[Sponsored Report] LG Chem aims to guide students to greatness
The company believes activities of corporate social responsibility should be focused on fostering students, as they are the leaders of the next generation.
Thus, since 2005, LG Chemical has led the Chemistry Camp for Young Dreams. Two billion won ($1.77 million) has been invested in the initiative so far, with more than 5,000 students having participated over the past decade.
This year, four camps were held in January, with each camp lasting three days. During the month, 500 middle school students learned about the correlation between chemistry and the environment.
As much as education itself, LG Chemical emphasizes the importance of the educational settings children are exposed to. With this in mind, the company has been donating libraries across the nation so that students benefit from a cultural space absent in many cases.
LG Chemical employees all over Korea also form and participate in volunteer groups. These groups are not organized on the company’s part, but entirely by employees who are interested.
In Yeosu, South Jeolla, where LG Chemical runs a plant, a volunteer group provides educational supplies to a local community center for children and helps with maintenance of the facility as well.
In Cheongju, North Chungcheong, the employees regularly visit a care facility for disabled children. They help out by giving baths and holding barbecues, as well as repairing the walls and floors.
“As the years pass by, we notice more employees actively taking part in volunteer work,” said an official at LG Chemical.
“Corporate social responsibility creates the mind-set that being a part of a community is important even for corporate bodies. Therefore, LG Chemical will continue to endorse such activities.”