Sustainability

SHE Policy

SK hynix pursues values centered on humans and the environment above all else.
For this, the company has stipulated four important SHE management principles to improve quality in terms of safety, health and environment and maintain close cooperative relations with regional societies, in order to secure social trust and pursue the sustainable development of the company. The four important SHE management principles are to establish an advanced SHE management system, to establish safe risk-free business places, to establish a human - centered health system and to establish a sustainable environmental system.

SHE Policy

SK hynix implements safe management principles in the world’s best business places through continuously reforming SHE fields and establishing a culture of safety, provides medical check-ups for its members and preserves the environment of the earth based on our philosophy: management focused on humans and the environment.

For this purpose, the company energetically performs its responsibility and duties with regard to all SHE regulations and continuously engages in preemptive preventive activities by sincerely communicating with relevant people.

Safety∙Health

  1. 01.SK hynix establishes a business place in which its members are healthy and safe through defining safety and health management as its core value and establishing standards that exceed regulations.

  2. 02.SK hynix improves its safety and health standards through continuously reforming and upgrading its system for the safe operation of equipment.

  3. 03.SK hynix creates working conditions to help its members and employees of cooperative companies, and detects risks in advance and eliminates them.

Environment

  1. 04.SK hynix reduces environmental effects as much as possible by implementing eco-friendly designs that consider all processes, effectively using resources and introducing the best pollution preventive facilities.

  2. 05.SK hynix protects the environment of its business places and regional societies through transparently disclosing information about harmful chemicals and systematically managing those substances.

SHE Vision

SHE Vision
Establish an advanced SHE management system
  • Introduce the highest-level global SHE standard
  • Upgrade the ICT-based management system
  • Achieve SHE co-prosperity of SK hynix and cooperative companies
  • Secure confidence through sincere communication
Establish safe risk-free business places
  • Settle present job-oriented autonomous PSM operation
  • Essentialize the procedure to manage changes
  • Conduct safe management through assessing risks
  • Establishment and specialization of safety culture
Establish a health system focused on humans
  • Create human -oriented working conditions
  • Find out potential health risks and eliminate them
  • Introduce a job exposure management system
  • Secure credibility of information about chemicals
Establish a sustainable environmental system
  • Proactively meet to environmental regulations
  • Continue Top Tier low carbon management
  • Save resources and reduce pollutants
  • Secure environmental infrastructures for future growth

SHE Internal Guidelines

Safety and Health Management

01. Occupational safety
Worker potential for exposure to safety hazards (e.g., chemical, electrical and other energy sources, fire, vehicles, and fall hazards) are to be identified and assessed, and controlled through proper design, engineering and administrative controls, preventative maintenance and safe work procedures (including lock-out/tag-out), and ongoing safety training. Where hazards cannot be adequately controlled by these means, workers are to be provided with appropriate, well-maintained, personal protective equipment and educational materials about risks to them associated with these hazards. Reasonable steps must also be taken to remove pregnant women/nursing mothers from working condition with high hazards, remove or reduce any workplace health and safety risks to pregnant women and nursing mothers including those associated with their work assignments, as well as include reasonable accommodations for nursing mothers.
02. Emergency preparedness
Potential emergency situations and events are to be identified and assessed, and their impact minimized by implementing emergency plans and response procedures including: emergency reporting, employee notification and evacuation procedures, worker training and drills, appropriate fire detection and suppression equipment, clear and unobstructed egress adequate exit facilities and recovery plans. Such plans and procedures shall focus on minimizing harm to life, the environment and property.
03. Occupational injury and illness
Procedures and systems are to be in place to prevent, manage, track and report occupational injury and illness including provisions to: encourage worker reporting; classify and record injury and illness cases; provide necessary medical treatment; investigate cases and implement corrective actions to eliminate their causes; and facilitate return of workers to work.
04. Industrial hygiene
Worker exposure to chemical, biological and physical agents is to be identified, evaluated, and controlled according to the hierarchy of controls. Potential hazards are to be eliminated or controlled through proper design, engineering and administrative controls. When hazards cannot be adequately controlled by such means, workers are to be provided with and use appropriate, well-maintained, personal protective equipment. Protective programs shall include educational materials about the risks associated with these hazards.
05. Physically demanding work
Worker exposure to the hazards of physically demanding tasks, including manual material handling and heavy or repetitive lifting, prolonged standing and highly repetitive or forceful assembly tasks is to be identified, evaluated and controlled.
06. Machine safeguarding
Production and other machinery shall be evaluated for safety hazards. Physical guards, interlocks and barriers are to be provided and properly maintained where machinery presents an injury hazard to workers.
07. Sanitation, food, and housing
Workers are to be provided with ready access to clean toilet facilities, potable water and sanitary food preparation, storage, and eating facilities. Worker dormitories provided by the Participant or a labor agent are to be maintained to be clean and safe, and provided with appropriate emergency egress, hot water for bathing and showering, adequate lighting heat and ventilation, individually secured accommodations for storing personal and valuable items, and reasonable personal space along with reasonable entry and exit privileges.
08. Health and safety communication
Participant shall provide workers with appropriate workplace health and safety information and training in the language of the worker or in a language the worker can understand for all identified workplace hazards that workers are exposed to, including but not limited to mechanical, electrical, chemical, fire, and physical hazards.. Health and safety related information shall be clearly posted in the facility or placed in a location identifiable and accessible by workers. Training is provided to all workers prior to the beginning of work and regularly thereafter. Workers shall be encouraged to raise safety concerns.

Environmental Management

01. Environmental permits and reporting
All required environmental permits (e.g. discharge monitoring), approvals and registrations are to be obtained, maintained and kept current and their operational and reporting requirements are to be followed.
02. Pollution prevention and resource reduction
Emissions and discharges of pollutants and generation of waste are to be minimized or eliminated at the source or by practices such as adding pollution control equipment; modifying production, maintenance and facility processes; or by other means. The use of natural resources, including water, fossil fuels, minerals and virgin forest products, is to be conserved or by practices such as modifying production, maintenance and facility processes, materials substitution, re-use, conservation, recycling or other means.
03. Hazardous substances
Chemicals and other materials posing a hazard to humans or the environment are to be identified, labelled and managed to ensure their safe handling, movement, storage, use, recycling or reuse and disposal.
04. Solid waste
SK hynix shall implement a systematic approach to identify, manage, reduce, and responsibly dispose of or recycle solid waste (nonhazardous)
05. Air emissions
Air emissions of volatile organic chemicals, aerosols, corrosives, particulates, ozone depleting chemicals and combustion by-products generated from operations are to be characterized, routinely monitored, controlled and treated as required prior to discharge. Participant shall conduct routine monitoring of the performance of its air emission control systems.
06. Materials restrictions
SK hynix is to adhere to all applicable laws, regulations and customer requirements regarding prohibition or restriction of specific substances in products and manufacturing, including labeling for recycling and disposal.
07. Water management
SK hynix shall implement a water management program that documents, characterizes, and monitors water sources, use and discharge; seeks opportunities to conserve water; and controls channels of contamination. All wastewater is to be characterized, monitored, controlled, and treated as required prior to discharge or disposal. Participant shall conduct routine monitoring of the performance of its wastewater treatment and containment systems to ensure optimal performance and regulatory compliance.
08. Energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions
Energy consumption and all relevant Scopes 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions are to be tracked and documented, at the facility and/or corporate level. Participants are to look for cost- effective methods to improve energy efficiency and to minimize their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

SHE Management System

SK hynix has integrated the safety and health management system (OHSAS 18001 / KOSHA 18001), environment management system (ISO 14001) and process safety management (Occupational Safety and Health Act Article 2-2) into its SHE management system.
SK hynix has assessed the performance of safety, health and environment integration under internal guidelines in order to monitor and improve factors deduced through operation of the SHE management system, and has overcome such problems for the perfect operation of the management system.

SHE Management System