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Environmental Management

OCI aims to be a global leader in green energy as we do our part to create a healthier, more sustainable future. These ongoing efforts include formulating a long-term climate strategy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and achieving carbon neutrality as well as systemically managing the environmental impact of chemicals and waste materials.

Managing the Global Environmental Management System

OCI Environment Management Policy

OCI Environmental Management Policy

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OCI has selected eco-friendliness as its core value to practice sustainable management and strives to fulfill its corporate social responsibilities for environmental protection. In order to maintain eco-friendly workplaces, all OCI executives and employees are required to comply with the following environmental principles and promote continuous environmental improvement activities while performing their job responsibilities.
Environmental Principles (ECO)
  • + Environment: Environmental aspects are considered throughout management activities, and environmental impacts throughout production, such as procurement, manufacturing, storage, transportation, and sales, are minimized. For the sustainability of limited global resources, environmental improvement activities such as raw materials, energy reduction, and waste recycling are promoted.
  • + Cooperation: OCI aims to establish social trust through communication with stakeholders, including suppliers and customers. OCI actively participates in climate change mitigation, ecosystem conservation activities, and forest protection activities based on the active cooperation of executives and employees.
  • + Outcome: Employees are expected to comply with laws and other requirements in a positive and voluntary manner, and continue to improve the environmental management system to enhance environmental performance.

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OCI has established and operated an environmental management system to comply with domestic and foreign laws and agreements and implement global-level environmental management. Through this environmental management system, we strive to establish the strategic direction of the company and to develop strategic tasks accordingly to play a role as an eco-friendly company.

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Establishment of the Chemical Management System

In response to tightened laws and regulations related to chemical management, OCI introduced CMS (Chemical Management System) since June 2019 and have been operating it since. The CMS integrates all the systems involved in the purchase and management of a total of 15,500 chemicals by computerizing the entire process for each chemical, from purchase to use and disposal. In the past, the department in charge of purchasing chemicals was separate from the one in charge of managing them, making integrated chemical management difficult. However, the adoption of the CMS has enabled to purchase and manage chemicals simultaneously, improving both safety and efficiency. In the future, OCI will preemptively respond to laws and regulations related to chemicals through our CMS.

Controlling hazardous chemical substances

  • Warehousing

    Preliminary safety evaluation of hazardous materials
    Select appropriate storage locations
    Train employees who handle hazardous materials

  • Storage

    Inspect hazardous chemical storage facilities regularly
    Install leak detectors and safeguards
    Organize and train emergency response teams for fires, explosions, leaks, etc.

  • Shipment

    Develop and operate a transportation management system (TMS)
    Conduct daily inspections and driver training
    Practice emergency drills with accident simulations (with logistics companies)

Promoting Fine Dust Reduction Projects

The government has tightened regulations on fine dust pursuant to the Special Act on the Reduction and Management of Fine Dust, enacted in February 2019, and the Special Act on the Improvement of Air Quality in Air Control Zones. OCI signed the Voluntary Agreement on the Reduction of Fine Dust during Seasons with High Concentrations of Fine Dust with the Ministry of Environment in December 2019 to promote activities to handle fine dust on a seasonal basis. And OCI obtained a license as a business operator under the total controlled volume of air pollutants in November 2020 and plans gradually reduce air pollutants by December 2024.

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Carbon Black Environmental Facilities at the Gwangyang Plant

OCI recognizes the value of biodiversity and the importance of preserving ecosystems. In particular, we are promoting various activities such as planting trees, cultivating flower paths, and collecting garbage to prevent biodiversity reduction that can be caused by natural habitat loss and deforestation and to keep sustainable environmental development.

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Purchasing Green Products

Green Products Purchase Policy

In order to achieve eco-friendly management goals and fulfill environmental and social responsibilities, OCI has established and operated Green Products Purchase Policy to promote purchase of 'green products' that minimize input of energyresources and generation of greenhouse gasespollutants.

Water Resources Management Policy

Water Resources Management Policy

OCI recognizes that water resources are important resources for sustainable environmental preservation and environmental management, and is strengthening water resources management through policy establishment.