Carbon Neutral

In order to achieve our goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions generated during the production phase of our products by 50% in comparison to 2017 emission figures, we are introducing energy-efficient facilities and carbon emission reduction devices throughout our production process


  • Carbon Neutrality by 2030

  • Implementation of strategies aimed at achieving carbon neutrality by 2030

    In order to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, we invest in technology, in addition to actively engaging in external carbon reduction activities such as securing carbon offset credits.

We will Achieve Carbon Neutrality in terms of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030 Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in manufacturing processes / Implementing external greenhouse gas reduction programs Cutting-edge emission reduction technology reduces directemission sources generated during our production process and the indirect emission sources caused by electricity use. / We offset greenhouse gas emissions by securing carbon offset credits from a carbon-offsetting program that utilizes our high-effciency home appliances and energy solutions. Investment in SF6 gas treatment facilities • Invested in facilities that SF6(sulfur hexafluoride) gas generated during the production of high-efficiency solar panels. • Expansion of introduction of SF6 reduction technology is expected to ruduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 1 million tons per year. / Implementation of external reduction projects • Implemented the CDM project in order to sell high-efficiency products and receive carbon credits in return for reduced power consumption • The CDM business that sells high-efficiency refrigerators in India approved by UNFCCC1) in 2013 • Acquired additional 166,000 tons as of February 20192) We will Achieve Carbon Neutrality in terms of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030 Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in manufacturing processes / Implementing external greenhouse gas reduction programs Cutting-edge emission reduction technology reduces directemission sources generated during our production process and the indirect emission sources caused by electricity use. / We offset greenhouse gas emissions by securing carbon offset credits from a carbon-offsetting program that utilizes our high-effciency home appliances and energy solutions. Investment in SF6 gas treatment facilities • Invested in facilities that SF6(sulfur hexafluoride) gas generated during the production of high-efficiency solar panels. • Expansion of introduction of SF6 reduction technology is expected to ruduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 1 million tons per year. / Implementation of external reduction projects • Implemented the CDM project in order to sell high-efficiency products and receive carbon credits in return for reduced power consumption • The CDM business that sells high-efficiency refrigerators in India approved by UNFCCC1) in 2013 • Acquired additional 166,000 tons as of February 20192)
1) UNFCCC: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

  • Global Carbon Emissions

  • Global Carbon Emission Status and Targets (Korea + Overseas)

GHG emissions in the production phase / Target emissions in the production phase  / External offset reduction / (Unit: 10,000 tCO2eq) 50% reduced Emissions in the production phase as compared to 2017 / Achieve Net Zero Reduction of 970,000 tons in the production phase Reduction of 960,000 tons of external offset 2017 (Base Year) / 193 2018 / 164 2019 / 129 / 146 ... 2030 / 96 / 96 GHG emissions in the production phase / Target emissions in the production phase  / External offset reduction / (Unit: 10,000 tCO2eq) 50% reduced Emissions in the production phase as compared to 2017 / Achieve Net Zero Reduction of 970,000 tons in the production phase Reduction of 960,000 tons of external offset 2017 (Base Year) / 193 2018 / 164 2019 / 129 / 146 ... 2030 / 96 / 96

  • Pursuing Carbon Neutrality throughout the Value Chain

  • Pursuing Carbon Neutrality throughout the Value Chain Focusing on the Phases of Parts
    Procurement, Production, and Customer Use

    At LGE, we continue to differentiate ourselves in terms of our goals and our approach to carbon neutrality by establishing our own challenging targets. In 2021, we intend to advance toward the ultimate goal of carbon neutrality at our global production sites by achieving 30% of carbon neutrality.

Carbon Reduction in the Production Phase We conduct a process gas emission reduction test by improving the solar process. About 20% of SF6 usage in this process has been reduced, and an additional reduction of 150,000 tons per year is currently being targeted through the consideration of a new investment in solar process gas reduction facilities. In 2021, we will also conduct carbon fund investment efficiency verification, such as high-efficiency UT facility investment, with a view to reducing carbon emissions in the production phase. UN Reduction Project We are creating market average efficiency data in order to calculate carbon reduction, and we are carrying out the task of obtaining approval for the Indian air conditioner project from the Indian government. Going forward, we aim to obtain approval from the UN, and we are also considering the expansion of target products and countries. SF6 Reduction Activity We implement the SF6 (sulfur hexafluoride) reduction project in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve carbon neutrality. In 2021, four new scrubber facilities will be added with a view to eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from the solar process gas handling facilities. A total of thirty-five scrubbers are being operated at the Gumi plant of our BS Company. The annual emission reduced by this project is about 400,000 tons, thus achieving an average annual treatment efficiency more than 90%. Carbon Reduction in the Production Phase We conduct a process gas emission reduction test by improving the solar process. About 20% of SF6 usage in this process has been reduced, and an additional reduction of 150,000 tons per year is currently being targeted through the consideration of a new investment in solar process gas reduction facilities. In 2021, we will also conduct carbon fund investment efficiency verification, such as high-efficiency UT facility investment, with a view to reducing carbon emissions in the production phase. UN Reduction Project We are creating market average efficiency data in order to calculate carbon reduction, and we are carrying out the task of obtaining approval for the Indian air conditioner project from the Indian government. Going forward, we aim to obtain approval from the UN, and we are also considering the expansion of target products and countries. SF6 Reduction Activity We implement the SF6 (sulfur hexafluoride) reduction project in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve carbon neutrality. In 2021, four new scrubber facilities will be added with a view to eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from the solar process gas handling facilities. A total of thirty-five scrubbers are being operated at the Gumi plant of our BS Company. The annual emission reduced by this project is about 400,000 tons, thus achieving an average annual treatment efficiency more than 90%.

  • Other Activities

  • Energy Management System (ISO 50001) Certification

    We are upgrading our energy management system by introducing the ‘Energy Management System (ISO 50001)’ international standard in order to efficiently use energy and reduce related costs. The energy management systems at all of our production sites in Korea have been certified. We are expanding our energy management systems to overseas business sites, and we manage and maintain the certification of these systems through annual re-examination.

  • Carbon Pricing

    We apply an ‘internal carbon cost’ policy, which quantitatively determines the value of carbon for internal transactions by seizing business opportunities, related to energy saving and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and discovering risks. This approach allows for accurate measurement of the environmental burden placed on our company in terms of financial value, thereby contributing to rational decision-making on future investments that seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Carbon Accounting

    In accordance with Chapter 33 of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (Greenhouse Gas Emission Permits and Emission Liabilities), we analyze greenhouse gas emission rights as allocated by the Korean government as well as our own emissions on a quarterly basis. Expenses (emission liabilities) due to excess emissions are reflected in the consolidated statement of financial position.

  • GHG Emissions Measurement, Reporting, and Verification

    We are a company subject to management under Article 42 (6) of the Framework Act on Low Carbon, Green Growth. In accordance with Article 44 of the aforementioned law, we submit emission statements to the government in a timely manner following third-party verification of our greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption at all of our domestic production sites, while also transparently disclosing information to various stakeholders. In addition, we have completed building a greenhouse gas inventory for our global production sites and disclose greenhouse gas emissions every year.

  • *Published a separate report on climate change response based on Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) criteria


  • Expansion of Renewable Energy

  • RE100 stands for Renewable Energy 100 and refers to a global initiative aimed at replacing 100% of corporate electricity with renewable energy. A number of global companies have already publicly declared their participation in RE100, and recently these companies are also inviting companies in their business network to participate. Here at LGE, we are expanding the direct generation and use of renewable energy by using high-efficiency solar panels, and applicable options such as the green rate system for renewable energy purchasing, Renewable Energy Credit (REC) purchasing, and third-party Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). In addition, we established a mid-to long-term plan with a view to achieving 100% renewable energy use by 2050. In accordance with this plan, we aim to continue our efforts to switch to renewable energy in consideration of the current laws and business conditions of the countries where our Korean and overseas production sites are located.

Our Global Renewable Energy Expansion Plan

*(Renewable energy ratio (%) = Annual renewable energy consumption ÷ Total electricity consumption)

  • K-EV100 Declaration and Implementation (Korea)

  • K-EV100 Declaration and Implementation (Korea)

    In April 2021, we participated in the 'K-EV100' campaign hosted by the Ministry of Environment and declared our commitment to transitioning all vehicles with zero-emission replacements that use electricity or hydrogen fuel cells by 2030. In line with the K-EV100 declaration, we plan to gradually increase the proportion of our vehicles that are eco-friendly. Going beyond simply converting our vehicles into eco-friendly vehicles, we will continue to explore and achieve potential changes aimed at establishing a carbon-neutral society throughout every facet of our corporate management.

Targets in Switching to Zero-Emission Vehicles