Integrated Environmental Management
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.
Issue Background & Management Status
One of the most fundamental prerequisites for corporate sustainability is environmental management. Hankook Tire & Technology is dedicated to mitigating its environmental impact not only in product manufacturing but also across the entire lifecycle from product development to use and disposal. In particular, we clearly recognize the importance of R&D which determines the majority of the environmental impact generated in the product lifecycle, and focus on developing raw materials with less environmental impact and are researching structures and performance features that help reduce such impact. Meanwhile, we developed a chemical inventory and realigned our chemical management process to protect the health of our employees and prevent any damage from chemical-related incidents in response to the tightening global regulations on the use of chemicals. In so doing, we aim to preemptively review any and all chemicals to be used at our plants and R&D centers for their environmental, health and regulatory aspects in order to fundamentally eliminate their environmental impact in the manufacturing and product use phases. In addition, we are making more effort on developing eco-friendly products for social responsibilities and eco-friendly lifestyle through eco-friendly activities going beyond meeting legal standards such as active facility investment to protect environment, minimizing energy use and release of pollutants through indicator management and minimizing the environmental impact throughout the whole process for tire production.
Hankook Tire & Technology sets mid/long-term goals on environmental management and fully commits itself to attaining such goals. We will reduce the emission of air pollutants, the generation of waste and the consumption of water to minimize the environmental impact on local communities. We constantly perform environmental impact assessments along the product lifecycle to quantitatively evaluate our endeavors to improve on the environment and identify necessary improvements. We will make improvement for the phase where the most environmental impact is generated in the product lifecycle by reducing rolling resistance and achieving optimal product weight.
Product Environment Committee
• Committee Chairs : Head of the R&D Planning Department
• Supervised by : R&D Planning Team
• Cooperation Team : Chemical Safety&Legal Regulation Project,
Sustainable&Future Material Development Project,
Raw Material Development Project,
Material Management Team,
Model Development Project, High-End/Super Car Project,
Competency Enhancement Project,
Advanced Structure Development Project, ESG Team
• Committee Chairs : SHE Department
• Supervised by : SHE Innovation Team
• Cooperation Team : SHE Technology Team,
DP&KP) Environment & Health Team,
DP)KP) Safety & Fire Protection Team,
DP)KP) Facility Technology Team, ESG Team,
Chemical Safety&Legal Regulation Project