Porsche Korea Reinforces its Commitment for a Sustainable Environment with SMO of Education and ChildFund Korea

Published : Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 8:19 pm
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Porsche Korea (CEO Holger Gerrmann) announced it has signed a business agreement with Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (Education Governor Heeyeon Cho) and ChildFund Korea (Chairman Youngkey Hwang) for a school landscaping project promoting the educational aspects of the ecological transformation. Porsche Korea donated a total of 200 million KRW for the 'Porsche Dream Circle', to create a forest environment incorporating sustainability values.

The ‘Porsche Dream Circle’, marking its fourth year as part of Porsche Korea's CSR campaign ‘Porsche Do Dream’, provides a playful learning space for students in a natural environment and educates the importance of carbon neutrality and the virtuous cycle of resources.

Porsche Korea has opened a total of eight Porsche Dream Circle locations in schools across the country, creating green areas for nature-friendly spaces, installing solar panels, and conducting environmental education to nurture students' interest in sustainability.

Particularly, more systematic support will be provided through the public-private partnership with the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education this year. Two new Dream Circle locations will be at elementary schools affiliated with the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education.

On the 3rd, a business agreement ceremony held at the Office of Education was attended by Porsche Korea CEO Holger Gerrmann, Education Governor of the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education Heeyeon Cho, and Chairman of the ChildFund Korea Youngkey Hwang. They agreed to cooperate to preserve and expand green areas at schools.

Porsche Korea will provide financial support to pursue the ecological path within schools, creating forests to absorb carbon dioxide and reduce fine dust, and the installation of solar panels. The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education will provide administrative support necessary for the work along with consulting on educational facilities in the process of recommending schools, suggesting school landscaping construction models, and designing and constructing. ChildFund Korea will oversee the project management and execution, design, construction, and maintenance.

Porsche Korea CEO Holger Gerrmann stated, "’Porsche Dream Circle’ is Porsche Korea's representative CSR program, and we are delighted to be able to create a more complete ecological environment and strengthen the educational experience through this agreement." He also added, “As a corporate citizen, Porsche Korea will fulfill its responsibility to inform more members of society about the values of the environment and sustainability.”

Porsche Korea launched ‘Porsche Do Dream’ in 2017 and has been carrying out social contribution activities that reflect the values of ‘dream’ and ‘passion’ pursued by the brand. Porsche Korea donated a total of 5.88 billion KRW through the ‘Do Dream’ campaign.

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