- SsangYong Motor's Changwon Plant engages in the third round of volunteer activities at a village in Hadong, South Gyeongsang Province, withwhich it established a 'One-company, One-village' sisterhood relationship
- SsangYong Motor fulfilling its social responsibilities toward the local community in Changwon through step-by-step volunteer activities that began in 2006
Social contribution activities by the Changwon Plant of SsangYong Motor (CEO and President Hyung-tak Choi;www.smotor.com) are expanding and leading to tangible results.
On Saturday, June 14, Managing Director Sang-tae Han who is the Changwon Plant Manager, and employees from the plant completed the third round of volunteer activities this year at the Meokjeom Village in Heungnyong-ri, Hadong-eup, Hadong-gun, South Gyeongsang Province. The village has a “One-company, One-village” sisterhood relationship with SsangYong Motor. On this day, Changwon Plant employees came together with the village residents to harvest the plum, which are this village’s specialized product.
The social contribution activities of SsangYong Motor's Changwon Plant began with volunteer activities at a farming village in 2006. The next step was the establishment of the 'One-company, One-village' sisterhood relationship in 2007, resulting in SsangYong Motor employees directly purchasing agricultural goods from the village and their family members experiencing farm life at the village. In 2008, the company expanded its social contribution activities.
The Changwon Plant is planning to engage in activities to purify wetlands in connection with the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands scheduled to take place in October this year in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province. The plant is also carrying out other volunteer activities, such as the raising of the 'health fund', which involves making a donation to unfortunate neighbors at the end of the year, based on how much each employee's physical strength has improved during a six month period. The plant is also planning to continuously carry out volunteer activities at the farming village in the second half of the year.
Managing Director Sang-tae Han who is the Changwon Plant Manager said, "I am extremely happy that we can return the love we receive from customers to the local community through small, but continuous volunteer activities. Continuous efforts will be made so that these volunteer activities for farming villages and alienated neighbors provide practical help."