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 2015 Results

Fiscal 2015 Results
Theme Objective and Maiin Approach Scope Key Indicator 2015 Target 2015 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 36% or more 36.9%
CO2 emission compared with levels in FY 2005 (Per unit of net sales) 77% or less 64.1%
Japan (Product logistics) 83% or less 57.2%
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) 75% or less 90.5% ×
Recycling rate 98% or more 98.3%
Water usage compared with FY2005 levels (Per unit of net sales) 62% or less 44.3%
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
・Conduct biodiversity preservation activities at the Shiga Works
・Raise eco-awareness of employees through training
・Biodiversity Symposium
・Release of clouded salamander for biodiversity protection
・Nature observation & bookmark making
Green procurement ・Dissmination and commitment to the Green Procurement Guideline
・Exchange information with suppliers
・Updating of Green Procurement Guidelines
・Conducted a survey on suppliers' environmental impact
・Updating of Green Procurement Guidelines
・Conducted a survey on suppliers' environmental impact
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 28 or more certified products 29 or more certified products
Contribution to reduced CO2 emission 30,000 ton-CO2 33,367 ton-CO2
Promoting environmental consiousness in business activities Environmental education ・Regularly hold environmental education activities
・Promote the Eco-Action program
Total of 2,600 or more employees participating in Eco-Action (within Japanese affiliates) Participation in Eco-Action of 2,945 people
Environmental management framework ・Gather information to set targets at global affiliates
・Research and implement energy savings globally
・Create an award program for environmental activities
・Expand Eco-Action to global affiliates
・Created an environmental activity award
・Expanded photo contest to global affiliates
・Revised the Environmental Vision 2020
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Fiscal 2016 Targets

Fiscal 2015 Targets
Theme Objective and Main Approach Scope Key Indicator 2016 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
Japan (Factories and offices) CO2 emission compared with FY 2005 levels Decreased by 37% or more
CO2 emission compared with levels in FY 2005 (Per unit of net sales) 76% or less
Japan (Product logistics) 82% 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) 74% or less
Recycling rate 99% or more
Water usage compared with FY2005 levels (Per unit of net sales) 61% 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
・Cooperate with outside organizations on biodiversity activities
・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 35 certified products
Contribution to reduced CO2 emission 41,000 ton-CO2
Promoting environmental consciousness 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 (within Japanese affiliates)
Environmental management framework ・Gather information to set targets at global affiliates
・Research and implement energy savings globally
・Implementation of environmental impact reduction measures at overseas 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
FY2014 FY2015 FY2014 FY2015
Incurred in business areas Pollution prevention 1. Preventing air pollution

10,399 13,101
2. Preventing water pollution

34,199 48,975
3. Preventing soil contamination



4. Preventing vibration and noise
Environmental conservation 5. Saving energy152,363 143,296 158,062 205,858
6. Controlling chemical substances

8,858 21,815
Resource recycling 7. Effectively utilizing resources
3,735 1,075
8. Processing industrial and general waste

40,224 39,874
Upstream/Downstream 9. Difference between costs of regular and green purchasing
1,920 1,920
Management activities 10. Environmental management system operation
31,319 35,510
11. Environmental information disclosure and advertisement
17,566 13,070
12. Environmental impact monitoring 9,700
7,526 10,868
13. Environmental education for employees 4,870
7,850 12,094
R&D 14. Environmental conservation out of R&D
138,000 141,800
Social activities 15. Nature protection, greening and beautification

79,302 45,922
16. Donation to and support for nature conservation groups
1,410 1,860
Environmental damage response 17. Covering environmental damage
Total   166,933 143,296 540,370 593,742
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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 FY2014FY2015
Sales of valuable resources 54,272 33,703
Energy cost saving ▲22,708 108,134
Waste disposal cost saving 5,178 ▲9,444
Total 36,751 132,393
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Effects of environmental conservation

Effects of environmental conservation
Item FY2015 Reduction relative to the previous year
(▲ Increase)
Emissions per unit of net sales relative to the previous year
Energy cost (Thousand GJ) 298.7 18.8 77.1
COemissions (Ton-CO2) 16,190.0 914.1 77.5
Total waste generated (Ton) 5,073.0 ▲1,053.0 100.4
Final disposal (Ton) 87.0 ▲55.3 218.4
Total drainage (Thousand m3) 135.5 1.3 78.8
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