- Environmental Vision 2050
- Environmental Vision 2020
- Biodiversity Preservation
- Eco-Management Structure
- Evaluation from Outside the Company
Environmental Vision 2050
One-Daifuku Zero Aiming for a world where material handling systems have zero environmental impact
Daifuku Japan Environmental Action Plan
|Themes||Main efforts||Management indicator||FY2021||FY2022||FY2023|
|Reducing Total Amount of Waste||
||Total amount of waste per basic unit of net sales (compared with FY2018)||94||92||90|
|Improve Recycling Rate of Waste||
||Waste recycling rate||95||96||97|
|Reduce Water Use at Production Sites||
||Water use per basic unit of net sales (compared with FY2018)||90||85||80|
|Revitalizing Eco Action||
||Participants including employees||7,100||7,400||7,700|
|Advancing Conservation of Biodiversity||
||Implementing biodiversity conservation efforts||Yui no Mori forest maintenance||Yui no Mori embarking on reforestation||Yui no Mori planting and caring for trees|
Environmental management system certification
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 15 overseas locations that have been ISO certified. 72% of production facilities have obtained certification.
|Certification standards||Production locations（consolidated）||Number of certified locations among total||Proportion of certified locations|
Disclosure of Climate Risks and Opportunities based on TCFD Recommendations
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.
- * TCFD: Established by the Financial Stability Board（FSB）, the TCFD is an international organization comprising representatives from central banks, financial supervisory authorities and finance ministries of major countries and regions, and helps companies understand what financial markets want from disclosure and encourages them to align their disclosures.
Membership status of climate-related organizations
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.
Membership in Initiative
Environmental Vision 2020
*For more information, please refer to the PDF file.
Objectives and Results
|Initiative||Objective and Main Approach||Scope||Key Indicator||FY2020 Target||FY2020 Result||Evaluation|
|Promote environmentally friendly activities in business operations||Preventing global warming||
(Production and office locations)
|Total CO2 emission volume compared with levels in FY2005||Reduction of 41% or more||59.1% reduction||✓|
|CO2 emissions per basic unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2005||72% or less||29.0%||✓|
|Japan (Product transportation)||78% or less||50.8%||✓|
|Global||CO2 emissions per basic unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2011||50% or less||42.3%||✓|
||Japan (Production and office locations)||Waste generated per basic unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2005||72% or less||47.5%||✓|
|Waste recycling rate (including cost items)||99% or more||99.2%||✓|
|Amount of water used per basic unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2005||57% or less||23.7%||✓|
|Global||Amount of water used per basic unit of net sales compared with levels in FY2011||40% or less||25.2%||✓|
||Japan (Production and office locations)||―||Continue with our unique biodiversity preservation centering on the Yui Project||
||Continue to decrease the environmental impact throughout the supply chain caused by substances of concern||Ascertain the situation regarding the environmental impact caused by emissions from our suppliers||△|
|Expand environmentally friendly products and services||
||Global||Daifuku Eco-Product certification||63 or more certified products||70 certified product||✓|
|CO2 Reduction Contribution||100,000 ton-CO2||72,474 ton-CO2||×|
|Strengthen environmental management platform||Environmental education||
||―||Total of 8,000 or more employees participating in the Eco-Action program (events, lectures, development of autonomous activities domestically and internationally)||Total of 7,122 employees participating in Eco-Action program||×|
|Environmental management framework||
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.
Conservation Activities at Shiga Works
In terms of site area, the Shiga Works is one of the largest land users in Shiga Prefecture. A survey of ecosystems within Shiga Works confirmed more than 700 native species, and over 50 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.
Results of Ecosystems Survey（rare and endangered species）
|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|
Yui no Mori
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.
- *Yui Project: Yui means to "bring together," and the project refers to various activities to bring together "water with greenery, people with nature, and people to people."
Creating opportunities for interacting with nature
At the Shiga Works, we hold nature observation events with experts, so that employees have opportunities to interact with the many plants and animals that inhabit the surrounding area, as well as Christmas wreath-making and moss ball making events using natural materials at the Works. These events were cancelled in fiscal 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Initiatives Outside the Company
Participating in the Shiga Green-activity Network’s biodiversity and CSR research association
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, plans and holds seminars and other events for members intended to facilitate learning about biodiversity, create opportunities to learn about the latest CSR trends centered on the field of biodiversity, and encourage communication between association members.
Participating in the Biodiversity Biwako Network's dragonfly conservation efforts through corporate collaboration
In 2016, the eight neighboring companies* of the Shiga Works launched the Biodiversity Biwako Network, which is engaged in biodiversity conservation activities using the 100 dragonfly species confirmed in the prefecture as indicators. The project, entitled Operation Dragonfly 100: Save Shiga's Dragonflies, has three strategies: search for the 100 dragonfly species in Shiga Prefecture, protect them, and educate the public about them. We are also engaged in regular monitoring at the company site, maintenance of biotopes and extermination of invasive alien species, nature observation meetings, exhibitions and presentations of our activities, as well as understanding of the current state of nature in the surrounding area.
- *Asahi Kasei Corporation, Asahi Kasei Juko Co., Ltd., OMRON Corporation, Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd., Sekisui Jushi Corporation, Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd., Yanmar Holdings, Inc., and Daifuku Co., Ltd.
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 7,122 employees participated in volunteer activities and environmental learning events in fiscal 2020.
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||FY2020
Total number of participants
|Eco Field Report||Learn about the environment through experiences at nature parks, zoos, museums, environmental facilities, etc.||247 people|
|Eco Quiz||Eco Quiz published in the in-house newsletter. Disseminate information about the environment and deepen the understanding of this topic||2,773 people|
|Environment oriented household account book||Allows entering data about usage of electricity and water etc. for visualization to raise awareness of energy conservation||112 people|
|Lake Biwa reed cutting activity||Participate in a conservation cycle event to protect the reeds and encourage water purification of Lake Biwa||-|
|Non-native species fishing tournament||Participate in efforts to reduce breeding of non-native fish, in order to protect the ecosystem of Lake Biwa||-|
|Water spraying event||Participate in a water-spraying event together with other organizations and businesses to counter the heat island effect in urban areas||-|
Change in number of participants
|Total number of participants||6,458 people||13,403 people||7,122 people|
In fiscal 2020, Daifuku made the following donations as a part of the Daifuku Eco-Action Program, which is an employee participation-style environmental initiative.
Shiga Prefectural Lake Biwa Museum
（previous year: 1,000,000 yen）
|Museum Renewal Operating Cost|
|(Continued) 8th year
Hini Arata Kan carbon offset
（previous year: 530,000 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) 7th year
United Nations Decade on Biodiversity Japan Committee
（previous year: 1,200,000 yen）
|Various initiatives to raise mainstream public awareness of biodiversity preservation|
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
(previous year: 200,000 yen)
|Various projects to facilitate education and awareness of, and investigative research on nature conservation|
Decarbonization Challenge Cup Executive Committee
|100,000 yen||The purpose of the conference is to share information and promote activities by soliciting and providing a forum for presentations on preventing Global Warming.|
Evaluation from Outside the Company