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Environment

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.

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.
 

Key Achievements

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Background

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.

Future Plan

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. To specifically mitigate the environmental impact in the product use phase where the most environmental impact is generated in the product lifecycle, we will continue to focus on improving rolling resistance performance and develop products that are set at their optimal weight.

Management Organization

EHS Committee (Worksite Environment Management)
• Chaired by: Head of the EHS Department
• Supervised by: EHS Planning Team
• Members: Safety & Environment Teams, R&D Corporate Management Teams, Facility Maintenance Teams at the Daejeon and Geumsan plants, and CSR Team

Product Environment Committee
• Chaired by: Head of the R&D Planning Department
• Supervised by: R&D Planning Team
• Members: Chemical Safety & Legal Regulation Project, Cure Optimization Research Project, Advanced Material Technology Project, RE Platform Development Project, etc.


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