KOREAN Air employees participated in a home-building project in Silay City, Negros Occidental on July 20, 2019.
Since 2013, Korean Air has partnered with the Habitat for Humanity Philippines as part of the airline’s global corporate social responsibility efforts. The Habitat for Humanity Philippines is a local non-profit organization that provides a place to live for the homeless.
Located in the central part of the Philippines, Negros Occidental is an area prone to floods and earthquakes. Many local residents have lost their homes to these natural disasters, or have been evicted from privately owned land, forcing them to relocate to temporary shelters.
Ten employees from the Korean Air Manila office took part in the construction work—carrying the materials, cementing floors and painting walls.
On the project site, skilled construction workers educated the locals on how to use the latest technologies on building and fixing homes.
Korean Air also donated funds and construction materials for the building of four housing units in Bohol with the Department of Social Welfare and Development of the Philippines matching the donated funds.
The airline has been actively fulfilling its corporate social responsibility across borders for many years, such as planting trees every year in Kubuqi desert in the Inner Mongolia region of China and in Baganuur, Mongolia to fight desertification.
Korean Air has also delivered relief items to areas hit by floods and earthquakes, utilizing its extensive global network. As a leading global carrier, Korean Air will continuously fulfill its corporate social responsibility as part of the company’s initiatives to give back to the society.