Lotte Duty Free reports that a total of 200 employees and co-workers – including CEO Jang Seon-wook – have participated in the tenth charity exercise to provide volunteer services, coal briquettes and supplies to those in need recently.
The company said that the volunteer activities began in Jeju after which a nationwide relay has operated between Busan and Seoul from 8-10 November to deliver 50,000 items and services.
The company says that this exercise has been running for ten days in total, with contributions and efforts made by all of the company’s main offices, including the Myeong-dong Head Office, World Tower, COEX, Incheon International Airport and Gimpo Airport Branch.
In addition, the Lotte Group’s fellow sponsor Charlotte Volunteer Service and its employees have also provided a large number of charity services. For its part, the Lotte Group has conducted several campaigns to provide heating and other suppliers to needy for several years.
The company said: “Prior to this, on the 8th, employees of Jeju branch including Kim Joo-nam Lotte Duty-free Shop Jeju Corporation visited Jeju City’s one-stop support centre for seniors and donated 1,000 kilograms of rice and other necessities.
“On the 9th, Choi Byung-rok, a member of Lotte Duty-Free Shop, Busan Branch, and Kimhae Airport employees visited vulnerable families and elderly living alone and low-income families living in a mixed-use village in Busan Donggu and donated 10,000 briquettes.”
Lotte Duty Free’s Jang Seon-wook added that despite the poor market trading conditions this year, the company remained committed to providing its volunteer activities, while also helping to make ‘society a warmer place’.
This follows the recent news where Lotte has become engaged in sponsoring domestic and overseas social contribution activities, including the treatment of heart disease in children in Vietnam, where it now has duty free operations [click here for more details: https://www.trbusiness.com/regional-news/asia-pacific/lotte-supports-sick-children-in-vietnam-with-vital-surgery/129130-Ed].