Supply Chain Green Management
“Green Program Plus”.
LG Electronics operates “Green Program Plus (GP Plus),” a sustainability management program for its supply chain, and uses the program to help our suppliers improve their environmental performance by transferring our green technologies and related knowhow. Initially implemented in 2005 to manage hazardous substances as a regulatory response, this program has been expanded to include GHG emissions at our supplier sites and upgraded to GP Plus, a comprehensive management program for environmental performance. Not only does the program help us promote our suppliers’ competitiveness in sustainability management, but it also enables us to identify risks existing in our supply chain and address global regulatory requirements.
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 its suppliers, LG Electronics provides annual training on compliance response for hazardous substances, green technology, and GHG emissions management to environmental management staff from our suppliers and our employees in charge of the partnership. In 2013, we also introduced a new program to foster experts in collecting hazardous substance data (Environmental Data Collection Expert Program), and provide training to the equipment testing operators from our suppliers, improving the technical capabilities of our suppliers in managing and measuring hazardous substances and ensuring the integrity of the data. In 2016, a total of 161 participants from 85 Korea-based suppliers completed the training and built their expertise. As part of our efforts to help our suppliers establish a cleaner production system and build a green supply chain, LG Electronics participated in the Global Green Partnership Project of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, and is providing support to 14 suppliers that have established overseas operations (India, Vietnam and Russia) for our projects in the areas of production process assessment, energy use assessment, chemical substance use analysis, and replacement of hazardous substances in products.