[Sponsored Report] Hyosung employees work to make a difference

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[Sponsored Report] Hyosung employees work to make a difference


Hyosung Group brings its Overseas Smile project to elementary schools in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to provide students with free medical checkups in November 2015. [HYOSUNG GROUP]

Under the slogan “Together by Sharing,” Hyosung Group holds various corporate social responsibility activities both domestically and internationally.

As part of support efforts for patriots, company staff and executives have been regularly visiting national cemeteries to help with clean-up. Hyosung Group began establishing partnerships with national cemeteries located near each of its offices in 2014.

Last May, employees from the strategy office visited a section of Seoul National Cemetery where 627 veterans and police officers are buried. The workers polished gravestones, removed weeds in the area and dedicated flowers.

Since 2012, Hyosung Group has been carrying out its Homes for Patriots project to improve the living environment of veterans who fought in the Korean War and Vietnam War.

The company also supports disabled children to help them become healthy members of society by providing both financial support and a helping hand through direct volunteer activities.

As part of the effort, Hyosung Group and the Purme Foundation have been jointly hosting Family Trips with Hyosung for the past four years.

Hyosung employees and their family members accompany the families of disabled children on trips. Each family is paired with another to form a team, and for one night and two days, the families engage in various activities together.

On Oct. 15 this year, the families stayed overnight at a farm in Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi, and experienced farm life, making kimchi and fishing for trout. On the second day, they visited Chicken University in Icheon to learn how to make fried chicken.

As a global company, Hyosung Group also engages in social contribution activities abroad where its foreign offices are located.

Since 2011, through its Overseas Smile project, the group has been offering free medical treatment to underserved locals in Dong Nai, Vietnam, where the company’s spandex and tire cords are manufactured. In its first year, the project treated 700 people and has now given medical treatment to more than 9,000 local residents.

This year, free medical treatment was offered from Aug. 22 to 25 in the Long Thanh region in Dong Nai, near Ho Chi Minh City. Overseas Smile also visited Long Tho Secondary School and Phuoc Thien Secondary School in Vietnam’s Nhon Trach District this year to provide physical examinations to more than 500 students.

BY YANG SE-YOUNG [yang.seyoung@joongang.co.kr]
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