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At the 5th Republic of Korea Excellent Reading Culture Business Certification Awards, which was held on October 23, 2018, transcosmos Korea, Inc.(headquartered in Seoul, Republic of Korea; President and COO: Kwon Sang-chuel; transcosmos Korea), a business process outsourcing provider in the Republic of Korea and a subsidiary of transcosmos inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan; President and COO: Masataka Okuda), was he first in the BPO industry officially certified-The company also won the Excellent Reading Culture Business Award.

In order to satisfy the needs of clients and customers through diverse and smart communication supports, the development of the company and the intellectual fulfillment of employees are crucial. Based on this theory, transcosmos Korea advocates the slogan “Survive as an active learner” - in other words, “only those who read books survive the competition” - in order to develop the potential skills of every employeeUnder the corporate slogan, transcosmos Korea is actively working on instilling a reading culture among its employees with the aim of sharpening their wits and broadening horizons.

In 2016, transcosmos Korea established its own libraries in Seoul and Busan with more than 2,800 books. It also regularly holds special lectures inviting book specialists and authors in the interest of employees. In addition, transcosmos Korea focuses on developing biblio-therapists who can care for employees suffering from emotional labor.

Transcosmos Korea was officially certified and won the award for these various activities. Taking this opportunity, transcosmos Korea will step up to enhance its reading culture at the workplace and contribute in  employees’ development through participating in diverse activities. We believe that this helps our employees to deliver high-quality services to their clients around the globe based on their understanding of clients’ businesses and needs

About Excellent Reading Culture Business Certification Program ( and Co-sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea, the Excellent Reading Culture Business Certification Program was established in 2014. In the purpose of encouraging a reading culture and expanding it in companies and local communities alike, the ministry and the agency aim to discover companies with a proven record in fostering reading habits through this program and certify those qualified companies under the name of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The certification program is organized and led by Seoul Business News and the Presidential Council on Nation Branding.

The certification process involves two steps. First, applicants go through a document screening process and those who successfully pass the initial screening can proceed to the second step. The second step involves on-site evaluation and presentations that are evaluated by the expert review panel consistingof experts from a wide spectrum in publishing, library, media, and business fields. The panel focuses primarily on the infrastructure built for encouraging Workplace Reading Culture, level of CEO’s engagement, and other related activities such as holding reading circles and author lecture series.

This year marks the 5th anniversary of this event and a total of 220 companies (including re-certified companies) have been certified and awarded to date. Corporate awareness and participation in the Business Reading Culture initiatives are expected to rise and grow intog a stronger competitiveness in the long-term.

About transcosmos Korea, Inc.

transcosmos Korea, a subsidiary of transcosmos inc., offers extensive professional business process outsourcing (BPO) services that include contact center services, chat services, field services, direct mail (DM) services, direct sales (DS), and internet promotion services (IPS) for businesses in the South Korean market.

Established: May 2001
Number of bases: 14
Number of employees: 7,600 (approximate)

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