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History of Environmental Activities

History of Environmental Activities

  Daikin Group Air Condtioning Divisions (Japan) Chemicals Division (Japan)
1970s
  • Environmental Pollution Control System established
    Environmental Pollution Control Committee established
    Environmental Pollution Control Regulations enacted
  • Environmental Month started
   
1980s
  • Daikin Group Environmental Control Committee established
  • Daikin Group Environmental Management Regulations enacted
  • Began dealing with fluorocarbon problem
   
1991    
  • Began HFC mass-production
1992
  • Director responsible for environmental protection and Global Environment Dept.established
   
1993
  • Actions Principles on Environmental Protection enacted
  • Environmental Action Plan enacted
   
1994
  • Began building environmental management system
   
1995
  • Environmental audits launched
  • Released chiller using HFC refrigerant
  • Started air conditioner forums
  • Ceased production of CFC
1996
  • Acquired ISO 14001 certification in all Daikin Industries, Ltd. production bases in Japan
   
1997
  • Began working toward ISO 14001 certification in overseas production bases
   
1998
  • First Environmental Report published
  • Released Super Inverter 60 ultra-energy-efficient commercial air conditioner
  • Released HFC multi-purpose air conditioner for buildings, HFC residential air conditioners
 
1999
  • Environmental accounting introduced, Environmental Meetings launched
 
  • Established fluorocarbon destruction facilities
2000
  • Start of green procurement
  • Released Super Inverter ZEAS ultra-energy-efficient HFC air conditioner
 
2001
  • Environmental Action Plan 2005 enacted
  • Achieved zero waste emissions in Daikin Industries, Ltd. production bases in Japan (machinery divisions)
  • Regional Environmental Meetings launched
    Environmental meetings started in each of four regions (Europe, North America, China, and Asia/Oceania)
   
2002
  • Basic Environmental Policy of the Daikin Group enacted
  • Began fluorocarbon recovery and destruction business
  • Completed Conversion to HFC refrigerant for all major products (in Japan)
 
2003
  • Aquired integrated ISO 14001 certification in Daikin Group in Japan
   
2004
  • Achieved zero waste emissions in all Daikin Industries, Ltd. production bases in Japan
   
2006
  • Environmental Action Plan 2010 enacted
  • Released Daikin Altherma air-to-water heat-pump space and hot water heater in Europe
 
2007  
  • Held air conditioner forums in Europe and the U.S.
 
2008
  • Formulated the latter half of the Fusion 10 strategic management plan, which stresses proactive contribution to solving environmental problems, as well as business expansion
  • Started Re: AIRCON Project for reforestation in Indonesia
  • Released world’s first VRV system (mult-split type air conditioner for building) using CO2 refrigerant
  • Held air conditioner forums worldwide (Europe, U.S., Japan)
 
2009  
  • Held air conditioner forums in China
 
2010
  • The Daikin Group worldwide achieved its targets for greenhouse gas emissions by a wide margin
  • Held air conditioner forums in Asia/Oceania
 
2011
  • Formulated Environmental Action Plan 2015
   
  • Started environmental protection activities in Shiretoko
   
2012  
  • Released Urusara 7 residential air conditioner, world's first air conditioner to use the new R-32 refrigerant
 
2013  
  • Released FIVE STAR ZEAS, world's first commercial air conditioner to use new refrigerant R-32
 
2014
  • Started "Forests for the Air" project
  • Released cooling-only variable speed (inverter) air conditioners for emerging countries
 
2015
  • Daikin offers companies worldwide free access to its 93 patents on the manufacture and sale of R-32 air conditioners
  • "Daikin's Policy and Comprehensive Actions on the Environmental Impact of Refrigerants" published
   
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