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Management and Reduction of Chemical Substances

Preventing Pollution

Management and Reduction of Chemical Substances


Preventing Pollution

Minimizing Environmental Damage in Case of Accident or Disaster

Daikin has systems in place that allow it to minimize environmental damage if there should be an accident or calamity at Daikin production sites around the world. Our Disaster Prevention Manual details how to deal with emergencies like chemical and oil leaks, spills, and earthquakes. The manual is the basis for regular emergency drills.

Training held at each plant (fiscal 2020)

  Main training
Sakai Plant Emergency training with added features based on consideration for prevention of COVID-19 in evacuation and roll calls in preparation for earthquakes
Shiga Plant Emergency materials storage check patrol and water quality accident and emergency training, practical training on recovery methods for oil leaks and leakage prevention measures (conducted once in total)
Yodogawa Plant Late-night disaster drill with the scenario of chemical plant leakage (conducted once), training on evacuation activity that avoids the 3 C's in place of the two cancelled night training sessions due to COVID-19 pandemic, fundamental action training for new employees, chemical accident response training
Kashima Plant Emergency training on evacuation and measures during an earthquake, assuming fire, leakage, and man-made disaster (conducted twice)
Socially distanced, mask-wearing evacuation training (Sakai Plant)
Socially distanced, mask-wearing evacuation training (Sakai Plant)

Socially distanced, mask-wearing evacuation training (Sakai Plant)

Practical training on oil recovery and sandbag installation (Shiga Plant)
Practical training on oil recovery and sandbag installation (Shiga Plant)

Practical training on oil recovery and sandbag installation (Shiga Plant)

Late-night disaster drill on chemical plant leakage measures (Yodogawa Plant)
Late-night disaster drill on chemical plant leakage measures (Yodogawa Plant)

Late-night disaster drill on chemical plant leakage measures (Yodogawa Plant)

Monitoring Environmental Standards

Strict Management at Manufacturing Bases Exceeds Legal Requirements

Daikin controls air and water pollution using voluntary standards that are stricter than national environmental standards and local government by-laws. We regularly measure our various environmental impacts and work to either prevent or decrease them.

Monitored environmental data for Daikin Industries, Ltd.'s four manufacturing bases is on the Daikin website.

Related information

Report by business site

Measures for Soil and Groundwater Pollution

Dealing with Soil Pollution at the Yodogawa Plant

At the Yodogawa Plant, it was discovered that the site's groundwater contained concentrations of chloroethylene that exceeded environmental standards. This was reported to the Osaka Prefectural authorities, and we continued to pump up groundwater to prevent pollution from spreading beyond the boundaries of the site.

Groundwater Cleanup Continues at the Kashima Plant

In 2000, the concentration of organic chlorine-based compounds in groundwater at the Kashima Plant was found to exceed environmental standards. We continued groundwater cleanup, and confirmed that pollution concentration in the groundwater was reduced to below the standards through measurements in fiscal 2020. We will continue our cleanup efforts.

Storage and Treatment of PCBs

Implementing Strict Management and Disposal of Equipment Containing PCBs

Daikin abides by national laws in properly managing equipment containing PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). We have been disposing of waste with high PCB concentrations based on PCB disposal plans of the Japan Environmental Storage & Safety Corporation (JESCO), and we were one of the first companies to register with JESCO. Waste with low PCB concentrations is being disposed of based on a Daikin disposal plan.

Disposal and Treatment of Equipment Containing PCBs

Plants Items disposed of Storage and disposal plan
in FY2020 for FY2021 and beyond
Sakai Plant 7 8 transformers
Yodogawa Plant 1 condenser 3 condensers
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