Environmental, Safety & Energy Policy
A developer and producer of cutting-edge electronic parts, Samsung Electro-Mechanics recognizes the growing importance of complying with international standards and regulations on environmental protection, safety, health, energy, and greenhouse gas emissions. The company continues to contribute to the worldwide efforts for sustainability by making its working sites cleaner and safer, and better planning its measures against climate change.
- Freeing all products
from harmful substances
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
by increasing energy efficiency
- Making all working sites
safer, healthier, and cleaner
- Minimizing risks based on scientific
thinking and continuous improvements
- Complying with global standards
- Sharing the environmental, safety,
and energy policies with stakeholders
Samsung Electro-MechanicsCEO, President
Environmental Management System
Global Safety and Environmental Management System
Samsung Electro-Mechanics established the international standard system of the ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 completely to all sites This is utilized as the means of a strategy to implement corporate social responsibilities in alignment with internal sustainable management strategies, while continuing to unfold improvement programs. We have made systematic investment in environmental energy to prevent safety accidents by eradicating industrial disasters and responding to regulatory responses for safety environment on sites since 2013. By 2020, we are striving to achieve a 90% implementation rate of environmental facility process innovation.
Korea, where we have Suwon, Busan and Sejong sites , has been designated by the UN as a country with water shortage. Failure to secure a sufficient amount of water as well as the quality of water resources needed for manufacturing could be a severe obstacle against business continuity in the regions by inducing lower production capabilities and higher operational costs for water treatment. Against this backdrop, Samsung Electro-Mechanics conducts risk analysis of water resources incurred by business activities every year, and operates a severe internal standard for water quality management. Samsung Electro-Mechanics has formed a union with other companies in Suwon to respond to water issues by collaborating.
Samsung Electro-Mechanics has installed and secured anti air pollution prevention facilities to minimize air pollutants that occur on sites and manage leakage risks, and oversee the status of normal operations in real time through the monitoring system, managing the emission density at 30% below the statutory standards. In adopting new manufacturing processes, the safety environment assessment system is used to review expected pollutants, emissions and process instruments to prioritize pollutants.
Samsung Electro-Mechanics conduct various activities to raise efficiency in resources by reducing the amount of usage, making products smaller and converting waste into resources again in order to raise efficiency in resources throughout the product manufacturing process. We set a goal to maintain the waste-recycling rate at 80% above the target level by 2017. To this end, we improve the equipment handling process by applying the standards of Samsung Group for communication with employees and the safe environment based on 3P(Proper Items, Proper Quantity and Proper Place) and 5S (Sorting, Straightening, Shining, Standardizing and Sustaining), and 5-stack segmented close management of sites with site managers/supervisors in each business division.
Product Environment Policy
Samsung Electro-Mechanics restricts the use of hazardous materials in products it manufactures and raw materials procured. This is to respond to the trend where product-related environmental regulations including the EU RoHS and the REACH have been intensified, and the demand for corporate social responsibilities has increased. Samsung Electro-Mechanics also changes such materials with alternatives to provide eco-friendly products to customers.
Samsung Electro-Mechanics voluntarily manages all materials ranging from raw materials of suppliers to its products, including key chemicals such as halogen, antimony and beryllium, besides statutorily regulated materials at home and abroad. These also include 6 materials subject to the EU RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and REACH SVHC (Substance of Very High Concern) and phthalates. As regulations on 4 types of phthalate (DEHP , BBP , DBP and DIBP ) of the EU RoHS will be effected, we plan to make preemptive responses through the review of the current usage status and planning of entire disposal.
Management of Hazardous Materials to the Environment
Samsung Electro-Mechanics operates the product environment management system to efficiently respond to product information requests from customers as well as requests for the management of hazardous materials. All raw material suppliers in transactions with us are obligated to prove that they comply with our standards by submitting a test report of hazardous substances and the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) through the green purchase system. As such, we stably provide eco-friendly products to customers, which contain no regulatory materials, by databasing the chemical substance information of all materials.
By applying a carbon management strategy across all business activities as a part of our business strategy,
Samsung Electro-Mechanics resolves climate-change related uncertainty, improves shareholder and investor value, and strengthens the relationship of trust with our customers.
We have established a mid-term strategy for GHG emissions reduction which aims to reduce GHG?intensity of 7% by 2025 compared to 2014.?
Relatedly, all greenhouse gas emissions sources during the product manufacturing process are catalogued, emissions calculated, and the information disclosed, and by managing direct/indirect emissions sources within plants based on WRI/WBCSD guidelines, along with determining the emissions sources throughout the entire corporate value chain (SCOPE 3) and calculating emissions, a system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will be established.
Every year, Samsung Electro-Mechanics adjusts energy usage targets based on the previous year’s results to continuously reduce energy usage across the entire company. The energy reduction technologies used throughout the various processes of Samsung Electro-Mechanics have been disseminated to partner companies through energy consultations since 2008, helping to establish efficient energy management systems and the mutual growth of Samsung Electro-Mechanics and our partner companies. Samsung Electro-Mechanics also continues to lead the way in participating in the government’s energy-related pilot projects to achieve valuable results.
Eco Culture Program Management
The SEM has promoted activities within our established areas in cooperation with the government agencies, including the ecology park generation, the invasive alien plants and animals extermination. Expert training programs on biodiversity consultations and the 'Excellent ecosystem area preservation' project engagement, which has been systematically executed at our Sejong branch. In September 2013, we signed the agreement with the ministry of environment to have “Declaration for biodiversity preservation and the sustainable use” established for various of activities in hopes to preserve the biological diversity.
6 Principles of Joint Statement
- 1. Understand the value of biological diversity
- 2. Government expands the biological diversity policies and corporations consider the preservation of biological diversity under decision making processes
- 3. Participate together to practice preservation of biological diversity
- 4. Cooperate for the usage of sustainable biological resources by the industries
- 5. Exchange and cooperate with related domestic and foreign organizations for the preservation of biological diversity
- 6. Work to raise public awareness of biological diversity