Shared infrastructure ( SE support projects )
SK forest implements projects to sponsor social corporations and offer them a chance to use training facilities, using plantation sites as infrastructure to be shared with society.
The company is building up a “platform that generates social value through forests” that allows a wide range of stakeholders including social corporations, local corporations, and residents to take the lead in creating profit and benefits themselves.
SK Forest -Korea Forest Service (Korea Forestry Promotion Institute) - a forest-based social corporation
Social economic corporations and local corporations in the region come together to operate a project promoting collaboration, co-prosperity and cooperation.
||Focus of the project
||Korea Education Craft Copyright Association and others
||Manufacturing of teaching tools using tree leaves, fostering of small-scale local companies
||Forest Norinuri Coop
||Travel programs with a theme featuring walnuts
||Ogam Tong Tong Sup & I
||Program featuring a walk in the forest
Shelter for innovators _ A training facility for social corporations, converted from a former forest kindergarten.
In Hoengseong Wucheon-Myeon, there is a building that used to be operated as a 'forest kindergarten,' as well as a forest bath field. The area has been reconfigured to serve as a space for social innovators.
It is our hope that many innovative ideas come from those who find inspiration on their walks through the forest, and that these would eventually generate more social value.
Donation of land__ 1,006ha of land in the Chungju and Yeongdong regions were donated to Chungnam University to be used for forestry studies
As part of the company’s commitment to contributing to society and progress in forestry studies and education in particular,
SK forest donated the land in Myeongseo-Ri, Sancheok-My eon, Chungju-Si as well as Yangang-Myeon and Haksan-Myeon of Yeongdong-Gun to Chungnam University during the '90s. At present, the land has been turned into a forest used for academic research for both students and professors
Forest business management that aims for co-prosperity with local residents
The walnut tree forest in Cheonan
Gwangdeok, Cheonan is known as a major production site for walnuts in Korea.
Even within this region, the village of Jijang-ri is particularly renowned for its rich soil along the mountains.
It is a lovely village where beautiful walnuts take their time to become deliciously ripe, thanks to the great affection the villagers take in looking after the trees and mountains.
In 1975, the late inaugural chairman Choi Jong-hyeon planted a small sapling of a walnut tree about 30cm in height in Gwangdeok Mountain in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do.
More than 40years on, Gwangdeok Mountain has now become one of the largest walnut tree forests in Korea, where the sound of cicadas rings throughout during the summer and plump walnuts are harvested in the autumn.
The walnut tree forest is fostered together with the villagers and plays a major role in environmental preservation and the production of safe foods.