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Vigorous steps! The history of KT&G

Read about KT&G's history to see how it grew into a global company.

Making a leap to become a giant global company, spreading throughout the world!

A period of domestic and
international expansion in line with a
globalization strategy

Giant Global Company Scroll left or right to move. Present - 2002

Giant Global Company
Business Contents M Year M Awards
Courtyard by Marriott, Opened Seoul Namdaemun Hotel 5 2016 3 'HRD Grand Award' Awarded by Korea HRD
Launched SangSang Stay 11 2015 11 ’MESANA Grand Award’. Awarded by the President of Korea
Establishment of Sangsang-realization Committee 10 3 ‘Training Facility Grand Award’. Awarded by Korea HRD
Grand opening of Sangsang Madang in Chuncheon City, Kangwon Province 4 2014 11 ’Global Frontier Grand Award’. Awarded by the Korean Academy of International Business
    8 ’The Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Award’. Awarded by the Korea Energy Agency for ‘The 36th Energy Saving Campaign’
Developed low ignition point tobacco 7 2013 9 Selected as a No. 1 company in the tobacco category of the National Customer Satisfaction Index (NCSI)
Co-developed flavoring capsule for tobacco filters 6    
Developed KT&G group’s CI 4 2012    
Launched KGC Yebon
Launched KT&G Life Science
3    
Acquired Mazence (a new drug development venture company) 12 2011 6 Selected as the best corporation for corporate governance in 2011
Began a quality responsibility system with real-name labeling 8    
Acquired Trisakti (an Indonesian tobacco company) 7    
Opened Sangsang Madang in Nonsan Acquired Somang Cosmetics Held building completion ceremony for Yeongil Ginseng plant 6    
Signed an MOU on C1 (local production and distribution of red ginseng in China) 3    
Launched KGC Life & Gin Included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) 11 2010 6 Selected as the best corporation by the Korean Corporate Governance Improvement Support Center in its corporate governance performance evaluation
Completed construction of plant in Russia 10    
    2009 6 Selected as an honorary member of the best corporate governance practitioners by the Korean Corporate Governance Improvement Support Center
Established a local subsidiary in Russia 7 2008 11 Awarded for reaching the $400 million export target Received the Grand Award from the Korea Investors Relations Association
Established a local subsidiary in Iran 2    
2007 11 Received the Excellence Award from the Korea Investors Relations Association
    6 Selected as an honorary member of the best corporate governance practitioners by the Korean Corporate Governance Improvement Support Center
Awarded for reaching the $300 million export target 11 2006 11 Received the Excellence Award from the Korea Investors Relations Association
Announced corporate mid- and long-term master plan 8 8 Earned a top-plus grade in corporate governance ratings by the Korean Corporate Governance Improvement Support Center
    6 Selected as the best corporation by the Korean Corporate Governance Improvement Support Center in its corporate governance performance evaluation (for three consecutive years)
    2005 11 Received the Excellence Award from the Korea Investors Relations Association Received the Presidential Award for employee job training from the Ministry of Labor
    6 Selected as the best corporation by the Korean Corporate Governance Improvement Support Center in its corporate governance performance evaluation (for two consecutive years)
Acquired Tae-A Industry 5 2004 6 Selected as the best corporation by the Korean Corporate Governance Improvement Support Center in its corporate governance performance evaluation
Established and proclaimed KT&G’s corporate governance charter Founded the KT&G Welfare Foundation 7 2003    
Completed construction of new Youngjoo plant 6    
Proclaimed KT&G’s new CI 2    
Changed the corporate name from Korea Tobacco & Ginseng Corp. to KT&G Corp. 12 2002    
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