Environment

The Tosei Group has been striving to reduce the burden on the global environment by promoting human and eco friendly corporate activities under the Tosei Eco Declaration. In addition to initiatives through business activities, such as the development of eco-friendly real estate, the Group has been committed to eco-friendly activities involving its own employees.

Tosei Group Eco Declaration

  • The Tosei Group has been striving to reduce the burden on the global environment by promoting human and eco friendly corporate activities under the Tosei Eco Declaration.

In order to achieve our slogan "Heart into the City", the Tosei Group declares its intention to promote corporate activities that are friendly to people and the environment and to work to reduce burdens on the environment, while keeping true to our philosophy "To create new value and inspiration in all aspects of real estate."

Eco-Mission (Action Policy)

In accordance with "Tosei Group Eco Declaration", we promote activities related to the three missions described below through various corporate activities to reduce environmental burdens, conserve environment, comply with environmental laws and regulations and educate our people.

Mission 1

Promote environmental practice through business activities

We strive to minimize environmental burdens by introducing measures to contribute to energy conservation and resource saving in the real-estate revitalization.

Mission 2

Comply with environmental laws, regulations and raising of environmental awareness

We work to conserve the environment by complying with environmental laws and regulations. We will also conduct various measures aiming to increase Tosei group employees environmental conservation awareness.

Mission 3

Inform our activities to stakeholder

Starting with the announcement of “Eco Declaration” and “Eco Mission”, we will promote open communication with the society while providing information on our progress and results.

Initiatives Through Business Activities

ECOPAL

The Tosei Group gives eco-friendly added value (such as environmentally friendly specifications and equipment) to all of the properties it provides, including apartments, offices, and commercial facilities. The added value is named ECOPAL, and the Group will introduce ECOPAL proactively to properties it will work on in the future.

Offices

Promotion of Greening

Since 2006, Tosei Group has been proactive in promoting greening of the properties it owns. A cumulative total of 76 buildings with an area of approx. 3,673m2 have been greened to date (as of November 30, 2017).

Wall greening
Wall greening
Rooftop greening
Rooftop greening

Acquisition of A Rank Certification of CASBEE

Three office buildings developed by Tosei have obtained the A rank certification of the Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency (CASBEE).

Heiwajima Tosei Building
Heiwajima Tosei Building
Kamata Tosei Building
Kamata Tosei Building
Toranomon Tosei Building
Toranomon Tosei Building

Receiving of the Excellence Award for the revitalization of a large used office building

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The Nishidai Tosei Building, the largest vacant office revitalized by Tosei, received the Excellent Business Award for the real estate-related sector at the 8th award ceremony sponsored by the Zenkoku Jutaku Sangyo Kyokai (National Housing Industry Association) , a general incorporated association, in recognition of efforts to carry out upgrades in response to market needs, without resorting to a scrap-and-build process but rather making the most of the existing building.


Revitalization of idle company-owned apartments

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With population decreasing due to the country’s declining birthrate and aging society, it is increasingly critical to take appropriate measures to deal with the issue of abandoned houses and offices. Tosei therefore undertakes to purchase idle company-owned apartments. By making upgrades to a whole building or restyling a building for use as condominiums, it seeks to use existing buildings as effectively as possible.


Conversion of a used office building into a Tosei branded hotel

The Tosei Hotel Cocone Ueno, the Group’s second hotel operated by Tosei, is a hotel created through the acquisition and conversion of a used and totally vacant office building. The entrance hall, or the face of the hotel located on the first floor, features a double-height structure with a staircase leading to the front desk on the second floor. The fully renovated floor offers a space featuring an open but quiet atmosphere. To address demand from overseas and domestic customers, the renovated hotel features guest rooms offering different types of rooms, including Japanese Modern Rooms designed in a Japanese style to enable guests to enjoy a traditional Japanese atmosphere, and Family Rooms that may be used by group tourists or families of up to four members. Going forward, Tosei will actively work on converting used offices into hotels by making all possible arrangements to erase any signs of those facilities being used as offices.


Adoption of Eco-Friendly Equipment

When planning new properties (new development and value-up), in accordance with the characteristics of the properties, the Tosei Group examines which products from more than 40 items of its unique environmental product list (LED, energy-saving glasses) are to be adopted, and selects environmental products from the perspective of energy and resources saving, and many other viewpoints. The Group has been proactive in introducing eco-friendly products and systems, such as car-sharing and rooftop greening, as well as LED, energy-saving water heaters, energy-saving glass, and recycled materials.

Acquisition of the Green Star in the CRESB Real Estate Assessment

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OSJ Kinshicho TMK, to which Tosei Asset Advisors, Inc. provides asset management services, received high Green Star and Four Star ratings in the 2018 GRESB Real Estate Assessment. In addition, Tosei received a B rating, the second highest rating in the five rating grades of the GRESB Public Disclosure Level Assessment in recognition of excellent efforts for information disclosure in relation to ESG initiatives.


Participation in the for business to promote creation of quake-resistant and energy-efficient real estate to

In 2013, Tosei Asset Advisors was selected as a manager of the first semi-governmental real estate fund operated by the general incorporated association Real Estate Sustainability & Energy-Efficiency Diffusion (Re-Seed). The fund was launched under the label of a business to promote creation of quake-resistant and energy-efficient real estate, which is promoted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism as well as the Ministry of the Environment. In 2017,The company built new funds for two properties and received a four star rating in the Building Energy-efficiency Labeling System (hereinafter, “BELS”)


Tenant enlightenment activities

Tosei is in the process of promoting efforts to make Tosei-owned assets more energy-saving by distributing guidebooks, conducting surveys and putting up posters for tenants that move into such assets, with respect to improvements in the sustainability of office buildings.


Introduction of LED lights

Tosei is in the process of promoting the introduction of LED lights for all buildings that Tosei owns as fixed assets.


Residence

Adoption of Eco-Friendly Equipment

When planning new properties (new development and value-up), in accordance with the characteristics of the properties, the Tosei Group examines which products from more than 40 items of its unique environmental product list (LED, energy-saving glasses) are to be adopted, and selects environmental products from the perspective of energy and resources saving, and many other viewpoints. The Group has been proactive in introducing eco-friendly products and systems, such as car-sharing and rooftop greening, as well as LED, energy-saving water heaters, energy-saving glass, and recycled materials.

Town Development Made in Consideration of Harmonious Co-Existence with Nature

For THE Palms Court Koshigaya Laketown, the Tosei Group promotes town development in consideration of harmonious co-existence with nature, by planting trees and flowers which allow residents to feel the changes of the four seasons, for example.

Development of Net Zero Energy Houses

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Urban Homes, Inc. succeeded in selling all of the Net Zero Houses (hereinafter “ZEH”) that the company constructed, as the first of such products offered by the Tosei Group, for the THE Palms Court Kamakura Shiromeguri houses that are jointly constructed and sold by Tosei and Urban Homes, Inc, its group company. Urban Homes, Inc., which is registered as a ZEH builder in the ZEH support business promoted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, aims to make 60% of properties provided by the company each year ZEH-compatible by 2020. It succeed in raising the ratio to 43% as of November 30, 2018. Looking ahead, the Group will continue to contribute to the reduction of CO2 through the popularization of ZEH.

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THE palms cort Kamakurashiromeguri
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Eco-Friendly Activities by Employees

Each employee of the Tosei Group strives to improve awareness of environmental conservation, and pursues environmental initiatives in his/her daily life. These initiatives are aimed at reducing the burden on the environment and developing a sustainable society. The project team, which consists of members selected from each department, plays the leading role in internal eco-friendly activities.

Rooftop Greening

In May 2010, the Tosei Group introduced greening to the rooftop of its head office, Toranomon Tosei Building. It did so mainly to bolster the environmental awareness of employees and to encourage communication, as well as to help alleviate the heat island phenomenon. The Group strives to raise employees' environmental awareness through events in which employees can take part, such as raising seasonal flowers and vegetables and holding the Harvest Festival, for example.

Planting of seedlings
Planting of seedlings
Tulips in full bloom
Tulips in full bloom
Harvested vegetables
Harvested vegetables

Participation in Events

Tree Planting

Tree Planting

"Umi-no-Mori Project" (Sea Forest project) is expected to prevent global warming and heat island effect and provide cool breezes throughout the city.

Cleaning Activities

Cleaning Activities

The Group has participated in community volunteer activities since 2009.2018, it took part in the Nishinagisa-Hatsu Tokyo-Satoumi-Aid, a clean-up event held at Kasai Rinkai Park to remove marine debris. It also checked the types of debris collected and measured the total volume to contribute to future surveys for identifying the cause of marine debris. Going forward, the Company will continue to promote environmental conservation activities.

Evaluation by Financial Institution

Environmental Assessment Loan

The Tosei Group was recognized for its business stance, which is reflected in its environmentally friendly business activities, and the Group was granted a preferential interest rate under Environmental Assessment Loan.