Samsung was born in 1969 with an ambition to create human driven innovations that defy barriers to make a better world for all. In Korean, the word ‘Samsung’ means “three stars” and the name carries the founder Lee Byung-chull’s vision for the company – to shine like a star in the sky, bright and everlasting. Since then, the company has been marching on to a whole universe of possibilities and has evolved and expanded through the years. After over 50 years in the industry, the company continues to innovate, creating technology that breaks down old and new barriers.
The company has a philosophy of social contribution that says “we will devote our human resources and technology to create superior products and services, thereby contributing to a better global society”, carrying out activities across 260 locations in 70 countries in order to contribute to the common interest of humanity, and fulfill the mission entrusted as members of the human race.
Since its operations in India, Samsung has placed great importance on being a responsible corporate citizen in the communities it operates. Under the Company’s CSR mission of “Enabling People”, Samsung aims to help people fulfil their true potential, through its various corporate CSR programs. Samsung has made conscious efforts to ensure that interventions are need based, community oriented, sustainable and impact headline human development indicators favourably while simultaneously being aligned with its core competencies as a global leading technology company.
Samsung has prepared the CSR Policy in alignment with its objective, principles and values, delineating its responsibility as a socially and environmentally responsible corporate citizen. Samsung expects to make interventions and investments for improving the quality of life of the people by focusing on the social causes.
Samsung and Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust have come together to build India. What started off as a new relationship has grown tremendously over the last few years. With this strong relationship, Samsung and Annapoorna have together worked in different sectors ranging from providing water purifiers in schools to serving cooked breakfast as a nutritious meal to children to providing notebooks and stationary aiding in education for children.
With this growing relationship, Annaoorna looks to promise Samsung of judicious and effective use of their CSR funds while improving the lives of the many underprivileged and we are thankful to Samsung for entrusting and building the nation together with us.