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.
Background of This Issue
Tire manufacturers consume raw materials and use energy such as electricity and steam, and tires create a significant impact on the fuel consumption of vehicles. Therefore, it is highly essential for these companies to recognize and minimize their environmental footprint throughout the entire product life cycle in order to ensure their sustainability.
Risks & Opportunities
We face increasingly tightening regulations in Korea and abroad that govern the improvement of the manufacturing environment – management of air and water pollutants and waste treatment. Carmakers are also raising the bar on product environmental standards. This means that we are required to reduce and verify the environmental impact of our products. By preemptively responding to such requirements, we can widen the boundary of our business and create new business opportunities.
Hankook Tire’s Policy
All our domestic and overseas manufacturing sites are ISO14001-certified in accordance with these environmental management system standards, and we endeavor to reduce our environmental impact through sustained investments and improvements. We also operate committees to continuously manage and fully respond to environmental issues.
Management Responsibility & Governance
EHS-e Committee [Workplace Environment Part]
• Chaired by: Production & Engineering Division Director
• Supervised by: Machinery Engineering Team 3
• Members: CSR Team, EHS Teams of respective plants, Facility Maintenance Teams of respective plants, R&D Corporate Management Team, Material Research Team 2
Product environment Committee
• Chaired by: R&D Planning Department Director
• Supervised by: R&D Planning Team
• Members: CSR Team, Raw Material Development Team, Material Research 1 Team, Research 3 Team
Future Plans & Outlook
In line with increasingly tightening environmental regulations and the mainstreaming of technological convergence, we witness a significant growth in demand for electric vehicles and autonomous driving technology. We will take the initiative in developing products that cater to such needs and take into account environmental issues so that we can deliver even safer tires to consumers.