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Environmental Action Plan

Environmental Management

Environmental Action Plan 2020

Under our Environmental Action Plan 2020, which targets fiscal 2020, we are taking 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 CO2 when used, we are focusing 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 by 60 million tons-CO2. Calculations show that in fiscal 2019 we achieved the reductions of 68 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 2019, we succeeded in lowering these emissions to 1.28 million tons-CO2.

Environmental Action Plan 2020

Action targets Fiscal 2020
target
Fiscal 2019
target
Fiscal 2019
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
57 million tons-CO2 68 million tons-CO2 ★★★
Increase in selling ratio of environmentally conscious products*2 Sales volume of environmentally conscious products as percentage of residential air conditioners 97% ★★★
2 Minimize Environmental Impact in Production Activities
Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions 70% reduction over fiscal 2005 (reduction to 1.58 million tons-CO2) 74% reduction 76% reduction (reduction to 1.28 million tons-CO2) ★★★
Reduction of Energy-Induced CO2 Emissions Unit reduction in energy-induced CO2 emissions of 5% against standard value*3 4% reduction 16% reduction ★★★
Emissions Unit reduction in emissions of 5% against standard value*3 4% reduction 13% reduction ★★★
Water Unit reduction in water intake of 5% against standard value*3 4% reduction 16% reduction ★★★
Chemicals Unit reduction in chemical emissions of 5% against standard value*3 4% reduction 14% 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 1,800 students
★★★
*1
Difference between emissions from all Daikin environmentally conscious products and emissions from non-inverter products, air conditioners using conventional refrigerants, and gas-combustion heaters and hot 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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