Environmental Future Plan
Announced the Industryfs First Environmental Future Plan
In our effort to strike the right balance among people, communities and the global environment, we adopted an environmental charter and basic environmental guidelines. Under the charter and the guidelines, we have integrated the environmental measures that had been taken separately by introducing a horizontally based organization, and positioned environmental actions as one of our management priorities.
Embarked on new environmental initiatives under the Gohon no ki landscaping concept
The gGohon no kih landscaping concept, which incorporates a satoyama design, is to engage customers in biodiversity protection efforts by creating home gar-dens with native and indigenous tree species suited to the local climate and in-crease green coverage percentage in the community. The concept is named gGohon no kih (meaning gfive treesh) as we hope to plant gthree trees for birds and two for butterflies.h
Achieved zero waste at all of our factories
Recycled all waste generated during the factory production stage
Began to equip all newly built detached houses with a next-generation energy-saving system
Improved the insulation efficiency of detached houses
Announced Declaration of Sustainability
In order to better cater to the constantly changing needs of society, we upheld the concept of gsustainable societyh as our corporate vision, and declared the target of achieving well-balanced corporate management with an equal focus on homeowner value, environmental value, social value, and economic value.
Assets to the next generation
Formulated the Urban Development Charter
Declared our commitment to creating communities that grow increasingly attractive over time and that are valued as assets of society
Disaster risk prevention
Introduced SHEQAS, a government-accredited seismic control system
A government-accredited seismic control structure that converts seismic energy into heat energy and absorbs building movement
Sustainable wood use
Established Wood Procurement Guidelines
Promoted the FairWood procurement initiative to ensure sustainable wood use
Certified by the Ministry of the Environment
Became the industryfs first company to be certified as an Eco-First Company by the Ministry of the Environment
We were the first in the industry to be certified as an Eco-First Company under the Eco-First program launched by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment to encourage environmental preservation. As a leader in the industry in environmental initiatives, we have made clear our commitment to promoting positive measures for environmental preservation.
Cooperated in construction of the Zero Emission House
We provided our proprietary environmental technologies, including energy-saving and energy-creating technologies, for a future-oriented home constructed at the request of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry at the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit where measures to combat global warming were discussed. In so doing, we demonstrated the prowess of Japanfs global warming prevention technologies to the world.
Launched Green First eco-friendly homes
Provided eco-friendly housing that was also comfortable and economical
2 million homes
Achieved the milestone of 2 million homes
Launched the Green First Hybrid model
Introduced a smart house furnished with the worldfs first power supply system utilizing
three different types of cells
Launched the Airkis high-quality indoor air system to protect childrenfs health
Reduced indoor concentrations of certain chemical substances to less than 50% of the level stipulated by the Japanese government guidelines to protect childrenfs health
Launched the Green First Zero model
A net-zero-energy house aims to achieve energy self-sufficiency by offsetting the energy used by the household, even to the point of below-zero energy consumption. This house is designed to reduce household energy consumption compared to conventional levels by introducing advanced heat insulation and high-efficiency home equipment, while generating electricity with its energy-creating systems.
10 million trees
Planted 10 million trees as part of the Gohon no ki landscaping concept
Selected as a destination of the 3rd United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction study tour
The Tohoku Factory of Sekisui House, which conducted disaster preparedness drills in cooperation with the local government in Shikama Town, Miyagi Prefecture, was selected as one of the stops of the study tour (official visit to the earthquake-affected area) planned in conjunction with the 3rd United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
Net-zero-energy house increased to 74%
The ratio of net-zero-energy homes (Green First Zero models) to all newly built Sekisui House detached homes increased to 74%. (For the period from February to July 2015)