Environmental Management System(EMS)

The Group has established a unique environmental management system (EMS)* based on the Hulic Environmental Policy and is constantly improving it through a PDCA cycle. In 2020, we have strengthened our governance mechanism centered on Board of Director oversight and the Sustainability Committee with regard to climate change based on TCFD recommendations.

  • * There is no office that has obtained certification for an environmental management system such as ISO 14001 or EMAS in the Group.

Environmental Management System (EMS)

PLAN: Planning and Promotion of Environmental Issues

We will formulate response policies and measures based on our recognition of current environmental conditions, including the impact of climate change on Hulic's businesses. Further, we will set KPIs including but not limited to CO2 reduction targets and manage the results.

DO: Operations

Execute business plans in line with CSR Procurement Policy in collaboration with the Group companies, business partners, 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).

Organizational Diagram for Facility Management on Energy Conservation

Adoption of Energy-saving Technologies

Hulic has actively worked on the promotion of energy savings, use of renewable or unused energies, and greening promotion, etc. as part of measures for climate change in engaging in new development and managing existing buildings owned by Hulic. Specifically, we use high-efficiency, air conditioning systems, total heat exchangers heat pump systems that use unused energy, 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 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

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.
Additionally, we are promoting digitalization to improve work efficiency, while transitioning to a paperless business flows in all operations and meetings. We believe this will result in significantly reduced paper usage going forward.

Paper consumption per person (Hulic Head Office)

CHECK: Confirmation and Inspection

Confirmation and inspection of initiatives through monitoring and assessment by both in-house and external parties in order for constant improvement of EMS.

ACTION: Review and Improve

Continual improvements and oversight by the Board of Directors on environmental initiatives reflecting the results of in-house and external confirmation and inspection.

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