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Response to Climate Change

Developing and Promoting Products and Services That Reduce Environmental Impact

Response to Climate Change


Daikin is working in numerous areas to reduce environmental impact, such as by improving the energy efficiency and environmental performance of products and by converting to refrigerants that are safer and that have a lower global warming potential.

Furthermore, by promoting environmentally conscious products and services all over the world, we will contribute to solving environmental and energy problems while providing a healthy and comfortable air environment.

Contributing to Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions through the Promotion of Environmentally Conscious Products

Air conditioners, our main products, emit a particularly massive amount of CO2 when used, thus we are focusing efforts on the global promotion of energy-efficient air conditioners using inverter technologies and air conditioners using low environmental impact refrigerants. Having set a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 60 million tons-CO2 in fiscal 2020, we surpassed the goal by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 67 million tons-CO2 in fiscal 2018, and by 70 million tons-CO2 in fiscal 2020.

Contribution to Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions from Daikin Air Conditioners on the Market*

Contribution to Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions from Daikin Air Conditioners on the Market
*
  • Difference between emissions from all Daikin environmentally conscious products sold and emissions from non-inverter products, air conditioners using conventional refrigerants, and combustion space and water heaters
  • Value of fiscal 2014 is for emerging countries only
  • Reviewed by a third-party

Environmentally Conscious Product* Sales Unit Ratio

In order to mitigate the global warming impact of its air conditioners, Daikin defines its environmentally conscious products as Super Green Products and Green Products, developing and spreading the use of these products.

In fiscal 2020, environmentally conscious products accounted for 98% of residential air conditioner units sold.

Environmentally Conscious Products as Percentage of Units Sold (residential air conditioners)

Environmentally Conscious Products as Percentage of Units Sold (residential air conditioners)

(%)

  2017 2018 2019 2020
Environmentally Conscious Products 83 93 97 98
   Super Green Products 47 51 60 69
Green Products 36 42 36 29
Other products 17 7 3 2
*

Environmentally conscious products: A generic term that refers to Super Green Products and Green Products.
Air conditioners that meet all of the following conditions are considered Super Green Products, and air conditioners that meet at least one of the following conditions are considered Green Products.

  • Consume at least 30% less electricity than conventional products, i.e., air conditioners equipped with inverters
  • Use refrigerants with at least two-thirds less global warming potential than conventional refrigerants Example: Air conditioners using R-32, a refrigerant with low global warming potential
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