In line with the CSR vision of the Aditya Birla Group and Birla Carbon, and as part of their ‘Vibes’ action plan, Birla Carbon Korea (BCK) has conducted ongoing activities to contribute towards the social and economic development of the communities in which they operate. BCK is committed to social responsibility through co-operation with the local communities and government.
BCK has donated annually, more than 20 M KRW (16,666 USD) to the local community since 2006. The plant has continuously conducted ‘Year-end and New Year’s Rice Sharing’ programs for vulnerable groups (i.e., disabled, elderly living alone, single-parent families, low-income families, boys and girls heads of households), in the Yeosu community. Additionally, BCK has supported many multicultural families and migrant workers, thus reflecting Birla Carbon’s purpose to share the strength.
This program has designated BCK as a responsible plant as they have been carrying out this initiative for more than 10 years now and have helped many families settle down in the community.
As a recognition of BCK’s CSR activity, the plant received an appreciation plaque from the Social Welfare Community Chest of Korea (similar to Red Cross) in 2018. In 2021, BCK received an appreciation plaque from Yeosu YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association) for donations and CSR activities of BCK since 2015.
BCK Employees’ Voluntary Group
Birla Carbon Korea’s Employees’ Voluntary Group was established in 2004 for volunteer activities in the Yeosu community. From 2004 to 2009, the voluntary group conducted safety education sessions, cultural activities, and other programs to improve the residential environment at a small elementary school on the remote island of Nangdo. From 2010 until now, the voluntary group has supported environmental improvements at Yangji Sanitarium (a local nursing facility for the elderly) by providing elderly care services (cleaning and meal distribution), quarantine supplies and some furniture.
Sustainability Focus: Community Engagement