Throughout October, Samsung employees around the world came together to participate in the company’s annual Global Volunteer Month.
Now in its twenty-second year, this year’s event saw participation of around 2,200 teams made up of over 160,000 Samsung employees, their family members and citizens of local communities. These teams joined various projects and programs to support education, social welfare and the environment in 26 countries.
Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO), for example, teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to conduct a series of edutainment programs that aimed to enhance the environmental awareness of local students. Likewise, Samsung Electronics Indonesia led a series of interactive activities utilizing Samsung products to bring students closer to nature and to instill in them a love for culture and history.
Samsung India Electronics Ltd. Noida also worked to better the environment by participating in a range of clean-up events and tree-planting activities at the Okhla Bird Sanctuary. Furthermore, Samsung Electronics Switzerland GmbH spent a day assisting farmers to support and promote the preservation of Swiss National Parks.
Samsung’s Nomad Smart School was the focus of Samsung Electronica De Columbia’s (SAMCOL) volunteering initiatives. Local children learned about Columbia’s biodiversity, geography and culture through a series of missions and digital games.
Meanwhile, employees of Samsung India Electronics Ltd. Chennai hosted a variety of fundraisers such as a company-wide movie day and food festival to raise money for local charities.
Samsung Volunteer Month was established in 1995 to boost employees’ volunteering activities in Korea and has been celebrated in overseas offices since 2011. Through programs like these, Samsung remains committed to promoting sustainable social development for a better tomorrow.