environmental Vision

Long-Term Environmental Vision

The Daiwa House Group aims to realize a sustainable society as a group that co-creates value for individuals, communities, and lifestyles and tries to make “zero” environmental impacts within our Group, globally, and through supply chains.

Our Group formulated the long-term environmental vision “Challenge ZERO 2055” in fiscal 2016, focusing on 2055, which marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Daiwa House Industry. We aim to realize a sustainable society and try to create “zero” environmental impacts through three stages (procurement, business activities, and products and services) with four environmental priority themes in mind (mitigating and adapting to climate change, harmony with the natural environment, closed-loop resource sourcing and conservation of aquatic environments, and prevention of chemical pollution). Among these themes, seven targets of particular importance are defined as Challenge ZERO in order to accelerate our initiatives with specific milestones for 2030.

Action Plan for the Environment (Endless Green Program)

Four environmental priority themes

Mitigating and adapting to climate change
(Energy)
We aim for zero CO2 emissions throughout the product life cycle through uncompromising pursuit of energy saving and utilization of renewable energy in order to achieve a decarbonized society. In addition, we devise measures to avoid and minimize the negative impacts of climate change, and strive for the operation of businesses that are highly tolerant of climate change risk to realize a safe and secure society.
Harmony with the natural environment
(Preservation of biodiversity)
In order to preserve and improve our natural capital, our Group shall prevent any net loss of biodiversity by ensuring zero deforestation through material procurement and by developing communities filled with greenery in harmony with the natural environment.
Closed-loop Resource Sourcing and Conservation of Aquatic Environments
(Greater Durability and Waste Reduction)
With the aim of contributing to the emergence of a society committed to recycling, our Group is pursuing the sustainable use of resources by extending the service life of houses and buildings and working toward zero emissions of waste, as well as the use of recycled materials.
We also aim for sustainable utilization of water through reducing water consumption, total recycling of resources, and conservation of aquatic environments throughout our supply chain.
Prevention of chemical pollution
We shall institute appropriate management of chemical substances throughout the life cycle of houses and buildings to minimize the risk of adverse impacts on the health of people and ecosystems.
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Phase

Procurement

  • Resource extraction
  • Transport of raw materials
  • Material production
  • Material transport

Business activities

  • Office work / Vehicles
  • Plant / Logistics
  • Construction / Renovation
  • Demolition
  • Office buildings

Products and services

  • Single-family / Rental housing
  • Condominiums
  • Renovations
  • Commercial facilities / Office buildings
  • Environmental energy

Goals and milestones of seven Challenge ZERO

The Group upholds Challenge ZERO initiatives with a specific year of 2055 in mind as an ultimate goal (the year 2050 for the item of mitigating and adapting to climate change). We also define the milestones for 2030 to increase effectiveness of the initiatives.

1 Challenge ZERO for CO2 in community development

Goal for 2050

Products and services

Through turning newly constructed buildings into net zero energy buildings and by improving energy efficiency and energy-generation installation at existing buildings, as well as through supplying renewable energy, we aim to achieve carbon neutrality in housing, construction, and community development by 2050.

Target for greenhouse gas emissions from houses and buildings in use (per m²)

Target for greenhouse gas emissions
from houses and buildings in use (per m²)

Milestone for 2030

  • By 2030, we aim to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (by floor area) from newly constructed buildings in the habitation and usage stage by 30% in comparison to FY2015. [SBT①]
  • We seek to achieve average ZEH/ZEB for newly constructed buildings for single-family housing by 2025, and for rental housing and non-residential buildings by 2030. We also promote the development of carbon neutral towns with 100% renewable energy through supplying renewable energy.
  • We seek to complete renovation of existing buildings to turn them into ZEH/ZEB by application by 2030, while also promoting carbon neutrality through renovations to improve energy efficiency or install energy-generation facilities, as well as the supply of renewable energy.

2 Challenge ZERO for CO2 in business activities

Goal for 2050

Business activities

We implement thorough energy-efficiency measures, turn newly built facilities into ZEBs, and utilize renewable energy to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 in all facilities and all business processes.

Greenhouse gas emission reduction targets

Greenhouse gas emission reduction targets

Milestone for 2030

  • By 2030, we aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (total) in all facilities and all business processes by 50% in comparison to FY2015. [SBT②(WB2℃*)]
  • By further promoting energy saving for existing facilities and achieving ZEB for facilities to be newly constructed, we aim to double the Groupwide energy efficiency (sales unit per consumed energy) by 2030 from the fiscal 2015 levels.[EP100]
  • Working to expand renewable energy, we aim to cover 70% or more of the Groupwide use of electricity with renewable energy by 2030. Our goal is to attain 100% renewable energy for all the electricity used in our Group by 2040.[RE100]

* A target for keeping global temperature increase well below 2℃ above pre-industrial levels, as well as aiming to limit the increase to 1.5℃.

3 Challenge ZERO for CO2 in the supply chain

Goal for 2050

Procurement

Through collaboration with suppliers, we aim to achieve carbon neutrality in the supply chain by 2050.

Milestone for 2030

  • By 2025, we share with 90% of our key suppliers the greenhouse gas reduction targets in line with the Paris Agreement and cooperate with them in the initiatives for energy efficiency and renewable energy to achieve the targets by 2030.[SBT③]

4 Challenge ZERO Deforestation

Goal for 2055

Procurement

Through collaboration with suppliers, we aim to achieve zero deforestation arising from materials procurement at all segments by 2055.

Milestone for 2030

  • By 2030, we work with suppliers to eliminate from procurement at our housing and construction businesses all timber that cannot be traced to legal harvest.

5 Challenge ZERO Harm to Biodiversity

Goal for 2055

Business activities Products and services

We aim to prevent any net loss of biodiversity by 2055 through sustainable business operation that takes into consideration the protection of biodiversity, and enhancement of the amount and quality of green space in housing, construction, and community development.

Milestone for 2030

  • By 2030, in all housing- and building-related businesses, we take steps to enhance the amount and quality of green space that take into consideration the protection of biodiversity, aiming to create in aggregate at least 2 million square meters of biodiversity-conducive green spaces.
  • We will complete biodiversity assessments of all owned or managed sites and undertake ongoing conservation work at all ecologically significant ones* by 2030.
    * Plants, company-owned forest sites, hotel vicinities, commercial facilities, city parks, etc.
  • Through reducing discarded plastics and other efforts, we aim to bring to zero the impact associated with marine plastic waste problems by 2030.[Daiwa Plastics Smart Project]

6 Challenge ZERO Waste and Reuse

Goal for 2055

Procurement Business activities Products and services

We will use only recyclable or recycled materials at our housing and construction businesses by 2055. Through extending the durability of our buildings, we aim to minimize the volume of resources used and waste emissions.
We also aim to achieve zero waste emissions and total recycling of resources throughout supply chains across the Group.

Milestone for 2030

  • By 2030, we seek to extend the durability and increase the variability of our new buildings. Also, by promoting renovation and remodeling of existing buildings, we help create a market for trading quality housing stock at fair valuations.
  • We aim to achieve zero waste emissions and total recycling of resources throughout supply chains at in all housing- and building-related businesses by 2030. We also promote the use of recyclable or recycled materials.

7 Challenge ZERO Water-Associated Risks

Goal for 2055

Procurement Business activities

We aim for sustainable utilization of water through reducing water consumption, total recycling of resources, and conservation of aquatic environments throughout supply chains across the Group by 2055.

Milestone for 2030

  • By 2030, we aim to reduce water consumption (per unit of sales) by 40% vs fiscal 2012 at all sites and properties and in all processes.
  • By 2030, we aim to complete water risk assessments in all housing- and building-related businesses in our supply chains, and complete waster risk countermeasures at all owned locations and high-risk supplier locations.

Action Plan for the Environment (Endless Green Program)

Products and Case

List of Special Eco Report


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