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[Sponsored Report] LG Chem looking out for needy

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A group of LG Chem employees perform volunteer work at the Seodaemun Social Welfare Center as part of a project backed by the company. Provided by the company

LG Chem, Korea’s leading chemical company, is working aggressively to provide systematic social contributions for people in need throughout society.

The company launched a new group in May 2008 to help organize and bolster volunteer work by urging its employees to participate. The group is focused particularly on volunteer efforts aimed at teenagers.

“The LG Chem volunteer group caters to children and teenagers, as they are the leaders of the future,” said Peter Bahnsuk Kim, the head of the volunteer group and vice chairman of the company. “By fully using our employees in differentiated social contribution efforts related to education and helping the environment, we will fulfill our social responsibility as a corporate partner with the community.”

The LG Chem volunteer group is currently hosting after-school classes and alternative classes at two social welfare institutes in addition to its work in activities that will help improve the environment for the next generation.

The company also is looking to get more children and teenagers interested in chemistry from an early age, which will help foster talent for the industry over the long run.

As part of these efforts, LG Chem has been operating its Outreach Program since 2004. The program includes a camp that offers hands-on chemistry activities. More than 3,000 middle school students have participated in the camp, which is offered several times each year.

The camp includes a concert and various programs as well as other events.

“The number of employees participating in volunteer programs is increasing every year,” said an executive with LG Chem. “Our social contribution work is helping form a healthy business culture rooted in sharing and helping each other as members of society.”

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