The Daikin Group strives to reduce environmental impact during production (including procurement and transportation). Besides making it a priority to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases during production, we do all we can to manage and reduce emissions of chemicals and reduce waste. We are also working to achieve targets that our manufacturing bases around the world have set for recovering and destroying fluorocarbon refrigerants during production process and during maintenance or final disposal of air conditioners.
The Chemicals Division and machinery divisions of the Daikin Group emit during production four kinds of fluorocarbons (HFC, PFC, CFC, and HCFC) that are greenhouse gases. We therefore make it a top priority to reduce fluorocarbons by preventing their leakage during production processes and by recovering and properly destroying them.
We also reduce CO2 emissions during production and transportation by introducing energy-efficient technologies and raising transportation efficiency.
To protect the ozone layer and help curb global warming, it is crucial that we prevent release of air conditioner refrigerants (fluorocarbons) into the atmosphere. The Daikin Group has a system for recovering and treating refrigerants so that they are not released into the atmosphere during the maintenance, upgrading, or disposal of air conditioners.
Daikin strives to prevent refrigerant emissions post-sales. We have a fluorocarbon recovery and destruction business in which we take requests from customers for refrigerant recovery.
Whenever possible, the Daikin Group purchases only green parts and materials from suppliers and throughout the entire supply chain.
Since fiscal 2000, we have been urging our suppliers to comply with our Green Procurement Guidelines in order to conduct their business in an environmentally conscious manner.
*Green procurement rate: The percentage of our suppliers that have scored at least 82% on the green procurement survey.
For Daikin room air conditioners, we report which of the six substances covered by J-Moss (the marking of presence of the specific chemical substances for electrical and electronic equipment) are contained in our products.
The Daikin Group has voluntary restrictions that its uses to strictly manage the chemical substances used in production processes in the Chemicals Division. We have set a goal of reducing emissions of PRTR (Pollutant Release and Transfer Registry) substances by 15% by fiscal 2015 compared to fiscal 2010.
The Daikin Group strives to reduce the amount of waste generated and make effective use of waste through efforts including material and thermal recycling.
And through measures such as improving production processes and reusing waste water, we strive for effective use of water resources.