The Daifuku Group positions our three-year business plan and the Sustainability Action Plan as the two cornerstones of our management strategy, and each and every one of our employees aims to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In practicing sustainability management that contributes to society in a broad range of areas and balances social values and economic values, the Group works to facilitate understanding among our employees through the measures below.
Raising Awareness About Sustainability
Global Sustainability Meetings
In order to promote sustainability management throughout the entire Group, we hold Global Sustainability Meetings to discuss and share information about ESG issues with our global subsidiaries. In fiscal 2022, meetings were held online twice. In April 2023, the meeting was held in-person, and a total of 138 people, including officers and executives from our global subsidiaries, visited Shiga Works.
Lectures and workshops on sustainability are held by job level for new hires, mid-career employees, and mid-level employees.
Organizing seminars with experts
In fiscal 2022, we held a seminar with an expert focusing on the integration of business and SDGs. The event was recorded, and the video is available on our internal network for employees to access at any time.
Communication through comics
We distribute comics to inform our employees about our company policies, the importance of sustainability, and the state of society in an accessible and easy-to-understand manner. In fiscal 2022, a total of three comics about Daifuku’s value creation were distributed. These comics are available in multiple languages and posted on the company network so that they can be accessed by Group employees at any time.
Raising Awareness about Environmental Issues
Daifuku Sustainability Action Program
In order to make environmental contributions more accessible, Daifuku established its Daifuku Eco-Action Program in fiscal 2012, which awards points to employees for participating in environmental activities. A variety of activities and events are offered through the program, and in fiscal 2022, a total of 10,132 people participated in volunteer and environmental learning activities. Through this program, employees can exchange the points they earned for eco-friendly products and other rewards. Daifuku also donates a monetary amount equivalent to the total number points gained by employees to external organizations. In fiscal 2023, the program was renamed as the Daifuku Sustainability Action Program, and we are working to expand the scope of our activities to include social contribution activities in addition to environmental activities.
Daifuku Eco-Action events (examples)
|Content / Description
total number of participants
|Eco Field Report
|Learn about the environment through experiences at nature parks, zoos, museums, environmental facilities, etc.
|Eco Quiz published in the internal newsletter. Disseminate information about the environment and deepen the understanding of related topics
|Environment oriented household account book
|Allows entering data about usage of electricity and water etc., for better visualization and to raise awareness of energy conservation
Number of participants
|Total number of participants (non-unique)
In fiscal 2022, Daifuku made the following donations as a part of the Daifuku Eco-Action Program.
|Shiga Prefectural Lake Biwa Museum (11th year)
(previous year: 1,000,000 yen)
|Environmental training, environmental practices, support for museum operations
|Hini Arata Kan carbon offset project (10th year)
(previous year: 550,000 yen)
|Offsetting CO2 emissions by purchasing reduction allowances from other organizations for the annual CO2 emissions associated with the operation of Hini Arata Kan.
|The Nature Conservation Society of Japan (4th year)
(previous year: 150,000 yen)
|Conducting surveys and research on nature and conservation, as well as various programs designed to spread awareness of the importance of protecting nature.
|National Land Afforestation Promotion Organization (2nd year)
(previous year: 1,500,000 yen)
|Conducting overseas tree-planting activities by establishing a tropical rainforest creation fund through donations in order to promote afforestation.
|Japan Conference for 2030 Global Biodiversity Framework (new)
|Implementing initiatives to achieve domestic biodiversity-related strategies, etc., through collaboration and cooperation among various stakeholders in industry, academia, government, and the private sector.