Total environmental protection costs in FY2019 were ¥29.4 billion (investment in equipment: ¥5.2 billion; expenses: ¥24.2 billion), 117% over the previous year.
For the air-conditioner business, we focused our R&D efforts on developing technologies for energy efficiency and refrigerants. Amidst the growing importance of preventing global warming, we proceeded with the development of products and technologies that reduce environmental impact. Examples are inverter technologies offering both comfort and energy efficiency, R-32 refrigerant, which reduces global warming impact to just one-third that of conventional refrigerants, and heat-pump heaters and hot water heaters and water heaters, which result in CO2 emissions less than half of those from conventional combustion-type heating.
The costs and effects of Daikin's environmental efforts were calculated based on the Environmental Accounting Guideline 2005 released by Japan's Ministry of the Environment.
Expenses include labor costs but not depreciation expenses for investment in facilities. The expenses not full allocated to environmental protection were proportionally divided and totaled according to a relevant Daikin standard.
Please see the relevant page for details of each item.
The environmental conservation effects and economic benefits were calculated by comparing the adjusted output to the previous fiscal year.
|Cost of environmental conservation|
|Amount of equipment invested||Expenses||Amount of equipment invested||Expenses|
|Cost in business area||2,366||6,673||2,995||7,024|
|Introduction, maintenance, and management of pollution prevention facilities/equipment, expenses for measurement/analysis of air pollution control, water pollution control, vibration, and noise.||764||2,422||1,509||2,434|
|2. Global environmental conservation||Introduction of energy efficient facilities/equipment, reduction of fluorocarbon emissions in the production process, and recovery of fluorocarbons.||1,492||748||1,300||1,051|
|3. Resource circulation||Reduction or recycling of waste, subcontracting of waste disposal, and resource conservation activities.||109||3,504||186||3,539|
|Recycling of used products, and recovery, recycling, and destruction of fluorocarbons in used products or products still in service.||24||277||23||201|
|Management activities||Running of company organization for environmental matters, environmental education, environmental information disclosure, and establishment/maintenance of environmental management systems.||81||1,179||35||964|
|Research and development||Work on three major tasks for air conditioners, and development of fluorochemical products with minimized environmental impact.||1,991||12,265||2,127||15,883|
|Social activities||Provision of personnel and monetary aid to environment-related organizations, and environmental protection activities in local communities.||2||193||1||120|
|Environmental damage||Costs for purification of polluted groundwater and soil.||10||86||0||61|
|Total of investment in facilities within the period||87,200||132,000|
|Total of investment in R&D activities within the period||65,200||68,000|
|Effects of environmental conservation|
|Effects corresponding with costs within business area||1. Effects of the resources used for business activities||Energy consumption||58,893
|Reduction in water consumption||527,530m3||873,383m3|
|2. Effects against environmental impacts and waste resulting from business activities||Reduction in fluorocarbon emissions||79 tons||5 tons|
|Reduction in waste materials||-6,456 tons||6,065
|Effects to upstream/
|Effects associated with benefits and services that are calculated and based on business activities||Number of residential air conditioners collected||390,000
|Amount of fluorocarbons recovered||251 tons||275 tons|
|Amount of packaging material recycled||85.0 tons||98.0 tons|
|Economic benefits of environmental conservation efforts (monetary benefits)|
|Profit||Profit from sale of recycled items, such as waste or used products, etc.||3,315||3,634|
|Reduction in expenses||Reduction in energy expenses resulting from energy conservation efforts||325||162|
|Reduction in waste disposal expenses resulting from resource conservation or recycling resources||105||107|
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