By Kwak Yeon-soo Steelmaker POSCO's 63,000 employees and executives working in 55 nations will participate in an annual week-long volunteer event for their local communities, the company said Sunday. This year, POSCO rolled out a slogan for its volunteer efforts in Korea and overseas, 'Share the Talent, Change My Town.
' Events will include offering free school supplies in China, medical volunteering in India and repairing old orphanages in Indonesia In Thailand, POSCO-South Asia employees will build an infirmary and a library at an elementary school, while POSCO-Thainox will take part in providing aid kits to soldiers and plant trees for the environment. In Korea, employees and executives at offices and factories in Seoul, Pohang and Gwangyang contributed to restoring the coast's ecosystem and enhancing energy efficiency in residential areas.
They also fixed agricultural machines, cleaned up the environment and participated in painting murals. POSCO International will offer free English classes in Incheon while POSCO Engineering amp; Construction will introduce a construction academy for students.
These activities are part of the event called 'POSCO Global Volunteer Week' designed for the steelmaker's corporate social responsibility, the company said. 'Community service is now more than a part of corporate social responsibility,' POSCO Chairman Choi Jeong-woo said.
'POSCO employees will have the opportunity to share their knowledge and skills to help other members of society prosper' The programs around the globe began on Friday and will run through June 1 .
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