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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 2015, approximately 2,000 students from 30 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 2015, approximately 1,218 students at 15 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 part as instructors in science classes that teach the workings of air purifiers.

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 PlantA factory tour at the Yodogawa Plant

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

In fiscal 2015, the Yodogawa Plant held factory tours for 144 students of two nearby elementary schools. The students observed the Eco-Cute storage tank line and the oil hydraulic equipment line, tried operating screw-driving equipment, took part in fluorochemical experiments, and joined in electricity, chemistry, and machinery hands-on experiments. The factory also invited nearby junior high school students to experience a workday in the industry, with three grade eight students seeing firsthand things like the sorting and assembly of parts.

The Sakai Plant invited 276 students from three elementary schools for factory tours. The Shiga Plant, meanwhile, hosted 215 students from one elementary school.

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.

Letters sent from students following their tour of the Yodogawa PlantLetters sent from students following their tour of the Yodogawa Plant

Hands-On Events Foster Interest in Technology

Daikin’s Solution Plaza fuha:TOKYO and fuha:OSAKA hold events called “Become an Air Professor!” in order to get children interested in the air around them. There are hands-on events that use experiments to help participants understand the importance of the environment and what Daikin is doing to protect it. For example, participants actually take apart air conditioners to see how heat pumps work. There are also events especially for adults to learn about air conditioners, as well as events where they can take apart air conditioners. .

In fiscal 2015, fuha:TOKYO hosted a cumulative total of 4,550 people at its events while fuha:OSAKA welcomed 240.

Children learn how a heat pump works at fuha:TOKYOChildren learn how a heat pump works at fuha:TOKYO
Hands-on learning at fuha:OSAKAHands-on learning at fuha:OSAKA

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

Training Technical School Students in Emerging Countries

Students in the Daikin Class at a local technical trade school (Daikin Air-Conditioning (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.) Students in the Daikin Class at a local technical trade school (Daikin Air-Conditioning (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.)

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.

For example, Daikin Air-Conditioning (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. offers local students employment opportunities through the Daikin Class, held at and in collaboration with a technical trade school in Gansu Province, and through scholarships and internships.

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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