Relationship to SDGs

Relationship to SDGs
Goal Target
No. Initiative
7. Affordable and clean energy 7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
9. Industry innovation and infrastructure 9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities
12. Responsible consumption and production 12.4 By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment

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SDGs pursued by Daifuku

SDGs pursued by Daifuku

KPI

KPI
Initiative Target
FY2021 FY2022 FY2023
Contribution amount to reduce CO2 emissions through products/services(*7) 30K t-CO2 60K t-CO2 90K t-CO2
Sales rate of eco-friendly projects(*8) 43% 46% 49%
Recyclability rate of new products 90% 90% 90%
  • *7: The amount calculated when subtracting the amount of CO₂ emissions from products/services delivered to customers from amount of CO₂
  • *8: Projects that make eco-friendly contributions to customers such as with Daifuku's eco-products

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Promotion Framework

We are promoting the following regime to expand environmentally-conscious products and services.
[Target issues] Contribute to reducing CO2 through products and services, environmentally-conscious properties, Daifuku Ecoproducts Certification etc.

Action

Daifuku Eco-Products Certification Program

In 2012, Daifuku began its Daifuku Eco-Products Certification Program to certify products based on environmental impact assessment ratings and a certification system using Daifuku’s own standards. Under the program, all products across the Group are measured under the same standards, with measurements coming from results of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and environmental performance assessments on a number of areas, including power saving, recyclability, lightweight, long Life, packing material reduction, water conservation, noise reduction, water pollution prevention, and harmful substance reduction. As of May 2021, 70 products have met the standards and been certified as Daifuku Eco-Products.

Certification process

To obtain a valid and trustworthy rating from multiple perspectives, the screenings are done by the Eco-Product Committee, comprised of directors or chief operating officers from different operations.

Certified Eco-Products (2020)

Sales of Daifuku eco-certified products

Sales of Daifuku eco-certified products
  FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Sales of Daifuku eco-certified products
(Million yen)
26,215 40,488 38,211
Sales excluding services*
(Million yen)
303,925 351,586 334,794
Sales ratio 8.6% 11.5% 11.4%
  • *Daifuku sales are generally divided into sales for new deliveries and sales for follow-up services, such as maintenance and inspections. The sales ratio for Daifuku eco-certified products uses the amount of total sales with service sales deducted.

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Life Cycle Assessment

From 2015, we have incorporated the life cycle assessment (LCA) as a analysis tool for desigining eco-friendly products. By comparing old and new products, we are able to further enhance our eco-friendly product designs.

Results of LCA conducted on the New Goodrack (heavy load storage rack)

Specifications of a standard representational model:

  • Results of LCA conducted on the New Goodrack (heavy load storage rack)
    Width (W): 2,500 mm
    Depth (L): 1,100 mm
    Height (H): 5,000 mm
    Number of levels: 3 beam levels (maximum load: 2,000 kg/level)
    Connection: 10 spans
  • Specifications of a standard representational model:

1. LCA computation scope

2. Impact assessment

We assessed the impact of six environmental issues according to product life cycle stages. We also compared the environmental impact of new and previous products.

Summary of impact assessment by product life-cycle stage

  • Material manufacturing stage contribution exceeded 80% for global warming, ecotoxicity (terrestrial) and urban air pollution.
  • Assembly stage largely contributed (around 60%) to waste disposal site exhaustion and water resource consumption.
  • Within the computation conditions no clear impact was noticed towards ozone depletion.
  • Transportation stage and disposal stage impact were minimal across all listed environmental issues.

Comparison with previous product (Global warming)

  • Environmental impact reduction rate for new products was 7.4%.
  • Decreasing the weight of trusses and beams was the main contribution to the reduction of environmental impact.

Compliance with European harmful substance regulations

The entire Daifuku Group focuses on the European REACH regulations.*, and goes to great lengths to visualize and remove any harmful chemicals in its products. The Company continues to offer environmentally friendly products through implementation of Green Procurement Guidelines by looking at its entire supply chain.

  • *REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals) Regulations: Companies must register and evaluate the safety of chemical substances contained in the products they manufacture and sell in Europe.