SPC Group, one of the oldest confectionery and baking conglomerates in Korea, announced on the 20th that it held an agreement ceremony for ‘joint cooperation of employment and self-supporting projects for disabled people’ with the Seoul Metropolitan Government along with the foundation of Purme.
Happy Bakery & Café, where disabled employees are directly responsible for producing and serving products, is a new type of social contribution program for public-private cooperation, local governments and welfare agencies.
“We hope this agreement will serve as an opportunity to create social integration between [disabled and the larger community]. We will actively participate in what the city government can do as an exemplary case of the public sector, businesses, and non-profit foundations working together to contribute to society.”
Seoul city Official
SPC Group will support store facilities, interior design, and staff education. Seoul City will provide space and administrative support. Purme Foundation will hire and train the new staff. With the program, SPC Group’s “SPC Happiness Foundation” received a commendation of “excellent public-private cooperation organization” from the Seoul Metropolitan Government in 2015.
The recent signing is an extension of original agreement was signed in 2013.
“We will do our best to help more disabled people get stable jobs,”
SPC Group Official.