Headlines for November 2018
1. [Hanwha Group] Invited long-term employees at the 66th anniversary celebration
On October 9th, we celebrated Hanwha’s 66th anniversary. In his speech, Chairman Seung Youn Kim expressed his appreciation to all current employees, former employees, partner companies, and the nation as a whole.
The 66th anniversary celebration event for long-term employees was held on a Han River cruise yacht. The chairman invited 20 long-term employees who have worked for 30 years. At the event, the chairman thanked them for offering him 30 years of friendship and said that each and every one of them is a valuable tie connecting the parts of Hanwha.
A few days later, on October 10th, Chairman Kim sent a message to all Hanwha members commemorating Hanwha Group’s 66th anniversary.
In his message, he pointed out that there is no end to a journey of innovation and we must constantly innovate and update both our hardware and software capabilities as befits a 21st century company. In addition, he said that innovation comes from a culture of diversity, not homogeneity, and creative energy and genuine innovation can only come from diverse perspectives and experiences.
2. [Hanwha Hotels & Resorts] Held an opening ceremony of Hanwha Resort Belvedere in Geoje, Korea
On October 15th, Hanwha Hotels & Resorts opened Geoje Belvedere, which combines a hotel and a premium resort in a luxurious concept. Many people were invited to the opening ceremony, including the CEO of Hanwha Hotels & Resorts, Moon Seok, and the mayor of Geoje city.
At the ceremony, CEO Moon said, “The Geoje Belvedere is not just an indicator of Hanwha Resort’s growth momentum, but it will play a role in promoting tourism in Geoje and South Gyeongsang Province.”
The Belvedere is located just 10 minutes after crossing the Busan–Geoje Fixed Link. (Geoga Bridge) It is conveniently accessible from the major cities.
We look forward to seeing the Belvedere, which has been blessed with wonderful natural surroundings, become a place where people can taste the sweetest rest in Korea.
3. [Hanwha Group] Planted the 7th Hanwha Solar Forest as part of its environmentally-friendly reforestation efforts
Every year, many people have a difficult time because of the fine dust that comes from China. Starting with an anti-desertification project in Mongolian deserts in 2011, the Group has been planting trees and creating true environmentally-friendly forests every year using solar power generating equipment. The trees, which were first planted seven years ago, continue to grow and are becoming a thick forest. Now Hanwha is planting the 7th forest.
Along with Tree Planet, Hanwha has been contributing to the improvement of issues related to climate changes and environmental problems by planting trees in Mongolia, China, and landfills around Seoul for last seven years. It is also helping the younger generations increase their awareness of environmental issues.
This year, 1,000 additional trees are going to be planted in honor of the people who participated in the Happy Sunshine campaign.
Hanwha has been carrying out environmentally friendly social contribution activities quietly to make the world more sustainable. We hope that the Hanwha Solar Forests grow and we leave a clean earth to the next generation to come.
4. [Hanwha Group] Held the 2018 Hanwha Chungcheong Marathon
In every autumn season, Chungcheong Marathon with Hanwha takes place. The event invites not only residents of the Chungcheong area but also from all over Korea. It is an event of harmony and unity. Many people participated in the marathon, held again this year at Sejong Lake Park, and we got to see much enthusiasm among participants.
The Chungcheong Marathon with Hanwha, with its beautiful courses and fun programs, has been loved by participants every year. The event has now become a cultural festival where more people from outside of the Chungcheong area travel to enjoy it together. We congratulate those who finished the run and cheer for their better tomorrow.
5. [Hanwha Group] Held the 2018 Seoul International Fireworks Festival
2018 marked the 16th year for the Seoul International Fireworks Festival with Hanwha, held this year in honor of the 66th anniversary of Hanwha. The festival allowed over one million spectators to make unforgettable memories. Three teams from Korea, Spain, and Canada participated in the festival and they decorated the night sky with a total of 100,000 fireworks. This year’s festival produced storytelling fireworks by introducing a 63 Building gigantic LED multimedia show, day-time fireworks, and a 10m-diameter man-made moon.
This dream-like festival which happens just one day a year delivered a message of hope and supported everyone’s precious dreams.