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Hanwha Solutions Adds 8 Products to Its List of ISCC PLUS Certificates

December 1, 2023
  • Obtained a total of 10 ISCC PLUS-certified chemical products, up from two last year
  • Earned first ISCC PLUS certificate in Asia for caustic soda for using renewable power in its production
  • Increased use of low-carbon feedstock will allow the company to meet growing demand for clean products
Control Union’s ISCC PLUS certification is awarded to global companies practicing sustainability in manufacturing.

Control Union’s International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC)

Hanwha Solutions announced on November 20 that 10 of its key feedstock materials in total have now won International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS recognition. The certifications mark the company’s latest step toward enhancing market competitiveness amid the growing global demand for low–carbon products.

As one of the most reputable sources in tracking low-carbon efforts, ISCC PLUS certification is designed to reflect a company’s successful implementation of sustainability goals. Its transparent and rigorous assessment process enables top global energy companies to employ the certificate for manufacturing and marketing purposes.

Hanwha Solutions obtained new certifications for eight products and renewed certifications for two products. Those receiving first-time recognition are caustic soda (NaOH), chlorine (Cl2), toluene diisocyanate (TDI), and polyolefin (PO) products including low-density polyethylene (LDPE), linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), wire and cable (W&C) compound, and hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin (H-HCR). The company renewed certifications for ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC), bringing the total number of its certified products to 10.

Hanwha Solution’s caustic soda (pictured) is the first in Asia to receive ISCC PLUS certification.

Caustic soda manufacturing facility at Hanwha Solutions’ Yeosu Complex, South Korea

Hanwha Solutions’ caustic soda is the first product to earn ISCC PLUS certification in Asia for its use of an increased proportion of renewable energy in production. While caustic soda has a wide variety of applications, it is a key material in battery manufacturing as the product is utilized to remove impurities from the cathode materials used in rechargeable electric vehicle batteries.

The company’s certified products, ranging from circular raw materials to bio-based fuels, are gaining global recognition for their low-carbon manufacturing processes.

Hanwha Solutions

Hanwha Solutions aims to deliver sustainable solutions for the planet through smart energy solutions and customer-focused materials. The company operates its business through three divisions: Qcells, Chemical, and Insight. The Qcells Division offers total energy solutions from photovoltaic module manufacturing, power plant operation to electricity retailing service. Long recognized as a prominent leader in the chemicals industry, the Chemical Division is growing into a global green energy materials company with its cutting-edge solutions for eco-friendly materials. The Insight Division is providing differentiated solutions through comprehensive development and financing for projects such as cities, smart green industrial complexes, renewable energy, premium real estate and premium content. With its innovative technologies for sustainable growth, Hanwha Solutions strives to become a global leader in bringing a better future for humanity.

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