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Kajima Environmental Vision - Triple Zero 2050

Background of Kajima Environmental Vision

Kajima assess environmental risks and opportunities in the construction business as follows.

Low Carbon Society
  • In order to achieve the 80% greenhouse gas reduction targets of developed countries by 2050, the introduction of renewable energy as well as energy conservation of society is urgently needed.
  • High expectation is observed to construction industry like initiatives to zero energy building (ZEB) since it is a high-priority measures from the standpoint that energy efficiency of buildings is in particular cost and reduction effectiveness together with adaptable easily.
  • Resource usage has been largely utilized as well as CO2 emissions related to the production, processing and transportation of materials.
Recycling Resources Society
  • There is a room for more efficient resource utilization since construction industry has a large amount of resource and waste consumption.
  • Potential to take advantage of recycled materials (including derived from other industries),therefore, an important role in resource recycling.
  • By leveraging the long-life of the building, the large role in the creation of stock society.
Natural Symbiosis Society
  • In the construction business, a role in modifying the direct natural environment through construction projects which has been involved in the local eco-system, as well as the potential of biodiversity restoration in the urban redevelopment.
  • Since the urban concentration of the population progresses, the growing importance of biodiversity restoration in the city.
  • Through wood procurement and resource procurement, biodiversity can be addressed in logged spots.

The construction industry consumes vast amounts of resources and is involved in altering the physical environment in many ways. As a member of the construction industry, Kajima recognizes that it can play a leading role in building a more sustainable society. This is why Kajima always works to reduce the impact its business activities have on the environment and seeks to contribute to society by constructing more environmentally friendly buildings and structures.
To deliver on this basic environmental commitment, Kajima has formulated Triple Zero 2050, a new environmental vision that sets out how Kajima will help build a more sustainable world. Spanning the years through 2050, the vision focuses on three activities that are essential for increasing sustainability:reducing carbon emissions, recycling resources, and coexistingharmoniously with nature—or in other words, the "zero carbon," "zero waste," and "zero impact" of Triple Zero 2050. Kajima has set interim targets for 2030 as a tactic for driving progress in each of these areas. While establishing the new Environmental Vision, Kajima has also completely revised its Environmental Policy. In accordance with Triple Zero 2050, the new policy emphasizes technology development, management of hazardous materials, and collaboration with communities as the basis for Kajima's efforts to help build a world that pursues the ideals of "zero carbon," "zero waste," and "zero impact."

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Moving from Four Priority Issues to a New Approach

Kajima had previously organized its environmental activities under four priority issues: combating global warming, resource recycling and effective use, preservation of biodiversity, and hazardous materials management. With the new Environmental Policy, the first three of these four issues are now addressed under the three broader social goals of reducing carbon emissions, recycling resources, and co-existing harmoniously with nature. As the basis for its initiatives to help achieve thesesocial goals, Kajima intends to maintain its priority on ensuring proper management of hazardous materials, while also pursuing the new research and technical development needed to address environmental issues, and proactively disclosing relevant information both internally and publicly in order to cooperate with diverse stakeholders.

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