Participating in Initiatives

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

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, by focusing on various subcommittees based on 10 principles in the four fields of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption. 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 have acquire from these committee.

Sustainable Development Goals

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 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 goals.

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

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 (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

Japan Climate Initiative(JCI)

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

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 Flow Institute Director Corporate Officer Norihito Toriya
Japan Material Handling Society Vice Chairman Managing Officer Hiroshi Nobuta