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Company Profile
Enterprise Value: £47bn
Region: Asia Pacific
Resource Efficiency

Daikin’s core business is in manufacturing energy-efficient air conditioning and refrigeration equipment including air conditioners, heat pumps, air purifiers and water boilers for both commercial and residential use. The company also produces chemical products including refrigerants used in air conditioning systems, as well as a small business selling hydraulic equipment for industrial machinery. Its chemical business supplies products used in the renewable energy, battery and healthcare sectors. Daikin is headquartered in Japan with a large footprint across North America, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East and Africa.

Impact Score: 16%

Daikin reports that its products on average reduce the amount of energy required for heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and water treatment by c.30% compared to a typical system. The company sells globally including in several emerging and less developed countries.

Fundamental Quality: 74%

Daikin has a clear growth strategy with net-zero carbon emissions as a key objective. The company has a track-record of strong financial performance in its home markets, but has not performed as well in its US business. Turning this business around and reducing carbon emissions is a strategic focus.

Link to UN SDGs SDG 9
SDG 9 explicitly includes upgrading infrastructure to increase resource-use efficiency. With their more efficient HVAC technology Daikin directly supports this goal.
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(per £1m invested)
Resource Efficiency:
30 tCO2e emissions avoided
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Recent stewardship topics
  • Auditor/Director independence
  • Gender diversity
  • Net Zero Carbon strategy/targets
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