Daikin achieves responsible sourcing standard
Daikin Europe has become the first manufacturer of HVAC equipment in the world to achieve the BRE’s internationally respected BES 6001 responsible sourcing standard for its VRV air conditioning system, providing the industry with third party verification of its supply chain.
The responsible sourcing covers the Daikin Group’s Belgian-made products including its high efficiency VRV range. The Daikin Group stated that it offers products which utilise the latest technologies in both air conditioning and fluorochemicals to provide comfort in all aspects of peoples’ lives globally. Through developing energy-efficient technologies, Daikin has brought to market products and services with restricted CO2 emissions which contribute to sustainable development across society.
The BRE BES 6001 Framework Standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products is a leading framework for product manufacturers to demonstrate responsible sourcing of their products. The standard encompasses organisational and supplier management systems alongside environmental and social characteristics of the business.
Commenting on this achievement, Dr Shamir Ghumra, head of responsible sourcing at the BRE said: “This is a significant milestone for the construction products sector. Early adopters of the BES 6001 standard have had shorter and less complex supply chains. Daikin has demonstrated a genuine commitment to responsible sourcing by assessing the many components of their air conditioning units made in Belgium, proving that certification can be achieved for complex products.”
Graham Wright, legislation specialist at Daikin UK, added: “This is another significant endorsement for Daikin products. Over the past ten years we have invested in reducing our organisational impact — and the embodied impact we pass on to the users of our products. The BES 6001 standard allowed us to collate a range of supply chain management practices and our own environmental & social performance into a single consistent framework, and allows us to support our clients in the Breeam process as a result. The Very Good rating shows that we have reached an unparalleled position in the industry for responsible sourcing, as well as highlighting areas in which we can continue to improve.”