Urjavaran 2019, International Conference on Energy and Environment, courtesy of Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) was held with the participation of industry specialists. Daikin, an industry leader in heating, ventilation, refrigerating and air-conditioning (HVAC) was the principle partner. ISHRAE organized it with the support of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Sri Lankan Chapter.
The focus being on energy consumption and environment conservation in the hospitality and health care sector, the keynotes were based on ‘Energy: Sustainability Roadmap for Healthcare and Hospitality.’ Delegates representing both industry sectors were presented with insightful information on relevant topics, all centered on innovation and sustainability with regard to energy and environment in the heating, refrigerating and air-conditioning industry.
The principle partner for Urjavaran 2019, Daikin, was represented by Manoj Agarwal, Vice President – Export Business, Daikin India. He introduced Daikin as a lasting brand with a legacy of 95 years, that originated in Japan. “What we stand for is technology, innovation, reliability, and quality. We also take pride in offering the largest product portfolio in the HVAC sector. Our extensive client base, over 67,000 employees, over 200 subsidiaries and over 80 factories across the world, make us the number one air-conditioning company,” he said. Daikin is an innovator, especially with the possession of a patent for the R-32 refrigerant that Daikin engineers developed, which has the lowest Global Warming Potential (GWP) among the refrigerants in the market. He also spoke of Daikin’s intentions and efforts to produce energy efficient and environmentally sustainable products, which should be adopted for the sustainability of the planet.
Daikin is a global company that operates on the three business pillars of air conditioning, chemicals, and filters. They focus on introducing innovative products and equipments for commercial, industrial and residential purposes.
In fiscal 2018, the company had formulated Daikin Environmental Vision 2050 in order to contribute to solving increasingly serious global environmental problems over the long term. Based on this environmental vision, the company set targets and implement measures under its fusion strategic management plans with the goal of contributing to a sustainable society by taking on the world’s problems through its business. In addition, Daikin has also formulated the CSR Action Plan 2020 that sets its targets for 2020 for each of Daikin’s nine CSR themes. Under this plan, the entire Daikin Group is now working to achieve these targets. Every five years, Daikin initiates a unique strategic management plan called ‘Fusion’. In Fusion 20, together with expansion of principal businesses, including air conditioning, chemicals, and filters, Daikin will boldly challenge new fields and aim for even further growth and development.