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Daikin for Life –The Joy of Making a Difference

Press Release, February 2019

To Daikin ‘We care about people’ is more than just another slogan. It is a commitment. Therefore, the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of air conditioning, heat pumps and cooling solutions publishes details of its charitable activities within the framework of ‘Daikin for Life’.


Vienna, February 2019 – Following the principle "We care about people" Daikin launched the international charity initiative "Daikin For Life" in 2006. As even a small act can make an enormous difference Daikin supports various local organizations in Central and Eastern Europe in delivering their work to communities or the environment.

A contribution ...

initiatives prove to be important for societies as they often focus on issues disregarded by the public. Yet, many charitable organizations finance themselves mainly through donations and could not exist without the support of individuals or companies. Being aware of these circumstances is why Corporate Social Responsibility is an important part of Daikin´s corporate culture. “Looking back, we have been supporting great projects ever since ‘Daikin for Life’ has been founded. We know how to make a difference in our contribution to both nature and society”, emphasized Carl Lievens, Managing Director of Daikin Central Europe.

... out of commitment

With the help of ‘Daikin for Life’, charitable institutions are supported all the year. Especially at Christmas, Daikin prefers to support charities and people in need instead of spending large sums of money on Christmas cards or gifts. “We are confident that our clients, customers, partners and friends share our point of view and help Daikin to help where support is most urgently needed”, said Lievens.


A Daikin initiative of caring

This year, Daikin supports neunerhaus with a donation of € 4,000. The social organization was founded in 1999 and aims to meet the needs and desires of homeless people and offers about 570 people a self-determined and decent life. Since medical care and social work go hand in hand, there neunerhaus also runs a health center. Last year alone, 4,400 homeless and uninsured people received medical care, including 280 children. Daikin employees in Brunn am Gebirge have decided to support neunerhaus as a part of "Daikin for Life". In addition - as every year - there is also a financial contribution from Daikin for two families in need in Brunn am Gebirge



Daikin Airconditioning Central Europe
Daikin Airconditioning Central Europe was founded in 1999 with its headquarters in Brunn am Gebirge, Austria. The product portfolio comprises products and solutions for heating, cooling, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. Roughly 320 employees are in charge of the sales and service activities in 15 countries in Central and Eastern Europe (Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldavia, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania).

About Daikin Europe N.V.
Daikin Europe N.V. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daikin Industries Limited and a major European producer of air conditioners, heating systems and refrigeration equipment, with approximately 6950 employees throughout Europe and major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Turkey and the UK.
Globally, Daikin is renowned for its pioneering approach to product development and the unrivalled quality and versatility of its integrated solutions. With more than 90 years of experience in the design and manufacture of heating and cooling technologies, Daikin is a market leader in heat pump technology.

Press contact:
Marijke Slijkhuis
Marketing & Communication, Daikin Airconditioning Central Europe HandelsgmbH
Tel.: 43 (0)2236 32557-175
Campus 21, Europaring F12/402, 2345 Brunn am Gebirge, Austria 

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