On October 30, 50 POSCO employees including the CEO Jeong-Woo Choi participated in corporate volunteering spreading fertilizer in the small town of Gwangyang near where POSCO’s Gwangyang Steelworks is located. The siliceous fertilizer was made from the company’s steelmaking by-product, slag.
CEO Choi said not only the fertilizer will improve the taste of rice and help boost income for farmers, but it will also enhance soil quality while helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The CEO also added, going forward, the company will spare no effort so that the farming communities and small fertilizer manufacturers can thrive alongside POSCO.
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