Doing something for those in need makes the world a better place.



Corporate Social Responsibility continuously have a strong role in our business culture. This year Daikin Central Europe headquarters and Daikin Austria have teamed up to support the Sterntalerhof, a child’s hospice and family harbourage: Daikin Central Europe donated EUR 3.000,00 for essential purchases, while Daikin Austria helped with a donation in the form of air conditioners worth EUR 14.500,00.

The Sterntalerhof has set itself the goal to care for families with seriously, chronically and terminally ill children. With its unique combination of a holistic, family-oriented approach and equestrian therapy, the mission is to ensure a sense of comfort and hope for children and their families who have to deal with an uncertain future on a daily basis.

In addition to that donation, we supported again two families in need in Brunn am Gebirge.

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The joy of sharing: In 2006 "Daikin for Life" started. Through this international charity initiative, we support regional organizations in Central and Eastern Europe every year.

Without the support of private people or companies, many non-profit initiatives could not work. Therefore Corporate Social Responsibility is an important part of Daikin´s corporate culture. 

Also last Christmas, we considered it important to support charitable organizations. The donation of € 4,000 was given to neunerhaus in Vienna. This social organization was founded in 1999 and aims to meet the needs and desires of homeless people and provides a self-determined and decent life to around 570 people. In addition, neunerhaus runs a health center, where alone last year 4,000 homeless and uninsured people received medical care, including 280 children. 

In addition - as every year - we also supported two families in need in Brunn am Gebirge, where we have our office. 

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SOS Kinderdorf (aka SOS Children´s Village) is a global organization aiming to help children in need.

The first SOS Children’s Village was founded by Hermann Gmeiner in 1949 in Imst, Austria. He was committed to helping children in need – children who had lost their homes, their security and their families as a result of the Second World War. With the support of many donors and co-workers, our organisation has grown to help children all over the world.

Worldwide 577.000 children and young people were cared for and supported through SOS Children´s Villages familiy strengthening and alternative care in 2016. In Austria 2750 children and young people were cared for.

SOS Children's Villages is very active in Austria, adapting its work to the needs of children and families. In addition to the SOS Children's villages, where children who have lost parental care can be looked after by the SOS mothers, there are a number of programmes working with families and young people in the community. Young children can attend the SOS Kindergartens while their parents go to work or receive training.

Family strengthening programmes are an important component of the work carried out: in cooperation with local agencies, SOS Children's Villages works directly with families and communities to empower them to effectively care for their children. These activities can include: counselling and workshops for parents and young people, therapy for children with special psychological problems, and accommodation for refugees. Young adults can live in special houses and flats where they are guided on their path to an independent life with the help of professionals.

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Often if heaving sick or disabled kids, parents do not have the possibilities to fulfil the greatest wishes of their children. Here Kindertraum steps in and helps them to make a wish come true.

Stiftung Kindertraum was founded in 1998, as Dr. Breindl, a tax accountant had a heart desire: he wanted to give hope and courage to ill and disabled children. With this as a fundament, already in the year of establishment, the foundation managed to fulfil a very special desire.  A blind girl called Hava wished for a guitar. This was given to her by no one less the the Kelly family, who also gave her 10 guitar lessons. 

Since then the foundation could make many wishes come true, based on donations from private supporters, companies or charitable activities. 

In 2015 in total 172 personal wishes could be fulfilled and next to this also 50 group projects were realised.

We are very happy that we this year decided, following the results of an internal survey with all employees, to make children’s dreams come true and support the organisation Stiftung Kindertraum with a generous donation. With this we could make in total 7 heart wishes come true.

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As part of the charity initiative Daikin for life, Daikin Austria donates regularly to different organisations. In 2016 they donated a total amount of 8000€  and with this, they show that Corporate Social Responsibility is a strong part of their business approach.