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Working Toward Sustainable
Development Goals

Our modern world is undergoing constant change that is bringing about problems like poverty, inequality, and climate change. To mount a global effort toward solving these problems, in September 2015 the United Nations adopted “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” and established the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Daikin Group aims to contribute to the realization of the SDGs by identifying three themes: environment, cities, and health and comfort. Our aim is to use our world-class technologies to reduce environmental impact while at the same time providing new value in the form of a healthy, comfortable way of living.

Value Creation for the Earth

Responding to Climate Change while Providing Air Conditioning Systems with Less Environmental and Energy Impact

With global warming causing increasingly frequent occurrences of abnormal weather, the effects are being felt not just as changes in the natural environment but also as the spread of infectious diseases and other threats to human health. The rise in atmospheric temperature, economic advancement, and population growth around the world are fueling a constantly increasing demand for air conditioners. However, there are fears that large amounts of electricity consumption and refrigerant leakage will accelerate global warming.

As a global air conditioner manufacturer, the Daikin Group is working to decrease greenhouse gas emissions through the dissemination of inverter air conditioners and low-global-warming-potential refrigerants. In addition, we are utilizing our fluorochemical technologies and developing and providing new materials that contribute to the use and spread of renewable energy.

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Value Creation for Cities

Creating Spaces that Respond to the Needs of Urbanization

Economic and population growth in emerging countries are causing rapid urbanization. The number of mega-cities with populations exceeding 1 million is on the rise, and these cities will require increasing amounts of energy. And with rising atmospheric temperatures, they will also require air conditioners to provide residents with comfortable living environments.

Meanwhile, in the industrialized countries, where populations continue to drop, workers increasingly require comfortable spaces where they can do their jobs easily and productively.

The Daikin Group provides air conditioners that create environments to meet the needs of people in both emerging and industrialized countries. Furthermore, we are working on realizing zero-energy buildings, which use renewable energy sources in order to effectively achieve a net energy balance of zero, and utilizing ICT technologies, which promote energy efficiency through comfortable air conditioner operation throughout an entire town. The goal is to realize livable cities that achieve comfort and energy efficiency through city-wide air conditioner control.

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Value Creation for Health and Comfort

Contributing to the Reduction of Air Pollution and Safe Food Distribution to Achieve Both Healthy Living Environments and Economic Development

With economic development come rapid industrialization, exploding population growth in cities, and ballooning traffic volume — all of which contribute to more hazardous chemicals in the atmosphere that are detrimental to human health, as well as to spiraling healthcare costs.

The Daikin Group believes that an effective way to reduce air pollution is to place filters on factories and other facilities that give off emissions containing hazardous chemicals. We also strive for pleasant indoor environments by making products that remove not only air pollutants but also odors.

Despite the shortage of food in today’s world, large amounts of it must still be thrown away because temperatures for the storage of transportation of food cannot be effectively controlled.

Besides contributing to optimal temperature control, the Daikin Group provides refrigeration equipment for commercial use and marine transport that is driven by proprietary freshness control and energy efficiency technologies. By contributing to the creation of a global cold chain system in which fresh food is transported from producing to consuming regions, we help alleviate world food shortages by ensuring that less food needs to be thrown away. These technologies are also used in the transport of pharmaceuticals that require strict temperature control, thus helping ensure that hospital patients get the treatment they need. Daikin contributes to both healthy living environments and economic development.

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Sustainable Development Goals: SDGs

1. No poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

2. Zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

3. Good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all age

4. Quality education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

5. Gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

6. Clean water and sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

7. Affordable and clean energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

8. Decent work and economic growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

10. Reduced inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

11. Sustainable cities and communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

12. Responsible consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

13. Climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

14. Life below water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

15. Life on land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

17. Partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

     
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