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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.