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, North America, 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 April 2017 the 3rd Global Environmental Meeting was held at Daikin Industries Czech Republic s.r.o. After seeing improvement examples at the company's plant, which is one of the most advanced in the Daikin Group, environmental heads from worldwide Daikin bases conducted an active discussion on the next stage of energy-efficiency activities. In November 2017, we established a new environmental office in China that allows us to closely monitor our 17 production bases in the country for progress in environmental measures during each fiscal quarter.
With the aim of helping achieve the targets of the Paris Agreement, we are stepping up energy-efficiency efforts at our worldwide bases.
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