Daikin established its Green Procurement Guidelines in fiscal 2000 and requires suppliers from which it procures materials in Japan and overseas to abide by these guidelines to place a priority on the procurement of materials and parts used in manufacturing that reduce environmental burdens.
In implementing these guidelines, we evaluate suppliers on environmental protection activities using a green procurement inspection list. This inspection list also contains information on the presence or absence of environmental management systems, chemical substances management, and other data.
Essential conditions for suppliers' management
Essential conditions for products
Our goal is to require compliance with the Green Procurement Guidelines by 100% of our suppliers inside and outside of Japan. Supplier procurement rate scores of 82 points or more on the green procurement inspection list are set as the green procurement rate*, which we promote globally with the aim of 100% compliance. The supplier procurement rate corresponds to suppliers inside and outside of Japan accounting for 80% of total procurement value. In fiscal 2021, the Group green procurement rate was 80%.
We attempt to increase the green procurement rate in each region through briefings and other events aimed at facilitating an understanding of the importance of green procurement among suppliers.
We launched green procurement in South America in 2016. In fiscal 2021, at a total of five bases in Malaysia, Singapore, India, the Middle East, and the United States we held briefings to boost the green procurement rate. In regions where green procurement has been established, such as Europe and China, we ask suppliers below a certain standard to make improvements and provide guidance to assist them. Supporting improvements in supplier environmental activities enables us to continue doing business with them.
|Quantitative indicator||Target||Progress||Target fiscal year|
|Percentage of suppliers requested to carry out initiatives based on the guidelines||Request all suppliers to carry out CSR initiatives based on the Supply Chain CSR Promotion Guidelines||100%||100%||100%||2025|
|Number of green procurement surveys conducted||Conduct green procurement surveys of more than 1,500 primary suppliers inside and outside of Japan (accounting for 80% of total procurement value)||143 companies in Japan and 511 companies overseas||449 companies in Japan and 487 companies overseas||Around 600 companies in Japan and around 700 companies overseas||2025|
The Daikin Group maintains a list based on the RoHS Directive*1 and the REACH Regulation*2 regarding chemicals contained in products. These are stated in our Green Procurement Guidelines, which we require our suppliers to abide by.
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