Daifuku’s CSR initiatives have received the following external evaluations.
Daifuku has obtained the following three ratings, based on the evaluation rated loans program developed by the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ).
In February 2017, we obtained the highest rating as "a company with excellent initiatives for disaster risk reduction and business continuity management."
In July 2016, we obtained the highest rating as "a company with excellent health care initiatives for employees".
In October 2012, we obtained the highest rating as "a company with advanced environmental initiatives".
Daifuku is recognized as an "Excellent Enterprise of Health and Productivity Management 2017 (White 500)" by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, due to the managerial perspective in the health management of our employees leading to strategic actions with health management initiatives, which was highly lauded.
For 6 years in a row, Daifuku has been selected as a constituent brand of the SNAM Sustainability Index operated by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management (SNAM). This highlights that our ESG (environment, society and governance) initiatives are highly rated.
Daifuku is selected as one of the constituents of MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, managed by MSCI. Daifuku is certified as having an AA rating, as a company with an excellent ESG evaluation from MSCI Japan IMI Top 500 Index.
In 2016, Daifuku was awarded the Shiga Biodiversity Grand Prize in the corporate category. This award recognizes the most outstanding activity among the initiatives by enterprises and organizations within Shiga prefecture that protect and engage with biodiversity. Daifuku’s Shiga Works began the Daifuku Yui Project in 2014, with the goal of maintaining biodiversity into the future and spreading the reach of conservation both inside and outside the company. Nature tours for staff members and symposiums featuring experts were organized as part of this initiative. It was highly praised for the fact that employees and their families continuously participated in these initiatives, while creating a structure for multifaceted learning and emotional connection.
The Shiga Works received the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Kansai Bureau Chief Award for our outstanding greening performance in 2014.
This award is given to the facilities that proactively promote greening and greatly contribute to improvement of living environments in the surrounding area. With greenery covering about 40% of the grounds at the Shiga Works, we were highly rated for our efforts to maintain biodiversity, conserve the environment, and enhance the environmental awareness of our employees.
In March 2014, the Shiga Works received the Eco-Office Award from the Union of Kansai Governments. We were highly rated for promoting energy saving activities; establishing original activities, such as the Daifuku Eco-Action program, which awards points for environmental activities undertaken by employees; setting up the visitors' stage of the Daifuku Shiga Mega Solar facility; composting kitchen waste generated in our cafeterias; turning used cooking oil into biodiesel fuel; and using the fuel in our shuttle buses.
In May 2014, Daifuku received the Environmental Management Award from the Environmental Conservation Association of Shiga Prefecture. We were highly rated for the Daifuku Eco-Action environmental awareness program, the Daifuku Shiga Mega Solar facility, the Daifuku Eco-Products Certification program, efforts in recycling waste and conserving energy, and other activities to minimize environmental impact.