Air conditioning systems have revolutionized indoor environments across the globe and have contributed to an improved quality of life and economic growth. Daikin uses the core technologies of air conditioning and advanced technologies achieved through open innovation to pursue the infinite possibilities of air, all while working towards the continual mission of elevating the health and comfort of people and spaces.
In September 2015 the United Nations adopted "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" and established the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are "A blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all."
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The Daikin Group aims to contribute to the realization of the SDGs by identifying three themes: earth, cities, and people. Our objective is to develop our world-class technologies to reduce environmental impact in the future while at the same time creating new value in the form of a healthy, comfortable way of living for generations to come.
Reduce environmental impact through all business activities and contribute to alleviating climate change
Contribute to solving energy-related issues arising from urbanization and contribute to the creation of sustainable cities
Pursue new possibilities for air and contribute to healthy, comfortable lifestyles
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. This is leading to 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 wider use 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, workers increasingly require comfortable spaces where they can do their jobs easily and productively in industrialized countries.
The Daikin Group is striving to realize livable cities that achieve comfort and energy efficiency through citywide air conditioner control. We are working towards 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.
With economic development comes rapid industrialization, exploding population growth in cities, and ballooning traffic volume — all of which contribute to more hazardous chemicals in the atmosphere. This gives rise to numerous problems that we must tackle in our living air environment, such as negative effects on our health.
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 to bring the world health and peace of mind indoors as well by giving added value to air, so that it helps people work more productively in offices and get quality sleep at home.