Sustainability is JRF’s Aim

As a professional of retail facilities management, JRF shares the same concept about sustainability with Mitsubishi Corp. -UBS Realty Inc. (MCUBS) that outsources its asset management, and is forging ahead with initiatives. JRF conducts its investment and operational activities in accordance with "Responsible Property Investment Policy" a policy set out by the asset manager.
MCUBS recognized the importance of sustainability at an early stage and as an asset manager, promoted ESG activities.
Then, as a response to the “sustainable development goals” (SDGs) promoted by the United Nations as a new set of common global goals, ESG materiality (key issue) and the SDGs that are closely related to them were adopted, and we will continue to endeavor to bring about a sustainable society through reduction of environmental impact, creation of social value, and sound asset management for all stakeholders.

Closely Related SDGs to ESG Materiality of MC-UBS Group

JRF has adopted MCUBS’s policy and worked together with the MC-UBS Group, through the Sustainability Committee to study the sustainability vision and goals and ways of working towards making sustainability a reality. It is thought that, with increasing interest in ESG, the concept of sustainability will become more precise through the identification and visualization of materiality related to sustainability issues when conducting dialogue on the subject or cooperating in initiatives with stakeholders.

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Level of importance Most important ESG materiality Closely related SDGs
★★★ Response to sustainability certifications
Building resilience
Response to climate change
Energy efficiency
Ensuring of health and well-being of and convenience for people (tenants)
Employee cultivation and level of satisfaction

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Level of importance Important ESG materiality Closely related SDGs
★★ Efficient water use
Waste disposal
Partnership with tenants
Collaboration with local communities

JRF’s Sustainability that Takes ESG into Account

As a member of the MC-UBS Group, JRF’s corporate activities are based on long-term perspectives of the environment, society and governance in which ESG is taken into account. From the perspective of the degree of influence on both society and the MC-UBS Group, the goal is sustainable growth of the Group and contributing to the SDGs, which, as a global company, is a sustainable development goal, through a focused approach on the identified materiality and creating economic and social value.

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Contributing SDGs
Objective of principal initiatives/Examples of initiatives Social benefits Company benefits
Reduce environmental impact / Reduce units of energy consumption by more than 1% per year
Control CO2 emissions
・Convert lighting to LED
・Update energy-saving devices for air-conditioning
・Install EV charging equipment
・Install solar panels
・Green lease
・Issue Green Bonds

Reduce waste
・Redesign rubbish bins

Promote efficient use of water
・Reuse rainwater
・Install water-saving toilets
・Reduce environmental impact ・Improved NOI

・Strengthen tenant partnership

・Increase in facility value

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Contributing SDGs
Objective of principal initiatives/Examples of initiatives Social benefits Company benefits
Create social value / Improve health and well-being of tenant employees
Improve health and well-being of tenant employees
・Improve employee's break space

Disaster prevention measures
・Establish a disaster prevention center at the time of a disaster
・Conduct a risk survey

Contribute to the community and raise awareness about the environment
・Implement ESG study meeting for PM
・Greening of facilities
・Provide sites for regional events
・Provide venues locations for UHNCR activity
・Raise funds through the Kodomo no Mirai Second-hand Books project
・Hold Light-Down campaign
・Hold a Waste Not, Want Not” campaign"
・Bring about a symbiotic society

・Revitalize local community and economy

・Bring about a sustainable society
・Strengthen tenant partnerships

・Strengthen building resilience

・Increase facility users

・Improve recognition level

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Contributing SDGs
Objective of principal initiatives/Examples of initiatives Social benefits Company benefits
Practice sound asset management for all stakeholders
Comprehensive corporate governance system
・Governing body made up of General Meeting of Unitholders, Board of Directors and Accounting Auditors
・Transparent management fees
・Transparent decision-making
・Thorough awareness of compliance issues
・Eliminate anti-social forces
・Commit to fiduciary responsibility

Information disclosure to stakeholders
・Timely disclosure/optional disclosure/IR activity
・Disclose information to ESG investors

Maximize investor value
・Sign on to and participate in international initiatives
・Obtain external evaluation/certification
・Maintain and develop a sound market ・Practice sound and efficient asset management

・Expand investor base"

What are SDGs?

In September 2015, the "United Nations adopted the Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. " The Agenda set forth declarations and goals as action plans for humankind, the earth and prosperity. These goals are known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs consist of 17 goals and 169 targets. What characterizes the goals is the fact that they are inextricably linked to each other. The reason for this is the fact that the various global-scale issues are connected in a profound and complicated way and each economic, social and environmental issues have to be resolved with an integrated approach. It is the SDGs, the “new signposts” where the world will work as one to make it a better place. The United Nations has made a call for action for the goals to be realized by 2030. The MC-UBS Group contributes to the SDGs 2030 goal through the initiative of Vision 2025.

ESG Report

We published this ESG report we that the ESG activities across the entire MC-UBS Group, with the hope of sharing the Group’s basic ESG approach and activities to all of our stakeholders, including our unitholders. We would be grateful if you promote a better understanding about the ESG activities of JRF and MC-UBS group. JRF will continue to take ESG activities proactively.

Questions concerning MC-UBS sustainability

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