Basic Stance

Today, various global environmental issues such as climate change and biodiversity make up one of the biggest business risks for surviving as a company, yet it is also a social issue which requires solutions that can create new business opportunities. With this situation in mind, we established the Daifuku Group Environmental Vision 2020 in 2011 to contribute to building a sustainable global environment through our business. Within this framework, we have stated that we will contribute to our customers, society, and the conservation of the global environment, and strive to be environmentally aware in every business activity, including consistently developing and providing material handling systems with low environmental impact.
As the three priority measures for achieving this vision, we promise to: "Promote environmentally friendly activities in business operations," "Increase the number of environmentally friendly products and services" and "Enhance the foundations for environmental management." We have set up goals for each measure to be achieved by 2020.

Promotion Framework

In order to achieve the Daifuku Group Environmental Vision 2020, we have set up the Environmental Enhancement Management Committee as the highest decision-making body on environmental management issues across the group. It is comprised of the CEO, CFO and the heads of all business divisions as members. In this committee, members discuss and share information on progress made towards the annual environmental goals and issues, while the top management also give instructions for initiatives and planning. Employees, the group companies, global affiliates and our suppliers are later notified about these instructions by the committee members.

Environmental Vision 2020

Basic Message

Contribute to our customers, society, and the conservation of the global environment

We strive to be environmentally aware in every business activity, including consistently developing and providing material handling systems with low environmental impact.

Priority Measures for Achieving the Vision

1. Promote environmentally friendly activities in business operations

  • Reducing CO2 emissions from our business activities
  • Taking steps to save energy and resources, introduce renewable energy, preserve biodiversity, reduce the environmental impact, and harmonize with communities

2. Increase the number of environmentally friendly products and services

  • Developing and supplying environmentally friendly products and services that comply with our environmental standards
  • Helping our customers reduce CO2 emissions through our environmentally friendly products and services

3. Enhance the foundations for environmental management

  • Expanding environmental education and training to increase awareness across the Daifuku Group
  • Building a global management framework for the Group's environmental contribution

Targets for 2020 and Action Plan

Targets for 2020 and Action Plan
Theme Scope 2020 Target
Promoting environmental consciousness in business activities Preventing global warming (lowering CO2 emission) Japan CO2 emission from factories and offices (compared with FY2005 levels): Decrease by 25% or more
CO2 emission from factories and offices (Per unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2005): 72% or less
CO2 emission from product shipment (Per unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2005): 78% or less
Resource saving Waste generated (Per unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2005): 70% or less
Recycling rate: 99% or more
Water usage (Per unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2005): 57% or less
Preserving biodiversity Continue biodiversity preservation with Daifuku unique projects
Green procurement Continue decreasing substances of concern throughout the supply chain
  Non-Japan affiliates Set key indicators and targets
Expand eco-friendly products and services Global Daifuku Eco-Product certification: 63 or more certified products
Contribution to reduced CO2 emission: 100,000 tons or more
Enhance environmental management Environmental education Foster eco-awareness with the expanded use of the Eco-Action program
Environmental management framework Set up and advance an environmental management framework
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Environmental Action Plan

Fiscal 2016 Results

Fiscal 2015 Results
Theme Objective and Maiin Approach Scope Key Indicator 2016 Target 2016 Result Grade
Promoting environmental consciousness in business activities Preventing global warming ・Energy-saving efforts at factories and offices
・Make environmental improvements to production equipment
・Modal shift in logistics
・Activity adopt renewable energy
Japan (Factories and offices) CO2 emission compared with FY 2005 levels Decreased by 37% or more 41.4%
CO2 emission compared with levels in FY 2005 (Per unit of net sales) 76% or less 61.4%
Japan (Product logistics) 82% or less 55.9%
Resource saving ・Resource-saving efforts at factories and offices
・Decreasing waste by recycling valuable resources
・Save resources by decreasing final disposals
Japan (Factories and offices) Waste generated compared with FY2005 levels (Per unit of net sales) 74% or less 85.3% ×
Recycling rate 99% or more 98.7%
Water usage compared with FY2005 levels (Per unit of net sales) 61% or less 42.5%
Preserving biodiversity ・Determine the association with biodiversity and business activities
・Evaluate and monitor life forms in the Shiga Works
・Eco-education centered around the Shiga Works
・Cooperate with outside organizations on biodiversity activities
- ・Internal and external publication of information on biodiversity preservation initiatives ・Insect and nature tours
・Release of clouded salamander for biodiversity protection
Green procurement ・Dissmination and commitment to the Green Procurement Guideline
・Exchange information with suppliers
・Sharing of information with suppliers ・Understand the environmental impact of suppliers’ actual emissions
Expand eco-friendly products and services ・Expand the number of Daifuku Eco-Products
・Develop and provide products that contribute to energy savings
Global Daifuku Eco-Product certification 35 or more certified products 38 products certified
Contribution to reduced CO2 emission 41,000 ton-CO2 41,689 ton-CO2
Promoting environmental consiousness in business activities Environmental education ・Regularly hold environmental education activities
・Promote the Eco-Action program
Total of 3,000 or more employees participating in Eco-Action (events, lectures, development of autonomous activities domestically and internationally) Participation in Eco-Action of 5,603 people
Environmental management framework ・Gather information to set targets at global affiliates
・Research and implement energy savings globally
・Implementation of environmental impact reduction measures at non-Japan sites ・Self-assessment of energy conservation actions
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Fiscal 2017 Targets

Fiscal 2017 Targets
Theme Objective and Main Approach Scope Key Indicator 2017 Target
Promoting environmental consciousness in business activities Preventing global warming ・Energy-saving efforts at factories and offices
・Make environmental improvements to production equipment
・Modal shift in logistics
・Activity adopt renewable energy
・Evaluate and disclose scope 3 emissions
・CO2Third Party Certification
Japan (Factories and offices) CO2 emission compared with FY 2005 levels Decreased by 38% or more
CO2 emission compared with levels in FY 2005 (Per unit of net sales) 75% or less
Japan (Product logistics) 81% or less
Resource saving ・Energy-saving efforts at factories and offices
・Decreasing waste by recycling valuable resources
・Save resources by decreasing final disposals
Japan (Factories and offices) Waste generated compared with FY2005 levels (Per unit of net sales) 73% or less
Recycling rate 99% or more
Water usage compared with FY2005 levels (Per unit of net sales) 60% or less
Preserving biodiversity ・Determine the association with biodiversity and business activities
・Evaluate and monitor life forms in the Shiga Works
・Eco-education centered around the Shiga Works
・Biodiversity Preservation Initiatives, Yui no Mori (preservation of clouded salamanders, birds and insects)
- ・Internal and external publication of information on biodiversity preservation initiatives
Green procurement ・Dissmination and commitment to the Green Procurement Guideline
・Exchange information with suppliers
・Exchange information with suppliers
Expand eco-friendly products and services ・Expand the number of Daifuku Eco-Products
・Develop and provide products that contribute to energy savings
・Undertake and disclose life-cycle assessments
Global Daifuku Eco-Product certification 42 certified products
Contribution to reduced CO2 emission 53,000 ton-CO2
Promoting environmental consciousness in business activities Environmental education ・Regularly hold environmental education activities
・Promote the Eco-Action program
Total of 5,700 or more employees participating in Eco-Action (events, lectures, development of autonomous activities domestically and internationally)
Environmental management framework ・Gather information to set targets at global affiliates
・Research and implement energy savings globally
・D-EMS implementation rate of over 90% in the entire company
・Implementation of environmental impact reduction measures at non-Japan sites
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Material Balance

Monitoring the environmental impact of its business operations, Daifuku strives to minimize its environmental burden.

Environmental accounting

Daifuku conducts environmental accounting by quantitatively monitoring costs and the effectiveness of its environmental conservation activities.

Costs of environmental conservation activities (classified by business activity)

(Thousand yen)

Costs of environmental conservation activities (classified by business activity)
Category Investment Cost
FY2015 FY2016 FY2015 FY2016
Incurred in business areas Pollution prevention 1. Preventing air pollution

13,101 8,550
2. Preventing water pollution

48,975 40,530
3. Preventing soil contamination



4. Preventing vibration and noise
Environmental conservation 5. Saving energy 143,296 107,484 205,858 200,638
6. Controlling chemical substances

21,815 67,564
Resource recycling 7. Effectively utilizing resources
1,075 1,561
8. Processing industrial and general waste

39,874 37,328
Upstream/Downstream 9. Difference between costs of regular and green purchasing
1,920 1,920
Management activities 10. Environmental management system operation
35,510 43,887
11. Environmental information disclosure and advertisement
13,070 12,215
12. Environmental impact monitoring
743 10,868 9,607
13. Environmental education for employees

12,094 8,928
R&D 14. Environmental conservation out of R&D
141,800 149,780
Social activities 15. Nature protection, greening and beautification

45,922 49,105
16. Donation to and support for nature conservation groups
1,860 2,064
Environmental damage response 17. Covering environmental damage
Total   143,296 108,226 593,742 633,677
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Economic effects of the environmental conservation measures (actual effects)

(Thousand yen)

Economic effects of the environmental conservation measures (actual effects)
Effects FY2015FY2016
Sales of valuable resources 34,407 37,199
Energy cost saving 108,134 39,733
Waste disposal cost saving ▲14,913 ▲7,215
Total 127,628 69,717
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Effects of environmental conservation

Effects of environmental conservation
Item FY2016 Reduction relative to the previous year
(▲ Increase)
Emissions per unit of net sales relative to the previous year
Energy cost (Thousand GJ) 288.3 10.4 99.6
COemissions (Ton-CO2) 15,034.4 1,155.6 95.8
Total waste generated (Ton) 4,634.0 439.0 94.3
Final disposal (Ton) 61.0 26.0 72.4
Total drainage (Thousand m3) 126.0 9.5 96.0
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