POSCO supports local communities to assist their growth. Centered on Pohang and Gwangyang in Korea, POSCO is establishing a foothold for growth through holding local festivals, sports ∙ cultural ∙ educational development programs in order to vitalize the local economy. In other countries where POSCO has entered, POSCO-driven activities based have been taking root through taking on board regional differences, contributing to local communities.
Every year, POSCO researches the needs of local communities, assesses regional cooperative projects, and conducts survey on likability towards POSCO..
The Regional Cooperation Teams of the steel mills in both regions have been communicating with local residents continuously by encouraging their staff to participate in voluntary services and providing welfare to local communities.
|Affiliation with Local Communities - 1 Department twinned with 1 Town||Starting with Hagwang Village in Gwangyang in April 1988, the company entered into a range of alliances with villages, including 125 in Pohang, 117 in Gwangyang as well as 7 villages and 32 schools and organizations in Seoul, aiming to solidify relations between local residents and POSCO based on trust and mutual communication.|
|Enhance Self-motivating Capabilities of Local Communities through Vitalization of Local Economy||
|Efforts at Developing Sports, Culture and Education||
|Efforts in Enhancing Social Welfare||
Through establishing and running social enterprises, POSCO is contributing to making communities better where everyone becomes better off and more considerate to the weak. The goal is to realize the value of social unity by reinvesting into local communities the profits and technical know-how of well-established local social enterprises. Through this, POSCO will launch more diverse and active support measures. Since 2011, each of the 17 POSCO Family companies has supported one social enterprise by purchasing its goods and services, aiming to create a basis for domestic social enterprises and their sustainable growth.
|Category||Detail of Business||Socially disadvantaged class||Total number of employed / Socially disadvantaged class|
|POSCO HUMANS||With Business Unit||Washing of work clothes; Call Center; Office support||Physically challenged||341/179|
|Eco-Housing Business Unit||Construction of eco-friendly steel houses; Manufacturing of construction materials||Low income class & Senior citizens||125/104|
|POSPLATE||Management of steel plate warehouse in Gwangyang Steel Works; Making of specimens||Low income class,Long-term young unemployed||190/106|
|Songdo SE||Cleaning of Songdo POSCO office building; Parking management||North Korean defectors, Low income class||130/118|