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Environment

OCI implements an eco-friendly management strategy, operates systematic programs for company-wide environmental management, and fulfills corporate social responsibility.


OCI Environmental Management Guidelines

OCI selected eco-friendliness as a core value to carry out sustainable management, and fulfills corporate social responsibility to protect the environment. To maintain eco-friendly sites, all employees of OCI observe the following principles and implement environment improvement activities.

Yoo Shin Kim, President (CEO) of OCI Company Ltd.

ECO principles for environmental management

1. ENVIRONMENT

We consider the Environmental aspect in overall management activities, and minimize the environmental impact of all production processes such as procurement, manufacturing , warehousing, transport and sale. We implement environmental improvement activities such as reduction of the use of raw materials and subsidiary materials and energy, and recycling of waste to promote the sustainability of the limited resources of the earth.

2. COOPERATION

We build social trust through communication with stakeholders including suppliers and customers, and actively participate in activities to mitigate climate change, as well as ecological preservation and forest protection with the Cooperation of our employees.

3. OUTCOME

Our employees observe the law and other requirements with a positive and voluntary attitude, and we continuously improve our environmental management systems to enhance environmental Outcomes.


OCI operates an environmental management system certified by an external institution, observes laws and other requirements, and strives to establish world-class environmental management. We assess environmental elements through environmental impact assessment, establish a plan to deal with environmental impacts that require management, and improve environmental management.

Global Environmental Management
Strategic Direction
  • Climate change responses
  • Hazardous chemical substances management
  • Waste management
  • SH&E management
  • Operation of eco-friendly sites
Strategic GoalsGlobal StandardClimate ChangePollution PreventionWaste Reduction
Strategic Tasks
  • Maintain eco-friendliness certification (ISO 14001, etc.)
  • 2025 GHG Master Plan
  • Reduce energy use and GHG emissions by site
  • Minimize soil, water and air pollutants
  • Implement pollutant reduction by site
  • Conduct activities for waste reduction and recycling

Establishing a Chemical Management System

OCI has introduced and operated the Chemical Management System (CMS) since June 2019 to respond to related to chemical management. CMS computerizes the entire process from procurement to use and disposal of chemicals by type and integrates a procurement management system for 15,500 chemicals. Previously, different departments were responsible for the procurement and management of chemicals, making integrated management difficult. But safety and efficiency increased after the introduction of the CMS because procurement and management were done simultaneously. OCI will proactively respond to regulations on chemicals with the CMS.


Hazardous chemical substances management

Warehousing
Designation of places to store hazardous chemical substances that passed safety assessment tests and education for employees who handle Hazardous chemical substances
Storage
Installation of hazardous chemical leakage prevention devices and leakage sensing devices in hazardous chemical substances storage facilities, and organization of emergency response team and training with response exercises for fire, explosion and leakage
Shipment
Establishment of the Transport Management System (TMS) and daily monitoring of transport vehicles, driver education, and emergency response training in the case of transport accidents (participation of transport companies)


Biodiversity and forest protection activities

We recognize the value of biodiversity and the importance of ecosystem conservation. We carry out various activities such as planting trees, making flowery roads, and collecting garbage to protect biodiversity by preventing the loss of natural habitats and deforestation and ensure environmentally sustainable development. Since 2023, we have encouraged employees and their families to voluntarily participate in forest care activities to understand the importance of ecosystem preservation better.

Policy on biodiversity protection and deforestation prohibition

Water resource management

We recognize the value of a virtuous cycle of water resources and corporate responsibility for water resources and have enacted and implemented a water resources management policy. Workplaces are making various efforts to save water and recycle wastewater. We measured the water stress index presented by the World Resources Institute (WRI) in its business areas for sustainable water resource management. In order to minimize the environmental impact of wastewater generated in the production process, we conduct regular tests of the quality of discharged wastewater based on standards that are stricter than the legally permissible standards.

Water resource management

Green Purchase System

We enact and implement regulations on green product procurement to achieve eco-friendly management goals, fulfill corporate environmental and social responsibility, and promote the purchase of green products that minimize the input of energy and resources and reduce GHG and pollutant emissions.

Regulations on green product procurement

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

To respond to global environmental regulations and strengthen the ESG system, we established and implemented an LCA plan for all domestic products. Based on international standards, including ISO 14040 and 14044, we will conduct LCA and share the results with our customers. Additionally, we will examine the product-specific environmental impact findings from the LCA to identify and address issues, thereby minimizing the negative environmental impact of our products.

* LCA(Life Cycle Assessment) is a methodology for assessing the environmental impacts associated with all stages of the life cycle of a product or production process (raw material extraction, production, final processing) by listing the quantity of inputs and outputs.


Signing a voluntary agreement to reduce particulate matter

To protect the safety and health of the public, we signed a voluntary agreement to reduce particulate matter with the Ministry of Environment in 2019. Since then, we have been involved in activities to reduce the amount of particulate matter in Korea. As part of these efforts, we installed a system to monitor and control air pollutants and odor-causing compounds and set an internal management standard that is more stringent than legal requirements.