Environmental Efficiency

To Create Eco-value

In 2003 when Samsung SDI began sustainability management, it established the goal of environmental sustainability as eco-value creation.
It indicates that externally a company contributes to the society by creating eco-values and internally environment as one of three aspects in business management creates critical values.
To this end, Samsung SDI set out five strategies across all processes of corporate activities. The five strate-gies are composed of integrated environmental management system for continuous improvement of organizations and system, environmental supply chain management to build green partnership with suppliers, cleaner production for least resource use and minimization of pollution, eco-design to create environmental values for customers, and interactive communication. Accordingly, Samsung SDI worked out action plans for each strategy and has been continuing their execution.

Samsung SDI – Eco Value Creation
Samsung SDI – Eco Value Creation

Supply Chain /Environmental Management

SDI (Production)

Cleaner Production Technology




Integrated Environmental
Management System


Interactive Communication


To create true eco-values, the whole life cycle related to management of a company has to be managed, and green partnership has to be forged between the environment, partners and suppliers, customers, and the society which exist around Samsung SDI. For the environment, in particular, you have to take less and emit less from and to the environment. But with suppliers and partners, customers and the society, you have to cooperate and exchange more. This is the direction that Samsung SDI is heading for environmental sustainability.

Samsung SDI – Eco network
Samsung SDI – Eco network
New environmental sustainability goal and 2016 performance

Samsung SDI has sought to achieve the goal of Eco-value in the ways of developing greener products, strengthening eco-friendly cooperation with suppliers, and developing manufacturing processes that cause minimal impact to the environment.

Manufacture - KPI, unit, Base line (2015), 2016, Goal (2020)
KPI unit Base line (2015) 2016 Goal (2020)
KPI GHG (Greenhouse Gas) unit tCO2e Base line (2015) 1,099,587
(2020 BAU)
2016 747,926 Goal (2020) Reduced by more than 30%
compared to BAU*
KPI Water Consumption unit 1000 tons / 100 million won Base line (2015) 0.11 2016 0.10 Goal (2020) Improved more than 2 times
KPI Hazardous Chemical Use unit 1000 tons / 100 million won Base line (2015) 0.43 2016 0.38 Goal (2020) Improved more than 2 times
KPI Waste Emissions unit 1000 tons / 100 million won Base line (2015) 0.97 2016 0.98 Goal (2020) Improved more than 2 times
KPI Recycling Rate of Waste Products unit % Base line (2015) 96 2016 95 Goal (2020) Maintained above 95%
KPI Reclamation Rate of Waste Products unit % Base line (2015) 4 2016 5 Goal (2020) Maintained below 5%
  • * GHG BAU reduction goal only applies to the energy business area.