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.
- Initiatives Through Business Activities
- Eco-Friendly Activities by Employees
- Evaluation by Financial Institution
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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).
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.
Effective Use of Stocks and Environmental Conservation Through the Revitalization of Condominiums
In the Restyling business, Tosei acquires a condominium building. It then sells the building after enhancing its value through the revitalization of the overall building.
The Restyling business is a business model that helps to revitalize the market for existing properties and address environmental issues by effectively using the stocks of existing condominiums. In this respect, it differentiates itself from the business model of scrap and build.
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.
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.
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.
Participation in Events
"Umi-no-Mori Project" (Sea Forest project) is expected to prevent global warming and heat island effect and provide cool breezes throughout the city.
The Tosei Group employees participated in beach-cleaning activities. They could raise their awareness of the need to protect the global environment further by cleaning the beach, an activity that is not normally part of daily life.
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.