Our primary goal is to create a more inclusive, brighter tomorrow by establishing and implementing a robust environmental, safety,
and health (ESH) management system and making continuous research and development efforts for high-quality products and services.
We at Hanwha are committed to building and implementing a preemptive and
systematic SHEC management system to achieve our vision.
In particular, we
President and CEO
June 15, 2015
Hanwha Corporation/Explosives runs a global SHEC management system applicable to all its business sites at home and abroad. Our SHEC management system incorporates our contributions to the environment and communities as well as safety and health of our employees and suppliers into our key considerations for business decisions.
Hanwha Corporation/Explosives structures our SHEC management system based on Hanwha Group’s Core Values of Challenge, Dedication and Integrity for a successful undertaking of our business.
1. Leadership and Accountability Hanwha managers, employees and contractors are trained to understand and implement their accountabilities, demonstrate leadership and commitment to sustainable development through effective management and communication.
2. Hazards and Risks Hazards that have potential impacts on safety, health, environment and communities and associated risks are assessed and managed.
3. Environment Environmental impacts of Hanwha activities are identified, quantified and assessed to minimize adverse impacts and improve environmental performance.
4. Community Effective, open and transparent communication and consultation will be maintained with stakeholders to ensure sustainability of Hanwha operations and contribute to the communities where we operate.
5. Health Hanwha personnel are assessed for their fitness to work and are protected from negative health effects associated with any activities during engagement with the company.
6. SHEC Objectives Hanwha SHEC objectives and targets are established as an integral part of the business planning process and are set to drive continual improvement in performance.
7. Training Hanwha employees, contractors and visitors are aware of relevant SHEC requirements, hazards, risks and controls. They are trained and competent to conduct their assigned activities and behave in a safe and responsible manner.
8.Process Design and Integrity Hanwha designs, engineers, implements and operates all plants and equipment to ensure that all hazards are known and shall be eliminated or the consequent risks reduced as far as is reasonably practicable.
9. Management of Changes All expected and un-expected changes are identified and managed.
10. Operations and Maintenance All plants and equipment are operated, maintained, inspected and tested using systems and procedures that manage risks.
11. Suppliers and Contractors The contracting of services and the purchase, hire or lease of equipment and materials are carried out so as to minimize the introduction of any potential risks.
12. SHEC Incidents All SHEC incidents, including near misses, are to be reported, investigated, contributory factors identified and corrective actions implemented. Lessons learned are to be shared to prevent a reoccurrence.
13. Emergency and Crisis In order to minimize the impact on people, community and environment, Hanwha will develop emergency response plans and provide training and resources to respond appropriately to an emergency.
14. Documentation, Monitoring and Reviews SHEC assurance is achieved by structured systems supported by controlled documentation, monitoring and reviewing performance and systems to identify trends, measure progress, assess compliance and drive continual improvement.
1. Consistent Action Plan Implementation and Maintenance for Safety Elements We ensure effective safety management by defining the elements of our safety management system and by establishing, implementing, and continuously updating an action plan for each of these safety elements.
2. Action-Oriented Safety Management We endeavor to prevent on-site accidents through early identification and correction of unsafe behaviors that cause worksite accidents and injuries and through open communication on safety.
3. Strong Awareness of Worksite Hazards We strive to enhance our employees' awareness of potential worksite hazards by providing the Hazard Identification & Removal Program.
4. Strong Safety Management Capacity We encourage our people to maintain and promote their safety knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors, laying the foundation for a safe workplace with no accident.
1. Our efforts are dedicated to keeping our workplace clean and pleasant. To this end, we have continuously improved our workplaces and implemented a systemized healthcare system.
2. Occupational Illness Prevention We have built an occupational illness prevention and management system that allows us to take preemptive measures, such as assigning employees potentially at risk of occupational illnesses to new or different tasks or jobs.
3. Employee Health Promotion Program We offer health promotion programs for our employees.
1. We have a strict environmental management system in place Throughout our entire business activities, we consider our environmental footprint and operate an audit system to assess our environmental impact.
2. .Environmental Protection and Pollution Prevention We are working to reduce and effectively reduce emissions in our production and other management activities.
3. Resources and Energy Sources Management We assess the appropriateness of the materials we use and recover, recycle, and reuse as much of these materials as possible.
1. We are committed to creating shared value for our local communities through new local jobs and business and investment opportunities as well as through ethical procurement practices.
2. Our friendly, mutually-beneficial relationship with local communities Our respect for the culture, value systems, traditions, beliefs, and rights of our local communities
Monthly 'Environment and Safety Day' On the Environment and Safety Day each month, our employees check their surroundings to identify potential risks, maintain their tools and equipment, receive related training, and undertake corrective activities in lieu of their daily production routines. This represents the strong commitment of Hanwha and the CEO to strengthening the alignment between management and production activities and preventing accidents despite production losses worth tens of millions of dollars.
Environment and Safety Committee Our Environment and Safety Committee meets twice each year to discuss issues concerning the environment, safety, and health and establish an enterprise-wide strategy. The issues discussed are reported to the CEO and reflected in our management strategy.
Environment, Safety, and Health Training Every day, we conduct an environment, safety, and health training five minutes before the start of our daily work. This daily training helps our employees better understand the work to be performed and related risk factors, integrating environment and safety awareness into their daily production routines.
Environment, Safety, and Health Performance Management Twice a year, we evaluate and analyze our performance in protecting the environment and promoting safety in terms of environmental cost, waste emissions, and energy consumption. The results are reflected in our management plan for the next period.
Preliminary Environment Impact and Safety Review System We conduct preliminary environment impact and safety reviews for our investment and procurement activities. In the final review phase for construction investment and facilities procurement, a preliminary environmental and safety review is required, while work permits are required for on-site work or maintenance work that involves excavation, welding, high working conditions, working with fire, and other dangerous work. A risk assessment is necessary for any work change, whereas an environment and safety checklist needs to be prepared and approved for any facility change.
Voluntary Environmental Management Agreement Signed By executing and implementing the Voluntary Environmental Management Agreement that sets our environmental improvement goals and outlines our action plans, we take the leader in our emissions reduction efforts.
Environmental Impact Assessment System We carry out environmental impact assessment to estimate and assess the degree or extent of the impact of our business and manufacturing operations on the environment and to plan countermeasures in order to prevent environmental pollution.
Line Responsibility Under our 'Line Responsibility' policy, we hold the responsible unit or department accountable for their work, giving them a sense of ownership of their work and worksite.
ESH Audit/ Patrol System Regular, ad-hoc, internal, and external ESH audits and inspections allow us to monitor our ECO-YHES operations.
Doctor Designated for Each Workplace To protect employee health and safety, we offer regular health checkups, working condition assessments, physical fitness measurement programs, and a doctor designated for each workplace.
Emergency Response Exercises and System We have established a comprehensive system of countermeasures against environmental, safety, and health incidents. Through emergency response exercises and training, we work to cultivate enhance our capability to respond to unexpected incidents in a swift, safe, and systematic manner.
Energy Conservation and Climate Change Commitment To reduce our energy consumption, we have established a master plan for energy conservation and have made detailed energy-saving changes to our workplaces such as improving work processes, changing energy sources, recovering waste heat, and streamlining management. Our Onsan Plant has installed an N2O0 reduction facility and has shown remarkable progress in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, actively participating in the Clean Development Mechanism and emissions trading with its emissions allowance.
Two-thirds of our manufacturing facilities are green areas filled with rows of trees shielding them from the outside. Their ecosystems remain well preserved with a total of 1.4 million trees and rare plants and animals. This represents eco-friendly Hanwha, where our employees have made sustained efforts to keep things green through tree-planting events and other environmentally-oriented activities.
Based on our ecological surveys, we identify the habitats of animal and plant species living around our business locations. In winter, we provide feed for wild animals and migratory birds at our business and manufacturing locations and check the growth status of trees and plants. Our worksites are home to red squirrels, moles, snakes including Asian tiger snakes, doves including the oriental turtle dove, great tits, centipedes, freshwater fish, and a host of other animals and wild plants.
In our Boeun Plant, plenty of old and giant trees provide employees with resting areas and walking trails where they can enjoy health benefits of forest therapy.
As the Environment Day falls in June, we have designated June as 'Environment Month' and carry out a wide range of green activities. As part of our efforts to raise children's awareness of the importance of the environment, we hold a kids' painting contest, a UNEP children's painting contest, and a kid's' camp for the environment.
Each of our business operations chooses one mountain and one stream, picking up trash, cleaning their surroundings, planting trees, cutting weeds, and cleaning nearby sewage systems for the protection of the environment.
The Green Company Council is a consultative body with representatives from businesses across the nation. As a member of the council, we have actively participated in council activities and implemented its Green Company Policy. We are also an active member of an environmental management pilot project led by the Ministry of Environment.