Environmental Management System(EMS)

Hulic Group is smoothly executing the PDCA Cycle with its unique Environment Management System (EMS) built based on the “Hulic Environmental Policy." This system is operated cooperatively with Group Companies, according to targets set by the ESG project team headed directly by the President.
To monitor the progress of environmental activities of Hulic Group, we adopt evaluations by the “Board of Directors” for internal matters and by the “Environmental Advisory Council” for external matters. The results are reported to the CSR Committee and the ESG Project Team, and are reflected when reviewing the environmental promotion system and setting targets.

Environmental Management System

Environmental Advisory Council

We have an Environmental Advisory Council in place to assess Hulic's environmental activities. The Eighth Environmental Advisory Council discussed Hulic’s new plan for reducing CO2 emissions (target year: 2030) based on COP21 and the “Plan for Global Warming Countermeasures” released by the Ministry of the Environment, etc. The council members provided opinions on methods to set reduction target of CO2 emissions and to manage numerical data. In consideration of those opinions, Hulic developed a new plan to reduce CO2 emissions with 2030 as the target year.

Main Members

Toshiharu Ikaga (Professor, Keio University)
Yoshihiro Fujii (Representative Board Chairman, Research Institute for Environmental Finance)
Takao kashiwagi (Specially Appointed Professor & Emeritus Professor,Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Keisuke Takegahara (Deputy Chief Research Officer,Chief Manager of Sustainability Management Office,Corporate Planning & Coordination Department,Development Bank of Japan Inc.)

Members from Hulic

Chairman, President, Senior Executive Managing Officers, and General Managers of real estate and environment-related departments, etc.

Energy Conservation Promotion Activities for Our Leased Buildings

Activities to Promote Energy-saving Cooperation with Building Management Companies

Hulic has created an energy management standard, which it shares with property management companies in charge of its properties, in order to rigorously manage the progress of energy conservation activities. The energy management standard was created to promote more efficient energy saving activities at buildings, and it serves as a guideline for management, measurement, recording, maintenance, and inspections related to the rationalization of energy use based on building type and size. This standard applies to all forms of energy, including electricity, gas, and water (water and sewerage).

Energy Conservation Promotion Facilities Management Organizational Diagram

Adoption of Energy-saving Technologies

Hulic has actively worked on the promotion of energy savings, use of renewable energy, and greening promotion, etc. as measures for climate change in engaging in new development and managing existing buildings owned by Hulic. Specifically, we use high-efficiency equipment, air conditioning systems, total heat exchangers, and cogeneration systems/storage batteries depending on the features of properties. In addition, we will proactively introduce new energy-saving technologies and improvements of existing performance. In addition, Hulic will conduct its own research and development on energy-saving technologies.

Measures to Enhance the Effectiveness of Energy Conservation Promotion Activities

Promoting the Visualization of Energy

Hulic prepares a basic unit chart on the amount of energy used annually per square meter at each of its company-owned lease buildings in order to analyze and understand when, where, how much and for what reason energy sourced from outside each building is being used. The basic unit chart contains data for each year from fiscal year 2010, which makes it possible to evaluate current conditions and carry out more evaluates the supply of electricity conservation efforts by measuring energy consumption for each individual year. The basic unit chart also calculates and evaluates electricity, gas, heat (steam, hot water, cold water) and water usage for each tenant and facility. Going forward, measures will be considered for how to utilize this data in more energy efficiency renovations and improved building management practices.

Introduction of Energy-saving Measures in Cooperation with Tenants

We have introduced an energy usage visualization system on a trial basis to examine measures for saving energy at tenants and for reducing the electricity consumption of an entire building. We have started by monitoring electricity usage in one building for a year on a trial basis, and will expand the target buildings for which energy savings can be achieved.
Based on the building’s electricity consumption for one year, adjustments will be made with each tenant, then we examine equipment settings and propose utility cost reduction measures through more efficient operations, and implement small-scale renovations as needed.

Efforts to Reduce the Amount of Paper Use in Offices

With an eye to increase awareness of paper consumption reduction inside the Company, we are calling on employees through the company intranet to reduce paper consumption, promoting both-side printing and intensive printing, and implementing the electronic circulation of documents and an electronic approval system as required.
In fiscal year 2018, however, paper consumption per employee increased from the previous fiscal year due to the factors including an increase in properties owned by Hulic. Going forward, we will promote activities to reduce paper consumption by streamlining operational processes further and digitizing documents.

Paper consumption per person (Hulic Head Office)

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