Zero Waste to Landfill from Business Sites
LG Chem plans to send zero waste to landfills at our business sites to accomplish a circular economy of resources through production, consumption, and recycling. We are constantly reviewing and driving forward tasks such as generating less waste and converting existing waste treatment methods, such as landfilling and incineration, into recycling.
In 2022, three business sites in Iksan, Naju, and Quzhou in China (Huajin New Energy Materials, a joint venture between LG Chem and Huayu Cobalt), and in 2023, separator business sites in Gimcheon and Cheongju, as well as a business site in Guangzhou, China, received the Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWTL) certification from UL Solutions, a global safety and environmental certification organization.
The Quzhou and Guangzhou sites received a Platinum rating for recycling 100% of their total waste, the Cheongju Separator Plant, the Gimcheon Plant, and the Iksan Plant earned a Gold rating for achieving 98%, 97%, and 96%, respectively, and the Naju Plant received a Silver rating for its 94% recycling rate. Zero Waste to Landfill certification evaluates a company's resource recycling efforts and grants Silver (90-94% recycling rate), Gold (95-99%), or Platinum (100%) ratings based on the percentage of waste generated by the business that is recycled instead of landfilled.
LG Chem introduced an integrated environmental safety management system at its major business sites. By systematizing the waste treatment process, we have strengthened the monitoring of the generation and disposal status, and we can transparently and accurately aggregate the performance data. As we advance, we will continue pursuing strategies to achieve zero waste to landfill at all our sites.