Creating an environmentally friendly society

Leopalace21 recognizes the environmental burden of its operations and aim to realize its housing business as friendly as possible to the environment through overall reduction of burdens.

CO2 emissions (Scope 1, 2 and 3)

Leopalace21 sets its own target of CO2 reduction by 26% in fiscal year 2030 against the actual of fiscal year 2016 for Scope 1 and 2 (from use of electricity, gas and vehicle gasoline)
The Company has been collecting CO2 emission results since fiscal year 2016 and disclosing them on the website and the integrated report. The Company employs an independent third party to certify our way of data aggregation and results with a period of temporary suspension for the purpose of an enhanced reliability.
Going forward each and every employee is engaged in daily jobs considering the environmental impact and aims in unison to preserve the environment by the reduction of number of company vehicles and by respecting CSR Procurement Guidelines in purchasing items necessary for the operations.

CO2 emissions (Scope 1, 2)

The Company believes it is also critical to identify the operational processes for the purpose of preserving environment through the effort of capturing CO2 emission both in upstream and downstream of the operations. The Company has been collecting and disclosing CO2 emission results for Scope 3.

CO2 emissions (Scope 3)

Operating CSR Procurement Guidelines

The Company established CSR Procurement Guidelines in September 2019 and respect the Guidelines in all of its group operations. The Company includes the consideration for the environmental in the Guidelines and aims to reduce the environmental burdens to attain the United Nations SDGs and observe relevant laws and regulations in Japan and any other countries and regions in which the Company operates.
The Company keeps its stakeholders informed about environmental activities through communicating the CSR Procurement Guidelines to the business partners.

Contributing to a Low-Carbon Society by Building ZEH Housing

The Company's subsidiary Morizou Co., Ltd. offers "100-Year of Homes" made of kiso-hinoki, a premium precious wood. Morizou homes have industry-leading insulation and airtightness, and achieve high-energy efficiency by adopting designs that make the most use of the blessings of natural light and wind. Aiming to build a low-carbon recycling society to solve global warming issues, the Company will install energy creation facilities such as solar power systems with the goal of increasing the adoption of Zero Energy Home (ZEH*) to 50% by 2020. The Company will continue to develop eco-friendly homes to enable people to live economically and comfortably and to contribute to the creation of forests that protect the finite natural environment.

  • * Net zero energy house: House with zero net primary energy consumption per year
Contributing to a Low-Carbon Society by Building ZEH Housing

See Environmental Programs by Data

Energy Consumption

  FY19/3 FY20/3 FY21/3
Total energy input (GJ) 332,836 332,930 235,728
Scope 1 CO2 emissions (t-CO2) 5,518 5,218 3,473
  Head office and branches 534 415 172
  Azumi En nursing care facilities 1,119 1,063 983
  Leopalace hotels 520 568 106
  Vehicle gasoline 3,345 3,172 2,212
Scope 2 CO2 emissions (t-CO2) 12,558 11,578 8,089
  Head office and branches 5,652 5,928 4,475
  Azumi En nursing care facilities 4,937 3,836 3,412
  Leopalace hotels 1,969 1,813 201
Scope 1+2 CO2 emissions (t-CO2) 18,076 16,796 11,562
Ratio of Scope 1+2 CO2 emissions and sales (t-CO2/billion yen) 3.6 3.9 2.8
Scope 3 CO2 emissions (t-CO2) 786,510 692,463 693,388
  Category 1 (purchased materials) 31,263 10,898 5,850
  Category 2 (capital goods) 29,835 12,692 9,621
  Category 3 (electricity-related) 4,338 5,701 4,931
  Category 6 (business travel)
  Category 7 (employee commuting)
  Category 13 (electricity and gas use by rental housing) 724,543 663,171 672,987
Scope 1+2+3 CO2 emissions (t-CO2) 804,586 709,259 704,950
Ratio of Scope 1+2+3 CO2 emissions and sales (t-CO2/billion yen) 159.3 163.6 172.4
  • * Scope 1 = direct emission from gas and vehicles, Scope 2 = indirect emission from electricity, Scope 3 = indirect emission other than Scope 1 and 2

Water Resources

  FY19/3 FY20/3 FY21/3
Water resources input (thousand m3) 360 376 246
Wastewater (thousand m3) 322 258 108
Recycled water (thousand m3) 40 35 -
  • * Amount of water resources input and wastewater includes domestic hotels and Guam resort facilities, recycled water includes only domestic hotels

Industrial Waste

  FY19/3 FY20/3 FY21/3
Industrial waste (t) 24,895 15,588 9,004
  Industrial waste per demolished building (t / buildings) 12,068 2,515 1,040
  Industrial waste per newly constructed building (t / buildings) 10,330 4,244 1,329
  Industrial waste per repaired building (t / buildings) 2,497 8,828 6,635
  • * Total numbers are waste weight for all construction sites/repair sites.
    The waste per completed building increased because the number of completed building decreased while the repair works increased.

Paper Input

  FY19/3 FY20/3 FY21/3
Paper input (A4-size sheets in millions) 74 58 44

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