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Environmental Management

Environmental Audits

Environmental Management

Environmental Audits

Audit by Internal Auditors and Third-Party Institutions

At Daikin, inspections by third-party institutions based on ISO 14001 are conducted and internal audits are implemented annually. Internal audits focus on conformity with standards and confirmation of legal compliance.

The Daikin Group in Japan, which possesses an Environmental Management System (EMS), confirmed compliance and efficacy through an internal audit in fiscal 2017 conducted in response to the transition to ISO 14001: 2015 in the previous fiscal year. Three major non-compliance issues were revealed and have already been corrected. Inspections conducted by third-party institutions revealed no issues of non-compliance.

At each Daikin production site and production subsidiary, systems are in place to minimize environmental damage in the unlikely event that accidents or disasters should occur. Also, we seek closer interactions with nearby residents' associations and conduct factory tours among other daily efforts to maintain an emergency contact system coordinated with local communities.

Report from Audits (FY2017)

  Problems found from internal environmental audits Problems found by third-party certification institutes
Major non-conformance 3 0
Minor non-conformance 28 0
Items improved 149 13

Audit by Internal Auditors and Third-Party Institutes

There are currently 87 internal auditors undergoing training and skills improvement at the Daikin Group in Japan. New and experienced auditors work in pairs so as to pass on skills from one generation to the next and nine new auditors work as assistant auditors. Internal auditors also take annual training to improve their skills and ensure standards are being thoroughly met.

In fiscal 2017, auditor development consisted of education pertaining to waste management and auditing exercises on the environmental initiative plan formulation process aimed at improving auditor capabilities.

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