Management Strategy and Sustainability
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: the Earth, cities, and people. 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.
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. This is leading to 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.
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 zero net energy consumption, 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.
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. This gives rise to numerous problems that we must tackle in our living air environment, such as negative effects on our health.
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 to bring the world healthy, vibrant indoor environments that offer peace of mind, by giving added value to air, so that it helps people work more productively in offices and get quality sleep at home.
Focus on fostering highly skilled human resources, creating employment, and contributing to the economic development of local communities.
Strive to create new solutions that will contribute to the enhanced lifestyles and formation of market value through developing international rules and standards.
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