Through its practical corporate social responsibility activities, Jahwa Vina Company has helped make the dreams of disadvantaged people come true since it arrived in Vietnam two years ago.
It has become a household name to residents of northern Vinh Phuc province, where the company opened its electronic components factory. Jahwa Vina not only brought thousands of jobs to local residents, but since making its debut in the province, the company leadership has sought to learn about the struggles in the rural areas and understand the hardships of their labourers. This has inspired greater dedication from workers and bolstered their attachment to the company.
Young labourer Trinh Thi Ly in Binh Xuyen district’s Rung Cuong hamlet, Thien Ke commune, is one of those disadvantaged labourers. Before getting a job in Jahwa Vina, she cherished the dream of finding stable income-generating work to help her take care of her paternal frail grandmother and an older brother who was paralysed from birth, as her father was an Agent Orange victim. Jahwa Vina helped transform Ly’s dream into a reality as she can now expect better days in the future.
Jahwa Vina not only provides a modern workplace environment, but also comes up with a broad range of activities to support employees. This includes visitations and support for workers who suffer mishaps, rewarding exemplary workers on a quarterly basis, giving workers year-end bonuses and assisting them in harvest season.
Actively participating in corporate social responsibility through concrete philanthropic activities has helped the company especially during the initial period after Jahwa Vina marked its entrance to Vietnam.
Overcoming obstacles associated with Vietnamese customs, habits, language and culture from within the company was important in fostering good relations between the company, its labourers and locality, according to company’s general director Lee Jong Young.
Young said Vinh Phuc province, where the company operated, and Chung Cheong Buk-Do in Korea, home of Jahwa Vina’s parent company, have also established ties. Hence, Jahwa Vina takes the responsibility for cultivating fruitful relations between the two provinces.
In addition to supporting its workers, Jahwa Vina has been involved in community support at Vinh Phuc province Social Support Centre, a place for both material and spiritual sharing.
“Such meaningful activities are significant to company leadership and all the employees, which should be further expanded as they bring practical values to the community,” said Nguyen Kim A, a company employee who took part in bicycle donations for disadvantaged kids at Vinh Phuc Social Support Centre at the start of the recent academic year.
Social philanthropic activities not only sooth hardships of people facing misfortune, but also contribute to improving corporate image in the eye of local community. Jahwa Vina plans to extend its corporate social responsibility activities into the future to deepen ties with local community.
Wholly Korean-owned Jahwa Vina Company Limited set foot in Vietnam in February, 2010. Parallel to building a factory in Khai Quang Industrial Zone in northern Vinh Phuc province’s Vinh Yen city the company recruits local manpower to service its production. Operating in electronic component production, the company gave jobs to around 3,000 labourers with incomes from VND3-5 million ($140-$240) per month, contributing to spurring Vinh Phuc province’s social and economic development. Jahwa Vina is regarded as one of responsible foreign invested enterprises with practical social activities in the area.