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Company OverviewCompany Overview Global Network Global Automotive Partnership Media Center Awards Brand Identity Media Center Home Company Company OverviewHankook Tire & Technology drives persistent innovation to take a leap forward as a global top-tier company paving the way for the future of driving. Vision The Future Driving Innovator Hankook Tire & Technology will transform itself into 'The Future Driving Innovator' that realizes future driving through persistent innovation. We are a global leader paving the way for the global tire industry with premium brands, high-tech leadership, and ESG management with integrity. Since its inception in 1941, Hankook Tire & Technology has grown into a global leader paving the way for the global tire industry through daring challenges and astonishing innovations. We will continue to take a step forward as a global top-tier company leading the way for the future automotive industry by further reinforcing our world-renowned premium brands and high-tech leadership, and actively practicing ESG management designed to fulfill our corporate social responsibilities. Strategic Directions Value Focused Portfolio In addition to focusing our resources and capabilities on advanced markets such as North America and Europe, and high value-added products such as SUVs and electric vehicles, we also promote a qualitative growth strategy designed to maximize profits by means such as expanding production and facility infrastructure and improving operational efficiency, to pave the way for the transformation of the tire industry. Market Winning Service To provide customers with the finest products and services at the right time and right place, we will take an active role in dealing with changes in the global environment to increase the proportion of production and sales in each region, expand distribution channels, and build an advanced service infrastructure. Technology Leadership To lead the way for the rapidly changing trends in the mobility industry centering on electric vehicles and digital technology, we will not only further reinforce our development, manufacturing, and virtual technologies, but also promote digital transformation in all processes to acquire a resolute high-technology leadership. Premium Brand Elevation We will reinforce out partnership with global automakers through our premium brand 'Hankook' and 'Laufenn' which is for rational consumers, to grow into a true premium brand as well as a leading brand in the electric vehicle market. Innovation DNA To ensure a flexible and agile response to the rapidly changing business environment, we will internalize the DNA of innovation throughout our process and further cultivate our unique proactive culture, while reflecting ESG in all our business activities to further enhance our corporate value and sustainability. Global Hankook Key Figures We supply a variety of high-quality tires to over 160 countries around the globe to provide a safe and dynamic driving experience. Hankook Tire & Technology produces 120 million high-quality tires per annum and supplies them to 160 countries throughout the world. In addition, over 20,000 employees work at our business establishments located around the world, working hard to offer the best products and services to our customers. 102M TiresProduction capacity 40Global network 8Production base 160 CountriesExport destinations 20K PersonsNumber of employees Sustainability ESG Management We practice systematic ESG management at a global level to transform into a world-renowned ESG leader. For systematic ESG management, the ESG management committee leads the way in developing an ESG management system, policies, and detailed strategies to fully practice them. Through the successful implementation of ESG management, we will not only fulfill our corporate social responsibilities, but also step forward as an outstanding company paving the way for the global ESG trend. Mid/long-term greenhouse gas reduction goals Reduction of the basic unit of GHG emissions in 2030 compared to 201315% Reduction of GHG emissions in 2050 compared to 2018 50% Business Portfolio Business Principle We provide the value of high technology and premium brands based on the extensive network we have built throughout the world. We have established production, R&D, sales, marketing, and a communication network around the world as part of our efforts to provide the finest products and services tailored to the characteristics of each region. In addition, we are strategically operating three global premium tire brands of 'Hankook', 'Laufenn' and 'Kingstar'. Global Presence 4 Regional headquarters(As of the end of 2020) 8 Production base(As of the end of 2020) 5 Technical center(As of the end of 2020) 46 Branch/subsidiary(As of the end of 2020) Brand Portfolio Hankook As one of the leading brands of Hankook Tire & Technology, it operates sub-brands by vehicle types and product categories. We are serving our customers globally with sub-brands, such as iON (dedicated EV tires), Ventus (premium tires), Dynapro (SUV tires), Kinergy (comfort tires), Vantra (van tires), Winter i*cept (winter tires), and Smart (truck and bus tires). * Main product groups Laufenn Laufenn, which has been created to provide drivers with an economical driving experience, stems from the German word 'Laufenn', which denotes 'to run', and fulfills the needs of consumers who embody a simple yet sophisticated lifestyle. We manage various brands such as Z FIT, S FIT (high performance and sport product group), G Fit (product group for general passengers), X Fit (LT&SUV product group), and I Fit (winter product group). * Main product groups Kingstar Kingstar manages a product brand called 'Road Fit', which means 'the most ideal tires for the road'. * Main product groups Milestone Achievement 2021 Celebrated the 80th anniversary Took a leap forward as the 6th in global tire company ranking Began to supply tires for new Audi electric sports car 'e-tron GT' Began to supply tires for new Volkswagen electric SUV 'ID.4' Listed on the DJSI World for 6 consecutive years (Global No. 1 in the automotive part industry) Selected as the 'Tire Manufacturer of the Year' by Auto Bild, a European automobile magazine 2020 Relocated headquarters to Pangyo Technoplex Acquired Platinum grade in the EcoVadis ESG evaluation Began to supply tires for Porsche's 'Taycan' Supply Tires for New Vehicles like RS6 Avant and Audi RS7 Sportsback Entered into a partnership agreement for exclusive supply of tires for New Formula E 22/23 season 2019 Changed company name to Hankook Tire & Technology Co., Ltd. Opened the Digital Future Innovation Center (entered into an agreement with KAIST) Began to supply tires for Porsche 'Cayenne' Began to supply tires for 'New Audi SQ8' 2018 Launched 'Kinergy AS ev', a tire designed exclusively for second-generation EVs Acquired Reifen-Müller, a leading premium tire retailer in Germany Officially began to sponsor Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States 2017 Completed building the Tennessee plant in the U.S. Opened the European test center Technotrack for winter tires Acquisition of the Australian tire company, Jax Tyres 2016 Completed building Technodorm for the new new central research center of Hankook Tire Began to supply tires for new BMW 'New 7 Series' Established Hankook Donggeurami Partners a standard workplace for the disabled Formed a marketing partnership with Real Madrid Incorporated into Dow Jones Sustainability Index World (DJSI World) 2011 – 2015 2015Began to supply tires for new Porsche 'Macan' Won the Grand Prize at the Red Dot Award Design Concept 2015 2014Launched the global strategic brand 'Laufenn' 2013Held the completion ceremony for building plants in Chongqing, China, and Indonesia Began to supply tires for Mercedes-Benz 'New S-Class' 2012Began to officially sponsor the UEFA Europa League Began to supply tires for BMW 'New 3 Series' 2011Selected as an official tire supplier for DTM 2001 – 2010 2008Completion building the Hungary Plant Selected as an official tire supplier for Audi 2005Opened the T'Station Completion building the Geumsan Test Trac(G'Trac) 2004Announced new CI 2001Completion building the European Distribution Center (EDC) 1991 – 2000 1999Completion building the Jiaxing Plant and Jiangsu Plant in China 1998Established the China Technical Center (CTC) 1997Established the Europe Technical Center (ETC) Completed building the Geumsan Plant in Korea 1992Established the America Technical Center (ATC) 1979 – 1990 1985Built the first driving test track in the tire industry in Korea 1983Acquired KS mark for all types of radial tires 1982Established the Hankook Tire R&D Center 1981Established a local subsidiary in the United States 1979Completed building the Daejeon Plant 1941 – 1978 1974Developed the first radial tire for passenger cars in Korea Recorded exports in excess of 10 million USD 1962Began exporting overseas to Pakistan for the first time 1953Changed the company name to ⟨Diaya Korea Co., Ltd.⟩ 1941Began as ⟨Chosun Daiya Industrial⟩Hankook Tire & Technology drives persistent innovation to take a leap forward as a global top-tier company paving the way for the future of driving. Vision The Future Driving Innovator Hankook Tire & Technology will transform itself into 'The Future Driving Innovator' that realizes future driving through persistent innovation. We are a global leader paving the way for the global tire industry with premium brands, high-tech leadership, and ESG management with integrity. Since its inception in 1941, Hankook Tire & Technology has grown into a global leader paving the way for the global tire industry through daring challenges and astonishing innovations. We will continue to take a step forward as a global top-tier company leading the way for the future automotive industry by further reinforcing our world-renowned premium brands and high-tech leadership, and actively practicing ESG management designed to fulfill our corporate social responsibilities. Strategic Directions Value Focused Portfolio In addition to focusing our resources and capabilities on advanced markets such as North America and Europe, and high value-added products such as SUVs and electric vehicles, we also promote a qualitative growth strategy designed to maximize profits by means such as expanding production and facility infrastructure and improving operational efficiency, to pave the way for the transformation of the tire industry. Market Winning Service To provide customers with the finest products and services at the right time and right place, we will take an active role in dealing with changes in the global environment to increase the proportion of production and sales in each region, expand distribution channels, and build an advanced service infrastructure. Technology Leadership To lead the way for the rapidly changing trends in the mobility industry centering on electric vehicles and digital technology, we will not only further reinforce our development, manufacturing, and virtual technologies, but also promote digital transformation in all processes to acquire a resolute high-technology leadership. Premium Brand Elevation We will reinforce out partnership with global automakers through our premium brand 'Hankook' and 'Laufenn' which is for rational consumers, to grow into a true premium brand as well as a leading brand in the electric vehicle market. Innovation DNA To ensure a flexible and agile response to the rapidly changing business environment, we will internalize the DNA of innovation throughout our process and further cultivate our unique proactive culture, while reflecting ESG in all our business activities to further enhance our corporate value and sustainability. Global Hankook Key Figures We supply a variety of high-quality tires to over 160 countries around the globe to provide a safe and dynamic driving experience. Hankook Tire & Technology produces 120 million high-quality tires per annum and supplies them to 160 countries throughout the world. In addition, over 20,000 employees work at our business establishments located around the world, working hard to offer the best products and services to our customers. 102M TiresProduction capacity 40Global network 8Production base 160 CountriesExport destinations 20K PersonsNumber of employees Sustainability ESG Management We practice systematic ESG management at a global level to transform into a world-renowned ESG leader. For systematic ESG management, the ESG management committee leads the way in developing an ESG management system, policies, and detailed strategies to fully practice them. Through the successful implementation of ESG management, we will not only fulfill our corporate social responsibilities, but also step forward as an outstanding company paving the way for the global ESG trend. Mid/long-term greenhouse gas reduction goals Reduction of the basic unit of GHG emissions in 2030 compared to 201315% Reduction of GHG emissions in 2050 compared to 2018 50% Business Portfolio Business Principle We provide the value of high technology and premium brands based on the extensive network we have built throughout the world. We have established production, R&D, sales, marketing, and a communication network around the world as part of our efforts to provide the finest products and services tailored to the characteristics of each region. In addition, we are strategically operating three global premium tire brands of 'Hankook', 'Laufenn' and 'Kingstar'. Global Presence 4 Regional headquarters(As of the end of 2020) 8 Production base(As of the end of 2020) 5 Technical center(As of the end of 2020) 46 Branch/subsidiary(As of the end of 2020) Brand Portfolio Hankook As one of the leading brands of Hankook Tire & Technology, it operates sub-brands by vehicle types and product categories. We are serving our customers globally with sub-brands, such as iON (dedicated EV tires), Ventus (premium tires), Dynapro (SUV tires), Kinergy (comfort tires), Vantra (van tires), Winter i*cept (winter tires), and Smart (truck and bus tires). * Main product groups Laufenn Laufenn, which has been created to provide drivers with an economical driving experience, stems from the German word 'Laufenn', which denotes 'to run', and fulfills the needs of consumers who embody a simple yet sophisticated lifestyle. We manage various brands such as Z FIT, S FIT (high performance and sport product group), G Fit (product group for general passengers), X Fit (LT&SUV product group), and I Fit (winter product group). * Main product groups Kingstar Kingstar manages a product brand called 'Road Fit', which means 'the most ideal tires for the road'. * Main product groups Milestone Achievement 2021 Celebrated the 80th anniversary Took a leap forward as the 6th in global tire company ranking Began to supply tires for new Audi electric sports car 'e-tron GT' Began to supply tires for new Volkswagen electric SUV 'ID.4' Listed on the DJSI World for 6 consecutive years (Global No. 1 in the automotive part industry) Selected as the 'Tire Manufacturer of the Year' by Auto Bild, a European automobile magazine 2020 Relocated headquarters to Pangyo Technoplex Acquired Platinum grade in the EcoVadis ESG evaluation Began to supply tires for Porsche's 'Taycan' Supply Tires for New Vehicles like RS6 Avant and Audi RS7 Sportsback Entered into a partnership agreement for exclusive supply of tires for New Formula E 22/23 season 2019 Changed company name to Hankook Tire & Technology Co., Ltd. Opened the Digital Future Innovation Center (entered into an agreement with KAIST) Began to supply tires for Porsche 'Cayenne' Began to supply tires for 'New Audi SQ8' 2018 Launched 'Kinergy AS ev', a tire designed exclusively for second-generation EVs Acquired Reifen-Müller, a leading premium tire retailer in Germany Officially began to sponsor Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States 2017 Completed building the Tennessee plant in the U.S. Opened the European test center Technotrack for winter tires Acquisition of the Australian tire company, Jax Tyres 2016 Completed building Technodorm for the new new central research center of Hankook Tire Began to supply tires for new BMW 'New 7 Series' Established Hankook Donggeurami Partners a standard workplace for the disabled Formed a marketing partnership with Real Madrid Incorporated into Dow Jones Sustainability Index World (DJSI World) 2011 – 2015 2015Began to supply tires for new Porsche 'Macan' Won the Grand Prize at the Red Dot Award Design Concept 2015 2014Launched the global strategic brand 'Laufenn' 2013Held the completion ceremony for building plants in Chongqing, China, and Indonesia Began to supply tires for Mercedes-Benz 'New S-Class' 2012Began to officially sponsor the UEFA Europa League Began to supply tires for BMW 'New 3 Series' 2011Selected as an official tire supplier for DTM 2001 – 2010 2008Completion building the Hungary Plant Selected as an official tire supplier for Audi 2005Opened the T'Station Completion building the Geumsan Test Trac(G'Trac) 2004Announced new CI 2001Completion building the European Distribution Center (EDC) 1991 – 2000 1999Completion building the Jiaxing Plant and Jiangsu Plant in China 1998Established the China Technical Center (CTC) 1997Established the Europe Technical Center (ETC) Completed building the Geumsan Plant in Korea 1992Established the America Technical Center (ATC) 1979 – 1990 1985Built the first driving test track in the tire industry in Korea 1983Acquired KS mark for all types of radial tires 1982Established the Hankook Tire R&D Center 1981Established a local subsidiary in the United States 1979Completed building the Daejeon Plant 1941 – 1978 1974Developed the first radial tire for passenger cars in Korea Recorded exports in excess of 10 million USD 1962Began exporting overseas to Pakistan for the first time 1953Changed the company name to ⟨Diaya Korea Co., Ltd.⟩ 1941Began as ⟨Chosun Daiya Industrial⟩

Hankook Tire Privacy Policy | Hankook Tire Global site

Privacy PolicyTerms of Use Privacy Policy 이메일무단수집거부 Contact Home Privacy PolicyThis is the privacy policy of Hankook Tire & Technology, which values your personal information.2005. 07. 29. 2005. 07. 29. Article 1: General Provisions 1) Hankook Tire Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as the "Company", also refers to the Company's Internet site which is www.hankooktire.com) recognizes the importance of protecting your privacy, and abides by stipulations regarding privacy under the "The Act on Promotion of Information & Communication Network Utilization and Information Protection, etc." and the Privacy Guideline established by the Ministry of Information and Communication. The Company provides information on the purpose of collecting and using personal information and measures taken to protect your privacy through its Privacy Policy. 2) The Privacy Policy can be easily accessed via the main page of the Company's website (www.hankooktire.com). The Company also obtains a separate consent from members upon their registration. 3) The Company has set up procedures necessary to revise the Privacy Policy for its continued improvement. In the event of a revision to the Privacy Policy, steps are taken to ensure that you can easily recognize the revision. Article 2: Scope of Collection of Personal Information 1) "Personal information" refers to information about a living person that identifies the individual based on his/her name and identification number, including symbols, text, voice data, sound and images (includes information which alone is not sufficient but when combined with other information can identify an individual). 2) The Company only collects information listed in Article 2-3 of the Privacy Policy which is the minimum information required to provide services, and the information is collected through fair and appropriate means. The Company shall not refuse to provide basic services even if you choose not to provide optional information. 3) List of information collected upon member registration Mandatory items: name, identification number, preferred user ID, user password, e-mail address, mobile phone number, phone number, address, whether you choose to receive e-mail service, whether you choose to receive SMS service, occupation, employer, title, car ownership Optional items: fax number, employer (company name), occupation, title 4) The Company does not collect personal information which poses an obvious risk of infringing upon your basic rights (race and ethnicity, ideology and beliefs, hometown and legal domicile, political inclination and criminal record, health conditions such as medical history, sex life, etc.). However, exceptions are made when the personal information to be collected is stipulated under laws or is directly related to and thus required to provide services, in which case your consent will be required. Article 3: Consent to Collection of Personal Information 1) The Company provides a process through which you may click on the "Accept" or "Cancel" buttons related to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service upon member registration. If you click on "Accept," you will be regarded as having consented to collection of personal information. Article 4: Purpose of Collecting and Using Personal Information 1) The Company collects your personal information for the following purposes: Name, identification number: To identify adult users of services and to check whether you are an offline member, Address, phone number, e-mail address: To secure a communication channel for providing information on services/new products or events, conveying notices, verifying your decisions, handling complaints, etc. Identification number, address: Demographic analysis (statistical analysis of service users by age, gender, region, etc.), Optional items: Reference for individual services and special services (tire consulting, leaders club, etc.). 2) In order to provide you with diverse and high quality services, the Company may integrate and use/manage your personal information and data related to service usage with member information from mail order business and e-commerce that the Company is currently engaged in or will engage in in the future, including information gained via the "www.hankooktire.com" website, related websites through which you may receive services by using the single integrated member account (user ID and password) operated by the Company and offline customer data. Article 5: Collection of Personal Information Through Cookies 1) Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. For further information on cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/. 2) The sites use cookies. You can find out more about cookies and how to control them below. By using the sites, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with this cookie policy. If you do not accept the use of these cookies, please disable them following the instructions in this cookie policy. The sites use the following cookies: Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet. This category of cookies cannot be disabled. Analytical cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies do not collect information that can identify you. All the information that these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how the website works. Our website uses Google Analytics cookies. Information collected by Google Analytics cookies will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United states of America in accordance with its privacy practices. To see and overview of privacy at Google and how this applies to Google Analytics, visit https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You may opt out of tracking by Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl+en-GB. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below: Cookie Type Cookie Name Source Purpose Strictly necessary JSESSIONID Hankook Maintains session renderid Analytical _gaD Google Analytics Used to distinguish users by Google Analytics _dc_gtm Used to help identify the visitors by either age, gender, or interests by DoubleClick - Google Tag Manager _gat Used to throttle request rate 3) You may disable cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to disable all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the Sites. Disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser. You will need to do this separately within your browser. If you would like to make changes to your cookie settings, please go to the 'Options' or 'Preferences' menu of your browser. Alternatively, go to the 'Help' option in your browser for more details. To learn more about the cookie settings for your browser, please select the links below: Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari If you have disabled one or more analytical cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information. Except for strictly necessary cookies, all cookies will expire after two years. I agree to the use of cookies and tracking mechanisms which are used to analyse my activity on this website in order to improve my user experience. Find out more Agree Disagree Article 6: Usage outside the Stated Purpose and Third Party Access 1) The Company uses your personal information within the scope stipulated in Article 4 [Purpose of Collecting and Using Personal Information] of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service. Usage does not go beyond the said scope and personal information is not provided to other persons, companies or organizations. 2) To facilitate work activities, the Company may contract the services of an outside party to handle your personal information, in which case, a detailed notice will be given in advance via e-mail, phone, in writing, or the homepage regarding the name of the handling company, the scope of information handled, the purpose of contracting the outside company, the handling process, and the contract period. For further information, please refer to Article 12 of the Privacy Policy. 3) In the event where the Company transfers rights and responsibilities due to a business transfer or merger, the Company shall inform you of the reason, details regarding the successor and the succession process on the initial screen of the homepage at least 30 days in advance. The Company will also give individual notice at least once in writing, e-mail or by other means, and give you the option to consent or revoke the transfer of personal information; however, the Company may substitute with a notice appearing more than once on two or more central dailies if it is not aware of your contact details through no error on the part of the Company, natural disaster or other justified reason for not providing individual notice. 4) Notwithstanding the stipulations in Article 6-1 and Article 6-3, exceptions are made in the following cases: When the user has given prior consent to disclosure, When information is needed to calculate mileage in accordance with provision of services, When needed for statistics compilation/academic research or market survey, provided that the information is provided to a third party including research groups, survey/research organizations, partner companies and suppliers after being processed in a way that does not allow identification of an individual, When special regulations are set forth in laws including the Act on Real Name Financial Transactions and Guarantee of Secrecy, Use and Protection of Credit Information Act, Framework Act on Telecommunications, Telecommunications Business Act, Local Tax Act, Framework Act on Consumer, Bank of Korea Act, and Criminal Procedure Act. 5) Your personal information may be provided to or shared with business partners in order to offer better services, in which case you will be given prior individual notice via e-mail or other means regarding the name of the partner company, the list of personal information to be provided or shared, and the reason for doing so, in order to receive your consent. If you do not consent, the said information will not be provided to or shared with a partner company. Article 7: Retrieval/Revision of Personal Information 1) You may retrieve or revise your personal information through the Company's Internet homepage. In the event that you request retrieval or revision of your personal information through a visit, in writing, by phone or by e-mail, the Company will promptly take the necessary steps after confirming your identity. However, if there is justified reason to refuse retrieval or revision, you will be promptly notified of the reason. 2) In the event that you request a correction to an error regarding your personal information, the Company shall not provide or use the information until the said correction is made. Article 8: Withdrawal of Consent for Collection, Use and Provision of Personal Information 1) You may withdraw your consent for the collection, use and provision of personal information given upon member registration at any time. For withdrawal of consent (withdrawal of membership), you may call the customer center or send an e-mail to the personal information officer or webmaster, and the necessary steps including destruction of personal information and notification will be taken promptly after confirming your identity. However, if regulations are otherwise set forth in laws as stated in Article 9 of the Privacy Policy, the pertinent laws shall prevail. 2) The Company will take the necessary steps so that withdrawal of consent for personal information collection can be executed with greater ease compared to the methods for collecting personal information. Article 9: Period for Storing and Using Personal Information 1) Your personal information will be destroyed upon withdrawal of membership, dismissal of membership, or completion of the purpose of collecting or receiving personal information as listed below. However, it will be retained for a specified period as stipulated by related laws when necessary for reasons such as to identify rights and responsibilities related to transactions, as listed below, in accordance with related laws such as the Commercial Code Record on contract or subscription withdrawal: 5 years Record on payment settlement and provision of goods: 5 years Record on handling consumer complaint or conflict: 3 years 2) You may request retrieval of transaction information, etc. retained with your consent, and the company will promptly take the necessary steps for retrieval. Article 10: Technical and Management Measures to Protect Personal Information 1) When handling your personal information, the Company takes the following technical measures to prevent the loss, theft, leak, alteration and damage of such information in order to maintain security: Your personal information is protected by your user ID and password, and important data are protected by separate security measures including encrypted file and data transmissions or the use of the file lock function. Vaccine programs are used to prevent damage caused by computer viruses, and such programs are updated regularly. In the event of a sudden virus outbreak, the related vaccine is provided as soon as it becomes available to prevent infringement of personal information. Code algorithms have been adopted to enable safe transmission of personal information over networks, firewalls have been installed to protect against hacking and outside intrusion, and intrusion blocking systems and weakness analysis systems are used in each server to maintain security. 2) When handling your personal information, the Company takes the following management measures in order to maintain security: Access to your personal information is authorized to a minimum number of personnel, who are as follows: Personnel carrying out marketing activities directly to the user Personnel carrying out activities related to personal information management including the personal information officer and personal information manager Other personnel who inevitably have to handle personal information in the course of carrying out their work activities Regular internal and external training is conducted for employees who handle personal information, with the said training pertaining to the acquisition of new security technology and on the responsibility for protection of personal information. A security pledge is obtained from all employees when they join the Company to prevent information leaks caused by people, and internal procedures are in place to monitor the implementation of and employees' compliance with the Privacy Policy. Handover of duties involving personnel who handle personal information is conducted thoroughly while maintaining security, and responsibility for incidents involving personal information after joining and leaving the Company are clearly set out. Personal information and general data are sorted and stored through separate servers. The computing room and data storage room are designated as special protection zones, and access to the said rooms is controlled. If there is a loss, leak, alteration or damage of personal information due to the error of an internal manager or a technical or management incident, the Company will notify you immediately, take the appropriate steps and provide suitable compensation. Article 11: Link Sites 1) The Company may provide you with links to websites and data of other companies. As the Company does not have any control over external sites and data, it does not bear any responsibility nor guarantees the utility of services or data provided thereof. If you move to the page of another site by clicking on links included in the Company, you are advised to review the privacy policy of the newly visited site, as the privacy policy of the said site has no relation to the Company. Article 12: Contracting an Outside Party to Handle Personal Information 1) The Company may contract the services of an outside party to handle your personal information to enhance services, in which case it must provide advance notice on the contracted service, the contracted party, the relationship between the contracted party and the Company, and the scope of responsibility via a pop-up screen, etc. on the homepage. 2) When an outside party is contracted to handle personal information, the Company will set forth explicit regulations on adherence with personal information protection guidelines, maintaining confidentiality of personal information, prohibiting provision of the information to a third party, the contract period, and the obligation to restore or destroy personal information after the contract is terminated through a contract. The Company will require the contracted party to abide by the said regulations and will store the said contract in written or electronic format. Article 13: Rights and Obligations of Users 1) Safeguarding your user ID and password is crucial to protecting your personal information. The primary responsibility in safeguarding the user ID and password lies with the user. Accordingly, take special caution when you are online. In particular, you are advised to log off after using services in a public place as a precaution against revealing your password. 2) The Company will do its utmost to protect your personal information, as stated in this Privacy Policy; however, the Company is not liable for incidents caused by your own error or basic risks of the Internet. 3) Along with the right for protection of your personal information, you have the obligation to protect yourself and not to infringe upon others' information. If you fail to fulfill the said obligations and cause damage to others' information, you may be subject to penalty under the "Act on Promotion of Information & Communication Network Utilization," etc. Article 14: Receiving Suggestions and Handling Complaints 1) The Company has set up a channel through which you may submit your opinions and complaints regarding personal information protection. Suggestions or complaints related to personal information may be sent to the personal information officer or the personal information manager. Upon their receipt, the Company will promptly take measures and inform the sender of how the matter was handled. You may also file complaints with the privacy violation reporting center run by the government. Article 15: Transmission of Advertising Content 1) The Company does not transmit advertising content for the purpose of profit generation that runs counter to your explicit refusal to receive such content. 2) The Company does not transmit advertising content on media which are inappropriate for minors (youths aged 19 years or younger). Article 16: Chief Privacy Officer and Personal Data Protection Officer 1) The Company designates a Chief Information Security Officer and a Chief Privacy Officer to receive suggestions and handle complaints related to personal information. The Chief Information Security Officer and the Chief Privacy Officer are as follows. [Chief Privacy Officer] Name: Jeong Hoon Oh Team: Information Security Team E-mail: ventus@hankooktech.com [Personal Data Protection Officer] Name: Ji Hyung Lee Team: Information Security Team E-mail: ljhbajo@hankooktech.com Article 17: Obligation of Notice The current Privacy Policy was established on July 1, 2005. The Privacy Policy may be amended through the addition, deletion or revision of contents in accordance with changes in government policy, security technology or the Company's policy. Notification of such amendments will be given at least ten days in advance via the 'notice' column on the homepage. Date of initial establishment of Privacy Policy: July 1, 2005 Date of initial implementation of Privacy Policy: July 29, 2005

ESG policy - Hankook Tire ESG | Hankook Tire Global

Hankook Tire ESGESG Overview ESG Management ESG Policy Home ESG Hankook Tire ESG ESG PolicyHankook Tire & Technology continues to develop and fully implement various ESG policies in each field to achieve mid- to long-term ESG goals.Ethical management policy Hankook Tire & Technology practices ethical management, contributes towards increasing corporate value and national status as a global company, fulfills corporate social responsibilities, and pursues solid and sustainable growth with all of its stakeholders, including customers, business suppliers, local communities, and employees. Therefore, we shall set the following “Ethical Management Policy” as the standards for our value judgment and the pattern of behavior, and fully implement the policy: 1. Our goal is to become an ethical company that adheres to domestic and foreign laws and regulations, and corporate management policies, and practices the righteous management. 2. We put the customer first and supply good-quality tires, thereby assuring the best driving experience. 3. We strive to raise the value of our shareholders through rational decision-making and righteous management. 4. We provide equal and fair opportunities to our employees for self-realization and bring forth a smart workplace oriented towards innovation in every aspect of our business processes. 5. We comply with international agreements and various regulations, respect local laws and cultures, and take shape as the leading global tire company. 6. We exercise our proactive leadership skills, respect and practice ethical behaviors at the forefront. Safety, health and environment policy According to the management principles that put the highest priority on the safety, health, and environment of humankind, Hankook Tire & Technology establishes an overall safety and health environment-oriented management system for the company, takes the initiative in implementing management activities for safety, health, and the environment throughout the entire process of the corporate activities and products, provides values and pleasure to its customers, and pursues safe and healthy lives. To this end, we hereby take an oath to act as follows: Safety, health and environment policy 1. We shall remove the risk factors through investment and operational improvement in safety, health, and the environment to reduce risks and protect the environment. 2. We shall provide safe and healthy working conditions to prevent work-related injuries and medical problems. We shall promote the efficient use and recycling of resources. Through these activities, we shall minimize the impact of our business activities on safety, health, and the environment. 3. To help our employees understand and continuously improve the safety, health, and environment management system, we shall provide education and competency improvement activities to our employees, and disclose our policies and management performance to stakeholders and communicate with them. 4. We shall establish and faithfully implement internal management standards that satisfy domestic and foreign laws and regulations as well as other requirements pertaining to safety, health, and the environment. Our employees shall evaluate the impact on safety, health, and the environment, and set and implement safety, health, and environment goals, to ensure continuous improvements. Essential Health and Safety Principles 1. Associated organizations and reporting systems shall be responsible for the prevention and occurrence of accidents. 2. All employees shall be under the duty to work without causing any safety-related accidents to occur from their initial date of employment. 3. The company shall formulate and train all safety regulations and standards, which shall be strictly complied with by all employees. 4. All employees shall make an effort to discover potential risks in advance, and the company shall take action to make improvements. 5. The company shall continuously improve harmful risk factors to protect the safety and health of all employees, including those of its business partners. 6. Safety outside of working hours shall be equally considered as safety during working hours. 7. The company shall make efforts to develop the technology for optimal safety and health management. 8. The company shall advance its safety and health management system through continuous system improvement. All employees shall comply with our policies on safety, health, and the environment publicly notified internally and externally, and fully discuss and take part in the management activities for safety, health, and the environment. Detailed Safety and Health Policy 1. All directions and principles are applied to all workers, including not only company employees but also contractors, suppliers and others. 2. The company complies with safety and health related international standards, laws, internal regulations and organizational agreements. The following are major internal regulations: The company shall provide suitable protective equipment, and employees are mandated to wear such protective equipment when engaging in work. Periodic emergency response training shall be conducted to ensure prompt response to emergency situations and fire. All safety instructions shall be complied with when operating hazardous and dangerous machines, equipment and chemicals. In the case of an accident, efforts, such as investigations according to the related procedures, to prevent recurrence shall be implemented. The company shall investigate hazards in works that load the musculoskeletal system to improve work method and work environment, and employees shall conduct work safely according to internal regulations. 3. To promote discussions and participations of workers and worker representatives in safety and health related issues, various communication channels, such as Occupational Safety and Health Committee and Safety and Health Consultative Group, shall be organized and operated. 4. All employees, including executives, shall endeavor in achieving continuous improvement in the Safety and Health Management System. 5. All risks within the worksite shall be managed through the Risk Assessment System, and related matters shall be improved by setting priorities and establishing implementation plans. 6. Quantitative objectives and implementation plans shall be established and operated to improve the safety and health performance indices. 7. The implementation of safety and health management policies shall be ensured through the SHE Committee supervised by the board of directors. Environmental management policy 1. Establish an “ESG Committee” under the board of directors to determine key issues related to environmental management policy implementation and environmental performance improvement 2. Discuss and decide on company-wide environmental management directions and issues with an “ESG Strategy Committee” composed of top management. 3. Set up environmental objectives to practice environmental management and strive to achieve them 4. In the product and service development stage, identify potential impacts on the environment throughout the life cycle of products and services and strive to improve them 5. Use sustainable raw materials, and develop and produce products that improve fuel efficiency / reduce noise / enhance durability in the product use phase 6. For the safe use of chemicals, review their environmental and health impacts, use them safely and dispose of them properly 7. Conduct environmental and sustainability assessments when contracting with suppliers and take these results into account when making purchasing decisions 8. Reduce the use of resources such as raw and subsidiary materials and water related to products and services 9. Minimize energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by improving energy efficiency and using renewable energy 10. Minimize effects on the environment such as water pollution, air pollution, soil pollution, groundwater pollution, and waste generation from product manufacturing activities 11. Identify optimal transport distances and select appropriate transportation methods to reduce the environmental impact in the transportation phase of raw materials and products 12. Lead the tire industry by cooperating with business partners to proactively identify and reduce environmental impacts 13. Identify and minimize environmental risks by conducting due diligence in the case of mergers and acquisitions 14. Continuously communicate with internal and external stakeholders such as the government, employees, and suppliers to evaluate the environmental impact of business activities and reduce them Sustainability guidelines for suppliers Hankook Tire & Technology pursues the management for mutual prosperity in which the two companies continue to grow and thrive by establishing a transparent and fair bond of trust with its suppliers. Hankook Tire & Technology practices ethical management, contributes towards increasing corporate value and national status as a global company, fulfills corporate social responsibilities, and pursues solid and sustainable growth with all of its stakeholders, including customers, business suppliers, local communities, and employees. Based on such credibility and righteous management, Hankook Tire & Technology fully implements its Code of Ethics as the standard for its value judgment and behavior. To build an effective relationship with it suppliers and achieve mutual growth, Hankook Tire & Technology shares its Sustainability Guidelines for the Suppliers of Hankook Tire & Technology with its suppliers and demands they respect and comply with the guidelines. This Sustainability Guidelines for Suppliers apply to the Hankook Tire & Technology's suppliers and their employees, agencies and representatives who are in a contractual relationship with Hankook Tire & Technology, and subcontractors (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “suppliers”). Hankook Tire & Technology distributes this Sustainability Guidelines for Suppliers to its suppliers prior to building any business relationship. Each supplier must fully learn the details of the Sustainability Guidelines for Suppliers, share them with its employees and educate them, and undertake they comply with the details of the guidelines prior to entering into a contractual relationship for all transactions. Hankook Tire & Technology is entitled to evaluate whether its supplier complies with the details of these Guideline in good faith, and, if necessary, conduct audits such as on-site visits. While Hankook Tire & Technology pledges to keep the confidential information of its suppliers secure, it may demand its suppliers to submit documents for an evaluation. If the company deems it necessary to conduct an on-site audit, Hankook Tire & Technology will be obliged to notify its supplier of the on-site visit in advance. A supplier is obliged to respond to the evaluation details required by Hankook Tire & Technology in good faith, and it is obliged to immediately share with Hankook Tire & Technology any content that violates or is likely to violate these Guidelines. If the company determines that the violation of these Guidelines creates a severely negative social and environmental impact, Hankook Tire & Technology may suspend the transaction with the relevant supplier at any time. 1. Compliance with laws, regulations, and the codes of ethics 1. Compliance with laws, regulations, and the codes of ethics 2. Anti-corruption and anti-bribery 3. Respect and protection of human rights 4. Health and safety management 5. Environmental management and response to climate change 6. Conflict minerals 7. Protection of confidential and personal information and intellectual property rights 8. Conflicts of interest 9. Anti-competition 10. Requirements for the Sustainability Guidelines for Suppliers 1. Suppliers must comply with the laws and regulations of the region and country to which their business establishments are affiliated. 2. Suppliers are responsible for not only complying with their code of ethic, but also the Sustainability Guidelines for the suppliers of Hankook Tire & Technology. 3. Hankook Tire & Technology is responsible for informing stakeholders that it fulfills its corporate social responsibility by publicly announcing its CSR performance. To this end, Hankook Tire & Technology may request the following from its suppliers, and the suppliers are obliged to follow such requests, unless under reasonable and mutually understandable circumstances. • Request for the supplier's CSR performance: Hankook Tire & Technology may request data on the supplier's policies, progress on programs, and final performance. In this case, the information provided by suppliers will not be used for any purpose other than for SCR evaluation, and we pledge to handle such information based on the information security policy of each supplier. • The CSR audit of the supplier through on-site visits: If Hankook Tire & Technology deems it necessary to conduct the on-site audits of a supplier, it may request to do so. In this case, Hankook Tire & Technology will notify the supplier of its visit in advance, and it pledges to comply with the supplier's security policy for visitors. • A faithful response to the evaluation and audit: In the CSR evaluation and audit conducted by Hankook Tire & Technology, the supplier must respond in a timely manner with accurate data in good faith. If any violation of laws, regulations, or Hankook Tire & Technology's Sustainability Guidelines for the Supplier has occurred or is likely to occur, the supplier must immediately notify Hankook Tire & Technology of such a violation. If any supplier provides false information for an evaluation or an audit, or its violation gives rise to a serious social or environmental impact, Hankook Tire & Technology may immediately suspend the relevant business relationship. 1. A supplier must comply with the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Bribery Act of England and Wales, and laws pertaining to anti-corruption and/or anti-bribery in the region to which the business establishment is affiliated. 2. A supplier must not offer or accept bribes or money or valuables to anyone under any circumstances whatsoever, nor should it demand or promise to provide bribes or money or valuables. 3. A supplier must not offer direct or indirect bribes to government agencies to induce any activities advantageous to its business or obtain commercial profits. 4. A supplier must not offer or receive gifts, money, or other articles that exceed the standards permitted under local laws and regulations to government agencies, Hankook Tire & Technology, and any other interested parties. 5. A supplier must not engage in any illicit acquisition or embezzlement for the purpose of obtaining unfair or inappropriate profits. 6. A supplier must have a whistleblowing channel in place concerning anti-corruption and anti-bribery, and must substantially protect whistleblowers and anonymous reports on this channel. 7. A supplier must take necessary actions, such as disciplinary action against the employees who have violated these details on anti-corruption and anti-bribery according to its own regulations. 1.As a company that has established and declared a human rights management system, Hankook Tire & Technology requires its suppliers to also respect and protect human rights. In addition, we demand our suppliers to endorse and comply with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Global Compact, the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which underpins the human rights management system of Hankook Tire & Technology. 2. Prohibition of forced labor: Suppliers must not unreasonably restrict the mental and physical freedom of their employees, and force them to work against their free will. 3. Prohibition of child labor: Suppliers must comply with the minimum employment age set under the laws and regulations of the region where their business establishments are located, must not hire young children under the age of 15, and must not assign any work harmful to the safety and health for any hired teens under the age of 18. 4. No discrimination: Suppliers must not discriminate against employees in recruitment, compensation, promotion, etc. on the grounds of race, age, gender, nationality, disability, religion, pregnancy, union membership, marital status, social status, etc. In addition, suppliers must assure equal compensation for the same job, and provide education to their employees on diversity and anti-discrimination. 5. Guarantee of the freedom of association: Suppliers must provide opportunities for communication between the company and its employees, must guarantee the freedom of association among their employees, and must not discriminate employees due to their union membership, activities, or organization establishment. 6. Payment of fair remuneration and the stabilization of a livelihood: Suppliers must guarantee the minimum wage, overtime payment, subscription to social insurance, and the provision of rest/leave specified under the laws and regulations of the region where the business establishment is located, and as a result, must contribute towards the stabilization of a livelihood as well as qualitative improvement in the working conditions for their employees. 7. Working hours: Suppliers must comply with the statutory working hours in the region where their business establishments are located, and do not force their employees to work overtime 8. Health and safety guarantee: Suppliers must provide a safe and clean working environment for their employees and protect workers from harmful substances. 9. Conflict minerals: Suppliers must not acquire any raw or subsidiary materials from conflict zones where human rights are under serious threat, and they are obliged to identify and report any use of conflict minerals upon request from Hankook Tire & Technology. 1. Suppliers must comply with the laws and regulations pertaining to workplace health and safety in the region and country where their business establishments are located, and establish and implement their own health and safety policies and procedures. In addition, the health and safety policies and procedures of suppliers must be available and shared in the language understood by their employees. 2. Suppliers must put the highest priority on the safety of their employees under all circumstances. Therefore, they must not implement any procedures, processes and activities that do not comply with safety policies, regulations, and laws. 3. Suppliers must provide their employees with a safe and hygienic work environment that includes the following: • Protective equipment and training necessary to safely perform the job • Training on how to deal with emergency situations at workplaces • Easy-to-use first aid kit • (Properly working) fire extinguishers and emergency exits to escape from fire • Ventilation facilities that supply outside or purified air • Pleasant temperature at the workplace • Appropriate lighting to perform the job • Drinking water for employees to drink • Appropriate shower and sanitation facilities and continuous management of such facilities • Appropriate seats (chairs) to perform the job • If employees wear uniforms and work clothes, facilities to change, store, and dry clothes • Hygienic dining, cooking and storage facilities • Dormitories (lodging facilities) that ensure a clean, safe and adequate living space • Accessible and clean toilets for males and females 4. Suppliers must ban any use, possession distribution, and sales of illegal drugs in all of their workplaces. 5. In the event of an accident at the supplier's workplace, the supplier must evaluate the accident, enforce appropriate corrective actions, and take appropriate actions to prevent its recurrence. 6. Where a supplier has been ordered to temporarily suspend its operation, fined to pay a considerable amount, or convicted guilty in a trial due to its violation of regulations and laws on health and safety, it must immediately notify Hankook Tire & Technology of such fact. 1. A supplier must comply with environmental laws and regulations in the region where its workplace is located, and establish and implement its own environmental policy and procedures. 2. A supplier must strive to reduce negative environmental impacts during corporate management, including the following efforts: • Environmental protection • Response to climate change • Safe treatment of hazardous substances, air pollutants, waste and wastewater • Resource saving through resource recycling, reuse, and substitution • Use of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly technologies • Waste reduction • Acquisition, management, and renewal of environmental permits and declaration documents 3. If a supplier has been ordered to close temporarily, fined to pay a considerable amount, or convicted at trial due to its violation of environmental regulations and laws, it must immediately notify Hankook Tire & Technology of such a fact. 1. All suppliers who supply goods to Hankook Tire & Technology must not use minerals mined in conflict zones and must submit a certificate of origin as a proof thereof. If necessary, Hankook Tire & Technology may conduct the on-site audits of its suppliers. • Conflict zones refer to 10 regions: Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Angola, Zambia, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda. • Minerals subject to regulation (conflict minerals) refer to tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold mined in the above 10 regions. 1. A supplier must comply with the security of the personal information, finance, and health of its employees, suppliers, and customers, and establish and operate the policy designed to protect such information. 2. A supplier may request and collect personal information from its employees, customers, and employees of its suppliers only if he has a legitimate reason, and in this case, it must comply with the relevant local laws and regulations. 3. A supplier must comply with the laws and regulations regarding intellectual property, trade secrets, trademark rights, and confidential information, and establish and operate the policies to protect them. 1. The employees of both the supplier and Hankook Tire & Technology must not enter into any financial or personal relationship that may give rise to the conflict of interest for either party. 2. If a conflict of interest arises or is concerned to arise, the supplier must immediately notify Hankook Tire & Technology of such a fact. For instance, if a family member or close relative of an employee of Hankook Tire & Technology is employed by a supplier, such a fact must be immediately notified to the Legal Team of Hankook Tire & Technology. In this case, the supplier must also re-designate the relevant personnel to avoid any conflicts of interest. 1. A supplier shall comply with the principles of market competition, respect business ethics and trade customs, and must not seek to serve its own interest in an unfair manner. 2. Employees of the supplier are prohibited from collecting competitive information via wrongful methods such as misrepresentation or information theft, and from obtaining confidential information without the consent of the relevant information owner. 3. A supplier must be aware of the above and accurately share it with its employees and subcontractors. In addition, a supplier must educate its employees on laws and regulations pertaining to anti-competition. 1. A supplier must provide information and education to its employees on the contents of this Sustainability Guidelines. 2. Furthermore, if any act of the employee of Hankook Tire & Technology conflicts with or is feared to conflict with these Guidelines, the supplier may tip off or send inquiries to the Cyber Audit Office, Management Diagnosis Team, and Legal Team of Hankook Tire & Technology. 3. Hankook Tire & Technology strictly keeps the details on the tip-off and inquiries of the supplier secure, and guarantees to keep the identify of the informant or inquirer confidential. 4. A supplier must have appropriate channels in place to report any violations or any feared violations of the aforementioned guidelines, and establish and operate a policy that guarantees the confidentiality of the informant's identity. In addition, a supplier must provide training to its employees on internal reporting channels, reporting procedures, and whistleblower protection systems. 5. Hankook Tire & Technology strongly recommends its suppliers to establish and implement sustainable purchasing policies that apply to their suppliers. Sustainable natural rubber policy Hankook Tire & Technology remains fully committed towards ensuring the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the value chain and supply chain for natural rubber. Definition of natural rubber Natural rubber grown from rubber trees growing in tropical rainforests is a hydrocarbon polymer with elasticity, and it is made as by collecting and processing rubber tree sap. Mission Hankook Tire & Technology remains fully committed towards ensuring the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the value chain and supply chain for natural rubber. Background About 85% of natural rubber is cultivated by small-scale farmers, and the industrial demand for rubber continues to rise due to the growth in the global population and improved quality of life. Hankook Tire & Technology plans improve the productivity and quality of natural rubber and reduce the environmental impact of its supply chain to build value and supply chains to sustain issues. Value and supply chains for natural rubber Cultivator Broker Processor Manufacturer Sustainable natural rubber policy 1. We support the cultivators' quality of life through improved productivity and the quality of natural rubber. • We strive to identify the best practices for cultivation (effective breeding, development of agricultural techniques, etc.) and to increase material efficiency by encouraging on-site training (use of quality fertilizers, appropriate tapping techniques, etc.) 2. We demand compliance with laws, regulations and the codes of ethics. • Members of value and supply chains must comply with the laws and regulations of the country in which the relevant business establishment operates. • Members of value and supply chains are obliged to comply with Hankook Tire & Technology's Code of Ethics and the Sustainability Guidelines for Suppliers. 3. We shall respect and provide support for the protection of human rights. • Members of value and supply chains shall respect the free will of employees on labor. • Members of value and supply chains shall comply with the minimum employment age set under the laws and regulations of the region where the relevant business establishment is located, and shall assign tasks after reviewing the impact on safety and health. • Members of value and supply chains shall not discriminate against employees in recruitment, compensation, promotion, etc., and provide education on diversity and discrimination to employees. • Members of value and supply chains shall create and maintain communication channels to address employee grievances. • Members of value and supply chains shall provide a safe and clean working environment to employees. 4. We shall protect the environment and demand the minimization of environmental impact. • We do not cultivate in the areas with high conservation values (*HCV) and high carbon sock (**HCS), and peatlands. - HCV : High Conservation Values https://www.hcvnetwork.org/ - HCS : High Carbon Stock http://highcarbonstock.org/ • We prevent deforestation and large-scale land expropriation to preserve biodiversity, and minimize impact on local communities. • We use water resources in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner and optimize energy use. 5. We strive to prevent the depletion of natural resources and ensure sustainability. • We improve manufacturing processes, quality, and raw materials to reduce the use of raw materials. 6. We endeavor to trace and ensure transparency involving the value chain for natural rubber • We strive to trace the complex and diverse natural rubber supply chain from cultivators to manufacturers. • We fully engage in consultations with local and global stakeholders within value and supply chains. • We disclose the plans and outcomes of our sustainable natural rubber policies in a transparent manner in good faith. Policy implementation and compliance 1. ESG evaluation is conducted on suppliers every two years to evaluate their compliance with the policy, and if the social and environmental impact caused by non-compliance is deemed significant, the company may suspend the relevant transaction. 2. We continue to evolve our ESG assessment tools. Social contribution charter Sound corporate activities are valuable social contribution activities. Hankook Tire & Technology offers a solution for the company and local community to co-prosper through social contribution activities that will allow corporate capabilities to create social values. Declaration 1. Hankook Tire & Technology shall continue to create social and environmental values through economic and corporate activities and contribute towards revitalizing the local economy. 2. Hankook Tire & Technology shall fully practice contribution activities for quality satisfaction and customer safety with customer-oriented management activities. 3. Hankook Tire & Technology shall further enhance its efforts to minimize our environmental impact throughout its business activities and fully take part in conserving the local society and environment. 4. Hankook Tire & Technology shall remain entirely dedicated towards supporting the socially underprivileged or the equivalent, such as the disadvantaged in the local community, through the active return of created values to society. 5. Based on the fundamental philosophy of respect for human beings, Hankook Tire & Technology shall be at the forefront of building a healthy society by managing the health of its employees and providing medical support to local communities. Characteristics and orientation 1. Hankook Tire & Technology's social contribution activities maximize the interconnection with its core businesses as part of its efforts to ensure that corporate capabilities result in social values. 2. Hankook Tire & Technology's social contribution activities refrain from engaging in any inconsistent and aimless activities and focus the company-wide capabilities on its leading social contribution programs. 3. Hankook Tire & Technology's social contribution activities set the orientation for practical solutions to the pending issues and problems surrounding local communities. Human rights management declaration Hankook Tire & Technology endorses and respects the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights, and fully endeavors to avoid any involvement in the human rights violations. Human Rights Management Declaration of Hankook Tire & Technology 1. Hankook Tire & Technology is fully aware that human rights, a universal value for humankind, are important, and that we can realize such value in our business activities. Based on this, we will continue to respect and protect the human rights of all workers, including irregular workers, temporary workers, and foreign workers, and, by extension, all stakeholders , Customer and Local Community who come into contact with us through our products, services, and business activities. 2. To realize this responsibility to respect human rights, Hankook Tire & Technology will continue to endorse and abide by the principle under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Global Compact, and the International Labor Organization's Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. 3. In addition, Hankook Tire & Technology endorses the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights of the UN Human Rights Council, and to abide by the Principles, it will operate a human rights management system, encompassing the diagnosis, improvement activities and monitoring, internal and external communications, grievance settlement, and relief procedures. 4. As a company that is oriented towards fulfilling its social responsibilities and pursuing the happiness of all workers and stakeholders, Hankook Tire & Technology will comply with the laws of each country under any circumstances, and respect and protect human rights to contribute towards the sound development of society. Hankook Tire Human Rights Principles 1. Prohibition of Forced Labor Hankook Tire shall not use or get involved in any kind of forced labor through physical and mental suppression of freedom of any person, including bonded labor, slavery and human trafficking. 2. Prohibition of Child Labor Hankook Tire shall comply with the minimum employment age regulations of each country where it operates and not designate takes with safety and health hazards to individuals under the age of 18. 3. Prohibition of Discrimination Hankook Tire shall not discriminate in hiring, compensation, or promotion on the basis of race, age, gender, nationality, disability, religion, pregnancy, unionization, marital status, social status, or sexual orientation. 4. Gender Equality Achievement Hankook Tire shall ensure women's full and effective social participation, equal opportunities for leadership and equal remuneration for work of equal value. 5. Guarantee of Freedom of Association Hankook Tire shall offer opportunities for communication between the company and its workers, guarantee the freedom of association, and not retaliate for unionization activities of its workers. 6. Decent Wage Payment and Stabilization of Livelihood Hankook Tire shall contribute to the stabilization of the livelihood of its workers by complying with the minimum wage, overtime, social insurance and employee rest and leave regulations of each country where it operates, and supporting decent living wages. 7. Working Hours Hankook Tire shall comply with national legal working time regulations of each country where it operates as a minimum requirement in terms of regular, overtime, and holiday work. 8. Health and Safety Hankook Tire shall establish a safe, clean work environment for all workers and protect its workers against various harmful substances. Prohibition of forced labor Prohibition of child labor Non-discrimination Guarantee of gender equality Guarantee of the freedom of association Payment of appropriate remuneration and stable living Compliance with legal working hours Guarantee of health and safety Conflict minerals policy Hankook Tire & Technology exercises caution through its entire supply chain to assure that it does not acquire any natural resources from conflict zones where human rights are under serious threat. Background The regulation on conflict minerals regulation was initiated to prevent any funds generated from the sale of minerals extracted in conflict zones from flowing into armed groups in the applicable country, and it requires a company to report any use of minerals mined in a conflict zone (tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold). Definition of a conflict mineral 1. A natural resource that is mined through the serious violation and exploitation of human rights, that the profits thereof are used for rebel activities 2. Conflict zones: Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Angola, Zambia, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda , and Uganda 3. Conflict minerals: Tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold mined from conflict zones Conflict Minerals Policy of Hankook Tire & Technology 1. Hankook Tire & Technology's own regulations : Guidelines for the Selection and Management of Raw and Subsidiary Material Suppliers, Chapter III, Article 8 (Conflict Minerals) stipulates as follows. • All suppliers who supply goods to the company must not use minerals mined in conflict zones and must submit a certificate of origin as a proof thereof. • If necessary, the company may conduct due diligence on its suppliers. 2. Proof and risk assessment process for conflict minerals Hankook Tire & Technology's response to conflict minerals 1. Since Hankook Tire & Technology is not listed on the US stock exchange, it is not subject to direct regulation, but as it supplies tires as the components of motor vehicles, there is an increasing demand from automakers to verify our non-use of conflict minerals. Although the tire's bead wire contains tin which is one of the minerals subject to regulation, Hankook Tire & Technology is supplied with bead wires from companies that use tin from smelters designated as 'Conflict Free' by a third-party independent auditor. 2. To comply with the regulations on conflict minerals, Hankook Tire & Technology has established a purchasing policy to prohibit any use of conflict minerals, and stipulated that companies supplying raw materials subject to regulation may be inspected for the relevant issue during due diligence. We have posted such information on the supply chain to request a ban on the use of any conflict minerals, and companies that supply relevant minerals are required to submit a CMRT (conflict minerals reporting template) and proof of origin once every year. Conflict Minerals Smelter List Tax policy Hankook Tire & Technology practices the return of corporate profits to society through an honest tax payment. The company does not take advantage of tax rate structures or tax systems for tax avoidance, and it does not pass on any revenue generated to countries with lower tax rates. Hankook Tire & Technology is well aware that tax compliance and tax risk management are important factors for contributing to the national finance, securing customer interests, and maximizing profits for shareholders, and perceives that they are essential requirements for sustainable management. To this end, we have documented the standards and procedures in place for tax principles, policies, and risk management, and we pursue building a cooperative and constructive relationship with the tax authority for accurate tax payment and reports. 1. To pay taxes in good faith as specified under the law, we strictly comply with domestic and foreign tax laws, etc. in all transactions designed to create economic and social values, and accurately report and pay the tax payable under the tax laws and the like. 2. To ensure the transparency of taxation, we fully disclose all of the relevant company information to its stakeholders. In addition, to ensure the adequacy of the application of the tax laws and protect the stakeholders, we report the amount of tax payable through an accounting firm for he items of taxation as specified under the laws and regulations. 3. We do not transfer income across borders or engage in any transactions related to tax avoidance using the difference in tax laws across countries, loopholes in the international tax system, and tax havens, and we assure that our branches and subsidiaries are adequately taxed in a legitimate manner according to the value created in each country where our business activities are carried out. 4. For transactions with parties in a special relationship, our principles require our branches and subsidiaries to adopt the arm's length principle according to the guidelines for the transfer prices of the OECD and the laws and regulations of each pertinent country, and for the transactions involving the transfer prices with parties in a special relationship outside Korea, we require external tax experts to compile reports on transfer prices and manage the implementation status. Biodiversity policy Recognizing the importance of protecting natural capital and biodiversity, Hankook Tire & Technology is taking proactive action to investigate and minimize the potential impact of all its business on the environment and biodiversity. 1. We will comply with applicable national, regional and local legal requirements at all places of business covered by the International Convention on Biodiversity and Land Protection (World Heritage areas, IUCN Category I-Ⅳ protected area). 2. We will predict the impact of the project on the environment and biodiversity, prevent and minimize risk factors, and continuously monitor the impact while promoting projects such as new and existing policies, expansions, and projects. In addition, we will endeavor to apply this policy to all global business sites, tier 1 suppliers, and non-tier 1 suppliers. 3. For those business sites where important habitats are located, we will strive to minimize biodiversity loss (NNL, No Net Loss) and further create a positive impact (NPI, Net Positive Impact). In particular, we will periodically monitor the water quality and soil pollution around the business sites and try to minimize the impact on the local environment for the Daejeon and Geumsan plants, which are the largest business sites. 4. Hankook Tire & Technology is contributing to the restoration of the local ecosystem by releasing black shinners endangered species of persimmons in Daejeon area where we plant Abeliophyllum distichum, Iris minutoaurea Makino and Iris ruthenica Ker Gawl, which are endemic here in Korea. We will continue to review the operation of mid- to long-term programs to promote biodiversity. 5. We will expand support for regional, national and global biodiversity conservation initiatives to protect endangered, rare and endemic species. In addition, we will make active efforts such as strengthening communication to enhance the understanding of biodiversity with our employees and stakeholders.