Jun. 19, 2019
Minister of Employment and Labor Mr. Lee Jae-kap met with corporate social responsibility officers of 17 major large companies on June 19th. These companies include Samsung, Hyundai Motor, SK, LG, POSCO, Hanwha, GS, Nonghyup, Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering, KT, CJ, Doosan, Hyosung, Korea Investment & Securities, Harim, OCI, and IBK.
The purpose of the meeting was to share and spread the major companies’ CSR efforts to support employment of vulnerable people including the disabled, the elderly, women with children and young people, and create working environments which can provide job security for them.
Minister Lee and the CSR officers announced a joint declaration on the creation of inclusive jobs. They agreed that the major companies would continue to engage in CSR activities and make efforts to create jobs for the vulnerable and promote the culture of non-discrimination at work, and identify and support other social enterprises.
The Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL), on its part, agreed to continue its efforts to create inclusive jobs by improving relevant institutions, providing financial support, and promoting among the public various companies’ CSR activities.
Minister Lee said, “Jobs are precious and important, and more so especially for vulnerable people, and I would like to ask companies to pay more attention and efforts in this regard. The government will also step up its support through various policies so that the participating companies' best practices can spread to other companies and across our society.”