Social Contribution

Social Contribution

Samsung SDI contributes to the local community to help add value to the world

Company for a better
valuable world

As an eco-friendly energy company, Samsung SDI is sharing its capabilities to let children pursue their dreams and grow into the future energy, driving the local community healthier.

Social Contribution Activities

Samsung SDI has created WE Dream, a social contribution brand that supports social contribution. There are various activities based on 4 major ones: WE Dream School, support activities for children's education; WE Dream Home, efforts in improving the health and living environment of marginalized neighbors; WE Dream Friend, cultural activities to support for children in need; and WE Dream Global, contribution to the global society.

Company for better valuable world
Company for a better valuable world
  • Mission
  • Strategic development of
    social contribution
  • Substantial social contribution
  • Internal and external publicity
Mission
  • Communion with the community, making better valuable world
  • Strategic development of
    social contribution
    Establishing a strategic concept
    Launching a new representative project
    Branding of social contribution
  • Substantial social contribution Sharing impressions of volunteer activities
    Promoting strategic contribution program
    Community-based contribution works
  • Internal and external publicity Promoting storytelling contribution
    Strengthening publicity toward staff members
Four Initiatives
Four Initiatives - WE Dream School, WE Dream Home, WE Dream Friend, WE Dream Global
WE Dream School WE Dream Home WE Dream Friend WE Dream Global
WE Dream School Educational support project for children and youths WE Dream Home Project for improving health and living
environment of local community
WE Dream Friend Talent donation activities by staff, Culture and Sports support activities WE Dream Global Contribution works to the global society

Employee Donations and Volunteer Activities

SDI staff, domestic or foreign, wants to take their responsibilities as corporate citizen, to communicate and harmonize with local community. So we make a certain amount of voluntary donation out of monthly salary to share with those less privileged in the community, and take initiatives in participating community service such as affiliated center service and talent donation service.

Employee Donations and Volunteer Activities
Employee Donations and Volunteer Activities
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Representative social contribution activities

Green Star Eco-Friendly School

As part of the vision of being a “Creative Energy & Materials Solution Leader”, Samsung SDI operates the [Green Star Eco-Friendly School Program] for children who are the energy and leaders of our future. The program is designed to teach elementary school students about climate change and environmental problems. Moreover, SDI staff volunteers support the students to become future talents in the field of energy and environmental protection by enhancing their understanding of the importance of energy resources smart utilization.

Green Star Eco-Friendly School Camp

Since 2011, Samsung SDI has been operating [Eco-Friendly School Summer Camps], inviting the disadvantaged children from local communities around SDI’s domestic sites. SDI staff volunteers participate in the program as instructors to offer the participants a wide range of educational courses and activities on environmental topics such as renewable energy, global warming, eco-friendly transportation means, etc.

Operation Status of Green Star Eco-Friendly School - Descriptions, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, Total
Descriptions 2016 2014 2013 2012 2011 Total
Area Area Gyeonggi, Chungnam, Gyeongbuk, Gyeongnam Area Gyeonggi, Chungnam, Gyeongnam No. of operations Gyeonggi, Chungnam, Gyeongnam Center Participation status (No.) Gyeonggi, Gangwon, Chungnam, Gyeongnam, Jeonbuk Children Participation status (No.) Gyeonggi, Chungnam, Gyeongnam Staff/Executives Participation status (No.)
No. of operations Area 4 Area 3 No. of operations 3 Center Participation status (No.) 5 Children Participation status (No.) 3 Staff/Executives Participation status (No.)
No. of Targeted Centers Area 39 Area 32 No. of operations 30 Center Participation status (No.) 49 Children Participation status (No.) 25 Staff/Executives Participation status (No.) 175
No. of Children helped Area 376 Area 276 No. of operations 268 Center Participation status (No.) 502 Children Participation status (No.) 264 Staff/Executives Participation status (No.) 1,686
No. of Staff Volunteers Area 48 Area 57 No. of operations 42 Center Participation status (No.) 50 Children Participation status (No.) 60 Staff/Executives Participation status (No.) 256
Green Star Eco-Friendly School Road Show

Since 2015, Samsung SDI has been operating the [Green Star Eco-Friendly Road Show] in order to reduce the educational gap derived from economic/geographical conditions. SDI staff volunteers visit elementary schools in remote areas of Gyeonggi Province to offer educational activities. The Green Star Eco-Friendly School Program, in its sixth year (2016), launched the Green Star Eco-Friendly Road Show Bus(special bus for educational purposes) and strengthened the quality of the educational content.

Green Star Eco-Friendly School Road Show - Year, Educational Institution(excluding overlaps), No. of Sessions, No. of Children helped
YearAchievements Educational Institution(excluding overlaps) No. of Sessions No. of Children helped
School Local Children Centers and Other Events
2016 School 80 Local Children Centers and Other Events 31 No. of Sessions 237 No. of Children helped 5,014
2015 School 25 Local Children Centers and Other Events 51 No. of Sessions 86 No. of Children helped 1,918
Total School 105 Local Children Centers and Other Events 82 No. of Sessions 323 No. of Children helped 6,932
  • Green Star Eco-Friendly School
  • Green Star Eco-Friendly School
  • Green Star Eco-Friendly School

Free Eyesight Recovery Project

As a social contribution work beginning from 1995 when the time of former Samsung Display Device, we have been running ‘Free Eyesight Recovery Project’ collaborated with the medical corporation, Siloam Eye Hospital to the purpose of “Sharing the world of the image with the visually handicapped”. Three times in 1996, 2003 and 2013, we have donated free eye clinic uses with high-tech medical equipment. We have been visiting underserved rural areas, helping them to recover their lost eyesight by supporting ophthalmic treatment and surgery for their eye diseases like cataract or glaucoma. By the time of the end of December 2016, over 210,000 people have benefited from this project, 6,000 have recovered their eyesight by surgery.

Number of medical treatments and operations
Number of medical treatments and operations

Year, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 1995~2010, Total

Year '16 '15 '14 '13 '12 '11 '95~'10 Total
Year patients 2016 6,243 2015 6,223 2014 9,225 2013 9,283 2012 8,500 2011 8,000 1995~2010 164,930 Total 212,404
Year operated persons 2016 73 2015 65 2014 197 2013 116 2012 70 2011 61 1995~2010 5,742 Total 6,324
  • Free Eyesight Recovery Project
  • Free Eyesight Recovery Project
  • Free Eyesight Recovery Project