PROTECTING TOMORROW’S GENERATION TODAY


Committed to a sustainable planet: Daikin has established an ecosystem where waste refrigerants are collected, cleaned and restored for reuse in its aim to protect the environment.

REFRIGERANTS within air conditioners are pivotal substances that make air conditioning possible.

Its ability to quickly change states between liquid and gas allows us to cool (or heat) our homes, offices and commercial buildings, keeping us sweat-free and comfortable.

However, it is widely recognised that numerous fluorocarbon refrigerant gases, when released into the atmosphere, contribute to global warming.

Any refrigerant used in a refrigeration system will eventually lose its effectiveness, necessitating a recharge of the system with fresh, unused gas.

Therefore, the recovery, reclamation and reuse of refrigerants are crucial to prevent the unnecessary disposal of waste gas and the production of virgin refrigerants.

Leading the charge Globally,

Daikin strives to meet the world’s needs for air solutions by providing clean and comfortable air environments, while at the same time contributing innovations to solving global environmental problems.

Daikin’s Environmental Vision 2050 (DEV 2050) aims to safeguard the environment and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero across the full value chain of its business by 2050.

In line with DEV 2050, Daikin Malaysia is leading the country in an initiative that focuses on refrigerant recovery to safeguard the environment and reduce carbon footprints.

The company has established an ecosystem, collaborating with reclamation and recovery centres, where waste refrigerants are collected, cleaned and restored to “as new” quality for reuse, with old units properly treated and disposed of.

To formalise this ecosystem, Daikin Malaysia has announced the launch of its pilot project campaign, “Save the Earth: Exchange for the Future Generation”.

Daikin Malaysia, through its affiliates – Daikin Malaysia Sales and Service Sdn Bhd (DMSS) and Acson Malaysia Sales and Service Sdn Bhd (AMSS) – will recover refrigerants from end-users through its installers during servicing and maintenance.

The installers will then send the used refrigerants and old air conditioning units for proper handling and recycling at Daikin’s collection centre in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

The recovered refrigerants will undergo processing by a licensed facility, where all impurities will be meticulously removed, thereby restoring the refrigerants to their purest state, in accordance with the standards outlined in ARI-700 specifications (purity greater than 99.5%).

The old air conditioning units will then be sent to licensed recycling facilities to ensure sustainable e-waste management.

Fostering green practices

Initially launched as a pilot programme in the Klang Valley, the collection of used refrigerants will be expanded to encompass other states in Malaysia, through the establishment of new collection centres in the near future.

In an effort to promote and foster green practices, DMSS and AMSS will conduct training sessions for installers, aiming to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills for proper refrigerant handling.

This proactive approach is vital to prevent the potential mishandling of refrigerants, which can lead to significant environmental setbacks.

The introduction of this programme reinforces Daikin Malaysia’s commitment to leading the air conditioning industry in corporate social responsibility initiatives, exemplifying environmental stewardship.

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