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Posco employees give back in Global Citizen Week

 Volunteers from Posco including CEO Choi Jeong-woo throw dirt made of eco-friendly effective micro-organism into Hyeongsan River during the 2021 Global Good Citizen Week. [POSCO]

Volunteers from Posco including CEO Choi Jeong-woo throw dirt made of eco-friendly effective micro-organism into Hyeongsan River during the 2021 Global Good Citizen Week. [POSCO]

 Posco has successfully wrapped up its 2021 Global Good Citizen Week, the company said.
 
Launched in 2010, Posco Global Good Citizen Week is an annual volunteer event operated worldwide. Posco employees in 53 countries participate in the event, contributing to local communities in various ways under a different theme every year.
 
This year’s Posco Global Good Citizen Week lasted for 8 days, from June 1 to June 8. In a bid to raise hope within local communities and fight global warming, Posco carried out diverse volunteer works while adhering to Covid-19 social distancing guidelines.
 
In line with its environmental, social and governance policy, Posco pushed forward its carbon neutrality agenda as well, the steelmaker added.
On the first day of the 2021 Global Good Citizen Week, CEO Choi Jeong-woo and Posco employees from the labor union jointly participated in an event held at Hyeonsan River in Pohang.
 
During the event, the labor and the management joined hands to protect the local environment. They carried out landscaping work and threw balls of dirt that contains eco-friendly effective micro-organism into the river.
 
Moreover, Posco employees, including those working in Pohang and Gwangyang, shared warmth with local residents by making and delivering food kits for lower income families. They also pitched in for a range of volunteer work, including cleaning and renovating decrepit parks near worksites and improving the residential environment for local neighborhoods.
 
As part of the volunteer event, Posco employees conducted ocean cleaning activities and talent donations as well.
 
Posco employees in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Mexico and many more countries have also organized various volunteer projects to benefit local residents.
 
Posco also expressed its gratitude to U.S. veterans of the Korean War with an appreciation plaque on the occasion of Memorial Day on June 6.
 
Twinned with the local community in 1988, Posco has operated its own volunteer group since 2003. Posco employees will continue to share warmth with local residents amid the Covid-19 pandemic through creative and contact-free volunteer activities, the company said.

By Shin Ha-nee shin.hanee@joongang.co.kr
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