As business leaders we must balance the relationship between long term success and sustainability. When sustainability is considered as being a matter of survival for your business, I believe you can create massive change
At SONGWON, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an integral part of our business. CSR underpins our strategy and helps us to manage our impact on society, and it contributes towards a more sustainable way of doing business.
SONGWON awarded GOLD level recognition for CSR by EcoVadis
Once again this year, EcoVadis awarded SONGWON gold recognition level for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). An independent rating agency specializing in sustainable development and performance monitoring, EcoVadis is highly regarded around the world. Their detailed rating methodology is built on international CSR standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, United Nations Global Compact and ISO 26000.
This year, EcoVadis placed SONGWON among the top 5% of all businesses assessed. Receiving this recognition for our commitment to CSR, highlights to the industry that SONGWON is a top performing supplier, with regards to Environment, Labor Practices, Fair Business Practices, and Responsible and Sustainable Procurement.
For more information, see: www.ecovadis.com
What does CSR mean?
CSR means including economic, social and ecological considerations in the core activity areas of our company. It ensures that we consciously consider the direct and indirect impacts of our operations on all SONGWON’s stakeholders including our customers, suppliers, workforce and the local community. And it leads us to adopt ethical and socially-responsible management approaches to complement environmental considerations.
Our Social Culture
We continually work to improve our performance and the consistent quality of our products, as well as how we do business, how we treat our people, the communities we serve and the environment around us.
Beyond this, we have always believed that it is our duty to take an active interest in the community and the environment that our company is part of. This commitment is rooted in SONGWON’s culture and has been a common theme throughout our history. In short, we firmly believe that performance and responsibility should go hand in hand.
We have a responsibility
Although health is a human right, it is estimated that 400 million people around the world have no access to proper healthcare. For this reason, SONGWON supports a number of healthcare initiatives and human service efforts dedicated to helping people lead better, healthier lives.
Focusing our CSR efforts on supporting projects dedicated to ensuring people's general well-being and providing information on relevant issues is also important for us. Positive change is possible on all levels and by offering support to initiatives which are not always highly profiled, we hope to play a part in making a difference to people's lives.
Offering our support to help humanity in general has always been reflected in SONGWON's core values, and those of our employees. It is clear to everyone working in our organization that all of us have a responsibility to be active members of the communities in which we live and work. Although this obligation is a social responsibility, we see it also as a business imperative. For this reason, we are continually looking out for ways to offer SONGWON's support to local community projects.
For more detailed information on the principles and areas of importance to our sustainability policy, please refer to the SONGWON's 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Overview and to the SONGWON sustainability flyer.