Facts & Figures

Key Stats, Data and More

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Product innovation information
Product Innovation 2016 2017 2018
Development of eco-friendly products1) (%) 86 94 94
Estimated GHG emissions reduction
in the product2) use phase3) of the concerned year4) (Thousand tCO2e)
188 217 243
Estimated reduction4)
in energy consumption for products2) (%)
49 36 39
Accumulated recovery of end-of-life products3)
(10,000 tons)
271 312 355
Recycling of products5) (Ton) 82,8676) 92,195 95,856
Conversion into resources5) (Ton) 71,528 79,579 82,739
    Eco-friendly and safe workplace information
    Eco-friendly and Safe Workplace 2016 2017 2018
    Environment and safety Investment8)
    (KRW 100 million)
    9,334 9,513 9,167
    GHG emissions generated in the workplace2)
    (1,000tCO2e)
    11,600 13,585 15,173
    Energy consumption in the workplace9) (GWh) 21,073 23,419 26,028
    Water consumption (1,000 ton) 104,253 120,619 134,230
    Rate of water reused (%) 47 47 46
    Rate of recovery of ultra-pure water (%) 41 37 33
    Waste generation (Ton) 1,078,309 1,146,812 1,210,521
    Conversion of waste into resources (%) 95 95 96
    Consumption of chemicals4) (1,000 ton) 321 364 417
    This graph is GHE emissions generated in the workplace.

    GHG emissions generated in the workplace

    • 2014 :Scope1 2,620,000tCO2e, Scope2 6,670,000tCO2e
    • 2015 :Scope1 2,445,000tCO2e, Scope2 7,747,000tCO2e
    • 2016 :Scope1 2,554,000tCO2e, Scope2 9,046,000tCO2e
    • 1) Product development projects rated Good Eco-Product or above
    • 2) Scope of data collection: Seven major product categories (mobile phones, notebooks, TVs, monitors, refrigerators, washers, and air conditioners)
    • 3) Accumulated since 2009
    • 4) Average annual energy consumption against the average annual energy consumption in 2008
    • 5) Scope of data collection: South Korea
    • 6) Reclassified according to 'Act for Resource Recycling of Electrical/Electronic Products and Automobiles' in South Korea
    • 7) Changed the data from 2015 and 2016 according to revision for 'Recycling of products' data
    • 8) Scope of Data collection: Worksites in South Korea
    • 9) Calculated in accordance with nation-specific GHG management guidelines, IPCC guidelines, and ISO 14064 standards
    • 10) Correction of numerical errors

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