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Initiatives for Environment

Basic Policy

In response to effective usage of limited resources and aggravation of climate change issue, JHR and JHRA work on monitoring environmental performance, such as energy consumption, CO2 emissions, water consumption and amount of waste generated, etc. and strive to improve them continuously.

Environmental Target

We have set targets to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions for mid-to-long term.

Environmental Performance Data

Environmental Performance data of HMJ Group Hotels as of the end of each fiscal year is as follows.

Unit April 2018~March 2019 April 2019~March 2020 April 2020~March 2021
Number of propeties 13 14 14
Total floor area 372,607.95 437,515.71 437,515.71
Energy Usage MWh 139,056 163,812 110,832
Emissions intensity MWh/㎡ 0.3732 0.3744 0.2533
CO2 Emissions tCO2 47,633 51,547 36,185
Emissions intensity tCO2/㎡ 0.1278 0.1178 0.0827
Water Usage thausand ㎥ 1,476 1,509 769
Emissions intensity thausand
㎥/㎥
0.0040 0.0034 0.0018
Waste Emissions t 3,458 4,879 2,746
Emissions intensity t/㎡ 0.0093 0.0112 0.0063
Recycled Amount t 876 1,689 1,113
Recycle Ratio % 25% 35% 41%
(*1) Stating numbers for hotels leased to Hotel Management Japan KK and its subsidiaries (HMJ group hotels) owned by JHR at end of each fiscal period.
(*2) Amount of CO2 emissions are calcurated baded on "Institution of calcuration, reporting and diclosure of amount of emissions by green house effect gas" established by Minstry of the Environment.
(*3) Numbers may change due to revison of aggregation method.

Actual Cases of Initiatives for Environment

●Switching to LED Lighting

We are striving to reduce electricity consumption by switching from conventional lighting to LED lighting at some of the hotels in our portfolio.

●Introduction of water-saving devices

We strive to reduce water consumption through installing water-saving devices for a restroom, a tap in the kitchen, etc. to adjust water use amount properly.

●Renewal of air conditioners

We reduce electricity consumption by installing inverter control devices on air conditioners for better operational efficiency.

●Reuse of water

Several of our hotels reduce clean water consumption by using well water instead. Some of our hotels in Okinawa are working on to reduce clean water consumption by reusing gray water as recycled water.

●Green Leases

In order to promote environmentally friendly initiatives in our portfolio, we have signed green leases provisions such as providing energy data with the lessees of HMJ Group hotels, which is one of our major hotel groups. JHR analyzes data of energy, etc. provided by hotels and considers renovation to improve environmental performance and works to optimize operation of facilities management. In case of HMJ Group hotels, they can reduce utility expenses through improvement of environmental perfomance.

Achievement of green lease provision (end of FY2021)

No. of Properties Proportion of Total Floor Area
16 60.5%

●Green Building Certifications by third party institutions

In order to confirm the credibility and objectivity of our initiatives aimed at reducing our environmental impact, we have obtained green building certifications from third party institutions.

Achievement of certification from third party institutions

Fiscal Year FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
No. of properties newly
acquired certifications
2 1 1
Cumulative ratio in portfolio
(based on total floor area)
6.3% 6.3% 14.7% 17.2%

■CASBEE Certification for Buildings

“Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency (CASBEE)” is a method for evaluating and rating the environmental performance of buildings. It is a system to comprehensively evaluate the quality of buildings, including interior comfort and landscape considerations, as well as environmental considerations such as energy conservation and the use of materials and equipment with low environmental loads.
CASBEE for Buildings (Existing Buildings) is an evaluation method which targets buildings with an operational record of at least one year after completion, and assesses buildings based on annual performance of operations, deterioration of buildings and interior environments. Assessment results by CASBEE are indicated in a scale with the following five ranks: “S: Superior,” “A: Very Good,” “B+: Good,” “B-: Slightly Poor,” and “C: Poor.”

See here for details of CASBEE
http://www.ibec.or.jp/CASBEE/english/index.htm

Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station
Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station

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Location 4-23, Hakataeki Chuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka CASBEE認証

CASBEE for Buildings
(Existing Buildings) Rank B+ (Good)

Acreage 2,163.42 sqm
Total Floor Space 18,105.42 sqm
Structures and Stories SRC/12 stories above ground with 3 stories below ground
Building Completion Jul. 1985
Details of Properties
Hilton Tokyo Odaiba
Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

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Location 1-9-1, Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo CASBEE認証

CASBEE for Buildings
(Existing Buildings) Rank B+ (Good)

Acreage 18,825.30 sqm
Total Floor Space 64,907.76 sqm
Structures and Stories S/SRC with flat roof, 14 stories above ground and 1 story below ground
Building Completion Jan. 1996
Details of Properties

■BELS (Building-Housing Energy-efficiency Labeling System) Evaluation

"BELS" is a public valuation and display system under a guideline by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to evaluate the energy conservation performance of each building, which was launched in April, 2014. A third party institution verifies the energy performance of a building by evaluating its primary energy consumption and labels the performance of both new and existing buildings. The evaluation result is graded on five scales based on energy performance (from one star "★" to five stars "★★★★★.")

See here for details of BELS (Japanese only)
https://www.hyoukakyoukai.or.jp/bels/info.html

Hotel Nikko Alivila
Hotel Nikko Alivila

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Location Nakagami-gun Okinawa BELS認証

 Evaluator:
 JAPAN ERI CO.,LTD.

Acreage 65,850.05 ㎡
Total Floor Space 38,024.98 ㎡
Structures and Stories SRC/10 stories above ground with 1 story below ground
Building Completion Apr. 1994
Details of Properties
Mercure Okinawa Naha
Mercure Okinawa Naha

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Location Naha city Okinawa BELS認証

 Evaluator:
 JAPAN ERI CO.,LTD.

Acreage 2,860.69 ㎡
Total Floor Space 10,884.25 ㎡
Structures and Stories RC/14 stories above ground
Building Completion Aug. 2009
Details of Properties

●Investing in Mixed-Use Buildings

We are investing in mixed-use facilities that fall within the scope of our asset management, as stipulated in the Articles of Incorporation.

Active Intercity Hiroshima (Sheraton Grand Hotel Hiroshima)

High-rise hotel and office tower within Active Intercity Hiroshima, a mixed-use facility comprised of hotels, offices, and commercial facilities located next to JR Hiroshima Station.

Mercure Hotel Yokosuka

High-rise hotel within Bay Square Yokosuka Ichibankan in Yokosuka City. Bay Square Yokosuka Ichibankan is a landmark mixed-used facility consist of hotel, Yokosuka Arts Theatre, Yokosuka Industrial Community Plaza, etc.

●Investing in Urban Redevelopment

We are investing in urban redevelopment projects.

Oriental Hotel Fukuoka Hakata Station

Hotel located next to the JR Hakata Station Chikushi Exit rotary and connected to the Hakata Station subway station via an underground passage. In the vicinity of Hakata Station, a station-front plaza redevelopment project is under way, for which we carried out renovation work including for a corridor extending from the underground passage to the aboveground entrance/exit.

Initiatives for Climate Change

Support for the TCFD(Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures )recommendations

In November 2021, JHRA, which is entrusted with asset management of JHR’s assets, stated its expression of support for the TCFD recommendations and joined the TCFD Consortium, an organization made up of Japanese companies that support the recommendations.
The Task Force on Climate-related Disclosures (TCFD) was established by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) for the purpose of stabilizing finances through appropriate evaluation of climate-related risks and opportunities. The TCFD has published recommendations for companies and other organizations to understand and disclose climate change-related financial information on governance, strategy, risk management, and metrics and targets, which are core elements of how organizations operate.
In addition, the TCFD Consortium is an organization comprised of Japanese companies and groups that support the TCFD. Its purpose is to discuss initiatives aimed at effective information disclosure by companies and linking of disclosed information to appropriate investment decisions by financial institutions, etc.
Going forward, JHR and JHRA will disclose their initiatives addressing climate change-related issues based on the TCFD recommendations.