New Value Creation
Our modern world is undergoing constant change that is bringing about problems like poverty, inequality, and climate change. To mount a global effort toward solving these problems, in September 2015 the United Nations adopted "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" and established the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Daikin Group aims to contribute to the realization of the SDGs by identifying three themes: environment, cities, and people. Our aim is to use our world-class technologies to reduce environmental impact while at the same time providing new value in the form of a healthy, comfortable way of living.
With global warming causing increasingly frequent occurrences of abnormal weather, the effects are being felt not just as changes in the natural environment but also as the spread of infectious diseases and other threats to human health. The rise in atmospheric temperature, economic advancement, and population growth around the world are fueling a constantly increasing demand for air conditioners. However, there are fears that large amounts of electricity consumption and refrigerant leakage will accelerate global warming.
As a global air conditioner manufacturer, the Daikin Group is working to decrease greenhouse gas emissions through the dissemination of inverter air conditioners and low-global-warming-potential refrigerants. In addition, we are utilizing our fluorochemical technologies and developing and providing new materials that contribute to the use and spread of renewable energy.
Economic and population growth in emerging countries are causing rapid urbanization. The number of mega-cities with populations exceeding 1 million is on the rise, and these cities will require increasing amounts of energy. And with rising atmospheric temperatures, they will also require air conditioners to provide residents with comfortable living environments.
Meanwhile, in the industrialized countries, where populations continue to drop, workers increasingly require comfortable spaces where they can do their jobs easily and productively.
The Daikin Group provides air conditioners that create environments to meet the needs of people in both emerging and industrialized countries. Furthermore, we are working on realizing zero-energy buildings, which use renewable energy sources in order to effectively achieve zero net energy consumption, and utilizing ICT technologies, which promote energy efficiency through comfortable air conditioner operation throughout an entire town. The goal is to realize livable cities that achieve comfort and energy efficiency through city-wide air conditioner control.
With economic development come rapid industrialization, exploding population growth in cities, and ballooning traffic volume — all of which contribute to more hazardous chemicals in the atmosphere that are detrimental to human health, as well as to spiraling healthcare costs.
The Daikin Group believes that an effective way to reduce air pollution is to place filters on factories and other facilities that give off emissions containing hazardous chemicals. We also strive for pleasant indoor environments by making products that remove not only air pollutants but also odors.
1. No poverty
End poverty in all its forms everywhere
2. Zero hunger
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
3. Good health and well-being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all age
4. Quality education
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
5. Gender equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
6. Clean water and sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
7. Affordable and clean energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
8. Decent work and economic growth
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
10. Reduced inequalities
Reduce inequality within and among countries
11. Sustainable cities and communities
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
12. Responsible consumption and production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
13. Climate action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
14. Life below water
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
15. Life on land
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
17. Partnerships for the goals
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
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