SK’s affiliates conduct social value programs that reflect their unique expertise.
Major Programs by SK Group
Through scholarship quiz and scholarship/academic support business by the Korea Foundation of Advanced Studies, we support for excellent human resources to contribute to national development.Go Website
SK New School
For young 20s demanding jobs in food industry to become professional experts with competitiveness, we provide free education on cooking and restaurant services.Go Website
SK College Volunteer Service Team, SUNNY
Through volunteer service programs and social innovation projects, we raise young social innovators and reformers to resolve social problems voluntarily, dominantly, and practically.Go Website
SK Pro Bono
To provide various consultative service such as management strategies or marketing to social corporations under competence by SK members.Go Website
Season of Happiness Sharing
To operate a program with participation by various members for bazaar, Kimchi-making, and small donation for vulnerable groups to have warm winter.
To provide emergency relief kit and recovery service in areas with damages for quick restoration against disaster.
SK China Competition of Extremely Smart Boys
Since 2000, SK has sponsored the ‘SK Champion’, the Chinese version of the SK Scholarship Quiz, and the 'SK Competition of Extremely Smart Boys' through CCTV, China’s state-run broadcasting company, since 2016, contributing to talent fostering in China.
Free surgery for abnormal face in Vietnam
SK has provided free surgery and surgery equipment for children to improve medical environment from 1996.
Restoration of a Mangrove Forest in Vietnam
We have been engaged in the restoration of the mangrove forest in Tra Vinh, Vietnam in order to cope with global warming and create sustainable social and environmental values. Also, we established the Social Value Alliance Vietnam and the social enterprise, 'MangLub', in 2019 to ensure the sustainability of the mangrove forest restoration project and maximize its social value.
Habitat in Suwon
Promotion of building 60 houses of “SK Happiness Town” for homeless in Suwon, the origin region of SK.
Ulsan Grand Park
On the base of growth of SK, Ulsan, SK has created the 363-m2-wide eco-friendly park for Ulsan citizens.
Sejong Funeral Culture Center
To resolve social and environmental issues through improvement of funeral culture, SK has established and operated the eco-friendly high-tech funeral culture center in Sejong from 2010.
Establishment / Support for Social Corporation
To directly establish/operate impact social corporations and to suggest the business model of sustainability and creation of various social values through support of external social corporations.
Activation of Ecosystem for Social Corporation
We lead the activation of corporate ecosystem through promotion of social entrepreneurs, exploration of business idea, establishment of IT infrastructure, and activation of capital market.
Major Programs by SK Group
Social value creation via our social venture’s Value-up Project led by organization members
We are utilizing our expertise to support start-up phase social ventures’ actual growth by seeking solutions together with their organizational members, encouraging them to organize project teams.
SK holdings C&C
Social contribution based on the capabilities of data & digitalization
SIAT(‘씨앗’, Smart IT Advanced Training), social contribution activities to support the independence of disabled youths, is a program to support disabled people’s social adaptation and job creation opportunities through practical education courses that are directly applicable to workplaces, being customized for aptitude and job fitness.
Creating Social Values by Fostering Social Enterprises
We are resolving social issues in innovative ways and are creating sustainable social values, through creating jobs for vulnerable social groups by discovering and fostering social enterprises and resolving environmental issues.
‘Happiness community – care via AI’, providing a social safety network for times of non-contact
SK telecom provides a ‘social safety network’ that is necessary for times of non-contact, in a super-aging society. Based on ICT technologies such as artificial intelligence, we spread out and advance ‘AI care’ services that help single senior citizens through relieving loneliness, offering emergency relief and the prevention of dementia, along with local governments and social ventures.
Regional renewal project through the fostering of social innovators
We are supporting a sustainable regional renewal ecosystem through ‘Local:Rise Gunsan’, a regional renewal project intended to revitalize the region via start-ups, and by seeking solutions to social issues in the region together with a variety of social innovators.
Fostering Future Talent ‘Hynstein’, ICT-based Silver Care Business
SK hynix has a social contribution mission of being ‘a company that makes happy memories with local communities via sharing’. As a leading memory technology company, SK hynix developed and has provided ‘Happy GPS – Wandering sensor to prevent disappearances’ for 13,000 people through to 2019. Also, to contribute to social issues, from the rapid increase of single senior citizens, we are building an ICT-based silver care system, named ‘Silver Friend’. In addition, we are operating ‘Happy Dreaming’, a career-mentoring program, ‘Hynstein’, a program for fostering future talent in science as well as ‘Happy Sharing Fund’, funded by our members’ voluntary donations and the company’s matching grants.
Career support program for children/youth in low income families and social service activities of members
We provide economic and emotional sponsorships for children and youth in low income families in local areas while supporting career programs customized for age. We also make efforts to create social value via various activities of co-existence, operating eco-friendly education and linking with social enterprises.
Contribution to improving the quality of lives for disadvantaged families utilizing our business capabilities
We lead the culture of donating used mobile phones via Mintit ATM and support children of ICT-disadvantaged families via collaborations with NGOs. Also, through talent donations to Speedmate, we support disadvantaged families to help them safely use automobiles.
Establishing a coexistence ecosystem of the material industry, ‘New materials technology-based open platform’
SKC discovers prospective startups and ventures in the materials area. We also share material R&D and assets, both tangible and intangible, expertise from various organizations’ such as start-up incubating, investment, and legal and accounting expertise. We share this expertise through an open platform based on new material technologies and contribute to establishing a healthy coexistence ecosystem.* http://www.techopenplatform.co.kr
‘Hope Maker’ Sponsoring Child/Adolescent Connections and Residential Environment Improvement Project
We are promoting the ‘Hope Maker’ project, where all members form a connection with children/adolescents of the low income class and provide economic and emotional support, and are also engaged in a residential environment improvement project which improvises residential environment and welfare facilities for the low income class through the talent donation of members.
‘Hope Maker’ Sponsoring Child/Adolescent Connections and Eco-friendly Education - ‘Happy Green School’
We are promoting the ‘Hope Maker’ project, where all members form a connection with the children/adolescents of the low income class and provide economic and emotional support as well as the ‘Happy Green School’ project, where members become day teachers to provide elementary school students with eco-friendly education.
Blossom Adolescent Film Festival
Beginning in 2018, the ‘Blossom Youth Video Competition’ is a project designed to help adolescents talk about their issues in a video clip and present solutions on a media platform. In 2020, the competition highlighted the issues of school violence, respect for life, and happiness at school. We are supporting the production and promotion of video works with a variety of specialized institutions, especially EBS, Yonsei University, the Ministry of Education, the Korean Lawyers Association, and the Korea Youth Work Agency.
Cooperation and coexistence with SMEs through the establishment of a Win-Win Conference and Integrated Analysis Center
We established a Win-Win Conference, with the participation of our officials and employees and personnel from our contractors to support contractors to improve their work environments and conduct safety education to sharpen a sustainable competitive edge. Also, by operating the Integrated Analysis Center, we provide material analysis consulting for SMEs suffering from difficulties in product development and commercialization. By sharing the analysis equipment and infrastructure, we are actively performing cooperation for coexistence to create a healthy industrial ecosystem.