SK Innovation has donated $30,000 (some 33 million won) to the Empower College & Career Center (EC3), an educational institution based in Georgia, the U.S., which is building a battery production plant, the company said on Nov. 22.
In January last year, SK Innovation signed an "investment memorandum of understanding (MOU)" with the Georgia State government, promising to donate a total of $60,000 over two years to EC3.
The company donated $30,000 for the first time last year and another $30,000 for the second time on Nov. 19 this year.
“The donation reflects SK Group's management philosophy of pursuing the happiness of various stakeholders around the company,” an official of SK Innovation said.
Since the establishment of the Korea Higher Education Foundation, a non-profit public interest foundation, in 1974, SK has consistently supported 3,500 scholarship students.
Meanwhile, in May, SK Innovation donated $400,000 to support the development of 'AU Health Express Care', a free COVID-19 examination app and a medical institution under Augusta University in Georgia, which is striving to overcome COVID-19.
The company also signed an education agreement with QuickStart and Lanier Technology College in Georgia in July on the creation of 2,600 new jobs, continuing efforts to revitalize the local community and strengthen cooperative relations.