CSR

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External
Recognition
CSR TOPICS 2017-2018

AEON MALL has introduced advanced efforts from both tangible ways and intangible ways aiming for "the creation of environment-friendly shopping malls in harmony with local community".
In this fiscal year, we also received high evaluation from certification organizations inside and outside of Japan.

SDGsSustainable
Development Goals

  • 3.GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • 5.GENDER EQUALITY
  • 7.AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
  • 8.DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
  • 9.INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • 10.REDUCED INEQUALITIES
  • 11.SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • 13.CLIMATE ACTION
  • 15.LIFE ON LAND
  • 17.PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS

Acquired certifications

Two malls acquired “DBJ Green Building Certification”

In January 2018, AEON MALL KYOTO (Kyoto Prefecture) and AEON MALL Mito Uchihara (Ibaraki Prefecture) acquired the DBJ Green Building certification from the Development Bank of Japan, Inc. Both malls got certified as "Five Star", the top-class evaluation rank in Japan. This certification is granted through evaluation of a real estate which gives consideration to the environment and society, based on a comprehensive evaluation system including consideration for social requirements from various stakeholders that surround the property in addition to the environmental performance of the target property.

“DBJ Green Building Certification”
Expanding ABINC certified malls

AEON MALL Matsumoto (Nagano Prefecture) which opened in September 2017 acquired the “ABINC certification”. This certification is a system in which efforts in the creation of biodiversity-friendly green areas are objectively evaluated and certified by the Association for Business Innovation in Harmony with Nature and the Community, based on the “Guideline for Offices Promoting Symbiosis with Life Forms” created and registered by Japan Business Initiatives for Biodiversity (JBIB).

Expanding ABINC certified malls
Conducted pre-verification for compliance with “WELL certification” at our 2 facilities

The pre-verification for compliance with “WELL Building Standard (WELL certification)” was conducted as domestic commercial facilities at our two facilities: AEON MALL Makuhari New City (Chiba Prefecture) and “AEON Yume-mirai (Dreams for the Future) Nursery School Nagoya Chaya” of AEON MALL Nagoya Chaya (Aichi Prefecture). “WELL certification” is the world's first building certification system developed in the United States, which specializes in the evaluation of human health and comfort, and this certification is given based on the seven categories.

Received ratings

Received “Green Star”, the highest rating of GRESB

Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) is an international benchmark for measuring environmental, social and governance considerations for real assets including the real estate portfolio and infrastructure. our company received “Green Star”, the highest rating among 4 ranks as a result of our activities concerning environmental consideration and sustainability which were highly evaluated for excellence in both “Management and Policy” and “Implementation and Measurement”. We acquired 80 points, the highest-ever score (the average among participating companies being 63 points). We also received the highest “Five Star” in the GRESB rating among all Green Star counterparts.

Received “Green Star”, the highest rating of GRESB
Selected as members of stock index component stocks for ESG investment

The criteria to judge corporate value for “ESG investment” purposes is made based not only on financial information but also on efforts for solving environmental, social, and governance issues (non-financial information). As this investment method rapidly expands, AEON MALL has been selected as a composite of various indexes with high ESG evaluation by institutions providing investment information for investors.

  • MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
  • MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index
  • SNAM Sustainability Index
  • Morning Star Social Responsibility Investment Stock Price Index
  • Nadeshiko Brand 2018 (for 2 years in a row / selected as only one in the real estate industry)
SNAM Sustainability Index
Nadeshiko Brand 2018
Received awards from municipalities of our efforts to prevent global warming

AEON MALL has actively worked on reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by introducing air conditioning energy saving systems and LED lighting, and achieved good results. In 2017, we were awarded a prize as a superior operator by Kyoto City and Osaka Prefecture.

  • “Kyoto City Operator Emission Reduction Plan Regulations” excellent performer

Our three malls in Kyoto were recognized as excellent performers granted with the overall evaluation “S evaluation” because they achieved a 13.5% (compared to FY2013) of the greenhouse gas emission reduction rate (total amount-based).

  • “Osaka Stop Global Warming” Award

Our six malls in Osaka Prefecture received the Award for three years in a row because they recorded an 8.3% (compared to FY2015) of the greenhouse gas emission reduction rate (intensity-based).

Solution to environmental issues

Participated in the equipment subsidy project of the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM)

“Joint Crediting Mechanism” is a system in which two countries strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in cooperation through carbon technologies, and achievements are shared by two countries. AEON MALL Jakarta Garden City (Indonesia) which opened in September 2017 installed a solar cell module with a total generating capacity of 507 kWh on the rooftop and a storage battery facility with a capacity of 110 kWh on the ground to reduce CO2 emission by about 550 tons a year. These are being adopted for FY2014 JCM equipment subsidy project of Ministry of the Environment, Japan.

“Joint Crediting Mechanism”
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