Daikin environmental responsibility

We drive positive impact

Safe and healthy air environments are our mission. Striving to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 is our responsibility.

Daikin's Environmental Vision 2050

As a leader in the HVAC-R* industry we contribute to high quality of life, comfort, reliable infrastructures, food security and economic growth in a broad variety of industries. However, the growing need for cooling, heating and ventilation has also an impact on global warming due to increasing electricity consumption and refrigerant emissions. At Daikin, we take this responsibility serious.

"We aim to find a good balance and become net-zero CO2 throughout the entire Daikin value chain worldwide by 2050."

 

How do we get there?

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  • Through products providing higher energy efficiency and using refrigerants with lower global warming potential, especially R-32 or CO2.
  • Through solutions optimizing the energy management of heating and cooling systems for instance via remote control or by fostering the circular economy for the re-use of refrigerants as valuable resource.
  • Through the power of air providing air environments that protect people’s health.

* HVAC-R Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration

Closing the L∞p towards a greener future

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Determined to reduce Daikin’s environmental impact, we are closing the loop towards a circular economy for refrigerants. L∞p by Daikin – Recover – Reclaim – Reuse - is our revolutionary refrigerant recycling service and an essential part of Daikin’s commitment to create a sustainable future. Join our mission and learn how you can contribute to our circular economy of refrigerants.

What we already achieved?

We reduce global warming effects of refrigerants

Loop by Daikin
  • Daikin was the first company worldwide that introduced air conditioners, heat pumps and scroll chillers using R-32 refrigerant with a three times lower global warming potential than R-410-A.
  • In 2019 Daikin Industries, Ltd. granted free access to a list of pledged patents in relation to HVAC-R equipment using R-32, which allows other manufacturers to reduce the environmental impact of refrigerants.
  • With circular economy initiatives such as L∞P by Daikin VRV heat pumps and the L∞P by Daikin-Recover-Reclaim-Reuse program for key accounts and investors Daikin Europe N. V. and Daikin Central Europe reduce the environmental impact of cooling and heating solutions through the reuse of refrigerants and thereby avoid 250.000 kg of virgin gas per year.
  • In 2020 Daikin Central Europe initiated Retradeables, Europe’s first online-marketplace to enable the recovery, reclaim and re-use of refrigerants for the entire HVAC-R industry. As consortium partner of the EU-Life-program we started the  project in May 2021 in Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary.
  Source: Daikin Europe N. V.’s Environmental Report 2020

 

 

We reduce CO2 emissions

Daikin reduces CO2 emissions
  • While Daikin’s global net sales tripled between 2005 to 2018, greenhouse gas emissions from our factories worldwide were reduced by 75 %.
  • In fiscal year 2019 our global efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions from residential air-conditioners resulted in savings of 68 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent compared to business as usual.
  • Daikin Europe N. V. reduced transport-related CO2 emissions per sales volume (m3) from 8,8 kg/m3 in 2016 to 7,3 kg/m3 in 2019 due to higher efficiency of truck loading and increased shipping by sea instead of transport by road.

Source: Daikin Europe N. V.’s Environmental Report 2020

 

Our Green Procurement Guidelines

Daikin's Green Procurement Guidelines
  • We encourage suppliers to practise environmental sustainability for instance by ISO14001 certifications.
  • Daikin Europe N. V.’s annual assessment of green procurement shows that in fiscal year 2019 98 % of our core suppliers to the factory were awarded excellent status or good status under continuous review.

Source: Daikin Europe N. V.’s Environmental Report 2020

 

Our Green Heart Factory Standard

Daikin Green Heart Factory Standard
  • Daikin Group’s in-house evaluation method measures the impact of our factories on the use of water, energy, fluorocarbons as well as waste and volatile organic emissions. Daikin Europe N. V. Ostend factory was certified by a silver medal (2018) and a gold medal (2019).

Source: Daikin Europe N. V.’s Environmental Report 2020

 

Our contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals
  • As part of the Daikin Group we aim to contribute to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations by using world-class technologies to reduce the environmental impact while at the same time providing new value for a healthy, comfortable way of living.
Source: Daikin Europe N. V.’s Environmental Report 2020

 

 

 

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