a better place
a better future
for a better
Samsung is deeply involved in
the community, with events like
our annual Love Run with 40,000 employees in attendance and regular blood donation days. We focus on making meaningful contributions, so we can create a better tomorrow.
blood can save
We not only do these projects, but also help in other meaningful ways. We hold blood donation campaigns at our Giheung, Hwaseong, Pyeongtaek and Cheonan sites every month. Our Giheung and Hwaseong sites even held an additional blood donation day despite the cold weather due to COVID-19 causing low blood supply.
In November 2020 alone, our Giheung and Hwaseong sites saw 2,020 participants each and our Cheonan and Onyang sites 1,000 each.
“Today is our 44th blood
I’m glad to be of help in times like these.”
- Samsung Memory Solution PE Team, Kangwon Lee
The blood we donate is delivered by the Korean Red Cross to
Korean medical institutions that need support.
to the world.
We’ve looked at our contributions both at home and abroad. And just like our semiconductors make our lives better and protect the planet even when you can’t see it, each of us at Samsung is doing what we can to create a better future.
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Making our community
a better place
From the inside out
We run forward together.
Going further with our Love Run
Samsung held Love Run events twice a year around Nano City Campus, giving us the chance to improve our health and spread the love.
Our vision of “Together for tomorrow, enabling people” is fundamental to our social activities, including the Love Run. Through the Love Run we’ve been creating a better tomorrow since 1998, and have now switched to a Love Walk as a result of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing. We are proud to say we reached our 100,000th participant in 2020.
We’ve made giving back a part
of our everyday life.
Donating with every tap
In May 2020, Samsung set up a donation kiosk in the lobby of every building on our Hwaseong site. We’ve since expanded to all of our sites in Korea, for a total of 16 as of April 2021.
Each time an employee taps their employee ID at the kiosk, KRW 1,000 is donated to at-risk youth in Hwaseong. We show their stories on the kiosk screen and every month we also share inspirational news, from gifting students laptops and tablets to helping them with online classes to subsidizing hospital and education fees. Seeing how donations are actively being used helps motivate us to continue participating and giving back.
By October 2020, over 5,000 employees raised KRW 27 million through the kiosk, with 30 employees using it over 70 times. In two months, we increased this to 6,500 employees and a total of KRW 50 million at just our Hwaseong site, and we will continue to promote the kiosk and giving back to those at-risk.
Step by step,
we raise money
for a cause.
2020 Love Walk Donations
250 millionKRW Donated
285 millionKRW Donated
Love Run becomes Love Walk
With the spread of COVID-19, we shifted from a Love Run to a Love Walk, allowing employees to donate based on the number of steps they accumulate by walking and commuting. If they reach the target number within a two-week period, they can donate to charity. Funds raised by the Love Walk are donated to neighbors in need near our Hwaseong, Pyeongtaek and Asan sites.
The money is used to provide mobility
devices for the disabled, as well as support multicultural families. From 2020, we’ve widened our scope to also include support for those impacted by COVID-19.
the Xi’an City Wall International Marathon.
Running forward in China
Samsung Semiconductor China has sponsored the Xi’an City Wall International Marathon in Xi’an, China since 2013, which also passes through the city of Shaanxi. Since 1993,
this marathon has been established as a unique sport, as it’s the only race in the world that runs along the top of a wall.
Established in Xi’an in 2013,
Samsung Semiconductor China Xi’an has been a part of this marathon from the get-go, welcoming thousands of participants from all over the world. Carrying on the marathon spirit,
Samsung Semiconductor China Xi’an continues to support the race and help foster a healthy sports culture.
Our social contribution extended from marathons to cultural heritage protection. Together with the city of Xi’an, we set up
a volunteer team to promote sustainable urban development, protect cultural heritage walls and clean up the city. These activities have drawn in over 10,000 people.
for children around the globe.
Making dreams come true, international volunteer corps
Samsung’s international volunteering corps helps children experience a fuller education and realize their dreams by sharing our technology and business expertise with local students. We also help build education programs and IT infrastructure in each country.
In China, Samsung Semiconductor China Xi’an renovated and built new school facilities, then invited over 200 students to teach them about electrical products and semiconductor solutions. And in cooperation with
Guangtai Elementary School in the city of Suzhou, we run a “Hand in Hand” program that helps educate
the children of migrant workers.
On the other side of the world,
Samsung Semiconductor USA Austin runs a mentoring program. The Austin,
Texas area has a 25% child poverty rate, which is higher than the national average, and a rate of 13% of children from low-income families enter kindergarten. Partnering with the Austin Independent School District’s education office, we run the mentoring program by pairing 50 Samsung employees with the area’s students to help them study and move toward their dreams.
food for families.
Our employees are the real heroes
Located in Silicon Valley,
Samsung Semiconductor USA employees participate in local donation programs providing school supplies to students and food to families in need with partners like Family Giving Tree and Second Harvest Food Bank. In addition to annual partner programs,
over USD 1 million was donated during the pandemic to nonprofits such as Second Harvest Food Bank, MedShare, Silicon Valley Strong and more, to help feed our neighbors in need, deliver medical supplies
and healthcare equipment to local hospitals and provide economic relief for impacted people, small businesses and community-based organizations.
Employees can also receive a 1:1 corporate match on donations to nonprofit organizations, up to USD 1,000 per employee per year, through the Samsung Gives program. In 2020, we held the first Giving Tuesday campaign
as part of the Samsung Gives program, where employee donations received a 2:1 corporate match of up to
USD 30,000 total.
We also have the Samsung Hero volunteering program. This program is designed to create opportunities for employees to get involved in the community and improve team collaboration. Employee teams participate in volunteer events together during regular business hours and Samsung makes a donation to the charities organizing the events.