CSR Basic Policy
The Takara Leben Group will achieve its corporate vision of “THINK HAPPINESS AND MAKE THE HAPPINESS” while working to earn the trust of various stakeholders and society. We will contribute to solutions to social issues and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by undertaking CSR initiatives through our business including supplying housing and introducing natural energy as we strive for continuous growth.
CSR Promotion Framework
To link CSR activities to the improvement of corporate value for all Group companies, the Takara Leben Group is building a promotion framework which spans across all companies. We are also building a vertical promotion framework unifying management with business activities by making decisions and reporting at our Executive Committee meetings as appropriate. In addition, we are organizing training for executives of all Group companies and staff in charge of CSR. We are also providing opportunities for information sharing and discussion with ground staff. Moving forward, we will further strengthen our activities and create new value by creating environments where employees can take ownership in working on CSR activities, and by reaffirming awareness of critical issues.
- Representative Director
- Executive Committee
- Executive in charge of CSR
- CSR Promotion Team
- Takara Leben Group CSR staff
|Frequency:||Once each month|
|Participants:||Directors, auditors, and executive officers|
|Content:||Decision on measures; confirmation of progress|
|Scope of work:||Formulation of direction; proposal of measures; implementation and awareness-raising of measures; progress management|
|Business activities:||Execution of policies and progress management|
Process of Selecting Key CSR Themes and Identifying Key Issues
At the Takara Leben Group, we have identified key CSR themes and key issues through the following steps.
- STEP1Grasp and organize social issues
- We identified 31 issues relating to the business environment based on GRI, SDGs, SASB and other international guidelines, as well as our Group philosophy and Medium-Term Management Plan and demands from our customers, shareholders and investors, local communities, employees and other stakeholders.
- STEP2Evaluate significance from the Takara Leben Group’s perspective
- We utilized questionnaires completed by all employees including management and officers to identify relations between social issues and our business and Group philosophy, and rank them in accordance with priority.
- STEP3Evaluate importance from our stakeholders’ perspectives
- We utilized questionnaires completed by customers, shareholders and investors, and business partners and drew on international guidelines such as the GRI and the SDGs to rank issues.
- STEP4Identify key issues
- Priorities were revised from the perspectives of the Takara Leben Group and our stakeholders, a review was conducted by management, and then the key issues were identified.
- STEP5Set policies for key CSR themes
- Policies were set for the four key CSR themes.
- 1Support for diversifying lifestyles and globalization
- 2Responses to changes to business models brought by an ageing society and depopulation
- 3Urban development and creating towns
- 4Construction and maintenance of a corporate governance system
- 5Promoting compliance
- 6Employee health management
- 7Encouraging the strong roles of diverse human resources
- 8Providing safe, secure products and services
- 9Improving customer satisfaction
- 10Improving value of buildings
- 11Providing buildings and spaces that consider the environment and culture
- 12Responses to global warming
- 13Initiatives for renewable energy
- 14Effective use of resources
- 15Responses to disasters
Takara Leben participated in the fiscal 2021 GRESB* Infrastructure Asset Assessment for the third consecutive year. Compared to last year, our overall score was improved in a particularly positive assessment of Takara Leben Infrastructure Fund’s solar power generation facilities and our own ESG-related policy and target settings, and disclosure of our ESG initiatives. We also received four out of five Stars, which again was better than last year, in the GRESB Rating calculated relative to global performance.
Takara Leben Infrastructure Fund also participated in the GRESB Infrastructure Fund Assessment for the third consecutive year, receiving the highest possible five Stars in the GRESB Rating and being selected as Asia Sector Leader.
In addition, Takara Leben Real Estate Investment Corporation received a Green Star in the fiscal 2021 GRESB Real Estate Assessment for the third consecutive year in a positive assessment of both management and performance relating to ESG.
* GRESB is the name of a series of annual benchmarks, and their operating body, for measuring the performance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria of companies and funds that own and operate real assets such as real estate properties and infrastructure facilities. GRESB was established in 2009 primarily by major European pension fund groups that led the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
Takara Leben Signs UN Global Compact
In 2020, the Takara Leben Group signed the United Nations Global Compact promoted by the
UN and registered as a participating company.
We will continue our efforts to achieve the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact in four areas: human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.
* The United Nations Global Compact was proposed by then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 1999 at the World Economic Forum in Davos and was launched in 2000.
Participation in Industry Groups, Keidanren, and Other Organizations
The Real Estate Companies Association of Japan
National Residential Industries Association
Real Estate Fair Trade Council
Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)