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Policy on Contributing to Education

The Daikin Group, through its local companies, supports education for youth. By donating financial aid, offering technical courses, and conducting grass-roots activities, we seek to cooperate with and gain the trust of local communities.

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Efforts in Japan

Daikin Develops the "Circle of Life" Free Environmental Education Program on Biodiversity for Elementary School Children

Students role-play in a forestry issues discussionStudents role-play in a forestry issues discussion

A Daikin Industries, Ltd. employee leads an environmental lesson at a schoolA Daikin Industries, Ltd. employee leads an environmental lesson at a school

Daikin Industries, Ltd., in cooperation with NGO Conservation International (CI), our partner in reforestation activities, has developed an environmental education program called "Circle of Life," to teach elementary school children about biodiversity.

The program focuses on Daikin's reforestation efforts in Indonesia. The lessons keep children interested and eager as they take part in role-playing and other activities that teach them how changes in ecosystems affect their lives and how their lives in Japan are related to the world's environmental problems.

The course covers four lessons in the classroom, and schools can request to have extra lessons taught by Daikin employees.

Since April 2010, Daikin has been providing schools all over Japan with free teaching materials. In fiscal 2016, approximately 2,000 students from 27 schools took part in the program, and 15 of these welcomed Daikin employees to lead the lessons.

In fiscal 2014, for its Circle of Life education program, Daikin received the Award for Excellence at the Career Education Awards sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.

Daikin Leads Science Classes at Elementary Schools

Daikin employees conduct a science experiment for students using an air conditioner Daikin employees conduct a science experiment for students using an air conditioner

In support of the Sakai Municipal Board of Education’s initiative to foster creative children who love science, Daikin employees take on the role of teachers in science experiments in schools. The children conduct actual experiments in which, for example, they see how an air conditioner conveys heat and cools the air, and how an air purifier uses electricity to collect dust. In fiscal 2016, approximately 1000 students at 12 elementary schools took part.

Science Classes at Junior High Schools

Junior high school students learn how an air purifier worksJunior high school students learn how an air purifier works

Since fiscal 2015, we have been collaborating with Osaka Prefecture University on a program to teach experiment-based science classes at junior high schools in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture in order to foster the next generation of scientists.

With the aim of giving youngsters the opportunity to think and act with an open mind, Daikin employees take the part of instructors in leading science experiments. In fiscal 2016, we held classes at fuha:OSAKA for 22 junior high school students on the theme of how air conditioners cool the air.

Participation in Local Education Programs

Daikin employees (from the Kashima Plant) lead an elementary school classDaikin employees (from the Kashima Plant) lead an elementary school class

Following a request from the Kamisu Municipal Board of Education, the Daikin Industries, Ltd. Kashima plant has been conducting educational presentations at local elementary schools since 2010 to get children interested in science. Members of the company's Security Control Department, Chemicals Division, Kashima Production Division, and Engineering Division take the role of instructors and give upper-class students hands-on lessons. Daikin brought enough teaching materials and equipment for all students to observe and take part in experiments and thus ensure that each and every student experienced firsthand the joy of science. The program is improved each year by having students write their feelings and opinions following the classes.

Factory Tours for Elementary and Junior High School Students

A factory tour at the Yodogawa Plant

A factory tour at the Yodogawa PlantExperience our technology at TIC "Knowledge Forest"

We open our plants to the community by conducting tours for the local community association and elementary and junior high school children.

In fiscal 2016, the Yodogawa Plant held factory tours for 148 students of two nearby elementary schools. The students observed the Eco-Cute storage tank line and tried their hand at attaching O-rings. At the Technology and Innovation Center (TIC), which opened in November 2015, we used the third floor “Chi No Mori (Knowledge Forest)” area to let students experience firsthand Daikin technology through experiments in chemistry (fluoropolymer repellent) and air conditioning (cooling mechanism).

The Sakai Plant invited 276 students from three elementary schools for factory tours.

The Shiga Plant, meanwhile, hosted 192 students from one elementary school. Besides observing the production process for residential air conditioners, the students visited the Daikin Shiga Forest.

Students expressed their opinions of the plant tours and work experience tours in letters to Daikin and all spoke highly of the Daikin work places. Daikin will continue to strive for an open relationship with the community by hosting factory tours whenever possible.

A factory tour at the Yodogawa PlantA factory tour at the Yodogawa Plant

Hands-On Events Foster Interest in Technology

Hands-on event at fuha:TOKYOHands-on event at fuha:TOKYO

Daikin’s Solution Plaza fuha:TOKYO and fuha:OSAKA held events such as science experiments for junior high school students and air conditioner disassembly for elementary school students in order to get youngsters interested in the air around them. Through hands-on activities such as taking apart air conditioners to see how heat pumps work, participants understand the importance of the environment and what Daikin is doing to protect it.

In fiscal 2016, fuha:TOKYO hosted a cumulative total of 500 people at its events while fuha:OSAKA welcomed 700.

 

Supporting Japanese Students Studying Overseas

Daikin Industries, Ltd. sponsors a program, run by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, to send Japanese high school and university students overseas. By providing this program through scholarships and other means, Daikin Industries, Ltd. is contributing to more opportunities for young Japanese to see the world and grow into global citizens who respect a wide range of values.

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Efforts Overseas

Factory tour for high school students (Daikin America, Inc.)Factory tour for high school students (Daikin America, Inc.)

Tour for university students to learn about quality control (Daikin Air-Conditioning (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.)Tour for university students to learn about quality control (Daikin Air-Conditioning (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.)

Training Technical School Students in Emerging Countries

We offer scholarships and take in interns as part of efforts to provide technical school students in emerging countries with better employment opportunities. We also have tours of our worldwide factories to raise interest in technology among local students.

Factory tour for university students (Daikin Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.)Factory tour for university students (Daikin Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.)

Supporting Construction of Day-Care Centers and Schools

Daikin Airconditioning India Pvt. Ltd. supported the installation of this school washroomDaikin Airconditioning India Pvt. Ltd. supported the installation of this school washroom

Daikin Europe N.V. supported the construction of a day-care center in Gambia where 181 children attend.

Daikin Airconditioning India Pvt. Ltd. provided support for four public schools in the form of repairs to walls and doors, the installation of potable water facilities, washrooms, and fans, and the provision of desks and chairs.

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