ESG Initiatives 

ESG Policy

Sustainability Policy

SHR and SHAM contribute to a sustainable society by conducting real estate investment management with due consideration given to environment, social, and governance (collectively referred to as "ESG") in accordance with the “Sustainable Vision” advocated by Sekisui House, the sponsor of SHAM and SHR.

SHAM has established Sustainability Policy as described below, and shall comply with the policy and implement the policy objectives throughout its overall business operations.

Moreover, a Sustainability Committee sets up targets, monitors compliance and evaluates the effect of measures implemented, and investigates improvement measures on a regular basis.

 

Signing of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Since SHR and SHAM have conducted real estate investment management taking ESG into consideration to realize a sustainable society and believe that such initiatives share objectives with the Principles for Responsible Investment (“PRI”) advocating incorporation of ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes, SHAM decided to support the basic approaches of the PRI and became a signatory in March 2019 as an asset management company. In becoming a signatory institution, we will commit ourselves to the goals set in the PRI and further deepen our ESG initiatives.

PRI

Supporting the Recommendations of the TCFD

SHR and SHAM are recognizing that efforts to tackle environmental issues, such as climate change, are one of the key issues in real estate investment management that take into account ESGs, and SHAM, in July 2020, supported to the TCFD's recommendations. Based on the TCFD's recommendations, we analyze the risks and opportunities posed by climate change and promote actions that are consistent with TCFD framework.

TCFD

Expressed Support for the UN Global Compact

Sekisui House Group, which SHAM belongs, has spelled out our commitment to respective human rights in the Sekisui House Group Corporate Code of Conduct and Corporate Ethics Guidelines, which are the explicit foundations of our corporate activities. Further, Sekisui House Group has expressed support for the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact.

UN Global Compact

GRESB Membership

SHAM became a GRESB (or Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) member in June 2018.
By becoming a member, SHAM plans to strengthen relations with investors and to improve the ESG initiatives of SHR and SHAM through exposure to the initiatives of other global ESG leaders.

GRESB

Initiatives of SHAM

SHAM, as a member of the Sekisui House Group which is aiming to be a leading company in ESG management, shall conduct real estate investment management with due consideration given to the ESG in accordance with the Sustainable Vision advocated by Sekisui House and the Sustainability Policy established by SHAM and SHR.

We recognize that our employees are an important management resource, and are implementing the following initiatives.
For details, please refer to the SHR’s website.

Sekisui House Group Human Rights Policy

All employees in the Sekisui House Group to which SHAM belongs, by properly understanding and implementing the group's corporate philosophy, which is rooted in a fundamental love of humanity, meet their responsibility to respect human rights through their actions. To ensure respect for the human rights of all stakeholders in our business activities, we are working to establish a corporate culture that strictly prevents discrimination, harassment, and infringements of human rights based on compliance with international rules on human rights such as the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights and a thorough understanding of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact.
SHAM strives to ensure that there are no infringements of human rights, including harassment, in order to contribute to the creation of a workplace environment where all directors and employees can thrive and lead to growth, according to the Sekisui House Human Rights Policy.

Sekisui House Group Human Rights Policy

Sekisui House Group Corporate Ethics Guidelines