Hyundai E&C strives to practice love for humanity by making a better space for life with the united heart with its customers by placing the highest priority on the “mankind.” We have practiced a company-wide social contribution activities by launching “H-CONTECH Volunteer Corps” for the first time in the Korean construction industry in 2009. To make a better world with our customers and society, since 2018 we have engaged in systematic social contribution activities based on “6 Moves” where the social responsibility vision and philosophy of Hyundai Motor Group are contained.
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Based on the vision and slogan of the Hyundai Motor Group in social contribution, as a leading global construction company, Hyundai E&C has made utmost efforts to achieve mutual growth with the local community through strategic social contributions by utilizing the characteristics of construction industry. We seek communal development with the third-world and developing countries by deploying the economic-social infrastructure in a local community in the global markets we entered and practicing social contribution activities as a mandatory in developing countries. In overseas construction sites, we not only conduction construction work, but also annually fulfill corporate social responsibilities essential to a local community with the international development cooperation institutions and H-CONTECH Volunteer Corps, which include poverty, education, hygiene, culture, residence, and environment in order to spread our technology and deliver the Korean culture. Going forward, as “a member of the global society,” we will fulfill social responsibility by implementing social contribution activities continually based on a local community to cooperate and make mutual growth with the community.
For those who have dream and hope, but don’t have any opportunity due to environmental reasons and high entry barriers, Hyundai E&C has launched and operated “HILLSTATE Dream Mentoring Volunteering Group” since 2014. Through the mentoring program, High school student mentees has been taught from university student mentors. Also University student mentors get tips on practical affairs related their Majors from employee mentors. Dream Mentoring Volunteering Group is not just focusing on academic performance, but also focusing on emotional sharing and sustainable relationship.
By taking advantage of the characteristics of a construction company, Hyundai E&C gives education, support livelihood, and introduce technologies suitable to under-developed countries in terms of hygiene and residential environment. The first H-CONTECH Volunteer Corps was dispatched to Sarulla, Indonesia, the second Volunteer Corps to Hanoi and Haiphong, Vietnam, the third Volunteer Corps to Cilegon and Cirebon, Indonesia. The Volunteer Corps conducted volunteer activities and technical seminars in overseas local areas. It is a technology exchange type overseas volunteer corps sharing our technologies while informing the culture of South Korea to major countries we entered into.
After Concluding the 1culture heritage/1 keeper agreement with Cultural Heritage Administration in 2009, Employees of Hyundai E&C have constantly paying attention on the Changdeok Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. HDEC have preserved the Changdeok Palace by cleaning throughout the palace and making repairs on the old building. The family members of employees have also joined ‘Love Baking activities’ every months. Also, Employees of Hyundai E&C has voluntarily donated part of their salaries to ‘Love Share Fund’ to help our neighbor. (2.99 billion KRW in 2019)
Hyundai E&C promoted social contribution in the disaster and safety field by signing MoUs with Construction Industry Foundation for Social Responsibility and Plan International Korea in May, 2018. With the engagement of social companies and NGOs playing a professional role in the disaster and safety field, we initiated developing and distributing educational business on disaster and safety and safety products to prevent disaster and safety accidents in November, 2019. To respond to potential earthquake disaster, we distributed 3,000 light safety helmet to and conducted evacuation drill/education on 8 schools in the Gyeongju area.
To reserve our environment and protect from the damage caused by nature disaster such as typhoon, drought and forest fire, Hyundai E&C has built volunteer centers in national park. Hyundai E&C has built a total of four volunteer centers which including Jiri-Mountain (1st), Bukhan-Mountain (2nd), Taean Coast (3rd) and Wolak-Mountain (4th). Every year, thousands of volunteer visit the centers, and learn how to preserve our environmental heritage by taking professional class. A lso, The centers offer cleaning tools to volunteers to support them cleaning national parks.
“Easy Move” offers a joy of autonomous life through aid projects including establishment of a social company, expansion of facilities convenient for mobility, and provision of vehicles for a welfare community center to prevent those vulnerable to transportation from experiencing any limit in moving.
Hyundai E&C has operated and managed external donations in a transparent way.
Externally, we run the independent Transparent Management Committee (“investment information” – “corporate governance”-“committee”) and also run the independent (specialized) Social Contribution Committee.