Daikin America Joins US EPA SmartWay Partnership

SmartWay will save the equivalent of 357 million barrels of oil.

Daikin America, Inc. today announced that it joined the SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and private industry that provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of transportation supply chains.

The SmartWay® Transport Partnership was developed jointly in early 2003 by the EPA and Charter Partners, which included representatives from industry stakeholders, environmental groups, American Trucking Associations, and Business for Social Responsibility, and this innovative program was fully launched in 2004. Partners rely upon SmartWay® tools and approaches to track and reduce emissions and fuel use from goods movement. The Partnership currently has over 3,000 members, including shippers, logistics companies, truck, rail, barge, and multimodal carriers.

The SmartWay® program and its partners contribute to an overall savings of 357 million barrels of oil, $47.6 billion on fuel costs, 2.7 million tons of NOX and 112,000 tons of PM. This is equivalent to eliminating annual energy use in over 23 million homes. By joining SmartWay® Transport Partnership, Daikin America continues to demonstrate its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.

Daikin America, Inc. is committed to the overall Global Daikin Group Fusion 25 mission of offering new value in environment and air, contributing to both a more sustainable society and to the Group’s growth objectives. At Daikin, we are challenging ourselves with a strategy to achieve carbon neutrality, which in part will be driven by our continued efforts to establish a robust supply chain. Daikin America believes a strong SmartWay® Transportation Partnership can help support this mission.

Daikin America, Inc. was established in 1991 and today is the world’s foremost developer and manufacturer of fluorochemical products. While our foundation is global, our relationships are local. With concern for the global economy and environment, our commitment is to develop products that do more with less – less waste, less energy, less material – yet produce increased performance and greater longevity. Better chemistry, easier process, higher performance – that’s Daikin America. For more information about Daikin America visit www.daikin-america.com.

For information about the SmartWay® Transport Partnership visit epa.gov/smartway.