Daikin Industries

InfluenceMap Score
C
Performance Band
67%
Organisation Score
47%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Industrials
Head​quarters:
Osaka, Japan
Wikipedia:

Climate Lobbying Overview: Daikin appears to take broadly positive positions on climate change policy. The company appears supportive of climate action in its top-line messaging and has actively supported energy efficiency standards in Brazil and Mexico. However, Daikin retains memberships to industry associations which have lobbied against climate policy such as Keidanren and Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association (JEMA).

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: Daikin details a clear position on climate change science on its corporate website. Daikin’s CEO statement on the company’s website, as of February 2021, also communicates broad support for efforts towards increased GHG emissions reductions. In its 2020 Annual Report, Daikin states support and approval of the Paris Agreement. However, the company has not specified to what extent it believes that national or regional regulatory intervention is necessary to address climate change issues.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: Daikin states on its website that it engages with policymakers on climate but with no further details of specific policies it is seeking to influence nor the outcomes sought (as of March 2021). According to this disclosure, Daikin “introduced their initiatives” to the U.S. senators from California and “exchanged ideas on decarbonization” with the California Air Resources Board in April 2019. In July 2020, Daikin advocated for the implementation of more stringent international energy efficiency standards for air conditioners in Brazil. In its 2020 CDP disclosure, Daikin stated its support for the tightening of the Energy Transition Law and related NOM energy efficiency standards in Mexico.

Positioning on Energy Transition: Daikin appears to have limited engagement on the energy transition, beyond a statement of top-line support for the “low-carbon revolution” in 2017.

Industry Association Governance: Daikin has a dedicated page on its corporate website for disclosing its engagement with industry associations, but the page does not provide the full list of memberships, nor details of each organization’s climate change policy positions. Daikin has not published a review of its alignment with its industry associations on climate policy.

Daikin retains direct membership of Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) and Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association (JEMA) which have lobbied negatively and actively on many strands of climate change and energy regulation in Japan. It is also a member of the environmental committee of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai), which has called for ambitious 2030 renewable energy target in Japan.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures
Communication of Climate Science
2 NS NS NS NS NS NS
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
0 2 NA NS NS 1 1
Supporting the Need for Regulations
NS NS NS NS -1 NS NS
Support of UN Climate Process
1 2 NS NS NS 1 1
Transparency on Legislation
-1 NA -1 NA NA NA NS
Carbon Tax
NS NS NA NS NS NS NS
Emissions Trading
NS NS 0 NS NS NS NS
Energy and Resource Efficiency
1 NS NS NS 2 NS NS
Renewable Energy
NS NS NS NS 2 NS NS
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
NS 1 NS NS NS NS NS
GHG Emission Regulation
1 NS NS NS 2 NS NS
Disclosure on Relationships
0 NS -1 NA NA NA NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
61%
 
61%
 
47%
 
47%
 
37%
 
37%
 
39%
 
39%
 
41%
 
41%
 
44%
 
44%
 
45%
 
45%

How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.