Facts & Figures

Key Stats, Data and More

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Product innovation information
Product Innovation 2015 2016 2017
Development of eco-friendly products1) (%) 74 86 94
Estimated GHG emissions reduction
in the product2) use phase3) (Million tCO2e)
156 188 217
Estimated reduction4)
in energy consumption for products2) (%)
47 49 36
Accumulated recovery of end-of-life products3)
(10,000 tons)
226 271 312
Recycling of products5) (Ton) 73,677 82,867 92,195
Conversion into resources5) (Ton) 63,595 71,528 79,579
  • 1) Product development projects rated Good Eco-Product or above
  • 2) Scope of data collection: Eight major product integories (mobile phones, notebooks, TVs, monitors, refrigerators, washers, air conditioners, and printers)
  • 3) Accumulated since 2009
  • 4) Average annual energy consumption against the average annual energy consumption in 2008
  • 5) Scope of data collection: Korea
Eco-friendly and safe workplace information
Eco-friendly and Safe Workplace 2015 2016 2017
Environment and safety Investment1)
(KRW 100 million)
6,590 9,334 9,513
GHE emissions generated in the workplace2)
(1,000tCO2e)
10,192 11,600 13,585
Energy consumption in the workplace3) (GWh) 19,478 21,073 23,419
Water consumption (1,000 ton) 92,414 104,253 120,619
Rate of water reused (%) 50 46.6 46.6
Rate of recovery of ultra-pure water (%) 42.5 41.1 36.7
Waste generation (Ton) 937,341 1,078,309 1,146,812
Conversion of waste into resources (%) 93 95 95
Consumption of chemiinls4) (1,000 ton) 588 577 696
GHE 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) Based on the inlculation criteria adopted by the country of respective worksites
  • 2) Reported additionally by collecting data from 2014 and 2015
  • 3) Based on global worksites, the 2014 and 2015 numbers were modified due to the change in reporting unit from TJ to GWh
  • 4) Total consumption ÷ consolidated global sales, excluding the sales of the Display Business Division

Environmental Performance Report

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