[Pangyo Tech] NHN joins MOE’s GO!GO! Challenge to lead the carbon emission reduction campaign

NHN (CEO Jung Woo-jin) announced on Aug. 27 that it will participate in the Ministry of Environment’s eco-friendly campaign GO!GO! Challenge.

Kim Myung-shin, CTO of NHN Cloud Division, participated in the campaign after being nominated by the data processing solution company Innodep.

The GO!GO! Challenge is a plastic-free movement that began in January this year by the Ministry of Environment, and it relays to other participants. It is done by uploading what to do and what not to do to reduce plastic in our daily lives on the social media, and passing it to the next challenger.

CTO Kim of NHN Cloud Division said, “As an IT company that operates data centers where energy efficiency is crucial, it is our mission to think about ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance), which is a sustainable future value. By participating in the GO!GO! Challenge, I was able to inform our employees to cut down on using disposable products and emphasize that technology advancement increases the energy efficiency in the company, thus reducing carbon emission.”

As the next participants, Kim chose Son Gyeong-jong, the Head of Gwangju Metropolitan City Artificial Intelligence Industry Bureau, Adobe Korea CEO Woo Mi-young, and Younglimwon Soft Lab Executive Director Ho Woong-gi.

Pangyo Technovalley is an innovation hub for global companies comparable to the Silicon Valley in the US, Zhongguancun in China, and STATION F in France. It is an Asia tech hub with 1,259 IT, BT, CT, and NT companies that possess innovative products and technologies. Located just south of the metropolitan area, it provides the best environment for Korean companies to do business with great transportation access and infrastructure.

Various high-tech companies are located in Pangyo Technovalley, and it is occupied by 64,000 full-time employees, many in their 20-30s. In terms of industry, the companies are engaged in information technology, contents technology, biotechnology, and nanotechnology.

With the support of innovative companies with global capabilities such as Kakao, Naver, AhnLab, Krafton, NCSoft, Nexon, and Hancom, companies in Pangyo Technovalley recorded 107 trillion won in sales last year. Investment and infrastructure growth in Pangyo is expected to continue, with the Metaverse hub entering Pangyo this year.

Source: Pangyo Techno Valley Official Newsroom 

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