Innovating customer experience with smart mobility
Hyundai is building a society in which everyone can enjoy the true freedom of smart mobility. With autonomous vehicle-based transportation services playing an important role in the development of people-centered cities, we will use big data and AI technologies to create new and innovative customer experiences.
Last Mile Mobility Solutions Pilot service for Shucle, a community-type mobility service
Cutting-edge In-vehicle Technology, Enabling Seamless Connectivity Cutting-edge infotainment system equipped with an AR navigation and n-car payment
Environmental value throughout the entire value chain
Hyundai has been making continuous efforts to reduce its carbon footprint by producing sustainable vehicles and operating its business sites in an eco-friendly manner. Moreover, we will lead the global industry shift towards hydrogen-powered vehicles, while also actively taking action on climate change.
Taking action on climate change by business sites
Hyundai’s efforts to reduce GHG emissions to counter climate change are manifested by investments for GHG reduction at its business sites and adoption of innovative technologies. We are investing in renewable energy facilities such as photovoltaic power generation facilities, while developing and applying new technologies that can reduce energy consumption. We are also making continuous efforts to better respond to the 2030 national GHG reduction roadmap of Korea and to build a carbon neutral operation system by 2050.
Strengthening GHG emissions management (Including Scope 3)
For efficient management of GHG emissions to counter climate change, it is becoming important to calculate Scope 3 emissions that are generated outside corporate boundaries. Hyundai received third-party verification of Scope 3 emissions that arise outside corporate boundaries, such as from logistics, use and disposal of products sold, and employee commute. The increase in development and sales of eco-friendly EVs and FCEVs, such as the IONIQ Electric, Kona Electric, and Nexo FCEV, is contributing to reducing GHG emissions in the usage phase compared to internal combustion engine vehicles.
Hyundai is striving to calculate GHG emissions that occur outside corporate boundaries and to reduce the emissions. We are continually taking part in carbon information disclosure through the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) and making other efforts to communicate with stakeholders of climate change.
The Ulsan Plant installed an eco-friendly once-through boiler system, which can respond quickly to changes in the load of steam-using processes, at its Maeam engine plant, by replacing the fire tube boiler facility.
As such, we eliminated unnecessary energy loss by reducing the preheating loss that occurs at the time of initial operation. We comply with the government’s environmental regulations and policies, and thus reduced nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions to less than 25 ppm, in our efforts to protect the atmospheric environment.
Air compressors at the Jeonju Plant
In 2019, we reduced our CO2 emissions by a combined total of 1,039 tons by replacing it with high-efficiency equipment and optimizing the set temperature.
Roof-type photovoltaic power generation facilities at the Asan Plant
Namyang Technology Research Center
Replacement of the automatic lights-out system at the Technical Research Center has reduced energy use by 3.32 million kWh per year and 1,547 tons per year of GHG emissions. Waste heat from incineration is used for heating, which reduces GHG emissions by 2,377 tons, and 720,000 kWh of electricity was produced using photovoltaic power generation facilities, reducing GHG emissions by 336 tons.
The Technology Research Center is also enhancing its energy efficiency by repairing and replacing older facilities and equipment used in its experiments, and by improving operational efficiency. An energy management system is used for the real-time monitoring and control of energy usage, and also for the empirical analysis of our reduction of GHG emissions.
Minimizing air pollutant
Managing water resources
The Asan Plant is operating a zero liquid discharge system in which the full quantity of wastewater originating from the plant and residential areas is reused. It also installed two evaporators (EVs), thereby reducing the returned quantity and increasing the efficiency of the facility, in order to improve the quality of wastewater and to stably produce and supply industrial water.
Minimizing waste materials
Managing hazardous chemical materials
Creating a sustainable
Hyundai is building a sustainable supply chain which encompasses our entire value chain. In support of this goal, we work in partnership with our suppliers and partners to establish a safe working environment and a corporate culture that is managed in both socially and environmentally responsible ways.
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Establishing a sustainable supply chain
Hyundai Motor Company is operating supply chain sustainability policies and procedures based on securing competitiveness in the supply chain and mutual growth as a source of core competitiveness. We will continue to implement supply chain management policies such as quality, delivery, technology, win-win cooperation, safety management, quarantine, and eco-friendliness, and supply chain ESG management policies that prevent individual social responsibility issues of suppliers from becoming a risk factor for the entire supply chain.
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Supply chain assessment
Hyundai evaluates and monitors both new and existing suppliers with regard to quality, delivery, technology, safety management, eco-friendly parts, and win-win cooperation. We encourage suppliers to improve in these areas by reflecting the results of annual supply chain assessment in our procurement policy. In the event of code violations, Hyundai’s internal council imposes penalties on the supplier, thereby increasing awareness. In terms of safety management, if suppliers fail to satisfy the assessment criteria, we impose corrective measures and require suppliers to obtain certifications from professional organizations, such as ISO 45001. In particular, starting from this year, we will strengthen the monitoring of our supply chain ESG risk based on the “self-diagnosis of supply chain ESG” and on-site supplier inspections as part of our supply chain ESG policy, and derive measures that will enhance suppliers’ ESG levels. We advised improvement measures to high-risk suppliers, such as those that violated transparency/ethical rules, engaged in collusion, and failed to meet safety standards, in accordance with supplier restriction regulations. All of the high-risk critical suppliers completed undertaking corrective measures.
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Building a healthy
People always come first. People is the center of our progress. Hyundai strives to ensure the right balance between work and personal lives by creating a flexible work environment and utilizing efficient work
processes. In addition, we continuously upgrade the professional skills of our employees and raise employee awareness about sustainability.
Strategies for nurturing talents
Improving safety leadership
Hyundai is working towards achieving “zero” fatal accidents by strengthening safety leadership under the guidance of top management. Major safety leadership activities are designed to facilitate the implementation of safety policies and to build a culture of safety. They are also making significant contributions to the prevention of safety accidents with all employees performing as safety personnel. In addition, our company-wide safety meetings and overseas video conferences enable us to operate exactly the same safety policies at our Korean and overseas worksites. We also widely promote outstanding examples of business site safety in order to ensure that safety management continues to improve throughout the company.
Organizational culture survey
We conducted an organizational culture survey in September 2019 to identify the level of the corporate culture by organizational unit. The assessment consisted of 78 questions, divided into seven categories, and was participated by about 74.1% of general and research staff. We will continue to carry out assessments to further improve our organizational culture.
Innovating the way of working based on communication
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In order to fulfill our responsibility as another citizen of the community, Hyundai undertakes a wide range of dedicated social contribution activities from reducing fine dust emissions and preventing traffic accidents, especially those involving children, to nurturing local community and growing future generations.