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Hankook Tire wins Gold at the 2020 Galaxy Awards
- Received the Gold award for its 2019-20 CSR report at the 2020 Galaxy Awards organized by MerComm Inc. to honor excellence in marketing communications
- Demonstrates Hankook Tire’s eminence in the field of sustainability management by winning first place in the independent competition scored by experts
Seoul, Korea, October 29, 2020 – Global leading tire maker Hankook Tire’s 2019-20 CSR report earned the Gold award, the highest possible recognition, under the Annual Reports – Online category at the 2020 Galaxy Awards.
Marking its 31st anniversary this year, the Galaxy Awards is an international marketing communication competition organized by U.S.-based MerComm Inc., the world’s only independent awards dedicated to defining the standards of excellence in the communications fields. The award program has achieved world-wide recognition for their impartiality and fairness in the judging procedures. They accept no advertising, and there are no membership dues or sponsors. Judging is carried out by experts in the profession from 50 countries solely based on the values.
This year, a total of 15 categories including advertising, brochures, promotional videos and annual reports were reviewed. It was the first time for Hankook Tire to participate in the Galaxy Awards Competition where the company made a splendid achievement of receiving the Gold award in recognition for its 2019-20 CSR report under the Annual Reports – Online category’s Sustainability Report sector.
The 2019-20 CSR report is Hankook Tire’s 11th sustainability report outlining the company’s social contribution activities and achievements throughout 2019. It focuses on eight major areas: customer satisfaction and quality management, integrated environmental management, climate change and GHQ management, community involvement and development, transparency and business ethics, employee value creation, employee health and safety management, and win-win supply chain partnership.
“At Hankook, we take great pride in leveraging our capabilities and influence for the greater good, including our service to the community and for the environment,” says Sooil Lee, Hankook Tire President & COO. "We will continue our commitment to sustainability to bring positive changes for the world.”
Aside from the 2020 Galaxy Awards, Hankook Tire has been consistently receiving acknowledgement in the social contribution and communication field through various world-class competitions. For instance, the company has won awards by the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) in the recognition of publication of the CSR report for four consecutive years since 2016. Hankook also has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World (DJSI World) for four consecutive years since 2016. In 2019, in specific, Hankook was the only Asian company in the automotive supply industry to be listed in the DJSI World.