Environmental Efficiency

Sustainability Management Initiative System

Samsung SDI developed the world-first integrated information system for sustainability management. The system, Sustainability Management Initiative System (SMIS), is designed to proactively respond to global environmental regulations. The system is composed of five product related modules of environment management system(EMS), green purchase/eco-design(GP/ED), and life cycle management assessment(LCA), and environmental accounting(EA), GHG management (GHG) and of one management related modules of SM project management.

Samsung SDI Sustainability Management Initiative System
Samsung SDI Sustainability Management Initiative System
  • SM task mgmt
    • SM task monitoring Integrated mgmt of workplace Environmental / Safety programs
  • GPED
    • Eco-design policy control Eco-design implementation
      Environmental information analysis of supplies
      Environmental assessment inquiry of supplies
  • EA
    • Environmental accounting item mgmt Environmental cost mgmt.
      Environmental accounting analysis
  • EMS
    • Air, water and waste mgmt Hazardous material mgmt. Environmental pollution and Environmental mgmt info contro
  • GHG
    • Integrated GHG Management Scope 3(Employees, Logistics)Scope 3(Suppliers)
  • LCA
    • LCA implementation LCA result analysis Product eco-profile Inquiry Data mgmt
EMS(Environmental Management System) Module

EMS is the module for integrated management of environmental information of plants. It is designed to standardize work procedures and enhance efficiency. It controls environment journals of all plants, toxic chemical data, environment pollutants, and environment management related information. Environmental data of all plants are managed real time, and used as basic data for products’ eco-friendliness assessment and environmental accounting in the system.
With EMS in use, time required to work on confirmed emission specification, waste volume and treatment cost, environmental pollution management, and various reports creation can be cut down dramatically. It improves work efficiency and enables transparent data management.

EA(Environmental Accounting) Module

EA is a system to support cost-benefit analysis of environmental investments. The objective of the module is to reduce environmental impact of enterprise management activities. Samsung SDI does enterprise environmental accounting analysis. It shares data with SAP, investment system, and EMS, and analyzes the data by plant. Samsung SDI plans to create environmental accounting guidelines and improve the level of environmental accounting continuously.

GP(Green Procurement)/ED(Eco-Design) Module

GP/ED is composed of GP and EP. GP enables to manage S-partners and assess parts’ environmental data and their eco-friendliness, while ED supports eco-design. Aligned with BOM data, the module enables to respond to customers’ request for product environmental information immediately. It enables recycling rate analysis for all parts and products. Environmental information management of parts at source becomes possible as the existing CPC and green-purchase system are connected.
From now on all products Samsung SDI is going to build should go through eco-design (product design review: Q,C,D+E) before mass production. Eco-design assessment items are categorized into resource, energy, and harmfulness, and relevant business divisions manage low-level assessment items.

LCA(Life Cycle Assessment) Module

LCA quantifies material consumption and generation, energy use, and emission throughout the life cycle of a product and analyzes eco-friendliness of the product. It provides eco-profile by product. Samsung SDI improved e-Energy system, linked the LCA module with utility allocation by process, and collected basic LCA data of parts from suppliers. Then we used IO(Input-Output) LCA for upstream, and original process LCA for internal process. This is Hybrid LCA.
Energy and emission status and CO2 generation can be analyzed by product group in the LCA module. If it is linked to GP/ED, we can perform time-series analysis for monthly recycling rate assessment. All products Samsung SDI produces automatically generate Hybrid LCA scores. We will continue to collect part LCA information to enable full process LCA, too.

GHG Management Module

Samsung SDI has developed a system for monitoring both direct/ indirection emissions during the manufacturing process and GHG emissions across all its business activities (Scope 3). Our efforts will continue to reduce GHG emissions across all business operations by measuring and managing GHG emissions from our suppliers, logistics, domestic and overseas transportation, and employee commuting and business travels.

SM Task Management Module

SM task management is a monitoring system for SM project progress and status check by department/ strategy code. It can do consolidated management for even ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 programs. Tasks are deployed according to 10 SM strategies divided into environmental and social aspects.