International BusinessUnited Kingdom/Singapore/China/Common to All Countries
Our full-scale entry into the UK housing market is contributing solutions to housing challenges.
- A shortage of 4 million houses
- A need for quality housing to replace stone and brick structures
- Mandatory implementation of ZEH (Zero Carbon) as of 2025
- Establishment of a joint venture with the government agency Homes England and the real estate company Urban Splash
- Launch of in-house production of high-quality modular housing
- Production of environmentfriendly housing including zero carbon incorporating energyefficient technology
Introducing the Gohon no ki project in residential developments
In housing developments in the UK, which are incorporating the perspective of biodiversity conservation, we are undertaking research to incorporate biodiversity conservation efforts such as the Gohon no ki indigenous landscaping project in these sites.
Adapting “slow living” to the local culture
Creating living spaces constructed to a high standard to accommodate both the homeowner's perspective and the health of the environment
We are developing townhouse and condominium projects under the Sekisui House Yuqin brands in the cities of Taicang, Suzhou, and Wuxi on the outskirts of Shanghai and in the northeastern city of Shenyang. The Taicang I Project (Taicang Yuqin Garden) earned high praise for its residence-perspective manufacturing and environmental considerations, garnering the 2019 Gold Award of the Tien-yow Jeme Civil Engineering Prize in the Excellence Housing Category (China Civil Engineering Society; equivalent to grand prize of the Architectural Institute of Japan). In China, which emits large amounts of CO2, we will continue to make use of environmental technologies tailored to the perspective of the homeowner.
Common to All Countries
Strengthening governance through close collaboration with Japan
To maintain close communication, our head office in Japan and various departments hold separate meetings twice monthly with our local subsidiaries in each country. Since April 2020, we have been conducting base management training mainly for management groups selected from each country. We are also strengthening governance by clearly communicating our corporate philosophy and management policy in each country and promoting mutual understanding.
Activities of the International Auditing Office and establishment of our International Whistleblowing System
We are working to strengthen governance at local subsidiaries in each country through a focus on the activities of the International Auditing Office, which was established in April 2019. In June 2020, we established an International Whistleblowing System with thirdparty law firms as a point of contact, in addition to maintaining our in-house reporting system at our local subsidiaries in the U.S.A., Australia, the UK, and Singapore (excluding Woodside Homes). If the law firm receives a report from an employee of a local subsidiary, the report is communicated directly to the head office to ensure the system operates as intended, ensuring its effectiveness.