From developing a new tire to its eventual disposal, Hankook Tire applies world-class eco-friendly standards throughout. We do our utmost to incorporate environment-friendly production techniques to create long-term sustainability.
In accordance with increasing stakeholders’ requirements for corporate environmental responsibility, Hankook Tire makes a concerted effort to reduce environmental impacts from the use of power, steam, and water in the process of tire production. It is also significant for us to create added values by manufacturing products that satisfy global environmental regulations with the recognition of environmental impacts in entire product life cycle ranging from materials purchasing, production, use, recycling, and disuse.
Risk & Opportunities
The paradigm in responding to future environmental issues is changing due to increasing needs for sustainable product environment from internal and external stakeholders and tightening regulations such as hazard chemicals related laws and the Framework Act on Resource Circulation. With the recognition that it is a positive change, we are proactive in preemptively setting up strict internal criteria and managing our worksites environmentally
We renewed the environmental management system ISO14001: 2015 certification as part of our efforts to minimize environmental impacts under the management principle that we have no scruples on investments in environmental protection. Based on the environmental management system, all of our worksites strive to reduce environmental impacts in entire process of tire life cycle. We also established an independent roadmap for environmental management and mid- to long-term strategies and those are managed by environment-related committees, which ensures our organic and systematic environmental management and response to potential environmental issues
EHS Committee (Worksite Environment Management)
• Chaired by: EHS Department Director
• Supervised by: EHS Planning Team
• Members: CSR Team, DP)KP)Facility Maintenance Team, R&D Corporate Management Team, DP)KP)Safety & Environment Team
Product Environment Committee
• Chaired by: R&D Planning Department Director
• Supervised by: R&D Planning Team
• Members: Material Development Team 1 & 2, Material Research Team 1, PC Development Team 3, CSR Team
Plans & Outlooks
Hankook Tire makes efforts to invest in preserving environment and realize a sustainable society in accordance with its environmental management principles. Based on its mid-term environmental target (Target 2020), we are proactive in reducing water consumption and waste disposal, while increasing waste and wastewater recycling rates. Moreover, we aim to create new markets by successfully coping with global environmental regulations that will be technical barriers to trade.