Guided by our founding principle of “contributing to society and nation through business” and its philosophy of “trust and loyalty,” Hanwha has been working hard to build strong trust with local communities. We believe in going further together, not faster alone because as a dedicated corporate citizen, it's’ not only our social responsibility, it’s part of who we are.
“Make a Brighter World” is a fund-raising activity that is made possible through Hanwha employee donations and the company’s gift-matching contributions. The fund supports employees in need, senior citizens who live alone, young breadwinners, social welfare facilities, and diverse volunteer activities. Our work to help is part of our efforts to fulfil our social responsibilities and to build a world that cares.
Since 2013, we’ve been offering our “Energy Class for Tomorrow” program to elementary school children. The program allows children to learn that energy is indispensable to humanity. The children also learn about ways to conserve energy and how renewable energy can lead to a pollution-free future.
So far, 13,500 children from more than 190 schools and welfare facilities have participated in the program. Children have the chance to familiarize themselves with different concepts of energy and gain first-hand experience on generating electricity using only sunlight by building solar cars and ships. The success of these classes encourages us to continue our efforts to enrich classes with even more interesting and meaningful content. What we do is but one way of how programs like ours can influence people to make the world a better place and have a sustainable future. The starting point is when the children are young.
Employees volunteer for CSR activities that they are good at or have deep interests in.
Employees fluent in foreign languages volunteer to translate written correspondences between overseas adoptees and their families in Korea. When adoptees reunite with their birth parent(s), the volunteer employees serve as interpreters during their visits to Korea.
All HQ employees received Citizen as Firsts-Responders training from the Seoul Metropolitan Fire & Disaster Headquarters.
The training is designed to teach citizens to save themselves and others in emergencies by providing instructions on how to act as first responders before paramedics arrive at the scene.
Sponsored the World Pottery Contest for the Disabled to promote culture and art created by people with disabilities
The Kitchen Garden School is a program that offers agricultural projects in downtown areas
The Global Hangeul School is a program that teaches the Korean language to children of multi-cultural families
The Most Beautiful 1st Birthday are parties we host to celebrate the first birthdays of orphan babies
Researchers teach chemistry to students who are economically disadvantaged and are part of schools in welfare programs.
Employees acquire knowledge on ecology through eco tours and engage in diverse preservation programs to protect the ecology
of the Wolpyeong Park.
Employees cook and deliver meal boxes to the elderly who live alone.
Juvenile Soccer School
We take part in local events to raise Ulsan citizens’ awareness of the environment and how to protect it. Part of our role in saving the environment includes producing EM soil balls that when applied to ponds, lakes, streams and rivers, can improve or restore their water quality.
22 companies based in Ulsan have partnered with the city of Ulsan for joint CSR activities. Through participation in and sponsorship by university student volunteer groups and youth volunteer camps, we engage in activities of sharing and we reach out to the entire Ulsan region.
Each production team that volunteers as a group is affiliated with different business units.
We visit the islands in Yeosu to offer diverse range of assistance including home repairs, power supply system installations, electronic goods, flooring, wall-papering, and even a hairdressing service for the elderly. We also partner with the local fire stations and offer fire prevention trainings and install extinguishers and fire alarms.
In partnership with the Yeosu Multi-Cultural Welfare Center, we offer cooking classes to multi-cultural families in the region. We also provide food to nearby senior citizen centers and welfare facilities. And to help assimilation, we sponsor diverse cultural programs for immigrant women so that they can share and learn the local culture. We also provide opportunities for immigrant women to experience sporting events that represent Korea’s national pastime.
This project aims at improving the livelihood in regions that lack basic infrastructure. Together with the city of Yeosu, we participate in repairing houses for low-income families and cleaning the streets. At the same time, we engage in projects to increase housing and welfare assistance for the poor.
We visit islands to implement desertification prevention programs. And to preserve the natural ecology of the marine environment, we’ve set up waste collections, water-borne purification activities, and campaigns to prevent marine pollution.