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[Sponsored Report] Hyosung’s helping hands

Dec 18,2009
Hyosung employees participate in a program that distributes briquettes to families in need. Provided by the company
Hyosung is leading the way when it comes to giving back to the community, promoting a culture of sharing by bolstering its efforts to help those in need.

The company’s work in the realm of social contribution focuses on supporting low-income families who are going through difficult times this winter. On Nov. 7, the company centered its efforts on the Mapo District by providing briquettes, blankets and other support to area families. Roughly 800 employees participated, delivering 45,000 briquettes to 107 families, doling out quilts to 132 families and repairing and changing old heating systems for three families.

On Nov. 27, the company distributed kimchi to 1,500 low-income families in Mapo, spending 33 million won with the support of the Mapo District Office. The funds for this effort came from a program where employees donate a portion of their salaries each month and the company matches the amount. Hyosung raises 16 million won ($13,613) through the salary-sharing program.

But its efforts don’t stop there.

Employees who work in Hyosung’s Anyang factory assist high school students by donating money to fund scholarships. Additionally, the company is helping the Seoul Jeongmun School - a school for developmentally disabled children - provide field trips to amusement parks, observatories and aquariums. Hyosung’s employees also have organized numerous efforts voluntarily. For instance the Nalgae Club, created by workers at the Changwon factory, focuses on providing assistance to the local community. The company supports these clubs by covering some of the expenses.

“In the future, Hyosung plans to help employees so that they can lead and design these social contribution activities by themselves,” a company executive said.

By Lee Ji-hyun [concordia@joongang.co.kr]


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