At Daikin, based on ISO 14001, inspections by certification bodies are conducted and internal audits are implemented annually. Internal audits focus on conformity with standards and confirmation of legal compliance.
Since the Daikin Group in Japan transitioned to ISO 14001:2015 in fiscal 2016, new initiatives have begun to take hold. The internal audit for fiscal 2021 focused on dissemination of the environmental policy revised in July 2021, and confirmation on progress of the instructions given by the top of each organization and the status of plans for reaching the targets. There were no major nonconformities. Inspections conducted by certification bodies revealed one minor nonconformity, but it has since been corrected.
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.
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As of the end of fiscal 2021, there are currently 83 internal auditors undergoing training and skills improvement at the Daikin Group in Japan. Newly appointed and experienced auditors work in pairs so as to pass on skills from one generation to the next and 10 newly appointed auditors work as assistant auditors. Internal auditors also take annual training to improve their skills and ensure standards are being thoroughly met.
In fiscal 2021, continuing from the previous fiscal year, group training was conducted virtually, where participants learned more in depth about the points of confirmation through environmental secretariat audits, division audits, and field audits.
Going forward, we will focus on enhancing the skills of newly appointed auditors with an eye toward the generation change taking place among auditors.
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