Daifuku’s CSR initiatives have received the following external evaluations.
Daifuku is selected as one of the constituents of MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, managed by MSCI. Daifuku is certified as having an AA rating, as a company with an excellent ESG evaluation from MSCI Japan IMI Top 500 Index.
We were selected to be a constituent in representative ESG indices developed by FTSE Russell of the London Stock Exchange Group.
FTSE4Good Index Series was designed to measure the performance of companies implementing ESG.
FTSE Blossom Japan Index consists of shares of Japanese companies that have been judged as excellent in terms of ESG.
Based on responses to the Climate Change Questionnaire implemented by CDP*, the climate change efforts of the Daifuku Group received a rating of A-minus (Leadership Level).
* CDP: Carbon Disclosure Project, an international not-for-profit organization working on environmental issues such as climate change, water and forest resources.
For 7 years in a row, Daifuku has been selected as a constituent brand of the SNAM Sustainability Index operated by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management (SNAM). This highlights that our ESG (environment, society and governance) initiatives are highly rated.
Daifuku has obtained the following three ratings, based on evaluation certification-based loans developed by the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ).
In February 2017, we obtained the highest rank as "a company with excellent initiatives for disaster risk reduction and business continuity management."
In July 2016, we obtained the highest rating as "a company with excellent health care initiatives for employees."
In November 2017, we obtained the highest rating as "a company with excellent advanced environmental initiatives." (Obtained for the first time in October 2012)
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, along with the Nippon Kenko Kaigi, jointly run this recognition program to acknowledge corporations of all sizes that operate outstanding programs promoting employee health and productivity. Daifuku was recognized as one of 821 large enterprises (White 500) in the 2019 program, marking the Company’s third consecutive year to be selected.
In 2017, the Shiga Works received an award for our outstanding greening performance from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. This award is given to facilities that proactively promote greening and greatly contribute to improvement of living environments in the surrounding area. We were highly rated for our efforts to maintain biodiversity, conserve the environment, and enhance the environmental awareness of our employees.
We received a 2018 Environment Minister’s Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity run by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment inf the category of implementation and dissemination of countermeasures. The Minister of the Environment annually commends individuals and groups who have made outstanding achievement in preventing global warming since 1998 as part of measures to promote anti-global warming activities. We received this award for our ongoing efforts to prevent global warming and our activities contributing to the environment as part of our "Daifuku Environmental Vision 2020."
We received the highest ranking of 3 stars under the Shiga Biodiversity Initiative Certification System started by Shiga Prefecture in 2018. Under this system, the governor certifies initiatives related to biodiversity conservation activities implemented by businesses and groups with headquarters or offices in Shiga Prefecture.
In 2017, Daifuku was awarded the Shiga Biodiversity Grand Prize in the corporate category by the Eastern Lake Biwa District Biodiversity Network*, an organization in which Shiga Works participates. This award recognizes the most outstanding activity among the initiatives by enterprises and organizations within Shiga prefecture that protect and engage with biodiversity.
* A collaborative organization for regional biodiversity conservation. In addition to our company, three companies (Asahi Kasei Corp., Asahi Kasei Homes Corp., Sekisui Jushi Corporation) which have business offices in the Eastern Lake Biwa area of Shiga prefecture also are members.
The Daifuku Health Insurance Association, which is part of our organization, was awarded the National Council Fitness Promotion Award sponsored by the Sports Agency (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) in 2017. This award recognizes organizations that have made remarkable achievements in improving health care insurance and nutrition in the community and workplace, and in promoting sports and recreation activities. The efforts of the Mental & Physical Health Promotion Committee of Daifuku towards improving the health of employees were highly lauded.
To improve the trustworthiness of our green house gas emission volume calculations (including energy consumption), we receive inspections from third parties.