Air conditioners consume large amounts of electricity, and the fluorocarbons they use as refrigerants deplete the ozone layer and contribute to global warming. Particularly in the rapidly developing economies of emerging countries, growing demand for air conditioners is expected to have an increasingly severe effect on climate change.
The Daikin Group is focusing on alleviating the effect that products have on climate change through the dissemination of refrigerants with low global warming impact and energy-efficient technologies, and through the provision of energy-efficient solutions that combine air conditioners, their peripherals, and the buildings in which they operate.
In addition, we strive to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases during production and transportation, and we recover, recycle, and destroy fluorocarbons during all stages from production to final product disposal.
Source: Contribution of Working Group III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC
We disseminate products and services with low environmental impact in order to contribute to solving environmental and energy problems.
We strive to develop products that use minimal electricity by conducting quantitative environmental assessments for each product life cycle.
We strive to develop and disseminate refrigerants with minimal effect on climate change.
We focus on the worldwide dissemination of highly energy-efficient inverter air conditioners.
We develop space and hot water heaters that use highly energy-efficient heat-pump technology.
We develop products that consume minimal electricity by using our fluorochemical products and oil hydraulic equipment.
We strive to reduce emissions of energy-induced CO2 during the production and transportation stages.
We strive to make progress in energy management, demand response, and energy creation.
We work to recover, recycle, and destroy refrigerants so as to reduce their environmental impact throughout the entire product life cycle.
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