Local communitiesInitiatives for local communities
Daiseki believes that protecting the global environment that forms the foundation for people's health and lives, while supporting manufacturing and other industries through recycling, is the major social responsibility we bear as a company that aims to become "the No. 1 recycling company in Asia." The understanding of local residents is essential for Daiseki in operating as an industrial waste treatment business. Accordingly, while engaging in activities to protect the global environment, we strive for proactive dialogue and interactions with our customers, local residents, local government bodies, universities, and other stakeholders, and work to make social contributions that lead to regional revitalization.
We view environmental communication with business partners and consumers as an important role of our company. In FY2023, we provided briefings during individual business talks, introduced our initiatives during plant tours for local residents, and also maintained contact with stakeholders through other channels. In cooperation with universities, we are undertaking activities including lectures at universities by our employees, hosting of practical training for students at out plants, and internships that allow students and employees to examine new environmental businesses together.
Environmental communication with customers
Daiseki offers customers environmental value through the intermediate treatment and recycling of industrial waste. During business talks and plant visits, we explain to customers the environmental value that we provide. Our high recycling rate and contributions to carbon neutrality are highly regarded by our customers.
Plant tours inviting local residents
Plant tours are held regularly inciting residents in surrounding area
(Daiseki Hokuriku Works)
Daiseki conducts tours at its works for customers that generate industrial waste and residents in surrounding area as needed 1,402 people from 738 companies participated in these tours in FY2023. Tour attendees are asked to participate in a survey evaluating the works in terms of tidiness and organization, safety conditions, employee attitudes and other factors on a scale of 0–5 points, and respondents gave Daiseki an average 4.7 points in FY2023.
Signing a circular economy agreement with Gamagori City
Agreement signing ceremony on business partnership with Gamagori City
In December 2022, Daiseki signed a partnership agreement with Gamagori City to promote urban development in the city through a public-private partnership. Gamagori City has expressed its goal of incorporating the circular economy in its urban development and becoming a “circular city” which proactively promotes the circular economy. The purpose of this agreement is for Gamagori City and Daiseki to utilize their respective resources and networks to promote a recycling-oriented society and the circular economy in order to achieve a circular city, as well as to resolve problems in the community and revitalize the area.
Participation in the removal of illegally dumped waste
Receiving an appreciation letter from the prefectural residents’ bureau of Higashi-Harima, Hyogo Pref.
(Daiseki Kansai Works)
At the request of the local government, Daiseki Kansai Works participated in the removal of illegally dumped waste through the “Waste Eco Bill Program.” Under this program, waste that has been illegally dumped or improperly disposed of on unmanaged private land in the Higashi-Harima area and is detrimental to the lives of those in the community is removed and disposed of in cooperation with waste treatment companies, local residents, and the local government, and measures are taken to prevent reoccurrence. On the day of the clean-up, we removed illegally dumped waste alongside a prefectural road.
Awarded Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon
Receiving the Medal
(Daiseki Kansai Works)
Daiseki made donations in support of Akashi city’s environment-related projects for two consecutive years, in 2021 and 2022. In recognition of this, we were recently awarded the Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon, an award for exceptional philanthropy.
Participating in training to set up and operate temporary storage facilities for disaster waste (Daiseki Eco. Solution)
Training to set up and operate temporary storage facilities for disaster waste in Kitanagoya City
(Daiseki Eco. Solution)
Daiseki Eco. Solution participated in Nagoya city’s training to set up temporary storage facilities for residents in July 2022, and in two sets of training to set up and operate temporary storage facilities for disaster waste, the first run by Kitanagoya city in September 2022 and the second by Toyoake city in November of the same year. These training programs are hosted by the local government and Aisankyo (Aichi Prefecture industrial resource recycling association) to confirm and verify the status of temporary storage facilities and the readiness to receive disaster waste. We were able to improve preparations and proficiency in responding to disasters. Going forward, Daiseki Group will not only continue treatment of disaster waste, but also participate in preparations and training in normal times in cooperation with local governments and regional communities.
Exhibition at the COP27 Virtual Japan Pavilion
Presentation slide for COP27 Virtual Japan Pavilion
Daiseki joined COP27 Virtual Japan Pavilion organized by Ministry of the Environment in November 2022.
We explained that our recycling and industrial waste treatment business contributes to the realization of the circular economy, that our recycled fuel is utilized as a substitute for coal and heavy crude oil, which can reduce the use of fossil fuels, and that Daiseki’s waste recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 98% compared to simple incineration.
ESG Briefings for Institutional Investors
ESG briefing slides
In October 2022, at our Q2 financial results briefing, we held an ESG briefing session for institutional investors to explain our ESG activities. At this briefing we covered Daiseki’s recycling business, our reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and the promotion of diversity, among other topics.
Cooperation with The University of Tokyo OEGs
Proposal presentations by students from OEGs
(at Daiseki Headquarters)
In FY2023, Daiseki began support for The University of Tokyo One Earth Guardians (OEGs), which is a 100-year project launched by The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences to protect the earth. In FY2023, we discussed what kind of business we would consider based on the topic of preserving the global environment through the circular economy. Daiseki employees communicated the current status of the circular economy and business issues; students from The University of Tokyo then conducted research and studies from a scientific perspective and presented their findings to Daiseki executives in January 2023. We plan to continue this activity in FY2024.