PLANET practices social engagement through education and culture-related activities and programs in order to give back to the society. At PLANET, employees are encouraged to participate in volunteer activities and care about others. By doing so, employees can experience the happiness in helping others and develop harmonious relationships with the local communities. The company focuses on and supports educational and cultural initiatives to improve the quality of human resources of the whole society. The company uses its core competence to integrate social resources. By effectively implementing social engagement, the company is able to exert its influence in a sustainable way.
The first public trust fund in Taiwan focusing on education support
Since August 2004, PLANET has founded “PLANET Educational Charitable Trust” to help the disadvantaged children as well as to promote education and culture-related initiatives in order to improve the quality of human resources. PLANET integrates business management capabilities into the operation of educational and cultural promotion projects and establishes the SOP for strategic and effective implementation. Starting from Xindian district, New Taipei City, the operation of the trust has expanded to New Taipei City and Taipei City, sponsoring student education subsidies for many schools, academic research for academic institutions and social, charity and cultural subsidies.
PLANET has conducted the “Educational Program for Disadvantaged Children” project since 2004 to provide the remedial teaching, psychological counseling, emotional therapy and other activities to help stimulate these children’s motivation to learn and correct behavioral disorders. Like the spirit of doing business, PLANET uses the same strategy to better the livelihood of the disadvantaged children by improving their education. PLANET uses its corporate management capabilities to collaborate social resources such as schools, communities, professional psychologists, etc. to create a "resource network", effectively improving disadvantaged education, and influence society positively in the long term. In addition, this operation mode can also be applied to different schools easily, making greater benefits to the school, the family and the society as a whole.
In this educational program, SOPs have been used to standardize operating processes by integrating different operating modes in different schools so as to facilitate the unified operation of the program in a long-term, measurable and performance-evaluable manner. In each semester, it is divided into three stages -- “pre-semester assignment”, “semester assignment”, and “end-of-semester evaluation”, implemented by the PDCA cycle so that the remedial teaching tactics can be adjusted, if needed, in time. The performance of the disadvantaged children can thus be reviewed.
PLANET has been supporting the “Educational Program for Disadvantaged Children” in New Taipei City’s Xindian District, Sanxia District, Xizhi District, Shulin District and Taipei City’s Muzha area for 17 years. From 2004 to 2021, PLANET supported a total of 19 elementary schools, junior high schools and institutions through the program, providing education to 9,824 children and sponsoring 1,859 teachers and volunteers through development group activities.
|Number of institutions benefited||8||8||7||19|
|Number of children benefited||641||669||525||9,824|
|Number of teachers and volunteers trained||124||231||130||1,859|
|Total number of people sponsored||765||900||655||11,683|
Mingdao Elementary School、Wanhsin Elementary School、Chunchen Elementary School、Peihsin Elementary School、Hsinho Elementary School、Qingtan Elementary School、Quaishan Elementary School、Ankeng Elementary School、Minyi Elementary School、Shuangcheng Elementary School、Yulin Elementary School、Qingshan Elementary and Junior High School、Xindian Elementary School、Erchung Elementary School、Daping Elementary School、Wufeng Junior High School、Wanli Junior High School
YongAn Taiwan Presbyterian Church、Happy Gifts of Social Service Association (Wheatland Association)
Since 2014, PLANET has been cooperating with Global Views – Commonwealth Publishing Group to implement the program of “Planting the seeds of reading: Give children a bright future”, sponsoring elementary schools and junior high schools in Pitou Township, Changhua County and its adjacent township areas. Every month, the program provides a magazine “Global Kids Monthly” for each class of Grade 1-3, and a “Global Kids Junior Monthly” for each class of Grade 4-9 every month, helping students develop their reading skills and broaden their international perspective through regular reading. In 2021, PLANET sponsored 179 classes in 16 elementary schools and 1 junior high school with 2,148 magazines. Over the past 8 years, the company has sponsored a total of 21 elementary schools and 1 junior high school with 15,348 magazines.
In 2021, Mr. Jack Chen, the chairman and CEO of PLANET, called on the entrepreneur models selected by the National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Association to support the program. 100 entrepreneur models from Taiwan and abroad responded with donations of more than 4,000 copies of children's magazines, benefiting more than 120,000 children in rural areas, and helping 460 schools in rural areas create a bright future.
A variety of methods are used to encourage employee participation in charity and volunteer events. By caring and learning more about people, they can experience the joy of volunteering. Once they return to the workplace they would become better at internal team building.
Volunteer activities can be launched by the management or employees can also volunteer as social workers to join in improving their local environment and culture.
In 2021, all the volunteers provided service for a total of 416 hours. As the COVID-19 prevention strategy continues to be adjusted, PLANET has used its limited time to organize volunteer activities, which has encouraged its staff to participate in social welfare activities and contribute to a better environment and society.
|Number of Volunteers (Attendances)||74||44||139|
|Total Hours of Volunteer Service (Hours)||327||243||416|