SK hynix has established "the best memory-based semi-conductor solution company" as our vision and built the sustainable management systems to carry out detailed assignments. Also, we have linked all the activities regarding sustainable management with SKMS (SK Management System) in order to grow together with the SK group, create values for the people concerned, and contribute to social and economic development.


Create happiness with continuous growth

SK hynix aims to bring about sustainable growth that can create values for the people concerned and make contribution to social and economic development, which may eventually lead to the happiness for the human beings. In order to not only survive in the rapidly changing management environment, but also to maintain sustainable growth, we will comply with the SKMS (SK Management System), which is the SK group's principles for management, and carry out all the activities to establish the system that can cope with the changes in outside environment.

Sustainable Management System

SK hynix is operating the ethical management team and SM subdivision committee in order to become one of the respected enterprises by complying with the SUPEX management principles and to strengthen our capabilities for systematic and sustainable management. With the SM subdivision committee, we have discovered the tasks in economy, society, ethics, and environment sectors and inspected the performance results. We aim to inspect the strategic system and road map for sustainable management and cope with the risks in order to carry out the tasks of sustainable management and reflect various kinds of opinions from the people concerned to the management activities and create values accordingly. Based on these, we aim to build the sustainable society and provide more values to the people concerned.

Global Recognition

SK hynix was listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World in 2010 for the first time. Then, we were listed in all DJSI areas including World, Asia Pacific, and Korea in 2011 and 2012, making it three consecutive years. This improves the image of SK hynix as a global company and recognizes that SK hynix is a company worth investment in a mid-to-long term. So we expect stable influx of investment funds to the company and will be able to enjoy the trust of the market. We will continue to implement sustainability management that creates values and shares happiness with the people concerned.

Sustainability Policy

Human Rights & Labor Policy

  1. First. SK hynix respects its employees’ dignity and worthiness as human beings to fulfill the management philosophy of “Long-Lasting Great Company”
  2. Second. SK hynix assures to maintain decent labor conditions for all employees based on humanistic spirit.
  3. Third. SK hynix upholds and respects human rights and labor standards defined by such international organizations as the UN and ILO, and doesn’t discriminate employees based on gender, race, national origin, religion, or age.
  4. Fourth. SK hynix is committed to conduct business in compliance with EICC and labor laws of all country and region where it operates, and the such code of conduct is mandatory for all of its suppliers, vendors and business partners to follow as well.

Guide Line

  1. 01.Respect for human rights
    SK hynix respects all employees as equal human beings, and prohibits violation of human rights under all and any circumstances.
  2. 02.Prohibition of forced labor
    SK hynix does not compel any employee to work against their will by mental and physical bondage including slavery or trafficking of persons, and will not demand that employees surrender any government-issued identification, such as passport, to the company as a condition of employment.
  1. 03.Prohibition of child labor
    SK hynix does not employ children and youths under the age of 15 or younger.
  2. 04.Employment of minors
    SK hynix may employ individuals under the age of 18 or younger in compliance with labor laws, though must not place them in hazardous and dangerous location.
  1. 05.Working hours
    SK hynix shall comply with local labor laws in respect to regular working hours, overtime and allowance for overtime.
  2. 06.Wage
    SK hynix's labor wage shall exceed the minimum wage standard set forth by the local labor law.
  1. 07.Non-discrimination
    SK hynix does not discriminate against any individuals in employment, wage and promotions because of their gender, race, national origin, religion, or age.
  2. 08.Freedom of association
    SK hynix guarantees freedom of association and collective bargaining without distinction, and no retaliation may arise as a consequence of the exercise of such rights.

Stakeholder Participation

SK hynix aims to establish the continuous communication and cooperation systems with a variety of people concerned in the region such as customers, employees, stock holders, and partners in order to increase their happiness.

  • Customer

    • QBR(Quarterly Business Review)
    • CSC(Customer Service Center)
    • Exhibition, printing and distributing a brochure
    • Questionnaire survey
    • Operating multi-language homepage
    • Newsletter
  • Shareholder/Investor

    • Shareholders' meeting
    • Achievements public announcement and briefing sessions
    • Cyber IR
    • Investors' meeting
    • Non-deal roadshow
    • Conferences at home and abroad
    • Sustainability Report
  • Employee

    • Satisfaction survey
    • SK hynix culture forum
    • SK hynix webzine
    • Committee for promoting an exuberant organizational culture
    • Committee for industrial safety and health
    • Labor-Management Council
    • Briefing sessions for business management
    • Operations explanatory meetings
    • Junior board
  • Environment

    • ESH management committee
    • ESH operations committee
    • Carbon management promotion committee
    • Events for establishing a carbon neutral belt
    • Consolidated system for environmental safety and health
    • Presentation sessions for the best practices of environment improvement
  • Business partner

    • Regular general meeting for the SK hynix Business Partners Conference
    • Partners’ Day
    • Visiting Chamsori Ethics Management Class for Business Partners
    • Win-win academy
    • Briefing sessions for business partners
    • ESH business partners conference
  • Local community

    • Share the Love relay campaign
    • Semiconductor class
    • Junior engineering class
    • Good memory committee
    • Leaders of a servant of the people getting together
    • Operating the university-industry cooperation program and establishing sisterhood relationship
    • Science Volunteering Activities
    • Project for creating the 'good memory' streets of arts

Sustainability Report


Smart Solutions, Happy Life

The 8th Sustainability Report of SK hynix highlights 9 issues selected through the materiality test for stakeholders. SK hynix will make efforts to be a sustainable company leading a balanced growth of society and environment.


Creating Value, Happy Tomorrow

2014 Sustainability Report, the seventh annual report, is featuring four major issues of SK hynix which the persons concerned consider important. We will make efforts to create sustainable value and work for happy tomorrow with the persons concerned.