The Daikin Group believes that CSR is the meticulous practice of Our Group Philosophy on a daily basis. We also create systems for our worldwide bases that promote corporate ethics and legal compliance as the foundation of our CSR.
The Daikin Group has systems for the comprehensive, cross-organizational promotion of CSR activities throughout the entire group.
Daikin Industries' corporate governance system aims for fast decision-making and execution by having the two together in an integrated management framework. We also have mechanisms that ensure the soundness and transparency of our management.
The board of directors oversees the CSR Committee, the Corporate Ethics and Risk Management Committee, and the Disclosure Committee, all of which work to ensure that corporate governance is based firmly in corporate social responsibility.
The Daikin Group has systems for carrying out integrated action in compliance and risk management.
We have given all employees our Handbook for Corporate Ethics, which summarizes employee rules for action and behavior. And in October 2008, we joined the United Nations Global Compact.
The Daikin group strives for fair business practices through measures for complying with the Anti-Monopoly Act, Misleading Representations Act, and the Subcontract Act.
We do our utmost to ensure that business entertainment and gift-giving related to business are conducted within the laws and customs of each country and region.
We have built an information management system with specific in-house protocols in efforts to ensure complete control over information security.
And we constantly ensure that this system is being properly implemented and improved through regular audits and other checks.
We recognize intellectual property as one of a company's most valuable assets. We carry out proper and fair exercise of rights in response to violation of intellectual property as well as respect other companies' intellectual property. Training is held for each management level of employees and thorough checks are carried out during development of new products and technologies to ensure there is no infringement on the intellectual property of other companies.
The Daikin Group urges its suppliers to abide by labor-related laws.
Before taking on new suppliers, in the Air Conditioning Manufacturing Division, we inquire into things like their management policies and labor situation. The Chemicals Division carries out unscheduled audits and monitors suppliers for improper labor practices such as excessive work hours.
Daikin Industries makes employees aware of human rights issues as part of its goal of creating a corporate culture free of discrimination where each individual is respected.
The Handbook for Corporate Ethics states our policy of respecting human rights and diversity in the workplace and abiding by labor laws, and we constantly remind employees to be aware of this.