We strongly believe that a company should give back to the society in which it operates. That’s why we take pride in our enduring efforts to serve the social needs in our communities, to make a better tomorrow for the world.
Currently, 25 in-house volunteer organizations are engaged in our global sharing activities worldwide. Every year, we visit regions in the Philippines, Mongolia and Cambodia to bring medical support, repair facilities, provide school meals and distribute supplies. On the domestic front, our volunteer organizations assist orphaned children, provide scholarships, help the disabled and the elderly who live alone, and support welfare centres.
This virtue extends through our employees as well. Every employee — in addition to volunteering — donates a small portion of his or her paycheck to a social cause. The company matches all contributions.
Library of Dreams in China
Since 2010, Korean Air has been building library facilities for elementary schools in poverty-stricken areas in China. Through this effort, we are helping Chinese children develop hopes and realize dreams, working together with the local community.
Building Homes of Love, Habitat Movement
In partnership with Habitat Korea, Korean Air’s employees and their families participate in building houses for homeless families, initiating from the "Building Homes of Love" event in 2001.
Haneul Sarang (Sky Love) English Class
Since 2008, English classes have been conducted every year for students of the Yongyou Elementary School near Incheon International Airport, focusing on practical English for use during travel.
Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon Campaign
October of every year is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” During this campaign, our staff members wear pink ribbons as a symbol of breast cancer prevention, and breast cancer self-diagnosis cards are distributed to female passengers. In addition, our cabin crews raise funds for the Cancer Society.
Since 2009, Korean Air has been donating briquettes to charity organizations to help people in need, personally delivering many of them to practice love for our neighbours.
Sisterhood Relationship with a Village
Korean Air enjoys a 1-Sa 1-Chon (One Company, One Village) sisterhood relationship with Myeongdong-ri village, Gangwon-do. Korean Air employees volunteer to make personal visits, providing help for repairing village facilities, farming assistance, health assessments and medical care for the senior citizens of the village.