BRUSSELS, March 15, 2022 - Daikin Europe will donate 1 million euro to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in order to provide humanitarian aid to the people in Ukraine and those suffering displacement as a result of the conflict in Ukraine.
As a global group with operations in more than 160 countries and nearly 90 000 employees, Daikin believes in the importance of protecting the safety and health of its employees and their families around the world.
On behalf of the Daikin group, Daikin Europe has recently decided to donate 1 million euro to UNHCR, which provides protection and assistance to the people of Ukraine. Daikin will also be donating products for refugee accommodation and educational facilities. In addition, Daikin Europe employees will raise funds to support their Ukrainian colleagues and their families.
Masatsugu Minaka, Senior Executive Officer of Daikin Industries and Chairman of the Board of Daikin Europe said: “Daikin Europe has more than 1 000 Ukrainian employees working at our 2 factories in the Czech Republic and many more across our group. We are heartbroken by the difficult situation in their home country and hope that a peaceful and safe world will return as soon as possible. Daikin will continue to monitor the situation closely and ensure the safety and security of our employees, as well as cooperate with humanitarian relief efforts.”
Daikin’s entities in Europe have suspended business in Russia in consideration of the current situation of economic, logistics and others.
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Daikin Europe N.V.
Daikin Europe is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. and the leading provider of heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification and refrigeration solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company designs, manufactures and brings to market a broad portfolio of equipment, as well as tailor-made solutions for residential, commercial and industrial purposes. To date Daikin Europe has over 12,000 employees working at more than 59 consolidated subsidiaries. It has 12 major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Austria and the UK. The headquarters of the Daikin Europe group are in Belgium, Ostend. The company was established in 1972, production in Europe started in 1973.
About Daikin Industries Ltd.
Based in Osaka, Japan, Daikin Industries employs over 89,000 people worldwide. The global company is market leader for heat pump and air conditioning systems, as well as air filtration. It is the only air conditioning manufacturer in the world that researches, develops and produces all important system components, such as refrigerants, compressors and electronics, in-house. The company achieved € 23.7 billion sales turnover in financial year 2021 (1 April 21 – 31 March 22).
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