Our Commitment

Our Commitment

Hanwha's Commitment to Sustainability

At Hanwha, we are firm in our belief that the choices we make today will impact the world tomorrow.
Therefore, we develop practical solutions to global issues through our business, technological, and corporate activities.
As a leader for positive change around the world, we also pursue sustainable development opportunities.

  • Environmental Sustainability
    With a sharp focus on the research and development of eco-friendly technologies, we are addressing urgent environmental issues such as climate change and air pollution by producing clean energy solutions to ensure a sustainable future.
  • Social Sustainability
    We strive to make a positive impact on the global community through our corporate activities. To achieve this, we established a working environment that inspires professional development. We also began implementing a healthier work culture and supporting social sustainability through better compliance management and participation in social impact activities.
  • Economic Sustainability
    As the Fourth Industrial Revolution advances, we will stand at the forefront of technological innovation that will form the foundation for sustainable industrial and economic development.
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Countries and organizations around the world have rallied around the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): a set of interconnected objectives to “achieve a better and more sustainable future for all” by 2030. Cross-sector collaboration – economic, socio-political, and environmental – is crucial to achieve the 17 SDGs and their 169 development targets.

Hanwha’s SDG Support

Hanwha is a firm supporter of the UN SDGs, particularly those we can address directly through our business and social impact activities. Our primary areas of focus are SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), SDG 13 (Climate Action), SDG 15 (Life on Land), and SDG 17 (Partnership for the Goals).

Some of the ways Hanwha contributes to the SDGs include:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
  • 7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
    • Solar energy
    • Hydrogen energy
    • Eco-friendly mobility
    • Hanwha Happy Sunshine
    • Solar power system donation to Jukdo, Korea
  • 4 QUALITY EDUCATION
    • Hanwha DREAMPLUS
    • Hanwha Science Challenge
  • 12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
    • Researching and development of eco-friendly materials and plastics
      (such as ECO-DEHCH plasticizer,
      bioplastics, etc.)
  • 8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
    • Shared-Growth and Fair-Trade
      Agreements with small-to-medium
      business partners
    • Co-prosperity funds and private
      equity funds for mutual growth
  • 15 LIFE ON LAND
    • Hanwha Solar Forest
  • 13 CLIMATE ACTION
    • Solar energy
    • Hydrogen energy
    • Eco-friendly mobility
    • Clean Up Mekong
    • Hanwha Happy Sunshine
  • 17 PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS
    • Partnering with international organizations, including the World Economic Forum, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, and Global Green Growth Institute, and Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G)
Corporate Compliance

One of our fundamental beliefs is that all business must be conducted with integrity.
Based on our corporate philosophy of “Going further together,” we actively work to foster trust within our workforce and ensure corporate compliance and transparency.

Hanwha Compliance Committee

Integrity has been a core Hanwha value since our inception. To better reflect this, we established the independent Hanwha Compliance Committee in 2018. The committee’s aim is to create a clearer and more ethical management culture.

Unconnected to our businesses, this committee is composed of Hanwha employees and outside experts who provide an objective perspective on our activities. The committee members evaluate our corporate activities and propose solutions for conflict-of-interest issues. The committee is also responsible for setting global compliance policies and educating our workforce to make sure we follow all necessary rules and regulations.

Hanwha Compliance Committee ’s Structure and Roles
  • Structure

    To maintain independence, objectivity, and fairness, three of the five Hanwha Compliance Committee members are external experts.
    The committee receives quarterly reports on major compliance issues so that it may deliberate and decide on the best courses of action.

  • Role

    The committee is responsible for establishing Hanwha’s global compliance policies.
    It also supports and reviews compliance implementation at each Hanwha business.

Hanwha Compliance Committee Duties
  • 01 Education
    The committee organizes training programs to develop a culture of corporate compliance among employees. Other training programs are designed to help strengthen compliance management at individual Hanwha businesses.
  • 02 Compliance Guideline Development
    The committee develops and distributes Hanwha’s global compliance guidelines, which are updated annually. These outline the rules and regulations that all Hanwha employees must follow. The committee also sets the direction for each Hanwha business’ compliance guidelines.
  • 03 Examining and Strengthening Hanwha’s Corporate Compliance
    To address any compliance risks that may arise, the compliance committee encourages proactive involvement: All employees are asked to examine their own actions and take part in activities to improve corporate compliance individually.
  • 04 Promoting Corporate Compliance
    In addition, the committee distributes messages to further promote Hanwha’s compliance culture. These messages cover timely topics to help employees understand the importance of following all laws and regulations that apply in their workplaces.

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