Health & Safety

At LG Electronics, we have established an integrated management system for safety, health, energy, and environment (SHEE), while also striving to implement eco-friendly management and adhere to our safety and health principles. Through the establishment of SHEE policies and mid-to long-term goals, we aim to ensure that a culture of safety that is in line with international standards is firmly established at both our Korean and overseas business sites. At the same time, we continue to make concerted efforts toward minimizing the environmental impact of our business by ensuring thorough management of water resources as well as waste such as chemical substances

  • Integrated SHEE Management System

    • We established corporate-level SHEE policies and regulations in 2009 and then have made continuous improvements such that these policies and regulations. We operate an integrated system of SHEE standards at the company level based on SHEE management regulations.

| Mid-to Long-Term SHEE Goals |
01 Achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions throughout production stage by 2030 (50% reduction in worksites in comparison to 2017 figures) 02 Reuse 95% of waste from worksites by 2030 03 Expand our SHEE integrated management system internationally 04 Increase average SHEE capabilities at overseas worksites 01 Achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions throughout production stage by 2030 (50% reduction in worksites in comparison to 2017 figures) 02 Reuse 95% of waste from worksites by 2030 03 Expand our SHEE integrated management system internationally 04 Increase average SHEE capabilities at overseas worksites
  • SHEE Policy

    • We established and distributed our safety, health, and environment management guidelines, which are centered on our strategies and guidelines for responding to risks related to safety, health, and the environment.
    • We carry out various activities based on our SHEE policy such as the optimization of energy efficiency, the operation of eco-friendly processes, the development of eco-friendly products, and promoting safety and health at our business sites along with the health of our employees.
    • we provide mandatory safety and environment training for each job grade, while also enhancing professional training for safety and environment personnel with a view to strengthening their professional competence and their ability to fulfill their duties.
    • efforts to acquire integrated SHEE management system at overseas production sites.
     - Environmental management system (ISO 14001), safety and health management system (OHSAS 18001, ISO 45001), and energy management system (ISO 50001).

  • Safety and Environment IT System

    • We integrated safety and environment management channels into the SHEE Portal in order to increase efficiency.
    • We added safety training for employees of our suppliers with a view to helping them manage and monitor issues related to safety and environment.
    • In order to jointly respond to the issues related to safety and environment and to spread a culture of safety, we aim to use the SHEE Portal as a channel for data sharing between the head office, various divisions, and overseas subsidiaries.
    • Reinforce and computerize the management and supervision of issues related to the safety and work environment of employees through the SHEE Portal.

  • Safety and Environment Evaluation System

    • In an effort to proactively identify safety and environment-related risk factors at our worksites and thus prevent accidents and keep our work environments safe and healthy
    • By utilizing GEARS 4.0, introduced in 2021, we have enhanced our safety and environment evaluation standards by making them centered on on-site risk identification.
    • The head managers at each of our worksites and at each of our subsidiaries receive reports on issues that are deemed to require improvements as identified by an SHEE audit, and these managers continuously monitor the process of implementing said improvements.
    • In 2019, all overseas subsidiaries strengthened their internal safety and environment management capabilities by carrying out voluntary evaluations based on GEARS.

  • Reporting to the BOD

    • it is now mandatory for the CEO to establish a plan for the company's safety and health every year, report on the plan to the BOD
    • Reporting must cover:
     1) Safety and health management policy
     2) Composition, personnel, and roles of the safety and health organization
     3) Current health and safety-related budget and facilities
     4) Activities related to health and safety carried out in the previous year and those planned for the coming year
    Reported to the BOD in January 2021 (Jan. 28)

  • Strengthening our Accident Reporting System

    • Establishment/revision of standards and guidelines for accident reporting in order to quickly respond to accidents and establish effective follow-up measures so as to prevent accident reoccurrence.
    • The entire reporting process, from the occurrence of accidents to the establishment of suggested improvements, is performed by the departments involved in the accident through the SHEE Portal. The departments involved reach an agreement with the safety and environment organization.
    • In the event of an accident, the departments involved must enter the accident on the SHEE portal within six hours, investigate the accident within two weeks, establish measures to prevent reoccurrence of the accident, confirm improvements within six months, and then register the incident as being closed.
    • In case of non-compliance with the accident reporting procedure, penalties are reflected in the SHEE category when evaluating the executive KPI, and if compromised reporting or a cover-up is detected, the KPI is entered as 0 points and the situation is reported in line with Jeong-Do Management.

  • Establishing crisis response process

    • In order to minimize safety and environmental risks and damage, such as human injury and disruption to production, through an immediate response in the event of a crisis, our crisis response processes, which were operated differently at each worksite, were unified and the process of establishing/revising safety and environment standards was established
    • A crisis response manual is being established for each crisis response situation by organizing company-wide crisis situations into five categories: death, fire/explosion, infectious disease, environment (chemical substances, air/wastewater), and UT supply interruption.
    • Nine Smart Working Committees (Common, Firefighting, Safety, Health, Chemicals, Water Quality/Air, Waste, Electricity/Building, Energy/UT) are in operation, and standards and manuals are newly established/revised throughout the company through these committees every month.