Supply Chain Green Management
“Green Program Plus”.
First implemented in 2005, “Green Program Plus (GP Plus)” is a sustainability management program for our supply chain. Not only does the program help us respond to regulations on managing hazardous substances, but it also enables us to identify risks existing in our supply chain and to promote our suppliers’ competitiveness in sustainability management. This program has now been expanded to parts procurement and GHG emissions, and includes second-tier and third-tier suppliers as well as primary suppliers. LG Electronics also validates and evaluates the green management system as well as the capacity of our existing and new suppliers on an ongoing basis.
The certification examination only takes place at factories of companies that have passed the LG Electronics' review along with verification of the documents related to hazardous substances. For the company that passed the examination, and actual business is initiated with conclusion of a parts warranty.
LG Electronics distributes related information such as 'LG Electronics manual of the hazardous substance management in parts and models' both online and offline, so that its partner firms can easily adapt their operations to the GP Plus. This manual also contains detailed LGE principles and standards with regard to hazardous substance management in parts and models.
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All vendors have to secure the eco-friendly quality by renewal examination continuously, after new approval.
In order to strengthen green partnerships with suppliers, LG Electronics provides annual training on green technology, compliance response and GHG emissions management to suppliers (staff members for environmental management) and our employees in charge the partnership. In 2014, 233 employees from suppliers (Green Expert Program) and 89 employees from LG Electronics (Green Auditor Program) completed the training. We also introduced a new program to foster experts in collecting hazardous substance data (Environmental Data Collection Expert Program) in 2013, and conducted training for the equipment testing operators from our suppliers, all in an effort to improve the credibility of collected data and hazardous substance management systems. In 2014, a total of 142 supplier employees completed the program, and we plan to further expand training targets in 2015.