Expand environmentally friendly products and services

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
SDGs pursued by Daifuku
SDGs pursued by Daifuku

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

Sustainability Action Plan(PDF : 278KB)

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.

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Promotion Framework

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 2022, 77 products have met the standards and been certified as Daifuku Eco-Products.

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Daifuku Eco-Products Certification Program

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.

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Certification Process

Certified Eco-Products (FY2021)

Manufacturing & Distribution

  • XY-Picking Robot

Cleanroom

  • Cleanroom transport system - Clean Space Carrier (CSC/D8050MⅡ)

Automotive

  • Distributed HID power supply system - D-HID

Car wash machines and related products

  • One-way drive-through car wash machine - Treus (TE7000)

Electronic products (Contec Co., Ltd)

  • Box computer (BX-T3000)
  • Raspberry Pi expansion board (CPI-DIO-0808L)
  • Battery-driven BLE-LTE converter supporting IP67 (CPSB-BTM1-S011)

For more information on the Certified Eco-Products, please refer to this website.

Sales of Daifuku eco-certified products

  FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Sales of Daifuku eco-certified products(Million yen) 40,488 38,211 49,183
Sales excluding services*(Million yen) 351,586 334,794 354,502
Sales ratio 11.5% 11.4% 13.9%
  • *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.

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:
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
The New Goodrack (heavy load storage rack)

1. LCA computation scope

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

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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)
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.