Samsung Electro-Mechanics signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Suwon City Hall and LCT Hospital in Suwon in 2005 to support the rehabilitation and self-reliance of low-income families nationwide. In 2008, we signed agreements with Gyeonggi-do Province and Chungcheongnam-do Province in 2012, as well as Gangwon-do and Gangneung Medical Center in 2013, and have provided opportunities to about 50 people annually to enjoy a happier, healthier life.
|How to apply for free artificial joint replacement surgery|
|Requirement||medical aid class 1 in low-income families (age 75 or younger). Application of a patient who is not from a low-income family will be examined based on our criteria and the selected recipient will be contacted|
|Service includes||surgery-related costs (examination fees, hospital fees, food, surgery fees, etc.).|
|One caregiver (9:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m, up to seven days).|
|Contact||Mikyung Joung, Social Contribution Group, Samsung Electro-Mechanics (E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|※ Applicants who live from far distances or who are not available to visit the designated hospital may provide a doctor’s report from a hospital in their residence.|
o discover the potential talents of youth with disabilities through culture and arts, and to support their dreams, Samsung Electro-Mechanics founded and has operated the first professional orchestra composed of disabled youths and teens in Korea.
The “Hello! SEM” orchestra was founded on October 15, 2013 and it aims to support specialized and talented musicians. The orchestra learn musical instruments through one-on-one lessons, ensembles, and concerts to help develop their talents. In addition, there is the “pleased SEM music class flute ensemble”.
- Members : disabled students (grade 3 – grade 12)
- Instruments : violin, viola, cello, contrabass, harp, flute, clarinet, and trumpet
- Associations : Able Art Incorporated Association(an NGO organization dedicated to people with disabilities in respect of arts) and ChildFund Korea
The Samsung Electro-Mechanics Sejong site has hosted, with TJB (Taejeon Broadcasting), a national music competition for disabled students since 2008 that aims to promote cultural and artistic opportunities for the youth with disabilities. Each year, more than 350 students across the country compete in various fields of music, including musical instruments, orchestra, vocal music, among others. Through the competition, disabled students become more confident and they are given the opportunity to establish self-esteem. At the same time, our society would be able to become more understanding and accepting of students with disabilities through these events.
Samsung Electro-Mechanics’s Busan Plant began the National Para-Badminton Tournament in 2006 in partnership with the Busan Para-Badminton Federation in order to change the social perception on disabilities through para-athletics. The Tournament is the largest of its kind in Korea, with 300 entrants from 17 cities across the country, including Samsung Electro-Mechanics-sponsored professional badminton players who give a demonstration match along with an autography session. The event is a festival to bring hopes and dreams for individuals with disabilities.
Volunteering – local community service by executives and employees
Ⅰ. Community near the workplace
- Samsung Electro-Mechanics has carried out corporate philanthropic activities to foster regional growth and improve the quality of life of the locals.
- Creating pleasant environments through cleanup activities such as the Nearby Alley Cleanup Campaign and planting of flowers in flower beds
- Since the Samsung Electro-Mechanics Community Service was launched in 1996, all executives and employees have enthusiastically participated in community service activities.
- Going beyond simple labor activities, talent donations have been vigorously made for the locals as well as for the low-income class and the disadvantaged.
Ⅰ. After-school Study Groups
Study centers are provided for regional children’s centers that target elementary school students and for middle school students from low-income families. Volunteer tutorials and donations are also provided.
Ⅱ. Project to support youth potential
|Support for low-income children||Supporting the livelihood of low-income children by providing them monthly with a set amount linked with ChildFund Korea|
|Scholarship project||Supporting mentoring activities and providing scholarships to children of single-parent families in the Busan/Sejong region|
In August 2009, Samsung Electro-Mechanics became the first company in Korea to enter into a partnership with a local government (Suwon) to provide support for various programs of social inclusion, which cater to local immigrants and their families.
|Phase 1('09~'10)||Programs for learning about the Korean culture
(e.g., visits to the rice cake museum, traditional etiquette classes, Hanok villages, etc.)
|Phase 2('11~'12)||Family-oriented programs
(e.g., opening Samsung Electro-Mechanics on Children’s Day, wild fishing programs in sister villages, etc.)
|Phase 3('13~Present)||Providing help for the stability of living and supporter associations
(e.g., support for acquiring licenses, transferring to new jobs, etc.)
Support the construction of the Global Youth Dream Center
(alternative school, counseling, job-related career experience, Korean language class, etc.)
Background and Purpose
To lay out foundations for the self-reliance of farming villages, Samsung Electro-Mechanics has established sister relations with 17 villages since it first signed an agreement with Togomi Village located in Hwacheon-gun, Gangwon-do, in 2002, based on trust between a rural community and a company. Moreover, it has run different programs for village experiences and volunteer work. In order to encourage the participation of employee engagement, Samsung Electro-Mechanics has established a structure to improve the volunteer program the volunteer participation by operating a regular consultation body (social volunteer staff) between the social welfare council (NGO) and the workplace.
- Executives and employees raise funds to purchase agricultural produce from sister villages and bring them to other social welfare centers and organizations that they support(Various agricultural products such as organic rice and garlic).
- Samsung Electro-Mechanics also purchases produce from these villages for internal consumption, including rice for the company cafeteria, as well as produce for direct, online markets.
- Samsung Electro-Mechanics interacts with sister communities via various events and programs, Participating in village festivals and exchanging with village residents by inviting them to in-house activities.