The mankind is at an important turning point. Only by becoming more sustainable in everything that we do, we can ensure that our planet will remain a place where people and businesses flourish. Sustainability isn't just the right thing to do - it's essential for our survival. As humans. As a business.
Hanwha's strategic mission is to achieve sustainable green growth. We're doing this by implementing cleaner production technologies and by focusing on products and services that offer our customers sustainable solutions of their own.
We have voluntarily published our figures on greenhouse emissions and also participated in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) to spearhead the movement toward a low-carbon society.
In 2013, we reduced energy consumption to 17,472 Ton of Oil Equivalent (TOE), saving USD 11.4 million. Consequently, our efforts resulted in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 48,000 tons. Waste disposal and treatment expenses were also reduced by USD 2 million, or 15,000 tons of waste material and 519,000 tons of wastewater.
Sustainably Our strategies maximize eco-efficiency
at every stage of the delivery
process - across all our businesses,
around the globe. We measure the environmental performance
of business units and individuals so as to nurture a culture of sustainable action.
Production Cleaner We’ve moved beyond “end of pipe” solutions. We proactively adopt production processes that are cleaner throughout their delivery cycle, including the reduction
of raw materials use and wastage. We require our partners to do the same.
for a Greener Supply Chain Not only are we doing what we can
to reduce the environmental impact of the products and services we deliver, we require the same from our partners. We also provide training and advice to partners who lack capabilities or skills in these areas as we believe we all benefit when industry is able to move forward together in synergy.
Purchasing We are leading the way in green purchasing, buying highly efficient, reusable construction materials, lighting, and computers. In 2013, USD 45.6 million was spent for green purchases which is 13% more than the previous year
Business In 2013, Hanwha Chemical received the first Carbon Trust Standard (CTS),
an international carbon energy management assessment system, within the domestic chemical industry.
Hanwha Q CELLS also received the Carbon Footprint certificate for the French market in 2013, proving its efforts to develop and manufacture top-quality products in an environmentally-friendly way. In 2014, Hanwha SolarOne (Currently,
Hanwha Q CELLS) was among the first solar energy solution providers to receive Product Carbon Footprint Certification (ISO 14067) based on the new international standard.
in Green Growth We are actively investing in green growth fields, ranging from LED lighting to EVA
to wood pellets and heat pumps - all while,
in parallel, becoming a leading player in the global solar power industry. In 2011, Hanwha Q CELLS Korea completed the installation of 2.24 MW rooftop solar panels at the Hanwha TechM plant, which was the largest scale in Korea at the time
of construction, creating an effect to reduce 2,000 tons of CO2. We’re also incorporating green thinking into our real estate development and management activities
so as to enhance the quality of life of residents, to help commercial tenants
to secure their economic future,
and to conserve natural resources.