Some activities have been cancelled or postponed to prevent the spread of the novel
We plan to restart these activities when conditions improve and safety can be assured.
Since 2012, Lion Corporation (Korea) (“LCK”) has been contributing to the improvement of local
residents’ health care by joining health care programs (promoted by local community organizations
such as public healthcare centers, cultural centers and school nurse associations) and conducting
health care lectures.
The content of each lecture is tailored to its target audience. Specialists assigned by LCK give lectures on a wide range of health-related topics, such as correct oral care for infants and parents, oral health management, the relationship between oral health and systemic illness, and living habits to prevent infectious diseases.
In 2020, to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), approximately 1,100 people attended the lectures remotely via video, bringing the total number of participants since 2012 to 18,900.
In cooperation with Seodaemun-gu Health Center and the Department of Preventive Dentistry and Public
Oral Health at Yonsei University College of Dentistry, LCK has provided education to elementary,
junior high and high school students since 2014.
At elementary, junior high and high schools within Seoul’s Seodaemun District, LCK has established tooth brushing facilities at which dentists and dental hygienists provide ongoing oral care education and monitoring. Dental examinations are conducted twice a year for four years with follow-ups as needed (covering students in the fourth through sixth years of elementary school and in the first through third years of junior high school and high school). In order to ensure students develop proper oral care habits, dental hygienists visit schools to educate them on such habits as brushing their teeth after meals as well as on correct preventive dentistry.
In 2020, the number of schools with the tooth brushing facilities was 15, and 11,077 students received education on tooth brushing through the facilities, bringing the cumulative total number of students served to approximately 43,077.
The Lion Group places emphasis on fostering children’s awareness of dental and oral health in order
to help them stay healthy for a lifetime. Aiming to teach correct oral care to elementary school
students, the Lion Group has held the Oral Health Event of Tooth Brushing for Children since 1932.
Currently, the event is held annually in Asia.
LCK has held the Oral Health Event of Tooth Brushing for Children since 2009. In 2020, approximately 80 students from two Japanese elementary schools in the cities of Seoul and Busan participated remotely from their homes in May. In total, about 8,080 children have participated in this event since 2009.
Aiming to increase local residents’ awareness of oral health and preventive dentistry, LCK and
Gwangjin-gu Public Health Center have jointly held the Oral Care Consultation Room every Tuesday
since 2012. Participants learn to conduct self-checks of their dental and oral conditions and then
receive individual professional examinations. Based on these, they receive personal guidance on
self-care methods in accordance with their individual dental and oral needs.
A total of approximately 17,000 people, including around 1,790 people in 2019, have taken part in the Oral Care Consultation Room. In 2020, LCK paused this activity due to COVID-19.
In May 2020, LCK signed a basic agreement with the ChildFund Korea, the largest charitable foundation serving underprivileged children in Korea, to jointly pursue the following.
As part of this initiative, LCK has donated a portion of the sales of Ai! Kekute (100 million KRW)
to the foundation. The donated funds will be used to cover the sanitation maintenance expenses for
sinks and toilets in facilities used by children. The goal of the Colorful Bathroom Campaign is to
improve the health of children and the local community as a whole by adding color to the sanitary
environment by putting out Ai! Kekute and keeping sink areas clean at all times.
As of May 2021, the project visited and provided maintenance at a total of six local children’s community centers (target ages: 4 to 16 years old) in Seoul area. Since May 2021, this activity has been expanded to the Incheon area.
* Ai! Kekute (literally, Oh! Clean!) is a hand soap brand marketed by LCK.
LCK releases Ai! Kekute limited edition products every year. Through the Miral Welfare Foundation and Goodwill*, people with disabilities are involved throughout the processes of product design, package design, production, sales and handling donations related to these products. Proceeds of the donated Ai! Kekute Limited Edition to the Miral Welfare Foundation are used to created jobs for the disabled at Goodwill. This initiative is aimed at contributing to the employment and income growth of people with disabilities.
In 2020, the limited edition products were launched in July, and the initiative contributed to the creation of employment for about 30 people with disabilities.
* Goodwill is a non-profit organization that provides job training and employment services for people with disabilities who are socially disadvantaged in their search for work.
The declining birthrate is a social issue facing South Korea, and municipalities are promoting
activities to counter it. Aiming to improve the birthrate, LCK has signed partnership agreements
with municipalities and is implementing measures in cooperation with the government. To support the
health of newborns, LCK provides a Hygiene Care Set to families who have recently filed birth
In 2020, LCK signed partnership agreements with 38 municipalities and expanded this support initiative. In addition, LCK aims to reduce anxiety about rising health risks in South Korea stemming from environmental pollution, such as fine particulate matter (PM2.5), and provided information on correct hand washing steps to 73,000 households, for a cumulative total of about 173,000 households, along with Ai! Kekute hand soap.
Health problems arising from poor living environments (such as sick building syndrome and issues
caused by house dust) among the elderly and other socially vulnerable people have become a social
issue in South Korea. The Korean Government has launched a support project (via the Korea
Environmental Industry & Technology Institute affiliated with the Ministry of Environment) to tackle
this issue in cooperation with companies, hospitals and municipalities.
LCK has been a supporting member of this project since 2015, distributing daily care products such as dishwashing detergents, laundry detergents and oral care products in areas with significant vulnerable populations.
In 2020, LCK offered support to 1,700 households, and it will continue to support this project with the aim of realizing healthy living environments for everyone.
In South Korea, donation culture has taken root, and “ethical consumption”* has become a
consumers’ purchasing habits.
In December 2019, in cooperation with the large South Korean supermarkets Lotte Mart and KIM’S CLUB, LCK held a donation promotion campaign involving purchases of Ai! Kekute soap. Through such organizations as the Korea Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Child Fund Korea and Korea Single-Parent Family Welfare Facility Association, we can support the families of pediatric cancer patients and children living in unsanitary conditions. After the promotion, 10,000 hand soaps were donated to the foundation and association.
LCK will continue to collaborate with various retailers and expand donation promotions.
* Ethical consumption refers to consumers taking into account their purchases’ effect on people, society and/or the global environment, while supporting those who are contributing to the solution of social issues.
LCK signed a partnership agreement with Happy Alliance in August 2017 to engage in social
contribution activities and promote a sustainable social contribution business model.
In August 2019, LCK carried out a number of programs, including teaching oral hygiene to some 600 students from the Gyeonggi-do local community child center at a summer health camp hosted by Happy Alliance. The participating children were given educational kits containing Kids safe toothbrushes and toothpaste (LCK’s kids brand in Korea) as well as booklets about tooth decay prevention so that they would be able to practice proper tooth brushing at home.
Moving forward, LCK will continue its partnership with Happy Alliance to contribute to improving children’s quality of life.
*Happy Alliance is a network of enterprises, institutions and individuals that, based on sharing and cooperation, are working to bring about change by proactively addressing social issues.
To teach children ways to protect their health, LCK has conducted educational activities on hand
washing using Ai! Kekute, a hand soap marketed by LCK. Childhood is the most critical period for
establishing good hygiene care habits.
In 2016, LCK conducted Ai! Kekute hand washing classes for kindergarteners aged 4 to 6 in Seoul and nearby cities. These classes involved a bubbly foam-shaped mascot character and a facilitator that captured the children’s attention and encouraged active participation. In 2017, LCK carried out the event at 50 kindergartens, with 6,580 kindergarteners participating.
In 2019, through monthly volunteer programs, LCK taught children at two local community centers as well as four kindergartens attended by children of LCK employees how to wash their hands properly (target age group: 4 to 13 years old, for a total of 300 participants). Through hand washing songs and exercises, children learn that hand washing is not boring, but actually fun.
Usually located near their homes, libraries are facilities children use often. Knowing this, LCK has
implemented the “LION reading a book is Ai! Kekute” campaign in cooperation with five children’s
libraries in Seoul, namely, Seoul Children’s Public Library, Dongjak Public Library, Nowon Library,
Gangnam-gu Library and Dobong Culture Information Library. This campaign is aimed at promoting
washing hands properly before and after reading books, which can carry a myriad of invisible
bacteria. This practice is good not only for hygienic purposes; LCK’s campaign also points out that
keeping books clean contributes to the global environment as clean books last longer and
longer-lasting books require fewer trees to be chopped down to make paper.
Librarians use Value BOXes* to teach children the importance of washing hands before and after reading books. These boxes show the spots where bacteria tend to adhere in daily life, the proper way to wash the hands and tips for keeping hands clean after washing. Children are given Value BOX sets consisting of one box for educational purposes for use in the library and another for use at home with quiz contents about hand washing that make hand washing fun to help establish it as a habit.
LCK conducted this campaign from December 2018 to February 2019, and approximately 615 families participated in it.
*Each Value BOX leaflet shows the proper way to wash the hands, when to wash and the top spots where bacteria tend to adhere in daily life. After studying it to learn about hand washing, children can fold it into a Value BOX.
In September 2019, the 19th International Coastal Cleanup Day event was held. This event was
established by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to reduce marine waste. Muuido Island’s
Masian Coast, where the activity took place, is located near Incheon International Airport and is
typical of the area, with both tidal flats and a sandy beach.
IIn cooperation with the Incheon Regional Office of Oceans and Fisheries, LCK, whose production headquarters is located in the Incheon area, participated in the cleanup activity for the first time and celebrated its 15th anniversary. Approximately 100 employees cleaned up about one ton of marine waste, including styrofoam, household waste and fishing gear on this stretch of West Sea coast.
IWith the theme of “One company, build one river, road, and town,” LCK will continue to participate regularly in West Sea coastal cleanup activities.
A small island on the Han River, Nanjido became Seoul’s official landfill in the 1970s. Due to
Seoul’s rapid urbanization and economic growth, Nanjido was eventually covered by enormous mountains
of garbage. After the landfill site closed down around 1990, the government gave the issue serious
consideration and planned the Landfill Recovery Project. The project aims to recover the site,
transforming it into “ecological parks.” One of these is Haneul Park, where citizen groups,
companies and the government are working together to promote a forest development project aimed at
restoring biodiversity. As an environmentally friendly company, LCK has been supporting this project
since 2017. LCK has developed its own forest with the name of Ai! Kekute, where employee volunteers
have planted approximately 100 trees. As the young trees reach sufficient size and strength, LCK
employees transplant them to the Haneul Park forest.
This activity was conducted by 86 employees and their families in 2019.
As the entire country confronted the COVID-19 pandemic, LCK, as a corporate citizen and hygiene product manufacturer, actively engaged in such corporate social responsibility activities as in-kind donations of hygiene products sold by the company.
|Outside collaborators||Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association|
|Donations||10 million KRW|
|Details||Donated 10 million KRW in emergency relief funds and Ai! Kekute hand soap for use in quarantine living facilities and at home by South Koreans who had been living in Wuhan, China and had to suddenly return to South Korea because of the pandemic.|
|Outside collaborators||Seoul City Hall|
|Donations||5,000 bottles of Ai! Kekute|
|Details||Donated Ai! Kekute to the disease control department of Seoul City Hall and distributed it to 25 health centers, dedicated COVID-19 clinics and the homes of voluntary quarantine patients.|
|Period||March and November 2020|
|Outside collaborators||Korean Red Cross|
3,000 bottles of Ai! Kekute
10,000 packs of Kyusoku Jikan
9,000 packs of Naengam Therapy Ice Deo Sheet
1. Donated Ai! Kekute to maintain the cleanliness and hygiene of medical staff nationwide
2. Donated Kyusoku Jikan to help medical staff who wear protective clothing for extended periods of time and emergency personnel who transport patients all day long recover from fatigue
Donated Cool Therapy Cooling Sheet to healthcare workers at seven hospitals designated for COVID-19 patients to create a rapid chilling effect as the heating system may get them overheated in medical protective clothing.
|Period||September 2020–February 2021|
|Outside collaborators||Korean Red Cross|
|Donations||3,500 ampoules of RAWQUEST|
|Details||Donated ampoules of the new cosmetics brand RAWQUEST to medical personnel at hospitals designated for COVID-19 patients|
|Period||January–February, May 2020|
|Outside collaborators||● Contributing organizations: Korea Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Green Umbrella
ChildFund Korea, Korea Single-Parent Family Welfare Facility Association
● Cooperating organizations for consumer promotion: Lotte Mart, KIM’S CLUB, Naver
|Donations||26,000 bottles of Ai! Kekute|
January-February: (1) “One-for-one campaign” to donate the same quantity of Ai! Kekute
purchased by customers at Lotte Mart and KIM’S CLUB, large supermarkets in Korea, to the
socially vulnerable in the country.
May: (2) “1+1 Donation” promotion at the online mall of Naver, Korea’s largest Internet service company, in which it matches the quantity of Ai! Kekute purchased by customers in a week and donates it to children’s facilities.
|Period||March, July-August 2020|
|Outside collaborators||Happy Alliance|
March: 8,000 hygiene products, including Kids Safe toothpaste and toothbrush
July: 5,000 tubes of Pair Acne Creamy Foam
August: 1,000 tubes of Kids Safe toothpaste and hygiene products such as toothbrushe, Ai! Kekute sanitizer and hand soap
March: Donated hygiene products for children suffering from food insecurity and meet
needs in poor hygiene environments in the Daegu and Gyeongbuk regions, where the
COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant human and material damage.
July: Donated Pair Acne Creamy Foam to children facing food insecurity.
August: Donated hygiene products such as Kids Safe toothpaste and toothbrush, Ai! Kekute sanitizer and hand soap to children in the areas affected by heavy rains.
|Outside collaborators||Happy Alliance and municipalities across the country|
|Donations||16,700 units of Ai! Kekute hand soap, oral hygiene products and other hygiene products|
|Details||To ensure that children who face food insecurity, a social problem in South Korea, get
at least two meals a day, Happy Alliance is working with local communities and
municipalities with which it has formed agreements to establish a sustainable safety
net. Donations from the member companies of the Happy Alliance are used to fund the
provision of boxed meals to children.
LCK donated cleanliness and hygiene products such as Ai! Kekute and oral hygiene products.
|Outside collaborators||Korean Red Cross|
● 80,000 hygiene products of two types (equivalent to 320 million KRW at retail
● 34,000 tubes of Pair Acne Creamy Foam (equivalent to 440 million KRW at retail price)
● 1,020 RAWQUEST ampoules (equivalent to 48 million KRW at retail price)
● Contributed to the stabilization of the blood supply by participating in blood
donation promotion campaigns to overcome the blood shortage crisis caused by the
prolonged COVID-19 pandemic.
● Donated cleanliness and hygiene products to members of the general public who donated blood, military service personnel and medical professionals.