Daifuku Eco-Action Program
In 2012, Daifuku established its Eco-Action program, which rewards eco-points for environmental activities undertaken by employees in a bid to foster an environmental mindset. With a variety of ecological activities provided in each region, a total of 13,403 employees participated in volunteer activities and environmental learning events.
Eco-points gained by employees can be exchanged for green goods and other rewards. In addition, we donate an amount equivalent to the total points gained by them to external organizations.
Eco-Action events (examples)
|Program||Content / Description||FY 2019
Total number of participants
|Eco Field Report||Learn about the environment through experiences at nature parks, zoos, museums, environmental facilities, etc.||408 people|
|Eco Quiz||Eco Quiz published in the in-house newsletter. Disseminate information about the environment and deepen the understanding of this topic||2,847 people|
|Environment oriented household account book||Allows entering data about usage of electricity and water etc. for visualization to raise awareness of energy conservation||119 people|
|Lake Biwa reed cutting activity||Participate in a conservation cycle event to protect the reeds and encourage water purification of Lake Biwa||32 people|
|Non-native species fishing tournament||Participate in efforts to reduce breeding of non-native fish, in order to protect the ecosystem of Lake Biwa||25 people|
|Water spraying event||Participate in a water-spraying event together with other organizations and businesses to counter the heat island effect in urban areas||17 people|
Change in number of participants KPI
Crown SportsDaifuku has been implementing projects to further increase employees’ environmental awareness, and expand the number of participants. We managed to greatly exceed the target of 7,800 people, and achieve 13,403 participants.
|Total number of participants||7,474 people||6,458 people||7,800 people||13,403 people|
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In fiscal 2020, Daifuku is planning to make the following donations as a part of the Daifuku Eco-Action Program, which is an employee participation-style environmental initiative.
|[Continued] 8th year
Shiga Prefectural Lake Biwa Museum
(previous year: 1,000,000 yen)
|Museum Renewal Operating Cost|
|[Continued] 7th year
Hini Arata Kan carbon offset
(previous year: 540,000 yen)
|Offset through contributions to the regional reduction framework of amounts equal to CO2 emissions generated from operating the Hini Arata Kan and associated with visitor movements there|
|[Continued] 6th year
United Nations Decade on Biodiversity Japan Committee
(previous year: 1,000,000 yen)
|Various initiatives to raise mainstream public awareness of biodiversity preservation|
|[Continued] 2nd year
Shiga Green-activity Network
(previous year: 200,000 yen)
|Holding education and awareness seminars and events to promote reducing the environmental impact|
The Nature Conservation Society of Japan
|200,000 yen||Various projects to facilitate education and awareness of, and investigative research on nature conservation|
Japan National Trust
|100,000 yen||Various projects to use and conserve Japan’s cultural properties, natural scenic sites and other assets, while also ensure their preservation for future generations|
Environmental Award System
Crown SportsWe established an Environmental Award System in 2014 to recognize the environmental initiatives of individual employees and Group affiliate companies, which serves as a driving force of our environmental management efforts. In fiscal 2018, employees participated in individual volunteer initiatives of composting food scraps and weeds and creating toys using scrap material; as a group, we received commendations for using a special jig to create a lift-free large frame, changing to paper-free customer specification documentation, and reusing production waste.
D-EMS (DAIFUKU Eco-Management System) KPI
Crown SportsIn January 2017, we launched the Daifuku Eco-information Management Tools (D-EMS), which enable the timely assessment of global environmental data and effective environmental impact reduction. We receive monthly reports of environmental information from our various sites (including foreign subsidiaries), and we collect, aggregate and analyze this environmental data to help us achieve our environmental targets. The company-wide deployment rate for fiscal 2019 was 95.8%; we were unable to meet the target of 100% due to not achieving full awareness at our foreign subsidiaries. By sharing the measures being taken in the Environmental Enhancement Management Committee, we will continue to focus on assessing and understanding global environmental data.