CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITYEstablish Sustainable Environment System
Environmental Pollutants Index Management
SK hynix establishes environmental standards higher than what are required by the law to promote sustainable development and to preserve the earth’s environment. The company makes every effort to reduce environmental pollutant emissions through operating the “SHE Qual. System” to fundamentally control pollutants and introducing the most suitable treatment system.
Air Pollutant Emissions(ppm)
Water Pollutant Emissions(㎎/ℓ)
Recycling of Wastes(ton)
SK hynix conducts compulsory and professional education for its members for the safe and proper treatment of chemicals and executes emergency response training for checking, assessing and swiftly handling emergencies based on preventive systems, such as risk management plans and process safety management (PSM).
The company examines risks associated with new materials through the “SHE Qual. System” and has implemented a process of systematization to examine if those materials could be used and to approve them. In addition, the company registered Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) with a computer and conducted systematization to easily search data about physical properties.
SK hynix makes every effort to decrease pollutant emissions through activities to reduce the basic unit (product capacity vs. consumption) of chemicals, monitoring and making improvements by enhancing processes.
“SHE Qual.”A preliminary review system to realize international competitiveness through fundamentally blocking harmful substances while adopting new chemicals, observing domestic and international regulations and introducing eco-friendly processes and products
- Harmful substances prohibited by SK hynix should be screened in advance before purchasing all new materials and applying processes.
- Related cooperative companies should submit results of tests of harmful ingredients and a certificate for not using about 500 harmful substances prohibited by SK hynix.
Water Resources Management
The SK hynix office in Icheon takes water from Namhan River and uses it after purifying it (get water partly from the multi-regional water supply system). The Cheongju office uses water of the multi-regional water supply system from Korea Water Resources Corporation (Daecheongho Lake).
SK hynix has made continuous efforts to reduce water consumption through reusing part of the ultrapure water wasted after being used for production processes and introducing facilities for reusing waste water at the same time.
Used water is discharged after being treated through the optimized waste water treatment system not to affect the river system. Factors affecting the environment are being monitored all day long through the real-time monitoring system (TMS) installed at discharge outlets.