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Environmental Action Plan

Environmental Management

Environmental Action Plan 2020

We implemented Environmental Action Plan 2020 based on the Fusion 20 Strategic Management Plan.
We will reduce environmental impacts across the entire value chain aimed at striking a balance between sustainable business growth and environmental conservation.

Under our Environmental Action Plan 2020, which targets fiscal 2020, we took actions based on three pillars: 1 provide environmentally conscious products and services, 2 minimize environmental impact through manufacturing and other activities, and 3 expand the Green Heart circle worldwide.

Because air conditioners, our flagship product category, emit a large amount of greenhouse gas when used, we focused on disseminating worldwide the use of energy-efficient air conditioners and air conditioners that use low-global-warming-potential refrigerants. We set a target of reducing worldwide greenhouse gas emissions in fiscal 2020, the final fiscal year of the plan, by 60 million tons-CO2. Calculations show that we achieved the reduction of 70 million tons-CO2.

In efforts to reduce environmental impact in production activities, we set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in fiscal 2020 to 1.58 million tons-CO2 (70% reduction over fiscal 2005). In fiscal 2020, we succeeded in lowering these emissions to 1.08 million tons-CO2.

Environmental Action Plan 2020

Action targets Fiscal 2020
target
Fiscal 2020
results
Self-assessment
1 Provide Environmentally Conscious Products and Services Worldwide

Contribute to reducing GHG emissions by spreading the use of the following products

  • Energy-efficient air conditioners such as inverter products
  • Air conditioners using refrigerants with lower global warming potential
  • Heat-pump heaters and hot water heaters
  • Environmental solutions business
Contribution to greenhouse gas emission reductions*1
60 million tons-CO2
70 million tons-CO2 ★★★
Increase in selling ratio of environmentally conscious products*2 Sales volume of environmentally conscious products as percentage of residential air conditioners 98% ★★★
2 Minimize Environmental Impact in Production Activities
Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions 70% reduction over fiscal 2005 (reduction to 1.58 million tons-CO2) 79% reduction (reduction to 1.08 million tons-CO2) ★★★
Reduction of Energy-Induced CO2 Emissions Unit reduction in energy-induced CO2 emissions of 5% against standard value*3 14% reduction ★★★
Emissions Unit reduction in emissions of 5% against standard value*3 12% reduction ★★★
Water Unit reduction in water intake of 5% against standard value*3 14% reduction ★★★
Chemicals Unit reduction in chemical emissions of 5% against standard value*3 23% reduction ★★★
Green Procurement Increase in green procurement rate*4 80% ★★★
3 Expand the Green Heart Circle of Love for the Earth
Carry out and expand environmental activities in collaboration with stakeholders Encourage employees to take part in environmental activities inside and outside work Certify all production bases as Green Heart Factories*5 39 bases certified (7 in Japan, 32 overseas) ★★
Promote environmental and social contribution activities Carry out forest protection activities with NGOs and other groups
Educate the younger generation about the environment
Reduce emissions by 7 million tons-CO2
Provide learning materials to 740 students
★★
*1
Difference between emissions from all Daikin environmentally conscious products and emissions from non-inverter products, air conditioners using conventional refrigerants, and combustion space and water heaters.
*2
Products that satisfy either or both of the following conditions: consume at least 30% less electricity than conventional products, or use refrigerants with at least two-thirds less global warming potential than conventional refrigerants.
*3
Average for fiscal 2013-2015.
*4
The procurement value of suppliers that met the evaluation criteria as a percentage of the company's total procurement value.
*5
A Daikin standard for assessing and certifying how well each production base is doing in achieving environmental criteria related to energy efficiency, waste reduction, and biodiversity protection.

Self-assessment: Shows level of achievement of targets in three designations:
★★★ : Succeeded  ★★ : Will soon succeed  ★ : Doing all we can

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