Safeguarding Natural System

Fundamental to manufacturing products in a sustainable manner is that the resources we use today do not harm the ecosystems of tomorrow. To safeguard nature for future generations, LG Energy Solution strives to minimize emissions to the natural systems, reduce overall consumption of resources and restore used resources to the extent possible.

Focus Areas of Environmental Management

Focus areas of LG Energy Solution’s environmental management include water, air, chemicals, land, and waste. At all of our business sites, we carefully manage the environmental impacts of our operations in accordance with our comprehensive environmental policy and individual management bylaws for the respective business area. We set targets and apply standards that are stricter than legal requirements of each country we are operating in, and continue to expand investments in environmental facilities to improve environmental performance. Further, we provide employees in relevant departments with education and training programs to enhance the level of individual and organizational competence.


LG Energy Solution's Efforts to Preserve Clean Water Resources

  • Operation of independent wastewater treatment plants and joint treatment facilities
  • Continuous reduction of pollutants and emissions through thorough monitoring of water quality
  • Constant improvement of wastewater treatment systems at wastewater discharge facilities (storage battery manufacturing facilities and industrial cleaning and condensation facilities for waste gas and dust)
  • Reduction of water consumption through process improvement including reuse of RO wastewater from cooling


LG Energy Solution's Efforts to Keep the Air Clean

  • Operating an optimal management system throughout the process of investment, operation, and maintenance of environmental facilities for air pollution
  • Reducing nitrogen oxides emissions through investment in the improvement of utility facilities(boilers) at business sites, such as replacing them with low NOx burners
  • Establishing an internal verification system to improve reliability of air pollutants measurement data, including a process for evaluation of accuracy of third-party analysis
  • [Emission facilities] Storage and mixing facilities, drying and heating facilities, and boilers
  • [Prevention facilities] Facilities for filtration, adsorption, cleaning, condensation, low NOx, and RTO (regenerative thermal oxidizers)


LG Energy Solution's Efforts to Conserve the Clean Land

  • Establishing internal standards for the operation of soil contamination management facilities and conducting soil contamination prevention programs
  • Establishing and managing the compliance with the internal procedures related to soil contamination monitoring and fulfilling legal requirements such as regular inspection of soil contamination levels


LG Energy Solution's Efforts for Safe Chemical Management

  • Operation of an integrated chemical management system (Chemical Assurance and Regulation Management system, CHARMs 2.0) to manage compliance with relevant laws and regulations and enhance product stewardship
  • Strict management of environmental hazards from the stage of raw materials purchase, requiring chemical composition information and regulatory assurance before placing orders
  • Monitoring of latest information on hazardous substances and evolving laws and regulations and taking measures to prevent environmental health and safety incidents
  • Management of hazardous chemicals handling facilities (installing trenches, dikes, CCTVs, etc.)
  • Establishment of standards / protocols for managing accident-prone areas, encompassing the entire process including warehousing, loading, unloading, storage, handling, use, and disposal of chemical substances, to reinforce preventive activities


LG Energy Solution's Efforts to Minimize Waste

  • Recycling of over 80% of waste discarded from all business sites
  • Achieving zero waste to landfill with Landfill Zero certifications acquired by Ochang Energy Plant in Korea, NJ, and MI manufacturing subsidiaries in China and the United States, respectively
  • Establishment of waste batteries information management and inventory system, operation of collection facilities, and development of innovative technologies for thorough management of waste batteries


LG Energy Solution's Efforts to Conserve Biodiversity

  • Establishing a company-wide biodiversity management framework as part of key tasks under ESG strategic framework
  • Identifying and implementing various biodiversity conservation activities at each business site
Activities to Protect Endangered Species in Cheongju

The Ochang Energy Plant of LG Energy Solution is taking part in Endangered Species Conservation Project organized by the Geum River Basin Environmental Office to protect class II endangered wildlife, giant water bug, and preserve local biodiversity in Cheongju area. We have signed an MOU with the Geum River Basin Environmental Office and Cheongju municipal government to provide financial support and aid in the releasing of endangered species and improving their habitat. LG Energy Solution will continue to contribute to the conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity.

Environmental Impact Assessment

LG Energy Solution conducts environmental impact assessments regularly to evaluate and systematically manage the actual and potential impact of our business activities on the environment.


Target Areas and Frequency of Assessment

  • Manufacturing areas: Every Year
  • Non-manufacturing areas: Every 3 Years
  • Initial assessment for each new project and occasional assessment for any change made in the production line, equipment, or process


Scoping of Relevant Environmental Impacts

  • Identify environmental impact factors (direct or indirect) relevant to business activities (manufacturing or non-manufacturing activities)


Identification of Environmental Impact Factors

  • Creation of a material balance sheet at each stage of the process, from raw material warehousing to product shipment
  • Identification of environmental impact factors at each stage based on the material balance sheet


Environmental Impact Assessment

  • Assessment of environmental impacts of identified factors
  • Quantification based on severity and the probability of occurrence
  • Identification of measures for improvement


Review of the Assessment Results

  • Evaluation of the adequacy and validity of the assessment results and measures for improvement (reevaluation when necessary)


Target Setting an Implementation Monitoring

  • Planning of improvement measures with targets and monitoring of the implementation
  • Transparent communication on the proceedings and results of the assessment with relevant members and awareness raising

Investment Status by Management Area

LG Energy Solution invests on minimizing adverse impacts on the environment and enhancing environmental performance. In 2022, the investment amounted to KRW 3.5 billion and in 2023, we plan to increase the investment up to KRW 22.7 billion.

  • In 2022, the investment amounted to KRW 3.5 billion and in 2023, we plan to increase the investment up to KRW 22.7 billion.
  • Enhancing Environmental Equipment : Installation of waste NMP self-recovery facilities, application of upgraded water draining method from cooling facilities, improvement of air pollution monitoring and treatment facilities, etc. - 7.4
  • Establishment of Smart Factory : Installation of air pollution prevention facility, wastewater treatment facility, and monitoring systems of rainwater and odor - 7.2
  • Management System Construction : Distribution and advancement of waste management system (DPMS) and chemical management system (CHARMs 2.0) - 3.9
  • Others : Installation of hazardous chemical disposal booths and smart recycling boxes, maintenance of environmental facilities, etc. - 4.2