LG Electronics makes a wide range of efforts to contribute to fostering responsible global citizens and future leaders. Our efforts include developing products that bridge the digital divide, establishing IT training facilities and running environmental education programs.
LG Talking Book Phone(KOREA)
Since 2005, LG Electronics has cooperated with LG U+ and the LG Sangnam Library to develop mobile phones that read books for the visually impaired. A total of 14,000 units were donated between the period of 2005 and 2015. The seventh LG Talking Book Phone was developed and donated to social welfare facilities for the disabled in 2013. The new model features a function that allows users to access the "LG Digital Talking Book Library" of the LG Sangnam Library and download audio books.
In September and October 2013, we visited schools for children with vision disabilities in Cheongju and Daejeon, where our business sites are located, and donated mouse scanners and presented class ma-terials utilizing the product. The LG Mouse Scanner, a hybrid device combining the functions of a mouse and a scanner, converts text scanned from books or newspapers to digital text on the computer, and then converts the text to voice using textto-speech software, highly effective for assisting.
students with learning challenges, such as vision disabilities and dyslexia.
Life’s Green Class(KOREA, INDIA)
In order to foster future generations with a strong sense of responsibility towards the environment, LG Electronics introduced the Life's Green Class in 2006 in association with Hanyang University and educated more than 79,000 children of 261 schools as of 2013. This program was also introduced in India at 2010, and operated in conjunction with LGEIL (Indian Subsidiary) and the University of Pune. As of 2013, the Life's Green Class visited a total of 198 schools and provided classes to more than 185,000 children.
LG Loves School(INDONESIA)
In Indonesia, LG Electronics operates the “LG Loves School” program to create an improved learning environment for students from schools in developing areas by replacing old computers and IT equipment and donating electronic products. Our employees also teach IT classes for students, and the program is operated in conjunction with scholarship programs and training programs for students and teachers.
LG HOPE TVET COLLEGE (ETHIOPIA)
In 2014, LG Electronics opened a vocational school in Ethiopia to foster a technical workforce for the country by leveraging its strengt h in electronics repair. The school will train 75 students annually through its three-year electronics repair course. In order to increase the effectiveness of training, we plan to send out our Master Repair Engineers to teach the class. We expect this program to help meet the workforce demand from the local industry as well as to create income sources for young Ethiopians. This program is operated as part of public and private partnership programs with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), which has extensive experience in international development projects and comprehensive knowledge of local conditions.
CSR SUPPORTERS, “LOVE GENIE” (KOREA)
As part of its social contribution initiatives that promote stakeholder involvement, LG Electronics launched “Love Genie” in 2014. “Love Genie” is a collegiate CSR supporters group that plans and executes CSR initiatives independently. We provided support to 45 students (from 30 different universities), including mentoring and training on CSR issues (labor, the environment, and human rights) over a four-month period to help them plan and execute CSR initiatives on their own initiative. Love Genie members engaged in activities to promote diverse CSR issues, including the environment, multiculturalism, and disability awareness. They also posted their activities on the group’s official blog (www.lovegenie.co.kr), which attracted over 4,000 visitors a month.
LG JUNIOR SCIENCE CLASS (Korea)
Over 30 research engineers from the H&A Company’s Changwon Plant 1 participated in the local science festival and hosted a science class with the robot vacuum cleaner science kit. More than 300 children participated in the program and had a great time learning and having fun with science kit.
COMMUNITY LIBRARY PROJECT (KOREA)
With some 500 books donated by colleagues, employees from the Korea Marketing Company built a community library at a small branch school in a small and remote island. While they were staying in the island to prepare the library, employees built bookshelves for the library together with school children and hosted a movie screening using a small beam projector, which was a rare entertainment for the island residents.