The Daifuku Group participates in and sponsors domestic and international initiatives to promote the creation of a sustainable society in line with the demands of the international community.
United Nations Global Compact
In April 2014, Daifuku signed a commitment to join the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), which is made up of ten principles on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.
The ten principles of the UNGC
|Human rights||Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and|
|Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.|
|Labour||Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;|
|Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;|
|Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and|
|Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.|
|Environment||Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;|
|Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and|
|Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.|
|Anti-corruption||Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.|
Participation in Global Compact Network Japan
In April 2014, Daifuku joined Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ), which is a local network of the UNGC. The GCNJ partners with other participating companies and organizations and conducts activities aimed at realizing a sustainable society. The GCNJ focuses on various subcommittees based on the same 10 principles of the UNGC. In fiscal 2021, we took part in the Supply Chain Subcommittee, Environmental Management Subcommittee, Kansai Subcommittee, Anti-Corruption Subcommittee, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Subcommittee, SDGs Subcommittee, ESG Subcommittee, WEPs Subcommittee, Reporting Research Subcommittee, and Circular Economy Subcommittee. We are working to solve various issues using the knowledge and findings that we acquire from these committees.
Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015, consisting of 17 goals and 169 targets for the year 2030. The Daifuku Group will contribute to the creation of a sustainable society through its business activities by linking its three-year business plan and Sustainability Action Plan to the SDGs.
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
In May 2019, we expressed support for the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) established by the Financial Stability Board (FSB).
CDP (Climate Change)
CDP is an international project that brings together institutional investors from around the world and requires companies to disclose information about their climate change strategies and greenhouse gas emissions. We have been responding to the CDP climate change questionnaire since 2017.
Japan Climate Initiative
The Japan Climate Initiative (JCI) is a network to strengthen the communication and exchange of information and opinions among companies, municipalities, and NGOs that are actively working to combat climate change. Daifuku has endorsed the declaration of “Joining the front line of the global push for decarbonization from Japan,” and has been a participant since July 2018.
Japan Climate Leader’s Partnership
Since April 2018, Daifuku has been a supporting member of the Japan Climate Leader’s Partnership (JCLP), a group of companies working to create a sustainable, decarbonized society.
Membership in Institutes and Associations
|Name of Institute / Association||Position||Daifuku Officer|
|Japan Institute of Logistics Systems||Director||President and CEO||Hiroshi Geshiro|
|The Japan Society of Industrial Machinery Manufacturers||Permanent Secretary||President and CEO||Hiroshi Geshiro|
|Japan Industrial Vehicles Association||Vice Chairman||President and CEO||Hiroshi Geshiro|
|Japan Management Association||Director||President and CEO||Hiroshi Geshiro|
|The Japan Institute of Material Handling||Chairman||President and CEO||Hiroshi Geshiro|
|Japan Material Handling Society||Vice Chairman||Director and Managing Officer||Hiroshi Nobuta|
|Japan Material Flow Institute||Director||Managing Officer||Norihito Toriya|