Daifuku Eco-Action Program
In 2012, Daifuku set up its Eco-Action program, which rewards Eco-points for environmental activities undertaken by employees in a bid to foster an environmental mindset, and provided a variety of ecological activities in each region. Eco-Action programs are offered at various locations. In fiscal 2017, a total of 7,474 participants carried out volunteer activities and attended environment related learning events.
Eco-points gained by the employees can be exchanged for eco-friendly goods and other rewards. In addition, an amount equivalent to the total points gained by the employees is donated to external organizations.
Eco-Action events (examples)
|Program||Content / Description||FY 2017
Total number of participants
|Eco Field Report||Learn about the environment through experiences at nature parks, zoos, museums, environmental facilities, etc.||1.308 people|
|Eco Quiz||Eco Quiz published in the in-house newsletter. Disseminate information about the environment and deepen the understanding of this topic||2.197 people|
|Environment oriented household account book||Allows entering data about usage of electricity and water etc. for visualization to raise awareness of energy conservation||115 people|
|Lake Biwa reed cutting activity||Participate in a conservation cycle event to protect the reeds and encourage water purification of Lake Biwa||49 people|
|Non-native species fishing tournament||Participate in efforts to reduce breeding of on-native fish, in order to protect the ecosystem of Lake Biwa||46 people|
|Water spraying event||Participate in a water-spraying event together with other organizations and businesses to counter the heat island effect in urban areas||13 people|
Change in number of participants
|Total number of participants||2.566 people||2.945 people||5.603 people||7.474 people|
In FY2018, we plan to make the following donations as a part of our Eco-Action Program, an environmental initiative in which our employees take part.
|Shiga Prefectural Lake Biwa Museum
(6th consecutive year)
(previous year: 600,000 yen)
|Supporting renewal of the museum on its 20th anniversary|
|Hini Arata Kan carbon offset
(5th consecutive year)
(previous year: 550,000 yen)
|Submit to emissions allowance of regional CO2 reduction project, and offset by an amount equal to the Hini Arata Kan CO2 emissions and the CO2 emissions caused by visitor movement|
|Japan Committee for United Nations Decade on Biodiversity|
(4th consecutive year)
(previous year: 850,000 yen)
|Various initiatives to raise mainstream public awareness of biodiversity preservation.|
Environmental Award System
We established an Environmental Award System in 2014 to recognize the environmental initiatives of individual employees and internal company groups, which serves as a driving force of our environmental management efforts. In fiscal 2017, employees participated in nature conservation activities of the Kanagawa Prefecture Mountain Federation as individuals, and as a Group, we received commendations for introducing an ecological water system making use of the characteristics of alkaline electrolyzed water to reduce environmental impact, and for realizing oil-free processing.
D-EMS (DAIFUKU Eco-Management System)
In January 2017, we launched D-EMS to allow for timely assessment of global environment data to effectively reduce our environmental impact. By receiving monthly reports of environmental information from our various sites (including non-Japan affiliates), we have sped up the gathering, aggregating and analyzing of environmental information to achieve our environmental goals.