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KDXR and the Asset Management Company have positioned initiatives on ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) awareness as an important business management issue. To promote ESG initiatives, the Asset Management Company has established the following Sustainability Policies.

Sustainability Management System

Sustainability Committee

The initiatives for sustainability are promoted under the leadership of the Sustainability Committee organized by the Asset Management Company.
The Sustainability Committee is chaired by the President & CEO (Chief Sustainability Officer), and consists of the following members.

Structure of the Asset Management Company

Chair (Convener / President) President & CEO (Chief Sustainability Officer)
Committee Members Head of each REIT Department
Head of Strategic Planning Department
Head of Sustainability Department
General Manager (each REIT) of Strategic Planning Department
Head of Strategic Planning, each REIT Department
Head of Asset Management Division of each REIT Department
Head of Portfolio Management Division of Listed REIT Department
Head of Finance & Accounting Department
Head of Corporate Administration Department
Observers Head of Public Relations & Sustainability Department of Kenedix, Inc.
Others designated by the Chair
Secretariat Sustainability Department
Frequency of Meetings Once every three months
  • The Sustainability Committee gathers, analyzes and examines the policies, targets, activity plans, various initiatives, risk management, and other important sustainability and ESG related matters for KDXR and the Asset Management Company, and shares them with related parties, with the aim of promoting initiatives for sustainability and ESG-related matters.
  • Depending on the contents, the discussions are reported to the Asst Management Company's Board of Directors, and to KDXR's Board of Directors with independent supervisory directors.


The Kenedix Group has established material issues in order to identify subjects that are critical for achieving sustained growth of the Kenedix Group along with stakeholders and society. We will make commitment to find solutions to these issues both in business and society by making initiatives that reflect the opportunities and risks associated with each issue. Furthermore, we intend to contribute to achieving the SDGs by carrying measures for our materiality.

Process of Defining Materiality

Step 1.
Identify and study ESG issues
We examined ESG issues by creating a long list that covers Global Reporting Initiative, the evaluation items used by multiple ESG evaluation organizations, the SDGs.
Step 2.
Cross check with business issues
After once again studying business issues at the Kenedix Group, we selected a list of issues that should be considered from the standpoint ob both in our business operations and society.
Step 3.
Examine issues based on input from Kenedix Group companies
The list was discussed among relevant departments and group companies that are involved, external professionals, and other stakeholders to select the issues that are most important to the Kenedix Group from the standpoint of both business operations and society.
Step 4.
Final discussion at senior management
Board of directors of Kenedix, Inc. defined the material issues after final discussion led by the President and CEO of Kenedix, Inc., including auditors.

Kenedix Group’s Materiality

Key Areas and Applicable SDGs Materiality
Contribution to a Sustainable Environment Reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions
Reduction of water consumption and waste materials
Collaboration with tenants for environmental initiatives
Commitment to a Diverse Society Providing properties with environmental and social considerations
Improving resilience/climate adaptation
Initiatives for an aging society with fewer children
Stakeholder Engagement Continuous improvement of customer satisfaction
Community engagement
Managing conflicts of interests
Attractive Working Environment Recruiting, employee retention and career advancement
Health and wellbeing of employees
Diversity and equal opportunities
Responsible Organization Compliance
Risk management
Commitment to responsible investments

Sustainability Policies

In response to the establishment of materiality in the Kenedix Group, we have set comprehensive Sustainability Policies regarding ESG. The Kenedix Group will adhere to the Sustainability Policies to promote specific initiatives towards materiality.

Contribution to a Sustainable Environment
Improving the environmental performance of the properties we manage is one of our social missions. We will lower the environmental impact and make contribution to environmental sustainability by constantly reducing the negative environmental impact of these properties, such as energy consumption, GHG emissions, water consumption and the generation of waste materials. We also have activities for the proper management of hazardous substances and reduction in their use.
Commitment to a Diverse Society
We contribute to the diversity of society while taking into account the social impact of our properties. We are committed to maintaining safety, confidence, good health, comfort and diversity regarding our tenants and the communities where we operate.
Stakeholder Engagement
We manage our properties as a responsible real estate asset management company by stressing the importance of engagement with our stakeholders such as investors, tenants, business partners, communities and property management companies.
Attractive Working Environment
We aim to maintain an attractive working environment by implementing measures for employees' health and wellbeing and for diversity and equal opportunities. To enable employees to realize their full potential, we will provide a variety of training programs and other educational opportunities.
Responsible Organization
We have sound compliance and risk management activities in all of our business activities. We are committed to the principle of responsible property investments by a responsible organization by aligning our operations with global ESG initiatives and actively disclosing ESG information.

Environmental Policies

The officers and employees of the Asset Management Company will undertake investment management operations in accordance with the following environmental policies. The Asset Management Company (Kenedix Real Estate Fund Management, Inc.: “KFM”) supports the international goals set forth in the Paris Agreement and is committed to continuously make efforts to mitigation and adaption of climate change. We also endeavor to contribute to the shift towards a circular economy by using resources efficiently.

Compliance with Environmental Laws and Regulations
KFM will promote environment-friendly investment management operations by adhering to environmental laws and regulations.
Promotion of Energy Conservation Measures
KFM 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 Burden
KFM will undertake initiatives to reduce GHG (Greenhouse gas), water consumption 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.。
Challenge to achieve net zero GHG emissions
To achieve Net Zero, KFM has established long-term targets for reducing GHG emissions of its REITs and will work internally and externally.
Disclosure of Environmental Information
KFM 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 Education
KFM will take steps to improve the environmental consciousness of its officers and employees through internal education.

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