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Problems such as climate change and changing demographics are presenting our advancing global society with many challenges. 

The Daikin Group aims to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society through business activities that provide society with new value.

We are accelerating various efforts for SDGs as a global leader in fluoro-chemical manufacture.



Refrigerant recovery and reclamation initiatives in Europe

Daikin Group companies are the only comprehensive air conditioning manufacturers that perform everything from refrigerant development to air conditioner development, refrigerant recovery, reclamation, and destruction.

Recovery and recycling activity of fluoropolymers

Daikin Industries, Ltd. has established “The Group Basic Environmental Policy” to promote Environmental consideration and response, targeting the effective use of resources.

Green Procurement Initiatives

Daikin Group considers environmental conservation as one of the most important management issues. Furthermore, we are promoting environmental management to our business partners through “Green Procurement Guidelines”.

Green Heart Factory Initiatives

Daikin Industries, Ltd. was certified as an Eco-First company in 2008 under The Eco-First Program promoted by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan. We are committed to environmental conservation as an advanced, unique and industry-leading company.

Daikin’s approach to PFOA

Daikin Industries, Ltd. and all of its affiliates have ceased the manufacture and use of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and related substances as of the end of calendar year 2015. Our Yodogawa Plant (Settsu City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan) has voluntary implemented measures such as pumping and purification of groundwater to date in response to the detection of PFOA in the groundwater around the plant. As a company that manufactured and used PFOA in the past, we will continue to monitor trends relevant to PFOA and take action in consultation with the Japanese government and local authorities.

Measures concerning environment emission of PFAS

Daikin produces and uses a variety of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, currently referred to as “PFAS.”, and achieved by the end of 2020 an internal goal of 99% of processing aids capture in its process water discharges at its US and EU manufacturing plants.  We recognize the need for continuous improvement in manufacturing stewardship.  Going forward we consider new technologies and practices to help ensure the safe manufacture and use of our products.