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Protecting the Environment

 

Policy on Environmental Protection

The Daikin Group works with a range of groups, including governments, local citizens, and NGOs, to protect and rejuvenate precious natural environments around the world as well as the natural environments around Daikin’s worldwide bases.

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Protecting Precious Environments Around the World

“Forests for the Air” Project

In 2014, Daikin Industries, Ltd. launched its “Forests for the Air” project in seven worldwide locations where biodiversity is threatened. The project is an initiative to protect forests, which give us clean air, for the sake of future generations. For this 10-year support project, Daikin Industries, Ltd. has signed an agreement with Conservation International and the Shiretoko Nature Foundation to protect forests in Japan’s Shiretoko Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in Indonesia, Brazil, Cambodia, India, China, and Liberia.

Human activity is a major reason that forests are disappearing around the world; for example, they convert forests to cropland and cut trees to make firewood or charcoal. To help solve such problems in each region, Daikin leads projects that help locals earn a living while at the same time protecting forests and their biodiversity.

The “Forests for the Air” project operates in seven worldwide locations

The “Forests for the Air” project operates in seven worldwide locations

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Projects in Surrounding Neighborhoods

U.K.: Tree-Planting to Absorb CO2 from Business Activities

Employees of Daikin Airconditioning U.K., Ltd. plant treesEmployees of Daikin Airconditioning U.K., Ltd. plant trees

Like their Japanese counterparts, Daikin Group overseas bases respond to regional problems by conducting various nature protection activities, including carrying out their own tree-planting activities, and by cleaning up nearby beaches, rivers, and other environments.

Since 2010, Daikin Airconditioning U.K., Ltd. has been conducting an initiative under which it plants enough trees to absorb the CO2 it emits through its business activities. The company plants trees in a protected forest in Scotland.

For the three years starting in 2013, the company planted more than 8,000 trees, and in fiscal 2016 it planted another 2,150 trees. It is estimated that these trees are enough to offset double the amount of CO2 that the company emits.

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