Hanwha Worldwide News: November-2019
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- Sino-Korea Life Insurance Sino-Korea Life Insurance Helps Autistic Children Through Art
In October of 2019, Sino-Korea Life Insurance helped organize “Road to Dunhuang: Art and the Sun,” an art-themed public service event in Dunhuang, Gansu Province, China. The co-sponsored event brought world-renowned artists to Dunhuang to explore the convergence of art and public service in the city.
“Road to Dunhuang” was held to draw attention to autistic children and how they should be accepted and celebrated. As part of the event, Sino-Korea Life Insurance announced that it would raise awareness of this issue by freely distributing “Ten Thousand Suns,” a 2020 calendar created in collaboration with Lu Yifei, a well-regarded calligrapher and cultural scholar.
“Autistic children don’t just shine like stars,” said Chung-guen Song, COO of Sino-Korea Life Insurance, as he unveiled the 2020 calendar. “They give off heat like the sun to warm the hearts of those who work with them and help them.”
Celebrated traditional Korean artist Min Kyung Chan was invited to exhibit his work at the Chun Tian Museum of Art as part of the “Road to Dunhuang.” He also held an art salon to encourage discussion among the general public about how art contributes to public service.
Sino-Korea Life Insurance has supported intellectually disabled children for the past five years through various public service activities. As an artistic patron of these children, the company requests and purchases their artworks, which are then put into calendar-form to shine a light on their needs. It also organizes the annual “Tree to the Nth Power” tree-planting campaign that brings together the general public and intellectually disabled students from the Yang Ling Zi School to encourage interaction, promote understanding, and create a more harmonious social environment.
- Hanwha Chemical (Ningbo) Hanwha Chemical (Ningbo) Volunteer Corps Cleans Up Jiufeng Mountain
On October 29, 2019, volunteers from Hanwha Chemical (Ningbo) promoted environmental conservation by picking up garbage along the trails of Jiufeng Mountain in Zhejiang province, China.
Led by Hanwha Chemical (Ningbo) President Dong Seok Kim and Director Dong Soo Koh, the group diligently picked up plastic, paper, cigarette butts, and other waste and placed them all in bags, leaving behind a pristine mountain. The group’s activities attracted the attention of many passers-by and received much positive feedback.
Hanwha Chemical (Ningbo)’s actions were a vital contribution to help the environment. They helped raise public awareness of the need to keep nature clear of rubbish. The volunteers also saw the afternoon as a chance to clear their minds and get some physical exercise as well.
With the clean-up activity being so well-accepted by both employees and nearby residents, Hanwha Chemical (Ningbo) will continue engaging in similar activities. The company intends to continue helping the environment and promoting positive interaction between itself and the people of Ningbo.
- Hanwha TOTAL Petrochemical Delivers Love Through Side Dishes
Hanwha TOTAL Petrochemical teamed up with Hanwha Hotels & Resorts for the “Hanwha Healthy Sharing Event” on October 15, 2019. Coming together, the two companies created care packages that were distributed among 250 households who live on the backstreets of Seoul’s Namdaemun district.
The packages included pickled garlic made by employees of Hanwha TOTAL Petrochemical. The employees used special garlic knobs purchased from a farm near Hanwha TOTAL Petrochemical’s Daesan plant. Meanwhile, Hanwha Hotels & Resorts, donated seaweed from the coastal city of Daecheon.
“October is when we celebrate Hanwha’s founding,” said a person who participated in the pickling. “To honor our company’s spirit of serving something greater than oneself, we came together to find ways to help those less fortunate.”