|Philosophy||Economic Responsibility||Social Responsibility||Environment Responsibility|
Founded in 1967, Hyundai Motor celebrated its 40th birthday in 2007. The company has grown into a world–class, global automaker, overcoming the technical difficulties it faced in its early days. Despite volatility in the currency exchange markets and rising oil and commodity prices, Hyundai Motor cemented its global position by posting worldwide sales of 2.6 million units in 2007 through its 6,000 dealerships in over 196 countries. Hyundai Motor plans to reach sales of 3.11 million units in 2008, a 20 percent increase from a year earlier, by continuing to place priority on its customers and also, by focusing on newly emerging markets, or post–BRICs countries.
Since its establishment in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company, with 40 years of leadership in technology and high potential acquired during the development of the global economy, is promising to fulfill its social responsibility by contributing to society, where nature and humanity can co–exist, and by promoting sustainable development worldwide. Possessing 10 manufacturing plants, 11 research centers, and more than 6,000 sales networks throughout the world, Hyundai Motor Company has truly become a global company. Hyundai as ´Global Corporate Citizen´ makes every effort to fulfill its ´economic responsibility´, most principal in corporate activities throughout the world.