Daifuku Co., Ltd. has recently identified materiality (priority issues), also known as material issues, in line with its efforts to promote sustainability.
Daifuku will contribute to the achievement of the SDGs* by working on materiality through its business activities, thereby enhancing its corporate value and helping it realize a sustainable society.
1. Background behind the identification of materiality
The business environment surrounding the Daifuku Group is undergoing drastic change due to climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. The Group is conducting business from a long-term perspective to realize a sustainable society as envisioned by the United Nations when it established the SDGs. The Company recently reviewed its current “CSR priority issues” and has reformed these as materiality.
2. Overview of materiality
Daifuku has set five themes for the promotion of sustainability management and the SDGs: 1) contribute to a smart society, 2) maintain and improve the quality of products and services, 3) enhance operational framework, 4) respect human dignity, and 5) contribute to the environment through our business. It has also identified 18 material issues related to these themes.
3. Sustainability Action Plan
In April 2021, Daifuku plans to publish a three-year Sustainability Action Plan to address the identified materiality.
* SDGs: The Sustainable Development Goals are international goals adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 that aim to achieve a better, sustainable world by 2030. The SDGs consist of 17 goals and 169 targets.