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Environmental Sustainability

Essential elements of business competitiveness Safety·Health·Environment

Environmental Sustainability

Based on the understanding that safety, health and environment(SHE) are essential elements for securing business competitiveness, Hyosung Advanced Materials will continue to make efforts in improving SHE activities. Through thorough compliance with the company's safety, health and eco-friendly policies, all employees are constantly striving to understand and faithfully comply with SHE policies to minimize environmental impacts from business activities and realize accident-free workplaces.

Safety & Health Policy

We make a safe and pleasant working environment for all employees including our partner companies’ by establishing a safety and health management system and through operation of various programs that help improve employees’ health conditions.

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    Establish and implement safety & health management systems to prevent casualties and loss of property, thereby achieving zero accidents, and to improve the work environment by preventing pollution and endeavoring to improve the health of all employees.

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    Regularly review and improve the safety & health management systems and their implementation status for the continuous development of safety & health.

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    Strictly abide by all laws, regulations and agreements related to safety & health.

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    Increase overall credibility by continuous education and training of our employees as well as sharing safety & health related information with partners and stakeholders to effectively implement the safety & health system

Safety & Health Activities

Hyosung Advanced Materials established the Safety & Health Management System through which we realize a safe and pleasant working environment for our employees and our sub-contracters’ employees. We also operate a variety of health programs for the employees.

Creating Workplace Safety
Hyosung Advanced Materials creates safe workplaces through safety awareness building activities and regular safety and health campaigns. We enhance employees’ awareness in safety management through its “safety-first” education & culture training programs, encouraging employees to voluntarily participate in safety management in order to prevent serious accidents and disasters. Each plant’s Environment & Safety Team makes regular patrols and initiates annual checkup for the plant’s overall safety and work environment.
  • Firefighting training for provision with local fire stations

  • Ulsan plant safety check and maintenance activities

  • 2018 Ulsan plant selected as an “Excellent workplace with employees’ health improvement”

Employees’ Health Improvement
For better health management and easier access to medical services for our employees, we operate health care centers as well as various health programs such as prevention of musculoskeletal disorders, hearing ability preservation, cerebrovascular disease prevention, fight obesity and stress management.

Environmental Policy

Hyosung Advanced Materials has established the Green Management System under the supervision of Green Management Team which consists of adequate specialists in an effort to practice green management and proceed various environmental projects. In addition, all of Hyosung Advanced Materials’ production sites have an independent team dedicated to environmental safety who carry out activities to reduce environmental impact from our business operation as well as energy usage management.

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    Based on Hyosung Green Management VISION 2030, we lead the climate change response and create a foundation for green management.

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    By establishing and managing the Green Management System, we protect environment, prevent pollution, and proceed green projects to minimize environmental impact.

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    We monitor environmental impact factors which may arise in the course of business activities such as hazardous substances, wastes, and greenhouse gas, and actively engage in environment conservation through preemptive reduction activities.

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    We try to save energy and resources and strictly comply with legal frameworks, regulations and agreements related to safety, health and environment.

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    To effectively practice green management, we provide continuous education and training as well as sharing the practices with our suppliers and stakeholders, increasing overall reliability.

Green Management promoting activities

GREEN
MANAGEMENT
ACTIVITES
Laying the Foundation for Green Management
Establishing an Unit in charge Exclusive for Green Management
Securing Specialized Workforce
Adopting the Energy Management System
Creating New Growth Engines
Maximizing Energy Efficiency
Developing Projects to Recycle Resources
Expanding Green Purchasing
Supporting Partner Company Green Management
Striving to reduce the Consumption of Resources
Spearheading the Response to Climate Change
Expanding GHG Reduction Activities
Managing GHG Emissions and Reduction Amount
Responding to Government Policies and Complying with Laws
Establishing Image as a Green Company
Expanding Green Technologies and Certification as a Green Company
Facilitating the Environment Management Information System
Strengthening Green Projects
Managing Hazardous Materials and Waste
Protecting the Eco-system
Participating in the Natural Clean-up Activities
  • Green Technology – Introduction of eco-friendly production process

    ‘Lyocell Tire Cord’ made of wood-extracted materials
    Hyosung Advanced Materials is trying to reduce environmental affects resulted from manufacturing process by development and implementation of production processes that minimized the use of toxic chemicals. ‘Lyocell Tire Cord’, developed by Hyosung Advanced Materials as an alternative to rayon tire cord used for high-speed driving, prevents air and water pollution caused by release of hazardous chemicals and pollutant treatment. Made from wood-extracted cellulose, it does not require sulfuric acid in its manufacturing process, moreover, scarcely emits any toxic substances such as carbon disulfide and hydrogen sulfide. Hyosung Advanced Materials also adapted a eco-friendly dip that reduces the use of toxic chemicals.
  • Response to Climate Change - Eco products for a low-carbon future

    TANSOME® and high-strength steel cord enabling fuel efficiency improvements
    Hyosung Advanced Materials aims to not only to reduce GHG in manufacturing process but also in the industry which our products are used. TANSOME®, a high-performance carbon fiber developed for the first time in South Korea with Hyosung Advanced Materials’ technoology, is used as a key material for the reduction of carbon emission by improving fuel efficiency in automobile and aviation from light-weighting. In addition, recognized with its excellence in stability and functionality, TANSOME® is used in a variety of products, especially in high-pressure CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) containers, contributing to facilitating natural gas and its market, which is regarded as a green energy source.
  • Resource Recycling – Raw material and waste reduction

    Recycled floor carpet and mat - reducing process wastes
    Hyosung Advanced Materials is trying to create new value from reusing resources discarded after use in manufacturing process and society. In response to our customer’s need for recycled automotive carpets, we are now under development of automotive carpet using recycled BCF(Bulked Continuous Filament). We are steering development of products utilizing not only polyester recycled chips and waste nylon from fishing nets and PET bottles, but also wastes from the spinning process at our production lines and process wastes from our raw material suppliers.
  • Energy Efficiency Maximization – Reuse of waste heat and steam

    Piping for waste heat and steam recycling
    Hyosung Advanced Materials reuses waste heat generated in process operation. We decrease energy consumption by reusing waste heat into manufacturing process or the boiler.

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