CSR and Strategy
Daikin has set Value for CSR Provision and Fundamental CSR as its key CSR themes toward achieving sustainable development in its business and in society as it strives to solve the world's problems through its business activities.
The CSR Committee, chaired by the officer in charge of CSR, sets Daikin's CSR direction and monitors the progress of CSR activities. The CSR & Global Environment Center, which has been established under the CSR Committee, leads comprehensive, cross-organizational CSR activities throughout the entire group.
The CSR Committee is made up of officers in charge of the key themes and meets once a year to discuss and share ideas on social trends, progress in key CSR themes, and issues that require addressing. Items decided on by the CSR Committee are submitted to the President and then reported to the Board of Directors.
At the fiscal 2017 meeting of the CSR Committee, members discussed the necessity and content of Daikin's long-term environmental vision based on international framework agreements such as the Paris Agreement to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which aims to limit global warming by less than 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels, and the common Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations.
Daikin has rapidly expanded as a global corporate group, and with this expansion have come greater demands from society and greater corporate social responsibility (CSR).
We have striven to fulfill our CSR by responding to the expectations of our various stakeholders while implementing our Group management philosophy.
Daikin formulated Our Group Philosophy with the aim of becoming a corporate group trusted by worldwide customers and where employees in all countries could work with pride. By sharing Our Group Philosophy as the fundamental business philosophy of the entire Group, it has become the cornerstone of all employees' thoughts and actions.
The management policies and plans of Daikin Industries, Ltd. and all other Group companies were created in line with Our Group Philosophy, and we believe that the embodiment of this philosophy has brought us closer to becoming a truly global and excellent company.
We expressed our belief that the Daikin Group's CSR is to conduct business that puts Our Group Philosophy into practice and fulfills our responsibility to society by meeting the expectations of shareholders.
In light of the unique characteristics and business plans of Daikin, a global manufacturer of air conditioners and fluorochemicals, we established key CSR themes in four areas: the environment, quality & customer satisfaction, human resources, and social contribution.
In fiscal 2011, we launched our Fusion 15 strategic management plan to respond to the demands of society.
When we formulated Fusion 20, we revised the materiality of various efforts to the Daikin Group, and as a result came up with four key CSR themes — the environment, new value creation, customer satisfaction, and human resources — as ways to carry out CSR for value provision. We added to this the theme of fundamental CSR, thus giving us five key themes under Fusion 20.
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