Message from the CEO

From the CEO

Daifuku formulated a CSR Action plan that clearly defines the initiatives we pursue in order to fulfill our responsibility to society. We place the following six initiatives along with their accompanying targets, as goals to be achieved by 2020. Provide high quality products and services; Strengthen risk management; Nurture relationships of trust with our suppliers; Respect human dignity (human rights, labor practices, safety, health); Create good relationships with communities; Contribute to the environment through corporate activities. We will continue to regularly publish updates and status information on the progress of our activities that aim to achieve the targets.

To further enhance the effectiveness of our CSR efforts, we will continue to main through compliance and place further value on information based communication in order to build trustworthy relationship with our stakeholders.

As a “Value Innovation Company” offering optimal solutions to customers, we hope to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society through our corporate activities.

United Nations Global Compact

United Nations Global Company

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, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. The commitment is a declaration of our support of the UNGC initiatives and is part of our CSR efforts, having been brought about by the demand for global information disclosure of ESG (environment, social, governance) activities.

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact
Human Rights 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 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 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 Anti-Corruption Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Relationship to SDGs

Current global society is faced with social problems such as income disparity and poverty as well as climate change and other serious issues. In September 2015, the United Nations therefore adopted a resolution on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that identifies 17 targets and 169 goals to be achieved by 2030 for solving these problems. The CSR Action Plan of the Daifuku Group is linked to the SDGs, and we aim to contribute to their achievement through our corporate activities.