We promote certification at all production sites and primary locations in Japan, and all main production sites overseas of the ISO 14001 international standards for environmental management systems. Production is carried out at all three of the ISO-certified Japan locations, and at the 17 overseas locations that have been ISO certified. 68% of production facilities have obtained certification.
|Certification standards||Production locations (consolidated)||Number of certified locations among total||Proportion of certified locations|
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On May 10, 2019, Daifuku assented to the recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) and is disclosing related information in accordance with the recommendations. Through dialogue with stakeholders, Daifuku continues to promote initiatives to address climate change as it aims for sustainable growth.
Daifuku Group is a member of organizations aiming to solve climate change issues in order to achieve the "Daifuku Environmental Vision 2050" formulated in February 2021, and is involved in information sharing and policy proposals.
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|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%|
In order to clarify the relationship between business activities and ecosystems, Daifuku has mapped the interaction of product processes, land use, and other ecosystem aspects. Based on this map, Daifuku notes the impact on ecosystems by the land use at the Shiga Works, which is endowed with nature, and is conducting business activities that take biodiversity into account.
In terms of site area, the Shiga Works is one of the largest land users in Shiga Prefecture. A survey of ecosystems within the Shiga Works confirmed 699 native species, and 53 rare and endangered species. In order to preserve this precious natural environment for subsequent generations, we have established a biodiversity preservation activity called the “Yui Project” to promote communication both within and outside the company, and we are pursuing various conservation initiatives.
|Birds||Falcated duck, little grebe, little ringed plover, Eurasian sparrowhawk, buzzard, red-rumped swallow, olive-backed pipit, Eurasian bullfinch, peregrine falcon, etc.||27|
|Amphibians||Clouded salamander, Japanese brown frog, leopard frog, schlegel's green tree frog||4|
|Reptiles and mammals||Japanese pond turtle, harvest mouse||2|
|Insects||Asiagomphus pryeri (dragonfly), trigomphus interruptus (dragonfly), trigomphus ogumai (dragonfly), epitheca marginata (dragonfly), spring cicada, polyrhachis lamellidens, gynacantha japonica, libellula quadrimaculata asahinai, sympetrum baccha matutinum, hydrochara affinis, Yellow Dater dragonfly||11|
|Fish||Gin-buna, dark sleeper||2|
|Plants||Stalked adder’s tongue fern, early amythesy (beautyberry), yellow bladderwort, platycodon, atractylodes japonica, agrostis valvata, golden orchid||7|
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As part of a biodiversity preservation activity called the Yui Project*, which started at Shiga Works in 2014, we set up the Yui no Mori (Mori = forest; comprised of a conservation pond, learning square, etc.). We engaged in biodiversity conservation activities for a region-specific red pine forest, the rare clouded salamanders and other species. The project also serves as a learning environment inside and outside the company.
At the Shiga Works, we hold nature observation events and workshops featuring experts, so that employees have opportunities to interact with plants and animals that habitat in the surrounding area. In fiscal 2019, these events included making Christmas wreaths using natural materials found at the site, and nature observation events that the employees’ families could also participate in.
Daifuku is a founding member of a research association established in 2015 that looks into biodiversity, the environment and CSR. The association, which was formed as part of the Shiga Green-activity Network, of which Daifuku is also a member, facilitates learning about biodiversity and the latest CSR trends, and encourages communication between association members.
The eight neighboring companies* of the Shiga Works launched the “Lake Biwa Biodiversity Network” in 2016, with the dragonfly as its symbolic species. The Network is committed to conserving the biodiversity of Shiga Prefecture. As part of the “100 Dragonflies Event,” the Network aims to search for, protect, and educate the public about the 100 species of dragonflies in Shiga Prefecture. In recognition of its efforts, in fiscal 2017 the Network received a top award for biodiversity from Shiga Prefecture, and in 2019 won an award from the Japan Committee of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity.
In 2012, Daifuku established its Eco-Action program, which rewards eco-points for environmental activities undertaken by employees in a bid to foster an environmental mindset. With a variety of ecological activities provided in each region, a total of 13,403 employees participated in volunteer activities and environmental learning events.
Eco-points gained by employees can be exchanged for green goods and other rewards. In addition, we donate an amount equivalent to the total points gained by them to external organizations.
|Program||Content / Description||FY2019
Total number of participants
|Eco Field Report||Learn about the environment through experiences at nature parks, zoos, museums, environmental facilities, etc.||408 people|
|Eco Quiz||Eco Quiz published in the in-house newsletter. Disseminate information about the environment and deepen the understanding of this topic||2,847 people|
|Environment oriented household account book||Allows entering data about usage of electricity and water etc. for visualization to raise awareness of energy conservation||119 people|
|Lake Biwa reed cutting activity||Participate in a conservation cycle event to protect the reeds and encourage water purification of Lake Biwa||32 people|
|Non-native species fishing tournament||Participate in efforts to reduce breeding of non-native fish, in order to protect the ecosystem of Lake Biwa||25 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||17 people|
|Total number of participants||7,474 people||6,458 people||13,403 people|
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In fiscal 2020, Daifuku is planning to make the following donations as a part of the Daifuku Eco-Action Program, which is an employee participation-style environmental initiative.
|(Continued) 8th year
Shiga Prefectural Lake Biwa Museum
(previous year: 1,000,000 yen)
|Museum Renewal Operating Cost|
|(Continued) 7th year
Hini Arata Kan carbon offset
(previous year: 540,000 yen)
|Offset through contributions to the regional reduction framework of amounts equal to CO2 emissions generated from operating the Hini Arata Kan and associated with visitor movements there|
|(Continued) 6th year
United Nations Decade on Biodiversity Japan Committee
(previous year: 1,000,000 yen)
|Various initiatives to raise mainstream public awareness of biodiversity preservation|
|(Continued) 2nd year
Shiga Green-activity Network
(previous year: 200,000 yen)
|Holding education and awareness seminars and events to promote reducing the environmental impact|
The Nature Conservation Society of Japan
|200,000 yen||Various projects to facilitate education and awareness of, and investigative research on nature conservation|
Japan National Trust
|100,000 yen||Various projects to use and conserve Japan’s cultural properties, natural scenic sites and other assets, while also ensuring their preservation for future generations|