Kenedix Real Estate Fund Management, Inc. contributes to society through investment management activities and creation of real estate value.
The officers and employees of Kenedix Real Estate Fund Management, Inc. ("KFM") will undertake investment management operations in accordance with the following environmental policies.
Compliance with Environmental Laws and RegulationsKFM will promote environment-friendly investment management operations by adhering to environmental laws and regulations.
Promotion of Energy Conservation MeasuresKFM will systematically advance energy conservation measures at its managed properties, maintaining a strong awareness of the importance of natural and energy resources.
Reduction of Environmental BurdenKFM will undertake initiatives to reduce CO2 and waste emissions as well as promote recycling at its managed properties, underscoring its commitment to alleviating its environmental burden. In addition, KFM will take sufficient care when handling harmful substances and environmental pollutants.
Disclosure of Environmental InformationKFM will work to disclose necessary information to a variety of concerned parties, including investors, tenants and business partners, in such areas as its environmental policies and measures.
Environmental EducationKFM will take steps to improve the environmental consciousness of its officers and employees through internal education.
Converting emergency guide lights and lighting to LED
We are encouraging reduction of electricity consumption at each of our owned properties from the perspective of environmental consideration and cost reduction. Our efforts include converting emergency guide lights, lighting in common-use areas/leased areas, etc. to LED for actively promoting reduction of light bulb replacement costs and electricity expenses.
Cooperating with communities in bicycle sharing
We have offered portions of our property sites to serve as bicycle parking for bicycle sharing introduced in various locations in Tokyo. Such cooperation enhances convenience for tenants and local residents as well as serves the public interest.
Entering into Green Lease(Note) Agreements
KDO has executed Green Lease Agreement, with a part of tenants at KDX Akihabara Building.
KDO conducted LED lighting installation works for a tenant office space at the expense of KDO based on the agreement. A certain ratio of a reduced amount of electricity charges and maintenance costs (costs for exchanging fluorescent bulbs) has been paid from the tenants in return.
(Note) Green Lease means one of the environment-conscious initiatives to reduce environmental burden through sharing the economic merits generated as a result of energy-saving renovation works among building owners and tenants in order to lessen building owners' investment burden and thus promote such renovations to create more environmentally-friendly office buildings.
A "SATOYAMA Unit" is a group planting unit of conventional seeds and plants remaining dormant in deserted village forests (called "satoyama"). We have installed the units at the entrance of KDX Residence Okachimachi. Through the installation of the "SATOYAMA Units," we contribute to activities for restoring satoyama, as well as provide a comfortable living environment and help prevent bicycles from being left in no-parking areas.
Installation of LED lights in common areas
We implement a variety of initiatives to conserve energy from the viewpoints of environmental awareness and cost reduction. As one measure in this endeavor, we replace lighting fixtures in common areas, etc. with LED lights. By doing so, we work to reduce the costs for replacing lights as well as electricity charges.
We promote installation of LED lighting to reduce replacement costs and to conserve energy. We also make efforts to reduce environmental burden by undertaking initiatives to reduce CO2 and waste emissions.
Collaboration with local communities
We are making efforts to enliven local communities by holding community-participating events at our properties and cooperating in disaster prevention.
Social contribution activities
We support the activity of Japan Association for UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) by providing common areas of our properties for their fund-raising campaign.
GRESB is an annual benchmark assessment which measures environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations in the real estate sector. GRESB attracts attention as leading institutional investors have joined the high-visibility assessment and used GRESB to select and dialogue with investment targets.
Kenedix Real Estate Fund Management has joined the GRESB Company & Fund Members. For more information on GRESB, visit the GRESB website from the link to the right.
Human Capital Development
The Kenedix Group supports the careers of its employees. Employees are recommended to obtain professional qualifications, and the costs for these qualifications are covered by the company. The number of licensed employees are as follows.
Real estate notaries
ARES certified masters
Licensed senior architects
Real estate appraisers
Certified building administrators
Certified real estate consulting masters
Chartered members of SAAJ
Certified public accountants (Japan)
Certified public accountants (US)
(Note) As of March 31, 2017
The J-REITs managed by Kenedix Real Estate Fund Management have earned green building certifications and assessments on ESG. For more information, visit each J-REIT's website from the link below.