Environment & Safety Management

We are pursuing green management and zero-accident through systematic management
and innovation placing utmost priority on the environment and safety.

Eco-friendly Strategy Direction and Environmental Policies

Global Top 7 Chemical Company,The Safest, Eco-Friendly Company,Environment and safety management in adherence to fundamentals and
                            principles,Preemptive response to regulations,Regulatory Compliance,Risk Management
  • · Carry out preventive measures to minimize
      environmental pollution
  • · Reinforce reduction efforts through the
      environmental pollution monitoring system
  • · Reduce GHG emissions and
      energy consumption
  • · Improve ecofriendliness in life-cycle of
      products and services
  • · Waste plastic reduction (recycling) activity

LOTTE Chemical Statement on Environmental Management

We strive to pursue the sustainable development of humanity, and contribute to the enrichment of our individuals and communities.

In this regard, we set forth this “LOTTE Chemical Statement on Environmental Management” as standards of conduct, performance, and ethics all of our officers and employees must comply with in the course of business operation and management in order for LOTTE Chemical to focus on environmental values as a core element of business activities and practice environmental management.

This Statement is based on the Constitution of the Republic of Korea and other applicable Korean laws, including the Framework Act on Environmental Policy, and the Framework Act on Carbon Neutrality and Green Growth for Coping with Climate Crisis, as well as international laws, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity.

We commit to comply with this Statement and put our commitments into actions.

  • 1. We assist individuals and general public to enjoy their right to live in a healthy and pleasant environment, and are committed to environmental preservation in the course of business operation and management.
  • 2. We strive to prevent environmental pollution by complying with the Constitution of the Republic of Korea, as well as domestic and international environmental laws, and committing to meet internal environmental standards which are higher than those set forth by the law.
  • 3. We establish and implement an environmental management system (the process of which may include setting goals, establishing management plans, and forming relevant organizations) to manage our business in a manner to conserve and efficiently use resources and energy, to minimize greenhouse gas emissions and environmental pollution, and to fulfill social and ethical responsibilities (hereinafter referred to as “environmental management”).
  • 4. We, throughout the course of business activities, strive to use environmentally friendly raw materials and improve manufacturing processes, fundamentally reduce the emission of polluting substances through conservation of resources and promotion of recycling, and minimize the harmful impact to the environment caused by the use and disposal of products.
  • 5. We, with the understanding that the climate crisis affects all mankind, proactively join the government and international society’s effort in suppressing the rise of the global average temperature, and strive to transition to a net zero carbon society.
  • 6 We, throughout the course of business activities and with the understanding that biodiversity is important, strive to utilize elements of biodiversity in a manner and speed that does not cause a decrease in biodiversity, and reduces negative impact on biodiversity.
  • 7. We strive to promote access to information for stakeholders by periodically and transparently disclosing information on the results of our environmental management, including greenhouse gas emissions, reductions thereof, and information on sustainable development.
  • 8. We strive to nurture strong partnerships with our business partners and to achieve mutual growth and development by establishing and executing measures to encourage our business partners to introduce and promote an environmental management system, including providing information on environmental management systems and results.

We pledge to do our utmost in implementing and advancing environmental management as set forth above.

All officers and employees of LOTTE Chemical

Implementation guidelines

    • LOTTE Chemical has established the company-wide green management system in accordance with its green management policy and implemented it in its business activities. We fulfill our social responsibilities by saving and efficiently using resources and energy to minimize greenhouse gas emission and environmental pollution. Moreover, LOTTE Chemical has established detailed strategies and targets and regularly monitor improvement activities.
    • Green Management System
    • LOTTE Chemical has a strategic and proactive system in place to respond to global climate change regulations and domestic laws.
      • Response to Climate Change1

        Implementation and Operation of GEMS

        Implementation of the petrochemical industry’s first SAP-based GEMS in 2010

        An integrated control system to analyze and manage data on the potential reduction of greenhouse gas emission, inventory, performance management, and compliance with related laws

        Preliminary analysis of risks related to climate change to use it as the opportunity for cost reduction and low-carbon green growth

        * GEMS: Greenhouse Gas & Energy Management System

      • Response to Climate Change2

        Participation in the Network for Climate Change

        Participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Climate Change

        Disclosure of greenhouse gas emission and the performance results of climate change response

      • Response to Climate Change3

        Management of Greenhouse Gas Emission

        Management, energy diagnosis by an external agency, and reduction of greenhouse gas and energy on the field through GEMS

        Management of energy usage related to greenhouse gas emission in two categories: direct and indirect energy sources

        Generation of annual usage plan and regular monitoring of actual usage

        Field inspection and campaign programs to spread the culture of energy saving

    • LOTTE Chemical conducts the internal surveillance activities and monitoring through the Tele-Monitoring System (TMS) to minimize the adverse effects on the environment arising from the production process.
      LOTTE Chemical complies with both domestic and international environmental laws and regulations and applies the standards that are stricter than acceptable standards.
    • Air Pollutant Control

      24-hour environmental surveillance by installing TMS where needed

      Building the optimal preventive facilities such as the regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO)

      Installation of a sealed system to prevent the discharge of pollutants into the atmosphere

    • Water Pollutants Control

      Operation of wastewater treatment plants in the workplaces for systematic management of water pollutants

      Introduction of effective measures such as TMS and wastewater terminal disposal plant in the industrial complex

      Carrying out water saving programs and the introduction of the water recycling system

    • Harmful Chemical Substance Management

      Installation of detectors and equipment to prevent the discharge of harmful chemical substances

      Strict management through regular inspection/assessment and education/training

    • Waste Management

      Strengthening education to spread the awareness that “waste is a resource.”

      Reduction of waste and conversion of waste to resources through improvements of process and facility

      Tracking of the source of waste and cause of its generation by introducing the real-name waste disposal system

      Minimization of waste generation by continuous process improvements and facility investment

      Continuous efforts to increase the rate of converting wastes into resources