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Social Initiatives

Preparation of Disaster Readiness Packs

Social initiatives

Kenedix Group contributes to the diversity of society while taking into account the social impact of our properties. We are committed to maintaining safety, confidence, good health, comfort and diversity regarding our tenants and the communities.

Measures against aging society with low birth rates

The social demand for Health care and childcare facilities is increasing in Japan facing low birth rate or decrease of working-age population issue behind Japanese super-aging” society. The Investment Corporation aims to fulfill social needs and to solve the issue by acquiring the healthcare facilities, childcare facilities or facilities hosting childcare facilities.

Examples of Healthcare facilities hosting childcare facilities

Improving Resilience for Disaster, etc.

Kenedix Group have identified “Improving resilience (adaptability for disasters, etc.)” as material topic and been making various initiatives to be prepared for emergency situations in KDR's own properties for the safety and security of tenants' employees, visitors and local communities.

Example of Social initiatives

■Preparation of Disaster Readiness Packs 

Preparation of Disaster Readiness Packs

In preparation for an outbreak of disasters, etc., we have prepared disaster readiness packs (containing foodstuff and drinking water, etc. for emergencies) at some of our properties for residing tenants to use in emergencies.

  Number of Installation    Installation rate 
128 95%
(as of January 2022)

 

■Vending machines for disaster relief



KDR has installed vending machines for disaster relief at some of its properties.In the event of a power outage caused by a disaster  or similar event, products in the vending machine can be provided as relief beverages free of charge.

 

 



■Installation of SATOYAMA Units

Installation of SATOYAMA Units

A "SATOYAMA Unit" is a group planting unit of conventional seeds and plants remaining dormant in deserted village forests (called "satoyama"). We have installed the units at the entrance of KDX Residence Okachimachi.
Through the installation of the "SATOYAMA Units," we contribute to activities for restoring satoyama, as well as provide a comfortable living environment and help prevent bicycles from being left in no-parking areas.



■Sustainability Guide

Preparation of Disaster Readiness Packs

For the purpose of enabling the comfortable, safe and secure living of tenants, distribution of guides on sustainability containing information on initiatives on energy conservation, sorting of waste, and disaster preparedness.







 ■Initiatives to improve resilience in cooperation with property management companies

Regular meeting is held with property management companies to share the status and points to improve for each property regarding BCP measures. In case of emergency, KFM and PM companies are to communicate closely to identify the damage and decide actions to be taken. In addition, KDR conducts regular performance evaluation of PM companies and communicate the result and points to be improved for their intense management.
Tenant satisfaction survey

Improving Tenant Satisfaction

Kenedix Group has identified “Improving tenant satisfaction “as material topic and tries to enhance customer satisfaction through managing its properties. KDR and KFM are also dedicated to increasing the satisfaction of listed REIT investors. To improve the quality of the properties and management performance, KDR and KFM work in cooperation with property management companies, building management companies and other business partners.

■Tenant satisfaction survey 

KDR conducts surveys of satisfaction and request surveys regarding management and operation by third-party organizations for residents in some residential facilities. In addition, based on the results of the survey, KDR are making various efforts to increase the satisfaction for residents.
  Date of the survey      Total no. of target property      No. of respondents   
March  2020  111 props  1,381 households


■Working space in common area

At KDX Residence Hommachibashi, we converted a space that had been used as an hourly meeting room into a telecommuting space exclusively for residents. As a free working space equipped with air-conditioning and Internet access, it has been well received by residents who work from home due to the spread of COVID-19, as well as other users.
■Working space in common area

At KDX Residence Hommachibashi, we converted a space that had been used as an hourly meeting room into a telecommuting space exclusively for residents. As a free working space equipped with air-conditioning and Internet access, it has been well received by residents who work from home due to the spread of COVID-19, as well as other users.
ernovation
■Renovation work for tenant’s needs
Based on talks with tenants or the outcome of the survey, appropriate replacement of equipment or renewal of facilities are undertaken, which increases tenant satisfaction. The action varies from entire renewal to partial replacement such as just for the entrance hall or the toilet and contribute to the improvement of tenant image and their convenience.  

(Case)Nichii Home Tama Plaza


Initiatives for Contributing to Local Communities

Community Engagement

Kenedix Group has identified “Community engagement” as material topic and taking various unique initiatives to make positive contribution to the local communities.

■Initiatives for Contributing to Local Communities


As part of its support for local activities, the asset management company’s employees volunteered to participate in local summer festivals sponsored by operators of “Yuimaru Hijirigaoka” owned by KDR to promote interaction with local communities and residents.

Community engagement by the Kenedix Group

Community engagement by the Kenedix Group

■Support for the Mindanao Children's Library

Kenedix Group donates supplies to the Mindanao Children’s Library in the Philippines on a regular basis. Employees of group companies donate shoes, apparel, stationery supplies and other items that they no longer need. Children who receive these recycled items send a message of thanks to Kenedix every year.

 

■Donation Through Matching Gift Program

In the event of a disaster such as earthquake, heavy rain or typhoon, etc., the Kenedix Group conducts a matching donation program to support reconstruction activities. With this program, the Kenedix Group adds a certain amount to every donation that employees made to an eligible disaster relief charity.

 

■High school student work experience

Kenedix Group provided work experience opportunities for high school students. In addition to the tour of our office, they learned about the structure of real estate, real estate funds, and the current status of women’s empowerment.

■Sponsorship of Hibiya Music Festival

The Hibiya Music Festival is a “borderless music festival that anyone can join for free,” held at Hibiya Park where is a central park in Tokyo. Kenedix, Inc.co-sponsor the Hibiya Music Festival, which is held in the Hibiya Park next to our office.




■Donation and Support to Sports Organizations / Donation to orphanage
Activities for the support of sports include donations to the Japan Rowing Association and sponsoring the All Japan Ice Hockey Championships, we donate to children's homes.