2020.3.9 COVID-19 corporate donation roundup*Listed in alphabetical order
Hyundai Motor Group
Hyundai Motor Group is providing its two training centers in North Gyeongsang as medical facilities to treat coronavirus patients, offering up a total of 380 rooms along with dining halls and lecture halls.
Korea’s largest automaker is running a blood drive among its employees at the assembly plant in Ulsan. The automaker said more than 800 employees volunteered to donate blood in this event.
Hankook Tire & Technology
Hankook Tire & Technology is providing 1 billion won ($833,000) worth of Covid-19 preventive supplies and response funds to its contracted tire sellers in Korea.
Kolon Industry will donate enough “melt-blown” filters to produce 2 million sheets of preventive masks. Melt-blown filters are core components to produce preventive face masks, as high demand is prompting a supply shortage of mask components in the country. Kolon shifted its filter production unit for medical masks to preventive masks for the donation. The line started operating around the clock on Monday, Kolon said.
LG Unicharm, a producer of sanitary pads, donated 20,000 bottles of fresh water to Gumi, North Gyeongsang, where its headquarters is located.
Amorepacific offered 8 billion won in support for store owners and partners and decided to make 200 billion won worth of payments in advance for its smaller suppliers.
OurHome offered 30,000 water bottles and 2,000 food products like ham, packaged kimchi and ready-made meals to the Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association. The goods will be delivered to Daegu and North Gyeongsang regions.
Kakao Pay announced it would exempt payment commission fees for all of its brick-and-mortar store partners to lift their financial burden, regardless of the store’s size, revenue and type of treated products.
Crown Confectionery delivered 100 million won worth of snacks to Daegu’s medical staff fighting with the new coronavirus. The delivered snack is red bean paste jelly in small packages.
Hite Jinro will exempt rents of 17 buildings that are being run by local merchants for four months from March.
SK Innovation partnered with a social start-up to donate 20 million worth of bread to Daegu and North Gyeongsang. Located in Jeonju, this start-up hires elderly people and people with disabilities at their bakery. The donation comes despite the company itself having lost revenue in the wake of the virus outbreak, the company said.
11st paid 5 billion won worth of payments in advance to smaller suppliers and partners to help their business. A total of 161 companies were beneficiaries.