Daikin has built and operates an environmental management system (EMS) in accordance with ISO 14001. This EMS is shown in the diagram below.
The creation of environmental management systems is proceeding at companies that are new to the Daikin Group as we work toward certification for ISO 14001 at all bases. To ensure the reliability of data and improve our mechanisms for environmental management, we have data on emissions of greenhouse gases, water, waste, and chemicals verified by a third party.
To ensure the continuous improvement of the entire Daikin Group's environmental management, environmental meetings are held once a year in four regions (Europe, the U.S., China, and Asia/Oceania). In addition, once every two years Global Environmental Meetings are held. At the meetings, local base presidents, environmental heads, and environmental managers in each division, along with the environmental managers in each division in Japan, share Group policy and medium- and long-term targets.
In 2019, the 4th Global Environmental Meeting was held at Daikin Air-conditioning (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and Daikin Air-conditioning (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. attended by 130 persons from 37 Daikin bases. In addition to sharing of ideas on how to address and accommodate climate change, the Environmental Vision 2050 formulated in fiscal 2018 was kicked off at the meeting. In aiming to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 following principles of SBT*, the target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions during development and production phases at production bases in 2030 by 30% compared to fiscal 2015 was agreed upon.
With the goal of helping achieve the targets of the Paris Agreement, we are stepping up energy-efficiency efforts at our worldwide bases.
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