Calculating backward from the long-term environmental vision, Daiwa House Group have set 2030 as a milestone for achieving the vision. We formulate concrete targets and plans as the Endless Green Program (EGP) nearly every three years in accord with the period of a mediumterm management plan to promote it.
In the EGP, we identify “four environmental themes (social issues),” which are of much interest to stakeholders and closely related to our business, and we work on them at three phases: procurement; business activities; and products and services.
History of the Action Plan for the Environment
Overall Action Plan for the Environment
Establishing targets through "backcasting"
In identifying the targets for our four themes introduced above, we applied the technique of "backcasting" for the Long-Term Environmental Vision we formulated as our objective for 2055*, when Daiwa House Industry will mark its 100th anniversary. We have identified the period 2030 as our milestones, and have indicated the levels to be attained after five years.
* The year 2050 for the item of mitigating and adapting to climate change
The Endless Green Program 2026 (fiscal 2022 to 2026) was formulated by calculating backward from the milestones for 2030 in light of “seven Challenge ZERO”s. In the 7th Medium-Term Management Plan (fiscal 2022 to 2026), we have set "Realize carbon neutrality by making all buildings carbon-free" as one of the priority themes, and we will promote initiatives throughout the value chain.
Basic policies of Endless Green Program 2026
- ● Turning all buildings into ZEH/ZEB and installing solar power generation systems in all buildings in all our businesses in principle toward achieving “carbon neutrality in community development”
- ● Aiming to achieve RE100 in FY2023, as well as turning all the company’s newly constructed facilities into ZEBs in principle, toward achieving “carbon neutrality in business activities”
- ● Sharing “carbon neutrality,” “zero deforestation,” and “zero waste emissions” policies with suppliers to strengthen our supply chains with the environment as a starting point
- ● Stepping up our efforts to satisfy expectations of society and stakeholders toward further improving ESG evaluation (expanding environmental contribution businesses, responding to climate change risk)
- ● Firming up the foundation of environmental management in order for us to implement faster the EGP2026 (enhancing the environmental management system, developing human resources for environmental management)
In the Endless Green Program 2021 (fiscal 2019 to 2021), which expands the scope of application to all the Group companies including overseas ones, we are going to accelerate integrated environmental management within our Group and globally based on the life cycle approach to ensure that corporate profitability can coexist with environmental sustainability. In particular, we place emphasis on the carbonfree initiative, which is raised as one of the policies in our 6th Medium-Term Management Plan (fiscal 2019 to 2021).
Action Plan for the Environment (Endless Green Program 2021)
Key policies of Endless Green Program 2021
- 1. Promoting “carbon-free” in the fields of products and business activities for achieving SBT, EP100, and RE100
- 2. Promoting win-win cooperation for reducing environmental risks in supply chains
- 3. Promoting the development and dissemination of environmentally conscious products and services for boosting business competitiveness
- 4. Advancing strategic eco communication for improving environmental brand and ESG assessment
- 5. Enhancing integrated environmental management within the Group and globally for advancing environmental management
Main Targets and Results of Endless Green Program 2021
Results and Self-Assessment of the Environmental Action Plan (Endless Green Program 2021)
* Please refer to the "Sustainability Report 2022" for details.
A large-scale smart town where profits from selling electricity generated by the solar power generation facility of the town are used for the maintenance of single-family houses and other purposes, the first of its kind in Japan
A new town embodying the themes of "environmental friendliness" and "community spirit," where the residents can live in harmony with nature
Promoting greening in the Group's housing and construction businesses, and environmental greening services under our ECOLOGREEN project