[Sponsored Report] LG Chem helps children realize their potential
LG Chem strives not only to provide solutions for customers, but also to provide systematic social contributions for its neighbors and the wider society.
LG Chem is especially interested in social contribution activities targeting children and young people, the future leaders of society. Through its “Love to Grow Young Dream LG” program, LG Chem supports schools and welfare facilities near its offices.
On June 8, LG Chem hosted a program called “Fun Chemistry Park” at Cheongwon Elementary School in Chungju, North Chungcheong. The school is located near to the chemical company’s Ochang facility.
The fun chemistry program provides students with the opportunity to participate directly in various chemistry experiments and learn about the value of sharing through global citizenship education.
In addition to the “Fun Chemical Park,” other programs to help educate young people are underway, including “Chemistry Camp.”
“Chemistry Camp” is a staple of LG Chem’s social contribution activities and has been held over 60 times since 2005. More than 7,000 middle school students have participated in the camp.
In January of this year, a total of 400 students were invited to take part in the program in four groups throughout the month. Participants took part in various programs under the theme “Chemistry Making Tomorrow” and had time to experience the importance of the science.
In addition, LG Chem has been actively promoting social contribution activities for biodiversity conservation to fulfill its social responsibilities as a representative chemical company since 2017.
LG Chem launched “Brighter Future, LG Chem’s Green World” and established an employee volunteer group dubbed Green Maker. Here, a total of 200 employees carry out activities to remove harmful plants and clean up the environment on the Bamseom islets, an ecological conservation area in the Han River located near the company’s headquarters.
LG Chem is also running a “Green Partnership Project” that promotes economic support for vulnerable groups through its eco-friendly energy business. The program will install solar panels on public sites provided by local governments, with a plan to expand business by using the development fund for vulnerable groups in the community.
LG Chem is operating its “LG Social Campus” with LG Electronics in order to discover and support social enterprises that are highly sustainable and are working in the public’s best interest.
LG Chem and LG Electronics held the “LG Social Fellows 8th Festival” on April 26 and ran programs such as fundraising, interest-free loans, office space leasing and human resources development for social enterprises in various eco-friendly sectors. Over the past six years, the company has provided a total of 13 billion won ($11.6 million) to about 110 companies.
“We will steadily promote differentiated programs in youth education and eco-friendly and energy fields,” said Park Jun-sung, vice president of corporate affairs at LG Chem. “LG Chem is committed to fulfilling its duties as a corporate citizen and growing together with society through sincere social contribution activities.”