Safe and Secure Neighborhood Creation

Policy

The Mitsui Fudosan Group aims to ensure safety and security by creating disaster-resilient neighborhoods, while working to raise awareness of disaster countermeasures through routine training, inspection, and education. We go beyond simply protecting the safety of employees, tenants, and customers, and strive to expand and improve measures for disaster preparedness in collaboration with local communities.

Disaster Countermeasures System

To ensure safety and security for the employees, tenant companies, and visitors to buildings and facilities managed by the Mitsui Fudosan Group, we are promoting disaster countermeasure drills and lectures, and business continuity planning (BCP).

To ensure the safety of its employees and tenants, implements training based on disaster countermeasure manuals and BCPs as part of its disaster countermeasures.

Mitsui Fudosan has set up two dedicated Disaster Countermeasure Headquarters offices at the Mitsui Building No. 2 (Chuo-ku, Tokyo) and Ginza 6-chome-SQUARE (Chuo-ku, Tokyo) that function as permanent bodies.

The Company has also installed emergency power generators able to operate for approximately 72 hours. In the event of a major earthquake, Mitsui Fudosan has in place measures to set up an emergency headquarters that reports directly to the president. To ensure that the Company is better prepared to respond to any incidence of a disaster, employees in the disaster center take shifts and remain on duty during weekday nights and holidays. Our disaster response system coordinates with Group companies to ascertain the safety of employees and the status of damage to properties.

Disaster Countermeasure Headquarters (Mitsui Building No. 2)
Disaster Countermeasure Headquarters (Mitsui Building No. 2)
Crisis Management Center(Ginza 6-chome-SQUARE)
Crisis Management Center(Ginza 6-chome-SQUARE)

Disaster Countermeasures and BCP at Our Buildings

Since the Great East Japan Earthquake, tenant needs have increased for safety, security and business continuity planning (BCP). In response, Mitsui Fudosan has been implementing disaster countermeasures and BCP measures in its existing and newly built buildings to improve preparedness during normal times and responsiveness during emergencies.

Examples of Our Disaster Countermeasures and BCP

Mitsui Fudosan General Disaster Countermeasure Training

The Mitsui Fudosan Group carries out disaster countermeasure training based on its disaster countermeasure manuals and business continuity plan (BCP). In coordination with group companies and tenants, companywide disaster countermeasure training for a large-scale earthquake is carried out twice a year, mainly on September 1 (Disaster Prevention Day) and March 11.

Joint general disaster countermeasures drill for tenants of Shinjuku Mitsui Building (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
Joint general disaster countermeasures drill for tenants of Shinjuku Mitsui Building (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)

Disaster Countermeasures and BCP at Our Retail Facilities

At retail facilities operated by the Mitsui Fudosan Group, we have enhanced practical measures—such as preparing disaster manuals compatible with all facilities and publicizing customers’ guided evacuation procedures as part of our initial disaster responses—and we pursue disaster countermeasure initiatives at our facilities.

Company-wide Disaster Countermeasure Training: Assembly on Foot

Mitsui Fudosan and Mitsui Fudosan Retail Management carry out company-wide disaster countermeasure training twice a year to verify coordination between facilities in the event of a disaster.

Disaster preparedness training
Disaster preparedness training
All Employees Participate in the Disaster Preparedness Program

At Tokyo Midtown Management, all employees take part in practical simulation training at the Disaster Preparedness Training Center located in Tokyo Midown (Minato-ku, Tokyo). Through the three-day, eight-hour program, the goal is to develop disaster countermeasure skills including combatting fires, administering first aid, and carrying out rescue operations.

Entrance to the Disaster Preparedness Training Center
Entrance to the Disaster Preparedness Training Center
Disaster preparedness lecture
Disaster preparedness lecture
Disaster preparedness training
Disaster preparedness training

Quizzes and Workshops Promote Disaster Awareness Among Local Residents

In cooperation with local governments, fire departments, and other entities, Mitsui Fudosan and Mitsui Fudosan Retail Management hold a series of disaster-related informational events, dubbed &EARTH Learn About Disaster Prevention!—BOSAI Stamp Rally, at commercial facilities around the Tokyo metropolitan area, including LaLaports.

Survival kitchen
Survival kitchen
Furniture stabilization
Furniture stabilization
AED lecture
AED lecture

Disaster Countermeasures and BCP (MFLP, Logistics Facilities)

At Mitsui Fudosan Logistics Parks (MFLP), which are large-scale logistics facilities managed by Mitsui Fudosan, we are engaged in a wide range of efforts to bolster our BCP measures.

Mitsui Fudosan Logistics Park Key Disaster Countermeasures and BCP Measures

  • Seismic Isolation Structure

    Placing a layer of special rubber in a building’s foundations insulates them from the ground and, in turn, minimizes damage to buildings during large earthquakes.

  • Emergency Power Generators

    We have installed emergency power generators as a backup electricity supply for lighting in common areas and office sections not only during blackouts but in cases of earthquakes and fires.

  • Vending Machines During Disasters

    We have installed vending machines set to provide free drinks during disasters.

  • Disaster Stockpiles

    We maintain disaster stockpiles at multi-tenant warehouses (sufficient for one to three days depending on the property).

  • Remote Monitoring Using Surveillance Cameras

    We have installed a surveillance camera system that enables disaster countermeasure headquarters to determine the situation on the ground.

MFLP Ibaraki
MFLP Ibaraki
MFLP Inazawa
MFLP Inazawa

Disaster Countermeasures and BCP (Hotels)

To help ensure business continuity in our hotels, we have ensured that all of the elevators we operate are seismically resistant. All hotels are equipped with emergency backup generators capable of operating for approximately 24 hours, and a surveillance system connected with headquarters to monitor conditions at each site.

Life Saving Courses for Our Employees

Employees are training in lifesaving procedures using automated external defibrillators (AED). By ensuring that there are certified employees at each worksite, we are working to raise the resustication rate for cardiac arrest.

Positioning of AED pads
Positioning of AED pads

Disaster Countermeasures Together with the Community and Society

In addition to bolstering disaster preparedness in its buildings and facilities, the Mitsui Fudosan Group is working to strengthen preparedness in surrounding communities and neighborhoods. We are engaged in a wide range of activities to raise awareness of disaster preparedness among residents and those working in the area.

The Community Comes Together to Participate in Nihonbashi Hands-on Disaster Preparedness Training

With help from Tokyo's Chuo City government, Mitsui Fudosan and Nihonbashi Muromachi Area Management carry out disaster preparedness training in the Nihonbashi Area every March in conjunction with Fire Prevention Campaign Week in the spring.

ihonbashi Hands-on Disaster Preparedness Training
Nihonbashi Hands-on Disaster Preparedness Training
ihonbashi Hands-on Disaster Preparedness Training
ihonbashi Hands-on Disaster Preparedness Training
Kumamoto Earthquakes Research Report Distributed to Related Government Ministries and Agencies as Well as Universities

Since the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995, Mitsui Home has carried out inspections of all of its residences exposed to shaking of intensity 7 or greater.

After the Kumamoto earthquakes of 2016, we sent over 1,600 people to investigate 1,263 Mitsui Fudosan-constructed residences in the affected area, and published the findings in a research report. Of the buildings investigated, none were completely destroyed, and only 10 were slightly damaged. This result demonstrates the outstanding seismic resistance of Mitsui Home's 2x4 design and construction methods. We distributed the report, published in February 2017, to related government ministries and agencies as well as to universities, in order to share this earthquake-related data.

Field Testing for Enhanced Disaster Preparedness Utilizing ICT

In January 2018, Mitsui Fudosan teamed with Cisco Systems to form a committee to enhance safety and security during disasters in the Nihonbashi Muromachi Area, and has since carried out field testing of disaster response services utilizing information and communications technology (ICT).

The goal of the testing is to apply ICT when disasters occur to quickly ascertain conditions in our buildings and facilities as well as the whereabouts and safety of visitors and residents, provide optimal support in guiding people to shelters, and offer shelter to those who have been stranded due to public transport interruptions.

Field Testing for Enhanced Disaster Preparedness Utilizing ICT

Field Testing for Enhanced Disaster Preparedness Utilizing ICT

ICT/IoT Utilization Concept for Safe, Reliable Nihonbashi

ICT/IoT Utilization Concept for Safe, Reliable Nihonbashi