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Hyosung provided a sum of 20 million won to be used for facility improvement to Eden Welfare Foundation, a social enterprise located in Paju, Gyeonggi-do, that works to create jobs for the severely disabled, on June 29. The support fund provided by Hyosung will be used for the replacement of dilapidated facilities at the foundation’s vocational rehabilitation, etc. The replacement is expected to encourage the workers there to work more efficiently and minimize safety incidents. Hyosung also plans to donate 1,500 used computer devices for the Combridge (Computer+Bridge) Project run by said foundation. The disabled are hired for the work of disassembling parts of scrapped computer devices (computer, laptop, printer, scanner, etc.) for recycling. Hyosung has provided support fund to Eden Welfare Foundation and donated more than 10,000 second-hand computer devices for ten years since 2014. Commenting on the matter, Hyosung Chairman CHO Hyun-joon stressed the “need to engage in activities for sharing what we have with the less privileged.” Hyosung strives to engage in a variety of social contribution activities for the disabled under the social contribution-related slogan “We will be with you through sharing.” Some examples of what the Company does in said field include working with the Purme Foundation to help the disabled children receive rehabilitation treatment, invitation of families of the disabled to trips accompanied by the families of Hyosung employees, and arrangement for the disabled to receive free dental care.
Hyosung paid a visit to the Jongno Women Resources Development Center in Jongno, Seoul on June 26 and donated 70 million won to be spent for a program intended to help women with career experience land jobs. Said center will operate a course for training 40-plus women over the age of 45 in jobs related to healthcare and accounting with the support fund provided by Hyosung. The course will provide education to the trainees to help them obtain the relevant qualification to work in said fields. Even after the course, the center will provide them with support like job consulting, job-related information, etc. Hyosung has provided such support for women with career experience since 2013 to help them find jobs as professionals such as school meal cooks, daycare teachers, working-level employees at social welfare institutions, etc. A total of 400-plus women has attended such programs provided through Hyosung’s support, and 354 of them succeeded in finding jobs in diverse fields.“We at Hyosung should always strive to grow with people in our neighborhood and the local community, guided by the saying ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together’,” Hyosung Chairman CHO Hyun-joon said.Hyosung strives to provide support to those who need it in such a way that they are encouraged to cultivate their future themselves under the social contribution-related vision of “We will be with you through sharing.”
Hyosung invited 30 Korean War heroes to the “Stand up for Heroes!” event held on June 25 at the Gocheok Sky Dome, Seoul. The event was co-hosted by the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs Southern Seoul Regional Office (MPVA) and Kiwoom Heroes and sponsored by Hyosung. Hyosung paid the expenses for vehicles, meal, souvenir, etc. for the 30 war veterans invited to a game between Kiwoom Heroes and Doosan Bears. The event was arranged to remember the dedication of the war veterans on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice Agreement. The name of the event, “Stand up for Heroes,” was fixed in association with Kiwoom Heroes to show the support and appreciation for the Korean War heroes. People who came to see the game had an opportunity to enjoy programs held for the event including roulette event related to the truce of the Korean War, quiz game, ceremonial pitches done by war veterans, march of the standard bearers of the 22 countries that came to ROK’s aid during the war, and performance by the band of the Capital Defense Command. “We should feel grateful and pay our respects to war veterans who devoted themselves to the homeland and strive to pass such feeling to upcoming generations,” Hyosung Chairman CHO Hyun-joon said. Hyosung engages in a variety of social contribution activities for those who rendered distinguished services for the country, setting protection of the homeland and paying of respects to war veterans as some of the important social contribution-related themes. Such activities include the following: invitation of war veterans to a trip to Imjingak and Odusan Unification Observatory (in May) and provision of daily necessities like meat soup and gomtang (meat bone soup) for war veterans staying at home under the care of the MPVA on the occasion of memorial month in June.
On June 7, Hyosung’s representatives paid a visit to the Gwanggaeto Corps of the ROK 1st Army Corps and delivered 44 million won to be spent for the troops’ welfare.They also presented some consolation money to be spent on raising the troops’ morale. They expressed their wish that the welfare support fund be spent on building physical exercise facilities for the troops. Hyosung has maintained brotherhood ties with said corps, which has been defending the north side of the Greater Seoul Area and the western front since 2010. Those from the Hyosung Group have paid a visit to the military unit each year and provided financial support for the provision of facilities for book reading, physical exercise, laundry, etc. “We should never forget those devoted to the protection of people’s safety. I hope that fund provided by us will help raise the morale of our troops on the front line,” Hyosung Chairman CHO Hyun-joon said. Hyosung provides programs for provision of support for veterans under the slogan “We will be with you through sharing.”Last month, for instance, Hyosung employees carried out a voluntary activity for cleaning the Seoul National Cemetery on the occasion of Memorial Month, and the Company provided financial support for improving the residential environment of family members of veterans who rendered distinguished service. The Company also invited veterans and their families to a trip to Paju on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice Agreement. This month, the Company plans to deliver ‘daily necessities of love’ to those who rendered distinguished service registered with the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs Southern Seoul Regional Office (MPVA). In 2021, the Company was given an award by the MPVA for its effort for those who rendered distinguished service including provision of PiBo (robotic companions for the elderly) and AI-powered aid robots.
On May 31, Hyosung employees and war veterans who have rendered distinguished services and their families took a trip to Korean War sites in Paju, Gyeonggi-do as arranged by Hyosung and Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs Southern Seoul Regional Office.The event was arranged to express gratitude to war veterans for their sacrifice for and contribution to the country on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice Agreement. A total of 12 war veterans and 33 members of their families started the trip at the Seoul National Cemetery, took a gondola lift at Imjingak in Paju, and paid a visit to the Odusan Unification Observatory. “I was confined to my home for a long time due to COVID-19 and my poor health. I think the trip will remain long in my memory as I got to spend time with other war veterans in meaningful places,” a veteran said.Hyosung Chairman CHO Hyun-joon said, “We should feel grateful and pay respects to war veterans who devoted themselves to the homeland and strive to pass such feeling to upcoming generations.” Hyosung provides financial support for the provision of homes to war veterans and engages in social contribution activities for the protection of the homeland and paying of respects to war veterans including the cleaning of the Seoul National Cemetery carried out by its employees on May 24.
Hyosung Advanced Materials held special events such as a quiz contest for employees and an “Adopt-A-Beach” campaign for cleaning nearby beaches on the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22).The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) was announced by the UN to encourage people to have a better understanding of biological diversity and enhance their awareness of it. The special quiz event held by the Company lasted for four days, from May 19-22.On May 19, 30-plus employees of the Company carried out an “Adopt-A-Beach” campaign for cleaning Yongyu Beach on Yeongjongdo Island. The “Adopt-A-Beach” campaign was started by businesses, organizations, and schools in Texas, US, in 1986, where they “adopt” a beach to keep it clean. The Company has adopted Yongyu Beach since 2022 in an environmental program led by Korea Marine Environment Management Corporation (KOEM), a subsidiary body of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF). “We are fully aware of the importance of preservation of biological diversity, and we will do what we can to minimize the factors that may do harm to biodiversity in our business activities and pay attention to the health of future generations,” Company President CHO Yong-Soo said, commenting on the matter.Those at Hyosung Advanced Materials are well aware of the seriousness of biodiversity-related problems caused by climate changes so they set biodiversity guidelines for the ‘preservation of biological diversity’ in 2021, viewing it as an important part of the Company’s activities for coping with climate changes. The Company aims to preserve biodiversity and use resources in a sustainable way through the development of eco-friendly technology and goods and minimization of negative environmental impact and strives to enhance the quality of its stakeholders’ lives. In April 2022, Hyosung Advanced Materials signed an MOU with the National Institute of Ecology (NIE) to work together to preserve the ecosystem and disseminate the culture of protecting nature. As part of such effort, the Company has provided support for restoring Dysophylla yatabeana—which is an endangered species—and replanting them in Jeonju. In April 2023, NIE recognized the Company as a business providing support for the preservation of endangered wild species. The Company also engages in various of biodiversity activities such as plogging in the Han River, removing harmful plants from local streams, running an “Adopt-A-Beach” campaign, forming of a green park in its local corporation in Vietnam, etc.