We are striving to strengthen environmental audits, eliminate environmental risks, and provide environmental education with the aim of establishing the integrated group environmental management system.
A common goal of the entire Group is to build and operate ISO 14001-based environmental management systems (EMS) that will boost our environmental activities.
In Japan, all Daikin bases and subsidiaries come under an integrated EMS. We are currently working to establish an EMS that encompasses the systems at all worldwide bases.
In fiscal 2011, we began creating environmental management systems at our worldwide bases, including companies in the OYL Group, which joined the Daikin Group in 2006.
The Daikin Group has regular annual environmental audits: internal audits by Daikin itself and audits by third-party certification institutes. These help us check and constantly improve the functioning of our systems.
A company-wide internal environmental auditing team carries out regular legal audits once a year to ensure environmental risk is kept to a minimum.
If any accidents or calamities should occur, manufacturing bases and production subsidiaries are prepared to deal with the problem thanks to regular disaster drills for all employees.
Environmental accounting gives a quantitative representation of the costs and effects of environmental measures and constitutes an important item of environment information. As well, it is a tool for managing the overall environmental impact of our global group and for coming up with the most efficient and effective ways to reduce this impact.
The Daikin Group has a variety of environmental education programs that get employees to take action by deepening their understanding of things like environmental management systems and Daikin's effect on the environment.
Part of this education is done via e-learning over our intranet for employees in Japan.