Daifuku aims to be a company that contributes to the development of both the economy and society by proactively conducting community-based activities. Starting from its main production site, the Shiga Works, Daifuku takes steps to save energy and resources, introduce renewable energy and preserve biodiversity, thereby reducing its environmental impact and harmonizing with the community.
Green Factory Award
In 2014, the Shiga Works received an award for our outstanding greening performance from Japan Greenery Research and Development Center. This award is given to the facilities that proactively promote greening and greatly contribute to improvement of living environments in the surrounding area.
Temporary Evacuation Shelter
In March 2015, an agreement was concluded with Hino Town, Shiga Prefecture, concerning the temporary use of Daifuku facilities as an evacuation shelter for neighboring residents in the event of a natural disaster, as requested by local residents for the Shiga Works to act as an emergency evacuation shelter. The agreement was concluded after conducting a simulation of receiving evacuees and confirmation of the contents of the agreement with other companies operating in the vicinity of the Shiga Works. The agreement is part of Daifuku's social contribution efforts.
Community Cleanup Activities
Daifuku regularly maintains and cleans a popular tourist spot, Shakunage-kei (Rhododendron Gorge) near Shiga Works. Our employees also participate in Shiga Prefecture's "Ohmi Eco-Foster System," which includes activities that help protect the local environment. Finally, our employees remove trash from roads near our facilities every month.
Tour of Taiwan Daifuku's manufacturing facility
Taiwan Daifuku was selected for the Advanced Factory Tour sponsored by the Association for Taiwan-Japan Cooperation on Industrial Technology, a subordinate organization of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs, and in May, 48 members from 22 Taiwanese companies and Japanese subsidiaries visited the Tainan factory. After introducing the Group's activities in Taiwan since the establishment of the first affiliate in 1987, the attendees toured the manufacturing facility for transport systems for semiconductors and flat-panel displays.
Nature conservation around Lake Biwa
Daifuku employees from the Shiga Works take part in a yearly activity to clip phragmites surrounding Lake Biwa together with local residents, companies and environmental conservation groups. To protect phragmites plains, which play an important role in preserving the ecosystem and in water purification, it is essential to trim the overgrown reeds every winter. The clipped phragmites are used as raw materials for paper products.
The Shiga Works has held gateball games every year since 1992 to increase community awareness of the company. In fiscal 2015, we held the Daifuku Cup Shakunage Gateball Competition for residents of Hino-cho. This enjoyable event brought together about 100 participants.
- *A game invented in Japan, similar to croquet.