Environmental Management Policy
SK Specialty has established and declared a Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE) policy with the principle of ‘pursuing an eco-friendly corporate culture’.
The SHE policy stipulates that we will do our best to use resources efficiently, prevent and improve environmental pollution as a responsible company
for the preservation and improvement of the environment in the community,
SK Specialty pursues the protection of humans and the environment as a top priority at all stages of management activities, secures the trust of members and stakeholders, and actively practices the following matters for sustainable SHE management.
Through SHE-centered management, we continue to build safe and healthy workplaces that all stakeholders, including members, communities, customers, and partners can trust.
We minimize emissions of pollutants through Eco-friendly design, efficient use of resources, and introduction of optimal pollution prevention facilities, and protect the environment of workplaces and communities through systematic management and transparent information disclosure.
We fully comply with safety/health/environmental regulations and stakeholder requirements, and secure the trust of stakeholders by establishing the highest level of SHE management system and transparently disclosing it.
All members recognize SHE value improvement as a key task in management
and continue to make efforts to achieve their goals.
Establishment of Green Workplaces
With an aim to build green workplaces to preemptively respond to climate change, SK Specialty has set 3 key tasks: reducing greenhouse gas emissions / reducing water usage and expanding recycling / increasing waste recycling rates, and mid- to long-term goals for each task.
We will ensure SK Specialty's commitment to building green workplaces, both internally and externally, by evaluating the achievement of each task annually and transparently disclosing it to stakeholders, and will move forward as a leading company in reducing environmental impact on the workplace.
Achieve 100% wastewater recycling
(50% improvement in water intake compared to 2020)
Achieve 95% waste recycling rate
Acquire ZWTL GOLD certification
Climate Change Response
In June 2021, SK Specialty declared its goal of "0" net greenhouse gas emissions from the company's activities through its Net Zero Declaration. Through internal and external reduction activities or offset activities, we will reduce greenhouse gas emissions across our business activities by expanding the scope of calculation not only of Scope 1 and 2 emissions, which are subject to domestic greenhouse gas regulations, to Scope 3 emissions.
SK Specialty establishes and operates a process to identify and evaluate risks and opportunities related to climate change at the entire enterprise level every year. We identify the organization's key tasks and issues, stakeholders' needs and expectations, and the risks to management process, and assess seriousness and probability, and continue to improve the process to leverage identified risks and opportunities for SK Specialty's financial and non-financial risk management.
SK Specialty has established a Net Zero plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 and is implementing the reduction measures.
In addition, by actively participating in and communicating with the government and related organizations, we will contribute to achieving a global climate goal,
in line with the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit the global average temperature rise to 1.5°C compared to pre-industrial levels.
Environmental Management System
SK Specialty makes decisions on environmental issues, such as greenhouse gas, waste, water, pollutants, and hazardous chemicals, through the conference every month, and reviews and approves environmental agenda through reporting to the board of directors at least once a quarter. Each headquarters and department designate ‘implementation and achievement of environmental improvement tasks’, ‘improvement of environmental performance indicators’, and ‘energy and greenhouse gas reduction’ as key tasks, and sets and manages environmental KPIs. When evaluating members who are directly related to environmental performance, environmental performance is heavily reflected in performance assessment, and the overall environmental performance assessment system is used in conjunction with the overall evaluation and compensation of management and members, such as the application of penalties to accidents or low-performing people who have failed to achieve goals.