SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans believe that a good company strives to prevent various hazards and accidents at the workplace, a survey showed Monday.
The Center for Social Value Enhancement Studies, a SK Group-affiliated research institute, conducted a survey of 7,800 South Koreans, 72.5 percent of whom were likely to choose ‘prevention of hazards and accidents at workplace’ if it was listed as one of the options for what makes a ‘good company’.
This was followed by ‘a company that enhances work-life balance’ (72.1 percent), ‘a company that promotes mutual growth with partners’ (62.1 percent), ‘a company that strives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions’ (59.9 percent) and ‘a company that reduces waste’ (58.2 percent).
When asked about a company that is crucial to society and a company that’s worth investing in, respondents were likely to choose a company that enhances work-life balance for both cases (70.8 percent and 69.3 percent, respectively).
When asked about what makes a company ‘bad’, 76.3 percent of respondents were likely to pick ‘a company with a high level of corruption’.
The environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors that can easily make a company look ‘good’ or ‘bad’ included prevention of hazards and accidents at the workplace, mutual growth with partners and addressing water pollution.
“Other factors that easily make a company look ‘bad’, but not so much ‘good’, included anti-corruption and hiring disabled persons,” the institute said.
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