SDGs declaration: Promotion framework

SDGs Declaration

DaikyoNishikawa has enacted its SDGs declaration selecting 12 out of the 17 SDGs, with the intent that each and every employee can play a leading role while fulfilling the company’s responsibilities as a manufacturer toward building a sustainable society.

SDGs Declaration

Promotion Framework

In promoting our activities toward the SDGs, we have grouped goals that are closely related to each other based on the idea that we should consider not simply individual goals but also their interactions with other goals and should pursue total optimization, as called for by the SDGs. According to the grouping, we have set up three teams (Blue, Red, and Yellow). Each team is led by an Executive Officer, and Division Managers are responsible for pursuing the 12 goals. In this way, we will make steady progress from the perspectives of both management and execution.

Team Blue

  • Good health and well-being
  • Affordable and clean energy
  • Industry, innovation, infrastructure
  • Responsible consumption and production
  • Climate action

Led by:Production, Engineering, Development, and Research & Development divisions
Team composition:
It is necessary to achieve total optimization not only of development and production but also of a series of processes including reduction, recycling, and reuse. The Production, Engineering, Development, and Research & Development divisions lead the entire company in achieving goals that are closely related to Monozukuri.


Examples of Efforts
Goal of sdgs Objectives Main Initiatives

Good health and well-being

Goal 3
Good health and well-being

Zero fatalities due to traffic accidents

Contribution to a safe and comfortable mobility society

  • Development of new simulation technology to ensure occupant protection and comfort
  • Development of new technologies for autonomous driving (including danger detection and human-vehicle connections)
  • Provision of safe and secure products using new technologies

Awareness raising for traffic safety

  • Providing safety education
  • Providing coaching on traffic rules and manners

Health enhancement

Maintaining and enhancing mental and physical health

  • Permanent mental health consultation desk
  • Periodic stress checks
  • Permanent Health Consultation Office with occupational physician stationed

Creating a safe workplace

Maintaining and improving a safe and secure work environment

  • Providing risk prediction training
  • Conducting risk assessment
  • Conducting safety audits in which labor and management work together

Affordable and clean energy

Goal 7
Affordable and clean energy

Efficient use of energy

Introduction of renewable energy

Reduced energy usage through efficient production

Industry, innovation, infrastructure

Goal 9
Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Eco-friendly developments/technologies

Technology development for lightweight products

  • Development of lightweight modules (tailgates, cockpits, etc.)
  • Technology development for electric vehicles (battery covers, cooling pipes, charging port lids, etc.)

Industry-academia-government joint development

Participation in government research and development projects (Model-Based Research [MBR] consortium and Nano Cellulose Vehicle [NCV] project)

Promoting open innovation through industry-academia-government collaboration

Promoting digital technology co-creation and development with business partners

Effective use of digital technology

Promoting DX by utilizing Model Based Development, AI, IoT, and autonomous equipment

Responsible consumption and production

Goal 12
Responsible consumption and production

Contribution to a recycling-oriented society

Promoting reduction, recycling and reuse (3Rs)

  • Monozukuri with product life cycle in mind
  • Development of recycling technology
  • Company-wide activities to reduce industrial waste

Minimizing adverse impact on human health and the environment

Eco-friendly Monozukuri

  • Development and increased use of environmentally friendly materials

Promotion of green procurement

  • Zero-procurement of products containing prohibited substances
  • Promoting procurement from eco-friendly companies
  • Promoting the reduction of CO2 emissions related to logistics and of the use of packing and packaging materials

Climate action

Goal 13
Climate action

Contribution to a low-carbon society

CO2 emission reduction

  • Production of lightweight products
  • Efficient production and distribution"

Responses to climate change

Risk management (responses to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, etc.)

  • Business continuity planning (BCP)

Team Red

  • Quality education
  • Gender equality
  • Decent work and economic growth
  • Reduced inequalities
  • Sustainable cities and communities

Keywords:human resources, local communities
Led by:Marketing & Sales, Corporate Management, and Quality divisions
Team composition:
Although the Corporate Management Division is primarily in charge, the Marketing & Sales and Quality divisions join and lead the company in order to maximize the advantage of forming a team and to incorporate new perspectives and innovative ideas.


Examples of Efforts
Goal of sdgs Objectives Main Initiatives

Quality education

Goal 4
Quality education

Providing educational opportunities to society

Giving lectures at societies for technology and universities

Passing down Monozukuri skills through work experience and plant tours

Enhancing in-house training

Providing planned and systematic in-house training

Gender equality

Goal 5
Gender equality

Promoting active participation by women

Making the workplace open for women to advance their careers and find their work rewarding

  • Accelerating the development of female managers and candidates for managerial positions
  • Promoting child-rearing support programs
  • Workplace environment improvement in which it is easier for male employees to take childcare leave
  • Preventing harassment

Decent work and economic growth

Goal 8
Decent work and economic growth

Promoting work-style reform

Introduction of various programs

  • Encouraging diverse working styles (telework, flextime, shortened working hours, etc.)

Promoting autonomous operations and labor saving

  • Reducing working hours while improving productivity (use of Robotic Process Automation [RPA], Artificial Intelligence [AI], etc.)
  • Achieving a healthy work-life balance

Reduced inequalities

Goal 10
Reduced inequalities

Promoting diversity

Making the workplace friendly for diverse human resources to work comfortably

  • Promoting the employment of people with disabilities, the elderly, and foreigners

Sustainable cities and communities

Goal 11
Sustainable cities and communities

Regional contributions

Community cleaning

Participation in local events

Disaster response

Disaster recovery support

Team Yellow

  • Peace, justice and strong institutions
  • Partnerships for the goals

Keywords:corporate ethics, partnership
Led by:Purchasing and Corporate Planning divisions
Team composition:
The Purchasing and Corporate Planning divisions lead the entire company because it is necessary for the company to cooperate with its business partners and affiliated companies (partnership) and contribute to building a sustainable society, while complying with corporate ethics guidelines.


Examples of Efforts
Goal of sdgs Objectives Main Initiatives

Peace, justice and strong institutions

Goal 16
Peace, justice and strong institutions

Legal compliance and fairness

Strengthening corporate governance

Setting up a permanent Compliance Consultation Desk

Legal and compliance education


Zero-procurement of conflict minerals

Partnerships for the goals

Goal 17
Partnership for the goals

Collaboration with stakeholders

Building a sustainable society through collaboration with stakeholders

International cooperation

Raising the level of the entire group through collaboration with overseas affiliates