Environment

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


  • Water Resource Management

    • We established a water inventory, undertake regular evaluation of various water risks such as a lack of water resources, the degradation of water quality, and increasing water consumption, and monitor the amount of water consumption at all of our production sites.
    • We introduced a zero discharge system with a view to enhancing the efficiency of water usage by recycling used water for watering plants or as industrial water.
    • Our measures to secure emergency water reserves enable us to operate our production facilities for at least two days in the case of an unexpected interruption to our water supply.

Wastewater Discharge in Korea
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Business Site Yangjae R&D
Secondary Treatment Facilities Tancheon Water Reuse Center
Body of Water Affected by Discharge Tancheon
Business Site Magok Science Park
Secondary Treatment Facilities Southwest Water Reuse Center
Body of Water Affected by Discharge Han River
Business Site Cheongju
Secondary Treatment Facilities Cheongju Sewage Treatment Center
Body of Water Affected by Discharge Seoknam Stream
Business Site Gumi
Secondary Treatment Facilities Gumi Sewage Treatment Center
Body of Water Affected by Discharge Gwangam Stream
Business Site Changwon
Secondary Treatment Facilities Deokjong Sewage Treatment Center
Body of Water Affected by Discharge Jinhae Bay

*Based on business sites in Korea with internal waste water treatment facilities
  • Chemical Substance Management

    • Our chemical substance management practices have been based on LG Chemical Management System since 2013.
    • All chemical substances for production and R&D purposes stored or used at any production site in Korea and those procured from suppliers undergo preliminary screening.
    • In order to ensure the safe storage of chemical substances, we regularly examine chemical storage facilities at each of our production sites and install chemical leakage prevention facilities.
    • We carry out hazardous substance risk assessments so as to enforce chemical management standards and emergency response procedures.
    • We developed an IT system to track the entire process of chemical substance management.

| Chemical Substance Management Process |
1. Preliminary Inspection • Work teams submit request for use • Chemical substance information is submitted • Expert teams conduct pre-evaluation • Approval or disapproval is notified 2. Purchase 3. Warehousing • Chemical substance manager is appointed • Chemical treatment personnel receive training • An appropriate storage location is selected and chemicals are stored 4. Use • Use of chemical substance is tracked and losses are minimized • Chemical use discharged within permitted limits through physicochemical methods 5. Disposal 1. Preliminary Inspection • Work teams submit request for use • Chemical substance information is submitted • Expert teams conduct pre-evaluation • Approval or disapproval is notified 2. Purchase 3. Warehousing • Chemical substance manager is appointed • Chemical treatment personnel receive training • An appropriate storage location is selected and chemicals are stored 4. Use • Use of chemical substance is tracked and losses are minimized • Chemical use discharged within permitted limits through physicochemical methods 5. Disposal
  • Training on Chemical Substance Management

    • On-site/Online training on issues related to chemical safety management, responses to chemical-related accidents, action tips and evacuation methods, and handling of hazardous materials for workers working at places where hazardous materials
    • specific to laboratories regarding the management of chemical substances for employees working in the field of research and development.

  • Compliance with Environmental Laws

    • In order to eliminate risks of non-compliance with environmental laws, we conduct environmental assessments at production sites, take measures to correct issues identified in these assessments, and monitor progress.
    • We comply with environmental laws by installing and operating pollution prevention facilities, and by continuously improving our environmental management procedures.

  • Higher Standards for Environmental Pollutant Emissions

    • The concentration of air and water pollutants discharged from our places of business is maintained at 50% of the legal discharge limit. We continuously strive to reduce pollutant discharge and maximize the efficiency of pollutant disposal.
    • Each business site operates its own pollutant discharge reduction system taking into account the characteristics of the major chemicals and the principal and auxiliary raw materials handled at the site.