Waste Reduction and Recycling Rate KPI

The amount of waste generated per basic unit of net sales in fiscal 2018 was 58.1%, thereby achieving the Group-wide target of 72% or less, relative to the fiscal 2005 value. In our waste recycling efforts to meet our waste recycling target (99% minimum), we achieved a recycling ratio of 95.9%, which fell short of the target. Starting in fiscal 2018, we will calculate the waste volume while excluding valuable resources.

Total amount of waste (Japan)

Recycling rate (Japan)

Reduction of Water Consumption KPI

Along with developing water-saving car wash machines, at production bases that account for approximately 80% of water consumption of the entire group, we reviewed the painting process in production lines from powder coating to plating. As a result, we were able to reduce water consumption for fiscal 2018 by 36%, which exceeded the Group-wide target of 59% or less, relative to the amount of basic unit per sales from fiscal 2005.

Water consumption (Japan)

Water consumption (outside of Japan)

Resource Saving

Ensuring appropriate waste disposal

Site reviews conducted by Daifuku's employees

Site reviews conducted by Daifuku's employees

Waste generated by business activities is processed appropriately in accordance with laws and regulations. Even when waste processing is outsourced to a subcontractor, meaning that the outsourcing operator takes responsibility for proper processing, Daifuku carefully chooses the best outsourcing companies and visits their facilities annually to ensure that waste is handled properly.

Minimizing waste and recycling

Collection of cooking oil waste from employee cafeterias

Collection of cooking oil waste from employee cafeterias

At Shiga Works, cooking oil is collected from the three on-site cafeterias and from employees for conversion into biodiesel, which is then used as fuel for the shuttle bus to Hini Arata Kan. (Approximately 8,400 liters of biodiesel were used in FY2018.)

Efforts to reduce plastic waste

Water dispenser and stainless-steel water flask

Water dispenser and stainless-steel water flask

In July 2019, Webb Canada set a goal of reducing plastic waste by discontinuing beverages in plastic bottles. To achieve this, the company’s factory in Hamilton introduced a sensor-controlled water dispenser and distributed stainless-steel water flasks to all employees.