|LS C&S employees pick up litter on Hansom Beach in Gangwon Province, May 30. Courtesy of LS C&S|
By Kim Jae-heun
LS Cable & System (LS C&S) is strengthening its environment, social and corporate governance (ESG) management through various social contribution activities such as marine purification.
After declaring its vision for ESG management last June, LS C&S has been developing eco-friendly products while establishing a dedicated team for the task.
On May 30, the company cleaned Mukho Port in Gangwon Province together with the Korea Coast Guard Special Rescue Unit, Navy 1st Fleet and the National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives, to mark the 30th Marine Day. About 200 people participated.
They picked up garbage from the street by Mukho Port and Hansom Beach and collected submerged fishing gear and abandoned tires.
In April, the company donated 100 million won ($77,190) to support education fees and mental health treatment expenses for children of socially disadvantaged families living in Donghae, Gangwon Province.
Through the donation, LS C&S has been supporting psychotherapy as well as a child abuse prevention program in collaboration with the Southern Gangwon Child Protection Agency.
"We have been paying private education institute fees for elementary school students since 2020 to help those who were affected by COVID-19," an LS C&S official said.
The company also built a submarine cable manufacturing facility in Gangwon Province in 2009, as well as setting up scholarships, funding tourism businesses in the region and restoring areas damaged by forest fires. (Advertorial)