Principal Initiatives

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.

Initiative Materiality and relationship to SDGs

SDGs pursued by Daifuku

SDGs pursued by Daifuku

Materiality

  • Promote environmentally friendly activities in business operations
  • Expand environmentally friendly products and services
  • Strengthen environmental management platform

CSR Action Plan KPIs and targets for 2020

  • Total CO2 emissions from production and office locations (compared with levels in FY2005): Reduction of 41% or more
  • CO2 emissions from production and office locations (per basic unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2005): 72% or less
  • Global CO2 emissions (per basic unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2011): 50% or less
  • Waste generated (per basic unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2005): 72% or less
  • Amount of water used (per basic unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2005): 57% or less
  • Amount of water used globally (per basic unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2011): 40% or less
  • Number of certified Eco-Products: 63
  • Contribution to reducing CO2 emissions from products and services: 100,000 ton-CO2
  • Number of participants in the Eco-Action program: 8,000
  • Company-wide implementation arte if D-EMS (Daifuku-Eco Management System): 100%

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 environmental impact, and harmonize with communities

2. Expand 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. Strengthen environmental management platform

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

Targets for 2020

Targets for 2020 and Action Plan
Theme Scope 2020 Targets
Promote environmentally friendly activities in business operations Preventing global warming
(lowering CO2 emission)
Japan Total CO2 emissions from production and office locations (compared with levels in FY2005) Reduction of 41% or more
CO2 emissions from production and office locations (per basic unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2005): 72% or less
CO2 emissions from product shipments (per basic unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2005): 78% or less
Global CO2 emission volume (per basic unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2011): 50% or less
Resource saving Japan Waste generated (per basic unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2005): 72% or less
Recycling rate: 99% or more
Amount of water used (per basic unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2005): 57% or less
Global Amount of water used (per basic unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2011): 40% or less
Preserving biodiversity Japan Continue biodiversity preservation with Daifuku-made initiatives such as the Yui Project
Green procurement Continue reducing substances of concern throughout the supply chain
Expand environmentally friendly products and services Global Number of certified Eco-Products: 63 products or more certified
Contribution to reducing CO2 emissions from products and services: 100,000 tons-CO2
Strengthen environmental management platform Environmental education Foster environmental awareness by increasing the number of participants in the Eco-Action program: 8,000
Environmental management framework Group-wide deployment of a global environmental management framework and continued implementation of D-EMS: 100%
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Promotion Framework

In order to achieve the Daifuku Group Environmental Vision 2020, we have set up the Environment 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. 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 Action Plan KPI

Objectives and Results

Fiscal 2018 (Targets/Results) and fiscal 2019 (Targets)
Initiative Objective and Main Approach Scope Key Indicator FY2018 Target FY2018 Result Evaluation FY2019 Target
Promote environmentally friendly activities in business operations Preventing global warming ・Energy-saving efforts at production and office locations
・Make environmental improvements to production equipment
・Modal shift in product shipping
・Actively adopt renewable energy
・Evaluate and disclose scope 3 emissions
・CO2Third Party Certification
Japan
(Production and office locations)
Total CO2 emission volume
compared with levels in FY2005
Reduction of 39% or more 48.5% reduction 40% or more
CO2 emissions per basic unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2005 74% or less 46.8% 73% or less
Japan
(Product transportation)
80% or less 50% 79% or less
Global CO2 emissions per basic unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2011 58% or less 40.5% 54% or less
Resource saving ・Energy-saving efforts at production and office locations
・Decreasing waste by recycling valuable resources
・Save resources by decreasing final disposals
Japan
(Production and office locations)
Waste generated per basic unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2005 72% or less 58.1% 71% or less
Waste
recycling rate
(including cost items)
99% or more 99.1% 99% or more
Amount of water used per basic unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2005 59% or less 36% 58% or less
Global Amount of water used per basic unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2011 41% or less 23.2% 41% or less
Preserving biodiversity ・Ascertain the connection with biodiversity and business activities
・Evaluate and monitor the ecosystem in the Shiga Works
・Eco-education centered around the Shiga Works
・Biodiversity Preservation Initiatives, Yui no Mori (preservation of clouded salamanders, birds and insects)
Japan
(Production and office locations)
- • Continued internal and external activities
• Internal and external publication of initiatives for biodiversity preservation
• Company-wide preservation activities
• Release of clouded salamander for biodiversity protection
• Building a regional cooperation platform
Green Procurement • Dissemination and commitment to the Green Procurement Guideline
・Exchange information with suppliers
• Understand the environmental impact of suppliers’ actual emissions • Understand the environmental impact of suppliers’ actual emissions • Understand the environmental impact of suppliers’ actual emissions
Expand environmentally 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 • 49 certified products • 54 products certified • 56 or more certified products
CO2 Reduction Contribution 69,000 ton-CO2 63,326 ton-CO2 × 83,000 ton-CO2
Strengthen environmental management platform

Environmental education • Regularly hold environmental education activities
• Promote the Eco-Action program
- • Total of 7,600 or more employees participating in Eco-Action (events, lectures, development of local activities across the Group) • Participation in Eco-Action of 6,458 people × • Total of 7,800 or more employees participating in Eco-Action (events, lectures, development of local activities across the Group)
Environmental management framework • Gather information to set targets at global affiliates
• Implement a framework to gather environmental information from across the Group
• D-EMS implementation rate of over 90% across the Group
• Implementation of environmental impact reduction measures at non-Japan sites
• D-EMS implementation rate of over 95.3% across the Group
• Environment-themed events (photo contest, environment awards)
• Self-assessment of energy conservation actions
• D-EMS implementation rate of 100% across the Group
• Implement 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
FY2017 FY2018 FY2017 FY2018
Incurred in business areas Pollution prevention 1. Preventing air pollution - - 9,110 14,620
2. Preventing water pollution - 1,930 36,056 39,287
3. Preventing soil contamination - - - -
4. Preventing vibration and noise - - - -
Environmental conservation 5. Saving energy 58,589 147,913 198,279 195,943
6. Controlling chemical substances - - 424 418
Resource recycling 7. Effectively utilizing resources - - 1,031 1,007
8. Processing industrial and general waste - 1,400 37,129 31,937
Upstream/Downstream 9. Difference between costs of regular and green purchasing - - 1,920 1,920
Management activities 10. Environmental management system operation - - 42,182 45,937
11. Environmental information disclosure and advertisement - - 14,331 18,653
12. Environmental impact monitoring - - 8,635 4,380
13. Environmental education for employees- 3,000 6,384 5,615
R&D 14. Environmental conservation out of R&D - - 162,460 172,300
Social activities 15. Nature protection, greening and beautification - 9,700 45,763 50,148
16. Donation to and support for nature conservation groups - - 2,178 2,202
Environmental damage response 17. Covering environmental damage - - - -
Total   58,589 163,943 565,883 584,366
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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 FY2017 FY2018
Sales of valuable resources 72,193 79,529
Energy cost saving ▲13,644 3,829
Waste disposal cost saving 3,061 459
Total 61,610 83,817
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Effects of environmental conservation

Effects of environmental conservation
Item FY2018 Reduction relative to the previous year
(▲ Increase)
Amount generated per basic unit of net sales relative to the previous year
Energy cost (Thousand GJ) 283.3 8.1 100.9
CO2 emissions (Ton-CO2) 13,212.1 1,942.4 90.5
Total waste generated (Ton) 4,887.0 269.0 98.4
Final disposal (Ton) 43.0 21.0 69.7
Total drainage (Thousand m3) 123.2 0.4 103.5
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