Ensure that the safety, health, and the environment of our employees, contractors, customers, visitors,
and communities always come first and will not undertake a task unless its safety is ensured.
For all organizational activities including production, trade, research and
construction will perform in law and establish a preemptive and preventive safety culture.
Minimize greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants by using resources and energy efficiently and
use eco-friendly alternative energy etc.
Ensure all our employees have the necessary capabilities for SHEC management and actively promotes two-way
communication as well as voluntary participation.
Make our SHEC Management performance public and strive to continually improve our SHEC management policy.
1. We must comply with safety and health laws, establish an autonomous safety culture in which executives and employees actively participate, and create a trusted workplace by managing leading indicators.
2. Actively identify potential risk factors in all of our activities and Create a safe workplace through continuous improvement.
3. Establish a crisis management response plan and conduct preemptive management, education, and training. In the event of disaster, minimize the disaster by operating a response system without delay.
4. Executives and employees should actively participate in preventing accidents, improving the working environment, preventing pollution, and promoting health for fulfilling eco-friendly occupational desease-free workplaces.
5. Safety and health management activities shall be transparently disclosed to stakeholders, such as executives and employees, partners, and customers, and communicate sincerely
The management takes initiative by leading the voluntary participation and active practice of all employees, subcontractors, and workers by setting the Safety, Health and Environment as the top priority.
All executives and employees shall ensure a safe and clean working environment in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations, and actively participate in environmental activities of the local community to do their best in corporate social responsibility.
We ensure that workers can participate and discuss Safety, Health and Environment and communicate openly with stakeholders based on honesty and transparency.
We regularly inspect the Safety, Health and Environment work process and continuously improve it.
We strive to develop eco-friendly technologies and products to minimize emissions of greenhouse gases and pollutants.
2022 GROUP SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT LEADING COMPANY
2026 GLOBAL SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT LEADING COMPANY
Safe and Healthy life to Everyone, Everywhere!
Beneficial to our Environment and the Community!
Hanwha Corporation has been selected as the target management company for the trading system since June 2012. Selected as allocated companies, Yeosu and Onsan plants have been participating in the emission trading system.
Starting in 2021, the third planning period for the emission trading system, the scope of allocated companies expanded to all business sites of Hanwha Corporation, further increasing the importance of accurate emission predictions and supply management. Accordingly, we are working even harder to limit our greenhouse gas emissions with our efforts such as making adjustments in the manufacturing process and installing additional solar panels.
The ‘N2O Emission Reduction’ of the Global Division’s Onsan plant has been certified by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) business and has been in operation since 2007. The business secures certified emission reductions(CER) based on reduction performance with the reduction business that removes N2O, a greenhouse gas that is generated in the manufacturing process of nitrate, at the reduction facilities. Based on our domestically certified emission reduction performance, we have reduced a total of 2 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2020, we secured additional CERs through about 300,000 tons of reductions. In 2021, we will install N2O reduction facilities in the new nitrate plant, the expansion of which has been decided in 2021, and will continue our pursuit of greenhouse gas reduction activities.
Furthermore, the Defense Division increased the efficiency of its boilers by establishing a waste boiler heat recovery system in the Yeosu plant. This was recognized as an internal reduction performance by K-ETS and enabled the Defense Division to reduce an annual average of 517 tons of greenhouse gases. The reduction of greenhouse gases will be used as CERs for the third greenhouse gas emission plan.
2020 was a year of continued crises and difficulties due to the global outbreak of COVID-19. Hanwha Corporation established and implemented response strategies to overcome the pandemic quickly and systematically and to provide a safe and healthy environment for all employees and on-site personnel. In addition, we are striving to overcome the global pandemic hand in hand with our executives and employees as well as various stakeholders, including our suppliers and local communities, and lay the foundation for coexistence in a safe society.
|Establishment of an
emergency response system
activities in the workplace
|Support through provision
of protective equipment
|Support for symptomatic
|Protection management at
|Support for a safe working
|Support towards the safety
and health of suppliers
Hanwha Corporation donated various hygiene products and protective equipment to safeguard the local community from the risk of COVID-19 infection and to promote the safety and health of the local community. In February 2020, we provided protective equipment, including 150,000 masks, for vulnerable populations and medical professionals in Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do where COVID-19 was rapidly spreading. In March 2020, we donated funds for overcoming COVID-19 to families of veterans, such as Persons of National Merit. During winter, when COVID-19 and influenza prevailed at the same time, we assumed our responsibility in securing the safety of the local community as a topmost priority in the face of social and economic crises by producing and delivering personal hygiene kits to 10,000 households from vulnerable populations.
Hanwha Corporation upholds maintaining the health and safety of all our employees as the root and primary principle for achieving our ESH management vision and operates a variety of health management and promotion programs for all our employees.
|Health Checkups in 2020 (Unit: persons)|
Hanwha Corporation endeavors to protect our employees and workers from harmful factors and to provide a safe and pleasant work environment. For all harmful factors, we collect the MSDS and provide the information to our employees and closely monitor the health of staff who are exposed to specific harmful factors by conducting special checkups.
In addition, we measure and manage the work environment and exposure to harmful factors by establishing internal standards that are stronger than the legal standards in order to provide a safer working environment to our employees. Through these efforts, we achieved 'ZERO' Occupational Illness Frequency Rate(OIFR) in all our business divisions for the past three years.
Hanwha Corporation has developed a Safety Climate measurement program to establish a more mature safety culture. We measure Hanwha Corporation’s overall Safety Climate level as well as strengths and weaknesses of each specific indicator and establish effective safety culture strategies that are optimized for our organization.
Hanwha Corporation designates a cycle for each plant and implements a 'Safety Day' participated by all employees. On 'Safety Day', the plants share information on the importance of safety and raise awareness by suspending all production in the plants, sharing their on-site improvement activities, such as various safety-related education and training sessions, intensive inspection activities, and small group safety improvement meetings, sharing results and feedback, and concentrating only on safety and health activities.
Hanwha Corporation conducts various activities to minimize the generation of air pollutants such as total hydrocarbons (THC) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) which are the principal sources of fine dust.
As a means to reduce the emission of air pollutants, we invested in new preventive facilities, including improvement of existing air pollution prevention facilities, installation of SCR (Selective Catalyst Reduction) in the manufacturing processes, replacement of boiler burners (low-NOx burners), and installation of air pollutant prevention equipment at the rear of the organic solvent storage tank.
Furthermore, we have implemented and are operating the 'ESHG (Environment Safety Health Greenhouse-Gas) System', which is our internal environmental management system, to accurately monitor air pollutants. Through these efforts, Hanwha Corporation currently manages the emission levels of air pollutants at 50% or less compared to legal standards and plans to develop and apply a new ESHG program to establish a more sustainable environmental management system.
Hanwha Corporation is continuously monitoring and investing in facilities for sustainable water resource management. We gain trust in our pipes by conducting periodic leak detections for water and wastewater pipes buried within the company. We have also expanded and installed new facilities for water conservation.
In the case of Yeosu Plant of the Defense Division, we minimized the discharge of pollutants by establishing a water pollutant (NO3, COD, SS, pH, etc.) and water nlet/discharge new monitoring system for the total nitrogen treatment plant, and prevent risks of water contamination beforehand.
Hanwha Corporation recognizes the gravity of resource depletion and environmental problems caused by waste and strives to transition to a circular economy that uses resources efficiently.
We aim to minimize generation of waste in our business and production processes, maximize resource efficiency by establishing a resource circulation process that recycles inevitable waste as much as possible, and minimize the environmental impact of waste.
Waste Management Hanwha Corporation minimizes the amount of waste generated by managing waste sources and promotes eco-friendly management activities by thoroughly separating generated waste and maximizing recycling. The entire process of tracking, managing, and treating generated waste is monitored through the government’s ‘Allbaro System’, and the collected data is analyzed to come up with measures to reduce the amount of waste generated and to make improvements in management. Additionally, we introduced a real-name policy for waste management to encourage all employees to be more responsible in disposing and recycling waste. Based on these efforts, the Yeosu Plant of the Defense Division received a commendation from the Minister of Environment for four resource recycling and waste reduction activities, including the reuse of ethanol byproducts as carbon sources for wastewater treatment.
Development of Plastic Waste Recycling Facility The Momentum Division working on new technologies to recycle plastic waste, one of the main culprits of environmental pollution. We are dedicated to create a greener ecosystem that recycles plastic through consistent R&D activities such as extracting oil through pyrolysis and reusing it as fuel.
Boeun Plant of the Global Division has signed a voluntary fine dust reduction project agreement with Geumgang Basin Environment Agency and manages fine dust generated at plant by applying standards that are stricter than the permissible emission standards. In addition, the Daejeon Plant of the Defense Division is also implementing the 'Voluntary Reduction Agreement for Fine Dust Reduction'. As a leading green company, Hanwha Corporation will continue to protect the environment of local communities.
Signing Ceremony for Voluntary Fine Dust Reduction (Boeun Plant)
Based on our drive to realize eco-friendly management, Hanwha Yeosu Plant of the Defense Division created an eco-friendly plant which minimizes environmental impact to come within 10% of the average emission unit of the industry in air pollutant emission, water pollutant emission, and waste generation by establishing, implementing, and continuously improving ESH management plans.
In addition, in order to reduce the environmental load throughout
the entire production process, we
established a byproduct reuse system with
the mindset that waste is another resource
and actively promoted activities to reduce
the amount of waste generated and raw
We received a commendation from the
Minister of Environment in 2016 and
have been continuously maintaining and
improving the virtuous resource circulation
system ever since.
Conceived from the idea that methanol is used as an external carbon source in the denitrification process of wastewater treatment, we reuse 50% of the ethanol by-product generated in the dehydration process as a wastewater treatment chemical, whereby we are able to achieve two positive effects of suppressing the generation of ethanol byproduct wastes and reducing the use of methanol, a toxic substance prone to accidents.
Conceived from the idea that sulfuric acid is used to neutralize pH increased in the denitrification process of the wastewater treatment facility, we reuse the by-products of dilute sulfuric acid (70%) as a wastewater treatment chemical, whereby we are able to reduce generated waste alongside the economic effect of reduced cost of separately purchasing concentrated sulfuric acid.
When we operated the wastewater treatment facility for the process separately from the wastewater treatment facility within the plant, we came across the problem of both process sludge and organic wastewater sludge generating together. In order to improve the efficiency of sludge coagulation and dewatering, we integrated the treatment for process wastewater and industrial wastewater. As a result, we were able to reduce the generation of inorganic sludge to zero, and reduce the purchase cost of coagulant aids and increase ewatering efficiency by integrating the treatment of wastewater containing large amounts of coagulants.
In order to improve the shortcoming that the filter plate of the dehydrator is frequently deformed, whereby lowering efficiency in dewatering the sludge, we switched to a material with higher elasticity that can withstand higher dewatering pressure than the existing material. Changing the material of the filter plate resulted in elongation of the filter plate’s lifespan, and we were able to reduce not only the generation of organic wastewater sludge due to the decrease in moisture content of the wastewater sludge, but also the generation of filter plate waste.
|GHG Emissions (Scope 1 + 2, Domestic)||tCO₂-eq||102,662||180,086||95,602|
|Scope 1 (Direct GHG Emissions)||45,071||127,765||39,079|
|Scope 2 (Indirect GHG Emissions)||57,607||52,333||56,534|
|Reduction of GHG Emissions||295,502||344,250||288,038|
|Total Energy Consumption (Domestic)||TJ||1,663||1,773||1,781|
|Cost for Total Energy Consumption||KRW 100million||259||238||236|
|Energy Consumption againstproduction costs*||TJ/KRW 100million||6.42||7.45||7.55|
|Total Renewable Energy||MWh||274||272||262|
*Production costs: The sum of costs incurred in product production, such as material costs, labor costs, and expenses
|Amount of Hazardous Materials used||Tons||243,882||389,117||278,341|
|Total amount of water consumption||Tons||1,807,551||1,857,542||2,045,577|
|Water Supply (Domestic)||86,248||79,132||62,856|
|Discharge of Wasterwater||Tons||653,822||589,711||566,952|
|Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)||19||16||37|
|Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)||8||10||20|
|Total waste generated (Domestic)||Tons||5,152||5,529||3,918|
|Total waste recycled||2,709||3,358||1,937|
|Cost for Waste Disposal||KRW 100 million||11||11||9|
|Total hours of training and education||Hours||18,440||9,272||20,722|
|Number of participating employees||Persons||3,892||3,461||3,561|
|Environmental investments||KRW 1 million||2,179|
|Number of environmental violations of legal obligations||Cases||2||1||5|
|Penalty and fine for non-compliance with environmental regulations||KRW||2,800,000||480,000||4,200,000|
|Number of work-related accidents||Direct Employees||Cases||4||2||5|
|LTIR (Number of lost time injuries for
the year * 1,000,000)/
(Total hours worked for the year)
|OIFR (Number of occupational diseases
for the year * 1,000,000)/
(Total hours worked for the year)
|Number of ISO 45001 certified worksites||Worksites||2|
|Number of OHSAS 18001(or KOSHA 18001)