Social and Environmental Initiatives 2012

Conserve Resources and Reduce Waste

Proper Treatment of Waste

In order to make efforts for proper treatment of exhaust, the Office Building Division and Retail Property Division are performing site checks (obligation to make efforts) related to the status of the treatment of industrial waste disposal operators in accordance with the revised waste disposal law.

Reduce

Efforts are made to reduce the use of disposable items in order to reduce the volume of waste generated.
In addition, at retail properties, efforts are made to reduce the volume of waste generated by stores by introducing a pay-per-use system that charges tenants based on the quantity of waste disposed. As of the end of fiscal 2011, the pay-per-use system has been introduced at 27 facilities.

Reuse

Reusing the floor guides of retail properties, collecting clothing that is no longer needed and donating them and other efforts are made to reuse.

Retail Property Floor Guide Recycling Project

The “Eco Hello! Floor Guide Recycling Project” is continuously being promoted at retail properties (16 facilities). This effort collects outdated floor guides, selects clean and recyclable ones, and uses them for the buildings again. Reusing floor guides is leading to resource conservation and waste reduction.

Eco Hello! Clothing Support Project

Urban Dock Lalaport Toyosu (Koto-ku, Tokyo)

Urban Dock Lalaport Toyosu
(Koto-ku, Tokyo)

Lala Garden Kawaguchi (Kawaguchi shi, Saitama)

Lala Garden Kawaguchi
(Kawaguchi shi, Saitama)

Eco Hello! Clothing Support Project has continued to be implemented at retail properties every year since fiscal 2008. This entails collecting clothing that is no longer needed and donating it to refugees, disaster victims, etc. around the world through the NPO Japan Relief Clothing Center. Reusing clothing is conserving resources, reducing waste and contributing to supporting refugees and disaster victims.
In fiscal 2011, in March 2012 (seventh time) it was held at 18 retail properties. There were 3,130 participants, approximately 19 tons of collected clothing and a donation of 235,416 yen. The totals as of the seventh time are 18,515 participants, 105 tons of collected clothing, and a donation of approximately 1,800,000 yen.
The project is being managed with volunteer staff among employees of Mitsui Fudosan and LaLaport Management Co., Ltd. as the center. Additionally, both companies, in addition to the donations from customers, are donating overseas transportation cooperation funds to the Japan Clothing Support Center Association.

*LaLaport Management Co., Ltd. changed its corporate name to Mitsui Fudosan Retail Management Co.,Ltd.

Performance Results of the “Eco Hello! Clothing Support Project”

Implementation Period Number of implementing facilities Participants Collected weight (kg) Donations (yen)
First time November 2008 2 279 2,028.0 19,067
Second time March 2009 12 1,594 11,215.7 219,272
Third time September 2009 12 2,549 12,790.8 237,255
Fourth time March 2010 14 3,804 20,957.0 433,087
Fifth time October 2010 14 4,700 26,214.3 452,227
Sixth time March 2011 8 2,459 12,861.0 211,771
Seventh time March 2012 18 3,130 18,955.0 235,416
Total - 18,515 105,021.8 1,808,095

(Note) Due to the effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake, events were cancelled at seven facilities on the sixth time (March 2011).

Recycle

Recycling of food scraps, recycling of used paper, fluorescent lamps and dry-cell batteries based on a proprietary system, etc. are promoted in an effort to reduce waste. In addition, efforts are also made to use recycled items.

Recycling of Food Scraps

At office buildings and retail properties, food scraps generated by restaurants, etc. are recycled as fertilizers, livestock feed and biomass energy (electricity).

Food Scraps Recycling Performance (fiscal 2011)

Item - Office buildings (17 buildings) Retail properties (11 properties)
Category
Food scraps Volume disposed 1,998 tons/year 2,960 tons/year
Volume recycled 1,571 tons/year 2,910 tons/year
Recycling rate 79% 98%
Recycled use Feed, power generation Fertilizer, feed, power generation

Environment-Responsive Carpet Tiles

Mitsui Fudosan has established a recycling system to collect used carpets disposed at office buildings administered and operated by the Mitsui Fudosan Group, recycle them into environment-responsive carpet tiles and use them at office buildings in the Tokyo metropolitan area. Using environment-responsive carpet tiles also contributes to CO2 reduction.

Results of Carpet Recycling (fiscal 2011)

Volume of used carpet collected Approx. 174,000 m2
Volume of environment-responsive carpet tiles delivered Approx. 108,000 m2
Cumulative volume delivered since fiscal 2002 Approx. 632,000 m2

Recycle Loop System for Used Paper

The Mitsui Fudosan Group has established its own recycle loop system for used paper. It collects the used paper generated in office buildings in Tokyo that it directly administers and operates and in LaLaport TOKYO-BAY, and recycles these as “Toshisaisei” (Toshisaisei is a pun on the Japanese words for recycled paper in cities and city revitalization), which is its original recycled paper for office automation use, or as toilet paper and other items.
In fiscal 2011, the used paper collected amounted to approximately 8,436 tons and recycled paper *3 amounted to approximately 526 tons.

*3 From fiscal 2011 the volume of recycled paper purchased includes volume of toilet paper purchased.

Results of Used Paper Recycling (fiscal 2011)

Volume of used paper collected 77 office buildings in Tokyo Approx. 7,365 tons Total
Approx. 8,436 tons
LaLaport TOKYO-BAY Approx. 1,071 tons
Volume of recycled paper purchased Volume purchased by the Mitsui Fudosan Group Approx. 526 tons

Overview of Recycle Loop System for Used Paper

Overview of Recycle Loop System for Used Paper

Recycling System for Used Fluorescent Lamps and Dry-Cell Batteries

Based on a complete recycling system for used fluorescent lamps and dry-cell batteries established jointly with five companies, Mitsui Fudosan promotes the recycling of used fluorescent lamps and dry-cell batteries disposed at office buildings, hotels, etc. administered and operated by the Mitsui Fudosan Group.
From collected used fluorescent lamps and dry-cell batteries, the refined mercury is recycled as material for new fluorescent lamps, etc. and the separated aluminum and glass are recycled as recycled aluminum and recycled glass. In this manner, recyclable parts are all recycled.
In fiscal 2011, there were 52 buildings where collections were performed, 22.6 tons of fluorescent lamps were collected and 4.9 tons of dry-cell batteries were collected.

Results of Used Fluorescent Lamps and Dry-Cell Batteries Recycling (fiscal 2011)

Number of buildings where collections are performed Total of 54 buildings (42 buildings in the Tokyo metropolitan area and 10 buildings in Kansai area)
Volume collected Fluorescent lamps: Approx. 22.6 tons
Dry-cell batteries: Approx. 4.9 tons

Overview of Complete Recycling System for Used Fluorescent Lamps and Dry-Cell Batteries

Overview of Complete Recycling System for Used Fluorescent Lamps and Dry-Cell Batteries

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