Social Contribution

As a member of the international community, LGE is striving to pursue sustainable growth so that it can fulfill its social responsibilities such as reducing negative impacts, and providing quality jobs. LGE promotes various social contribution activities under the themes of 'Circular Economy' and 'Future Generation: Youth' for a balanced growth of our society.




  • Social Contribution Framework

  • In response to the public demand for ESG, we broke from our previous focus on SDGs as established in 2017 and reorganized our social contribution framework for 2021. This framework consists of social contribution activities that seek to address social and environmental issues by utilizing LGE’s technology-based products and services. These activities are classified under the main strategic themes of ‘Circular Economy’ and ‘Future Generation: Youth’, wherein ‘Circular Economy’ consists of eco-friendly social contribution programs aimed at establishing a healthy future for all stakeholders, and ‘Future Generation: Youth’ consists of programs that support young people in their efforts to strengthen their capabilities.

  • Social Contribution Framework

Slogan / Life's Good with LG(logo) Themes / Carbon & Circular Economy / Eco-friendly social contribution programs aimed at establishing a healthy future / Next Generation: Youth / Youth support programs aimed at bolstering the capabilities of future generations Major Program / ➊ LG Social Campus (Supporting Eco-friendly Social Economy Enterprises) / ➋ LG Global Volunteer Day / ➌ LG Hope School (The Democratic Republic of the Congo) / ➊ Hope Vocational School (Ethiopia, Cambodia) / ➋ Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities / ➌ ESG Academy for University Students Methods / Technology and Participation / Participate in solving community problems by utilizing LG Electronics’ technology/products/services. Slogan / Life's Good with LG(logo) Themes / Carbon & Circular Economy / Eco-friendly social contribution programs aimed at establishing a healthy future / Next Generation: Youth / Youth support programs aimed at bolstering the capabilities of future generations Major Program / ➊ LG Social Campus (Supporting Eco-friendly Social Economy Enterprises) / ➋ LG Global Volunteer Day / ➌ LG Hope School (The Democratic Republic of the Congo) / ➊ Hope Vocational School (Ethiopia, Cambodia) / ➋ Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities / ➌ ESG Academy for University Students Methods / Technology and Participation / Participate in solving community problems by utilizing LG Electronics’ technology/products/services.

  • Circular Economy

  • LG Social Campus: Supporting the Eco-friendly Social Economy Enterprises (Korea)

    Since 2011, LGE has been operating 'LG Social Campus', an integrated support platform for financial support, space support, growth support, and talent development for sustainable growth of social economy enterprises in eco-friendly fields. It selects eco-friendly social economy companies, gives incentives to businesses, and provides accelerating programs for capacity building of selected companies. Furthermore, it provides stable working spaces to social economy ventures with growth potential. Moreover, it is nurturing key talent and prospective leaders so that the social economy ecosystem may remain healthy in the local community by creating a local-centered social innovation culture in which local activists define local community problems and suggest their solutions. Through ESG management, LG Social Campus aims to go beyond innovation for the current generation and provides better lives for the next generation.

Financial support / 2020 Green and Social Performances Total Grant (2011~2020) / COVID-19 Funding for Emergency Management1) / Increase in sales / Increase in new employee hires / CO2 reduction / Plastic reduction KRW 10.4 billion (about USD 8.8 million) / Supported 53 companies KRW 200 million (about USD 170,000) / 101% / 62% / 2,224 ton / 67,096kg Financial support / 2020 Green and Social Performances Total Grant (2011~2020) / COVID-19 Funding for Emergency Management1) / Increase in sales / Increase in new employee hires / CO2 reduction / Plastic reduction KRW 10.4 billion (about USD 8.8 million) / Supported 53 companies KRW 200 million (about USD 170,000) / 101% / 62% / 2,224 ton / 67,096kg
  • LG Hope School (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

    We utilized a solar-powered charging system in order to create an environment in which children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who had previously been unable to attend school due to child labor, could go to school. On the outskirts of cities, national power infrastructure is often under-established the value of electricity is high. As a result, children are sent to work instead of schools to pay for the cost of electricity. In response to this situation, we collaborated with a local start up company ‘YOLK’ in 2021 to install solar-powered charging system at three schools in Goma. A total of 750 auxiliary batteries that are capable of being recharged during class were provided to the children. These batteries can be used at home to charge cell phones and lights, etc. The electricity provided through these solar systems is almost equivalent to the labor value of the local children, thus we have contributed to the creation of an environment in which children can go to school instead of work.


  • Future Generation: Youth

LG electronics CSR academy ‘love genie” for college students

ESG Academy of University Students (Korea)

The ‘ESG Academy for College Students’ is a program that LGE has been offering every year since 2014 to nurture ESG professionals, and about 230 students have completed it. In 2021, LGE selected a total of 32 college students (4 students per group) through document screening and interviews for the 7th term of ESG Academy for College Students. From June to November, they enjoyed lectures and mentoring from incumbent ESG staff, carrying out missions to plan and engage in the ESG activities. They performed various missions: "Introducing the ESG project of my life," which selected projects and created content conveying ESG messages, "World-changing LGenie Photo Exhibition," a photo exhibition for recognizing and addressing social issues, "Introducing ESG to 'My Friend'" as a simple and easy way to explain to people around you who do not know ESG, "Introducing Excellent ESG Companies," which investigated ESG management activities of overseas companies and featured excellently performing companies and excellent cases, "Creating a Sustainable World, " which sought out various environmental issues, selected and analyzed one of them, and suggested solutions and action plans, "Creating a World Where We Live Together," which finds and analyzes social issues, and suggests solutions and action plans, "Tell Me about Social Economy Companies" that analyzes social enterprises responding to ESG issues and promotes corporate values, and "32-Second ESG Film Festival" that can bring wide publicity to ESG. Through these missions, the Academy raised ESG awareness among college students and provided them with the opportunity to practice ESG for a better society. LGE will always help develop future talent through "ESG Academy for College Students."
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LG-KOICA Hope Vocational Training School (Ethiopia)

The LG-KOICA Vocational Training School was established in 2014 cooperation with the Ethiopian government, KOICA, and NGOs, to support youth independence t through technical education. We established an online lecture platform with the help of the Dubai Service Corporation that advises schools, and thereby laid the foundation for school instructors to implement theoretical education online – excluding practical education. As a result, 228 out of 239 students completed the curriculum in 2020, representing 80% of the beginner courses (Level 1,m2) and 95% of the intermediate courses (Level 3). In addition to the online platform, LG Electronics conducted an Income Generation Activity (IGA) for the sustainable operation of the school even when it was closed due to COVID-19. moving forward, LGE is planning to continuously expand this profitable project in order to improve the school’s independence and differentiation from other vocational training schools.
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Global IT Challenge for Youth with disabilities

We have held the Global IT Challenge (GITC) for Youth with disabilities since 2011. This program is designed to create a foundation for social advancements, such as admittance to college and employment, and to contribute to improving awareness regarding people with disabilities in participating countries by bridging the information gap among young people with disabilities. GITC is the world's only IT festival for young students with disabilities, and it transcends the barriers of disability, religion, culture, and nationality. Adolescents with various types of disabilities (physical, hearing, visual, or developmental) from twenty countries participate in four individual events at the IT Paralympics.
  • LG IT Library

    Since 2017, LGE has endeavored to drive real change through IT education by improving the educational environment of children and youth facilities that lack digital infrastructure in Vietnam, Myanmar, and Nepal. In 2020, the 7th anniversary of the launch of the LG Gram laptop was held under the theme of “1g lighter”. This involved collaboration with brands popular with the MZ generation to produce “LG Gram Goods”, which were sold through crowdfunding. The event ended early as more than 1,600 customers participated, and all profits were donated to build the “LG IT Library” and to support IT education for the underprivileged. LGE has also established an IT education environment in the Seongnam and Chuncheon Youth Shelters, and is supporting IT vocational education for teenagers. We will continue to work organically with various departments such as product planning, service, and marketing, to discover problems in the local community and contribute to creating a better society by utilizing innovative products and technologies to solve them.


  • Other Social Contribution Activities

  • [ Promotion System of Social Contribution ]

  • Creation and Operation of the Executive Social Contribution Fund

    The Executive Social Contribution Fund, founded in 2004 via the voluntary participation of our executives, is operated by executives contributing 0.5% of their salary. Since 2019, overseas executives have also participated in the fund, accounting for more than 82% of the total number of executives. LGE conducts various activities both domestically and overseas by matching 50% of executive donations with grants.In order to provide support to various causes, the fund meets twice a year to determine the appropriateness of activities through the Steering Committee (1 chairperson and 5members).

Social Contribution Fund (Unit: USD)
Category The Executive Social Contribution Fund
2019 318,212
2020 333,074
2021 330,451
Category The Employees' Social Contribution Fund
2019 319,087
2020 253,521
2021 220,301
  • Life’s Good’ – Overseas Employee Volunteer Group

    Since 2010, ‘Life's Good’, our overseas employee volunteer group, has carried out activities aimed at giving back to local communities by tapping into the talents of our employees. We carry out talent donating activities such as product inspection and free repairs for social welfare facilities, and the development of interactive chatbots for non-profit organizations. Even now, when the ability to conduct certain activities is limited due to the COVID-19 crisis, the volunteer group is still active in the form of donating items needed by volunteer organizations. 

Number of Employee Volunteers Participated by year (Unit: Person)
Category No. of volunteers
2019 692
2020 708
2021 520
  • [ Community Support Programs ]

| Overseas |
LG executives posing at MOU signing ceremony

Cholera Vaccinations in Ethiopia

We participated in a cholera vaccination campaign (conducted by International Vaccine Institute (IVI)) in Ethiopia from 2010 to 2015. Upon the reemergence of cholera in Ethiopia in late 2019, we signed an MOU with IVI to inoculate 40,000 people within three years, starting in 2021, using inexpensive and easy-to-carry oral vaccines.
Residential Improvement Project for the Ethiopian Veterans Village (Hope Village)

Residential Improvement Project for the Ethiopian Veterans Village (Hope Village)

We, in collaboration with Community Chest of Korea and Habitat for Humanity Korea, started a residential improvement project in the Ethiopian Veterans Village. From 2021 to 2023, we will use a budget of 700 million won to renovate homes for veterans and low-income families, build community kitchens and toilets, install drainage facilities, and build communal shower facilities. In addition, we are conducting a project to create toilets, drinking water facilities, and IT facilities for the schools that the descendants of the veterans attend. Moreover, in connection with the local LG-KOICA vocational training school, we provide vocational education for ICT jobs in order to enable younger people and women to become self-reliant. We anticipate that household income will be created via the in-demand courses on repairing electronic devices which include education on CCTV and camera repair and maintenance.
  • LG Ambassador Challenge

    Beginning with Bangladesh, LG Electronics has been running a contest program since 2017 to support ‘Resolving Local Social Issues’. Through this program, LGE selects plans for resolving local issues submitted by customers and residents, and appoints selected people as LG Ambassadors to promote activities aimed at solving these local community problems with LGE’s support. In particular, we are working hard to provide solutions and hope by supporting residents who are well aware of, and have solutions for, the community’s concerns, but are having difficulties implementing them directly. In addition, starting in 2020, we have expanded our LG Ambassador program to five countries, thereby providing opportunities to more residents across the world.

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  • Sisterhood between One Company and One Small Fishing Village

    We contribute to regular country-city exchanges and the vitalization of rural areas by contemplating ways in which we can grow together through sisterhoods with farming or fishing villages. Furthermore, we support the remodeling of community facilities and supply home appliances to underprivileged neighborhoods, in addition to delivering laptops to underprivileged college freshmen living in sister villages. In addition, we actively participate in recovery work following disasters such as earthquakes and floods, as well as volunteer work during busy farming seasons or when labor is needed. Going forward, we will continue to expand the One Company, One Village sisterhood in connection with our places of business located across the country, thereby enabling the continuation of our mutual cooperation with rural communities.

  • One Company, One Post

    In 2015, we formed a sisterhood with the 3rd ROK Special Forces Brigade, and every year we deliver money and necessary products to them as a token of our gratitude and encouragement for the hard work of our soldiers. In the future, we will continue to actively participate in the One Company, One Post campaign aimed at sustainable collaboration and will continue to take the lead in terms of cooperation and exchange with men and women serving in the military.

  • [ Products, Technology and Infrastructure-linked Social Contribution Activities ]

  • LG ComeHome Challenge

    As lockdowns and telecommuting continue in many parts of the world due to the COVID-19 crisis, time spent at home is increasing, and the importance of homes in terms of maintaining a safe and healthy life has increased. We launched a campaign in twenty-five countries in which participants upload videos that show the importance and value of the home, thereby depicting how people are able to maintain a healthier lifestyle while staying at home in this era of the new normal. As part of this campaign, participants film and share short videos displaying a daily pleasure they feel while staying at home and, in response, we build new homes for low-income families in India, Vietnam, and Kenya, where residential facilities are often inadequate. In addition, together with Habitat for Humanity Korea, we built community centers for communal living (with communal kitchens, communal toilets, and drainage facilities) and conducted a campaign to provide hygiene education. Consumers who participated in the campaign can receive confirmation of their participation as issued by Habitat for Humanity Korea from our website and can see the improvements made to the living environments of people suffering from difficulties on the other side of the world. This campaign attracted more than 446 million views, two million social media actions (likes, comments, shares), and two thousand hashtags. Furthermore, more than 180 domestic and foreign news stories were published about the campaign. We plan to continue this campaign in order to emphasize the importance of the home as the COVID-19 crisis continues this year. In addition to the existing three countries, we plan to extend the program to include conducting social contribution activities In Mexico.

  • LG Hope Screen

    We use LG billboards located in New York Times Square and London Piccadilly Square, we provided free advertisements to UN international organizations and non-profit organizations. In 2021, on the occasion of 'World Food Day(October 16)' set by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization(UN FAO), LGE posted a promotional video on the video screen that suggested that many people should pay attention and make efforts to end hunger, for three days from October 15.

  • Stylers donated to a COVID-19 hospital

    We donated twenty units of 'Trom Styler Black Edition 2' to four COVID-19 hospitals in Seoul metropolitan area(Bagae Hospital in Pyeongtaek City, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital in Bucheon City, Hyundai Hospital in Namyangju City, and Osan Hankook Hospital in Osan City; July 2021)

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