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Our social contribution programs go beyond merely offering help. Instead, they are centered on the concept of corporate citizenship, helping us practice the true meaning of sharing as an active member of society. Our sharing is all the more meaningful in that the advanced systems of our programs and the voluntary and active participation of our people make our social contribution efforts transparent and fair.
A world of giving and sharing is what we pursue with our efforts to make our world more inclusive and circular. In 2007, we launched the Hanwha Social Volunteering Team, laying the foundation for a more systemized and efficient operation of our social contribution programs. Some 70 Hanwha business operations across the nation go to great lengths to put this virtue of sharing into action in a wide range of fields from social welfare to culture, the arts, and volunteering.
Over the six decades since our inception, we have pursued inclusive growth as our corporate culture in an effort to redefine ourselves as a responsible company beyond simply a praised one, especially based on our core values of trust and loyalty. Deeply committed to giving back to society through our continued and systemized volunteering activities, we focus our resources and efforts on having a positive impact on the communities where we operate.
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The Bright World Fund is a matching grant program in which the company donates funds in proportion to every voluntary contribution deducted from an employee's monthly paycheck.
The world becomes a more beautiful and happier place when we are together. We help our underprivileged neighbors turn their hopes into reality through various welfare programs.
Culture and arts in every form fill the world with beauty. With our continued and systemized culture and arts programs, we build a more beautiful world.
The core tenet of our social contribution efforts is 'voluntary participation by our people.' Our volunteering activities are funded, participated in, and run by our people who dedicate their time, talent, and effort to the disadvantaged in our society.
The Hanwha Social Contribution Operation Committee is established and run at each of Hanwha business operations across the nation. As a body composed of employee volunteers representing each job function and position level, each committee has authority to deliberate and make decisions regarding the Bright World Fund in order to ensure the transparent execution and efficient operation of the Fund.
To encourage our employees to actively participate in our philanthropic efforts and contribute to society,
each committee meets at least once every quarter. In each meeting, it reviews the social contribution
activitiesof the previous quarter and deliberates on the plan of volunteer programs for the next quarter,
ensuring that our social contribution activities are not overly focused on certain target groups and are
carried out appropriately.
In addition, we have built a strong network among these committees to help them complement their strengths and weaknesses, allowing them to share knowledge and better-tune their social contribution efforts to meet the specific needs of their respective communities effectively and proactively.
Identify, manage, and supervise social contribution activities carried out by each business operation; plan and execute social contribution activities in Seoul; and provide an overall direction for Hanwha Group's social contribution efforts
Plan and execute social contribution activities at each business operation and provide an overall direction for Hanwha Group's social contribution efforts
Social contribution work refers to the activities of providing services, products, and financial assistance to local communities, the government, and non-governmental organizations with the aim of promoting our public image.
① Voluntary work ② Public campaign programs ③ Certain facilities at business operations open to local communities ④ Services and financial assistance ⑤ Support programs
Each business operation raises funds from its employees for social contribution activities through their contributions deducted from monthly paychecks, charity bazaars, etc. Employees can remit their contributions by opening one or more contribution accounts from their payroll account. Each contribution account is worth KRW 500 per month and is kept open until the termination of employment unless there is a special reason for closing it. Under our matching grant program, we donate the equivalent of 150% of the above-mentioned monthly contributions made by our employees.
We have a paid volunteer service system in place, allowing our employees to visit underprivileged neighbors and conduct volunteer activities at any time. This advanced system shows how deep our commitment to social contribution is.
We honor, and reward, outstanding volunteer works and programs after evaluating the social contribution performance of our business operations. Aimed at encouraging philanthropic efforts from within and fostering our social contribution capability, we particularly celebrate and reward specialized volunteer programs, customized volunteer programs, joint volunteer programs, excellent volunteers, and volunteer program managers.
"Hanwha Science Class for the Future" is a program designed to help children dream big by providing them with classes on basic science, lab activities, science-related field trips, and other hands-on experiences. In this after school program, our people offer science classes to local children. In addition to this, they hold science camps, presentation contests, mobile science classes, and other special events to give local children the opportunity to share in learning with others and develop a natural interest in science. Children who participate in this program show increased enthusiasm in their school science classes and dream of becoming the scientists who will lead the future of the nation. In 2015, this program is offered in eight cities by our people working at the business operations run by Hanwha Corporation's Explosives Division, Defense Division, and Machinery Division.
Through our "Build Healthy Villages" program, we have provided assistance to elderly people living alone and handicapped people in Boeun, Chungbuk Province, since 2014. With the aim of helping disadvantaged groups in every aspect of their life, this program supports their physical and mental wellbeing out of our wish to make residents of rural communities healthier. Our Explosives business in Boeun offers health checkups, meal support, prescription assistance, and friendly visiting services in its efforts to improve the health and welfare of rural communities, which often lack social infrastructure services.
Launched in 2014 as a community-based educational program in partnership with the Yeosu Office of Education Support and Yeosu YMCA, our "History and Security Field Trips” program offers a variety of history and security field trips to children and youth in rural areas who are often left neglected on Saturdays when they have no school. The field trips are planned around a given theme of the month and help young people, who will lead the further development of the nation, build their creativity, learn our history, and develop security awareness.
Launched in 2012, our "Dream I Band" program is run by our Daejeon offices in partnership with the Child Foundation. Through this program, we provide musically gifted low-income children with musical instruments and support their band activities. Our volunteers meet with ten "Dream I Band" members, who have been selected through an audition process, on a regular basis, engaging in band practice with them and providing emotional support for them as mentors.
Our “Hanwha and Peacemakers” program offers a range of activities centered on peace, including "Peace Education," "One Hanwha Entity Cares for One Veteran's Gravesite,""Support for Outstanding Soldiers," and "Excavation of the Remains of Killed Soldiers."This program also provides activities to discourage bullying at school. More specifically, it offers those identified as bullies cultural events and horseback riding lessons to instill them with a sense of peace. The "Support for Outstanding Soldiers" and "Excavation of the Remains of Killed Soldiers" programs allow us to develop a high sense of nationalism and patriotism. "Excavation of the Remains of Killed Soldiers" gives us an opportunity to commemorate those who have fallen in battle, while "Support for Outstanding Soldiers" provides assistance to soldiers from low-income families, helping to boost the morale of our military.
At our "Eco-Friendly Horticulture Center," we offer vegetable gardening activities, field trips to renowned botanical gardens, and exhibitions under the title "The Miracles of Vegetable Gardens." Designed for those with developmental disabilities who have difficulty fitting into school life and experience psychological and emotional distress, this program helps them deal with and recover from such distress, improve their self-esteem, and develop their social skills.
Feel free to take part in our volunteer programs to reach out to those in need and build a better world.