ESG Data

The following index maps the exiting disclosures of Economic, Environmental, Social and Other data
  • Energy Consumption within the Organization

(Unit : TJ)
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Classification - Non-renewable sources LNG (Korea)
2018 1,243
2019 827
2020 879
Classification - Non-renewable sources LNG (Overseas)
2018 538
2019 772
2020 741
Classification - Non-renewable sources Coal (Korea)
2018 0
2019 0
2020 0
Classification - Non-renewable sources Coal (Overseas)
2018 0
2019 0
2020 0
Classification - Non-renewable sources Others (Korea)
2018 117
2019 72
2020 74
Classification - Non-renewable sources Others (Overseas)
2018 441
2019 534
2020 658
Classification - Non-renewable sources Subtotal
2018 2,339
2019 2,205
2020 2,352
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Classification - Renewable Energy Solar power
2018 0.7
2019 5.4
2020 5.5
Classification - Renewable Energy Wind power
2018 0
2019 0
2020 0
Classification - Renewable Energy Biomass
2018 0
2019 0
2020 0
Classification - Renewable Energy Others
2018 16.7
2019 62
2020 79
Classification - Renewable Energy Subtotal
2018 17.5
2019 67.4
2020 84.5
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Classification - Energy purchased Electricity (Korea)
2018 3,902
2019 2,946
2020 3,239
Classification - Energy purchased Electricity (Overseas)
2018 2,315
2019 2,664
2020 2,643
Classification - Energy purchased Steam (Korea)
2018 450
2019 395
2020 394
Classification - Energy purchased Steam (Overseas)
2018 35
2019 6
2020 3
*Applicable business site
- Korea: Business sites in Korea under operational control of LG Electronics
- Overseas: Overseas production subsidiaries of LG Electronics (30 subsidiaries)
*Applicable energy usage: Combustion facilities in business sites, and external electricity and heat usage
*Energy consumption was calculated based on the net caloric value steam includes the consumption of steam recovered from waste heat generated at our locations in Korea
*Verification status: Third-party assurance was completed on all Korean and overseas production sites (verification of fugitive emissions from refrigeration is excluded)
*Disclosing correction of confirmed 2019 overseas data in 2021 due to delay in verification
  • GHG Emissions (Scope 1, 2)

(Unit : 1,000 tons of CO2eq)
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Classification Direct GHG emissions(Scope1) - Korea
2018 650
2019 466
2020 294
Classification Direct GHG emissions(Scope1) - Overseas
2018 135
2019 137
2020 146
Classification Indirect GHG emissions(Scope2) - Korea
2018 391
2019 385
2020 382
Classification Indirect GHG emissions(Scope2) - Overseas
2018 461
2019 481
2020 472
Classification Total(Scope1 + Scope2)
2018 1,637
2019 1,469
2020 1,294
Classification GHG emissions intensity (USD 100 million)
2018 3.16
2019 2.50
2020 2.42
*Applicable business sites
- Korea: Business sites in Korea under operational control of LG Electronics
- Overseas: Overseas production subsidiaries of LG Electronics (30 subsidiaries)
*Basis of Assessment
- Korea: GHG Trade Scheme for quantification and reporting of GHG emissions, Guideline for GHG Trade Scheme management
- Overseas: ISO 14064-3:2006 (GHG - Part 3: Specification with guidance for the validation and verification of GHG assertions)
*Assessment
- Korea: LGE’s GHG Inventory Report, LGE’s Process of managing and collecting GHG Data, calculating and reporting emissions
- Overseas: LGE’s GHG Emission Report, LGE’s Process of managing and collecting GHG Data, calculating and reporting emissions
*Disclosing corrections of the original unit due to data revisions in third-party overseas emission verification process in 2019
  • GHG Emissions (Scope 3)

(Unit : tCO2eq)
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Classification Other indirect GHG emisions(Scope3) - Business trip
2018 60,853
2019 58,337
2020 20,692
Classification Other indirect GHG emisions(Scope3)
2018 36,185,980
2019 33,290,000
2020 58,976,000
Classification Other indirect GHG emisions(Scope3) - Internal suppliers (Korea)
2018 6,319
2019 9,137
2020 5,067
*Verification status: Third-party assurance was completed on emissions from business trips by employees
*Reasons for removing emissions from rental buildings: Excluded from CDP verification items
  • Air Emissions

(Unit : Ton)
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Classification NOx(Nitrogen Oxide) - Korea
2018 20.9
2019 29.7
2020 37.2
Classification NOx(Nitrogen Oxide) - Overseas
2018 34.5
2019 58.5
2020 21.8
Classification NOx(Nitrogen Oxide) - Total
2018 55.4
2019 88.1
2020 59.0
Classification SOx(Sulfur Oxides) - Korea
2018 5.8
2019 0.2
2020 0
Classification SOx(Sulfur Oxides) - Overseas
2018 32.5
2019 12.8
2020 3.4
Classification SOx(Sulfur Oxides) - Total
2018 38.3
2019 13.0
2020 3.4
Classification OCs(Volatile Organic Compounds) - Korea
2018 18.0
2019 8.9
2020 265.5
Classification OCs(Volatile Organic Compounds) - Overseas
2018 3.7
2019 106.5
2020 187.0
Classification OCs(Volatile Organic Compounds)
2018 21.7
2019 115.4
2020 452.5
Classification Dust - Korea
2018 7.5
2019 7.6
2020 11.0
Classification Dust - Overseas
2018 57.9
2019 61.9
2020 35.0
Classification Dust - Total
2018 65.4
2019 69.5
2020 46.0
  • Waste by Type and Disposal Method

(Unit : Ton)
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Total weight of hazardous waste (korea) Recycling
2018 1,060
2019 1,102
2020 2,870
Total weight of hazardous waste (korea) Incineration
2018 927
2019 633
2020 670
Total weight of hazardous waste (korea) Landfill
2018 66
2019 853
2020 -
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Total weight according to treatment methods (non-hazardous) Recycling - Korea
2018 40,919
2019 41,406
2020 52,906
Total weight according to treatment methods (non-hazardous) Recycling - Overseas
2018 91,489
2019 103,410
2020 142,427
Total weight according to treatment methods (non-hazardous) Recycling - Total
2018 131,908
2019 144,816
2020 195,333
Total weight according to treatment methods (non-hazardous) Incineration - Korea
2018 8,160
2019 7,197
2020 6,776
Total weight according to treatment methods (non-hazardous) Incineration - Overseas
2018 2,437
2019 1,436
2020 7,196
Total weight according to treatment methods (non-hazardous) Incineration - Total
2018 10,957
2019 8,633
2020 13,972
Total weight according to treatment methods (non-hazardous) Landfill - Korea
2018 400
2019 202
2020 174
Total weight according to treatment methods (non-hazardous) Landfill - Overseas
2018 31,312
2019 11,833
2020 8,372
Total weight according to treatment methods (non-hazardous) Landfill - Total
2018 31,712
2019 12,035
2020 8,546
Total weight according to treatment methods (non-hazardous) Total - Korea
2018 48,979
2019 48,805
2020 59,856
Total weight according to treatment methods (non-hazardous) Total - Overseas
2018 125,238
2019 116,679
2020 157,995
Total weight according to treatment methods (non-hazardous) Total - Total
2018 174,217
2019 165,484
2020 217,851
*All the wastes generated from the business sites of LG Electronics are treated by a local certified waste treatment service provider.
*Starting from 2019-2020 report, it additionally states that the total amount of waste discharged by the disposal method is general waste
  • Significant Spills

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Classification Number of Spills (Cases)
2018 0
2019 0
2020 0
Classification Volume of Spills (Ton)
2018 0
2019 0
2020 0
  • Non-compliance with Environmental Laws and Regulations

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Classification Total monetary value of significant fines (USD)
2018 0
2019 10,928
2020 0
Classification Total number of non-monetary sanctions (Cases)
2018 0
2019 0
2020 0
*Summary of violations of regulations subject to fines over KRW 10 million (about USD 8,471, in accordance with the annual report)
  • Water Withdrawal by Source

(Unit : 1,000 Tons)
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Classification Surface water
2018 N/A
2019 N/A
2020 N/A
Classification Ground water
2018 1,433
2019 1,162
2020 1,091
Classification Water reused in the workplace
2018 223
2019 207
2020 198
Classification Municipal water supplies or other public or private water
2018 10,850
2019 11,031
2020 11,553
Classification - Municipal water
2018 4,487
2019 4,635
2020 6,554
Classification - Industrial water
2018 6,363
2019 6,396
2020 4,999
Classification Total
2018 12,506
2019 12,400
2020 12,842
*Applicable business sites: Korea 9 (Production and R&D business sites), Overseas 30 (Production sites)
*Scope2 (Indirect water consumption) excluded
  • Waste Water Treatment

(Unit : 1,000 Tons)
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Classification Water reused
2018 223
2019 175
2020 541
Classification Internal Treatment Facility
2018 6,256
2019 4,978
2020 4,863
Classification External Treatment Facility & Others
2018 10.6
2019 8.7
2020 11.0
*2019 Internal treatment facility: Unit error in Science Park data
*2019 External treatment facility: Gumi A1 data calculated in duplicate
*2018 External treatment facility & others: disclosed correction due to unit error
  • Water Pollutants Emissions

(Unit : Ton)
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Water drainage (Limited to treatment facilities at the company) Korea
2018 5,437,589
2019 4,978,806
2020 4,794,068
Water drainage (Limited to treatment facilities at the company) Overseas
2018 818,768
2019 1,640,443
2020 1,841,194
Water drainage (Limited to treatment facilities at the company) Total
2018 6,256,357
2019 6,619,250
2020 6,635,262
Horizontal Table
Wastewater quality COD - Korea
2018 48.9
2019 44.8
2020 32
Wastewater quality COD - Overseas
2018 141
2019 444.0
2020 265.0
Wastewater quality COD - Total
2018 189.9
2019 488.8
2020 297.0
Wastewater quality SS - Korea
2018 24.6
2019 26.4
2020 21.0
Wastewater quality SS - Overseas
2018 59.0
2019 51.0
2020 46
Wastewater quality SS - Total
2018 83.6
2019 77.4
2020 67.0
Wastewater quality T-N - Korea
2018 141.7
2019 116.2
2020 82.0
Wastewater quality T-N - Overseas
2018 2.9
2019 9.3
2020 11.9
Wastewater quality T-N - Total
2018 144.6
2019 125.4
2020 93.9
Wastewater quality T-P - Korea
2018 1.3
2019 2.1
2020 1.0
Wastewater quality T-P - Overseas
2018 0.8
2019 3.1
2020 3.9
Wastewater quality T-P - Total
2018 2.1
2019 5.2
2020 4.9
*Correction of overseas data on wastewater emissions in 2019: Correction of data on business sites in Tennessee and Taizhou
*2019 Wastewater quality overseas data correction
- COD: Tauvate data calculation error
- SS/T-N/T-P: Disclosing correction of production volume (increased data which was not reflected) in Tianjin, Tennessee production sites