The DAIKEN Group's CSR Basic Policy
Contribute to the realization of a sustainable society by creating values shared with society through activities for "Ecology" and "Improvements in the quality of space"
- With CSR and CSV* as the key axes, we will improve our corporate value and enhance our competitiveness to realize GP25.
- Using CSR as an activity to enhance our ability to respond to and earn the trust of society, we will systematically pursue CSR with our responses to the environment, society, and governance as key axes.
- Positioning CSV* as one of our management strategies, we encourage activities voluntarily and actively through the whole business process.
*DAIKEN's CSV is defined as finding solutions to social issues through the provision of common values capitalizing on DAIKEN's uniqueness.
- Building a sustainable society
- Providing secure, safe, and comfortable spaces
- Comprehensive use of wood building materials— encouraging the use of cascading
CSR Activity Promotion System
Medium-Term CSR Activity Plan (for fiscal 2017-2019)
Daiken Group Environment Policy
The Daiken Group recognizes the important duty to engage in environmental issues as we carry out our business activities, and we are committed to the building of a sustainable society that is friendly to the Earth and its people. To deliver long-term sustainability, we will maintain our Environmental Management System with our progressive efforts.
The Daiken Group is continuously striving to improve our environmental activities throughout the Group with the formulation of the medium-term environment plan to achieve our environmental policy while optimizing the Environment Management System (EMS). Furthermore, for efficient operation, we promote and develop the Quality and Environmental Management System (QEMS) to be integrated with the Quality Management System (QMS).
Structure to Promote Environment Management
The 5th Medium-Term Environmental Plan (for fiscal 2017-2019)
Soil improvement additive, DW fiber, using cascading domestic wood, contributes to building a low-carbon society
The Daiken Group stated three policies: becoming a sustainable society, expansion of the use of domestic wood, and the comprehensive utilization of wood. In order to achieve these policies, we have developed the soil improvement additive, DW fiber, in collaboration with JCE Co., Ltd., by utilizing our strength in material development technologies. DW fiber has been used for a variety of purposes, including the project of total cascading of wood that is carried out in Nichinan-cho, Tottori Prefecture, and is attracting attention as a new approach to environmental conservation.
Business base for total cascading of wood in Nichinan-cho, Tottori
TWe launched a project for the total cascading of wood by using DW fiber with Nichinan-cho in Tottori Prefecture. We purchase wood offcuts that are generated when producing LVL* from the local LVL manufacturer, Orochi Co.,Ltd., to produce the DW fiber. The DW fiber is sold to construction companies through Sansui Navico, a group company of JCE Co., Ltd., and is used to improve coastal forests and the greening of roads all over Japan to support reforestation and local forestry.
*LVL = Laminated Veneer Lumber
An engineered wood product that is laminated with multiple layers of a single board aligned with the fiber direction
Initiatives for prevention of global warming
In the past, the Daiken Group has shifted from fossil fuels, such as heavy oil, to biomass energy fueled by wood chips derived from building scraps in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We also installed our largest biomass boiler at the Okayama plant in July 2016 leading to an increase in biomass energy to 50% of the total energy used in the production sites in Japan for fiscal 2018. With these efforts, we were able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% compared with fiscal 2014.
Recycling of waste materials
The Daiken Group is aiming to develop a recycling-oriented society and is recycling waste by reusing the wood offcuts
and defective products generated during the manufacturing process for the product materials.
In fiscal 2018, the waste emissions generated during the manufacturing process were 48,800 metric tons. We promoted their use as materials or for heating, which resulted in simple incineration being reduced to 1% and the recycling rate reaching 91%.
We continue to further improve the recycling rate.
*Recycling rate =Amount of recycled resources/Total amount of waste generated x 100(%)
Amount of recycled resources = Valuable + Use for materials + Use for heat
Effective use of recycling/untapped resources
The Daiken Group is committed to the effective use of wood resources and untapped resources in developing and producing its products as part of our efforts to develop a sustainable society. In fiscal 2018, the utilization of recycled materials was 63%, and untapped resources were 5% of the raw materials used for manufacturing. In addition, we prioritized the use of environmentally friendly wood, such as plywood made from planted trees, thus we improved the utilization ratio of plantation resources to 12%. We continue to strive to use sustainable resources.