ENVIRONMENT

▪︎ Environmental Management Vision

▪︎ Environmental Management Policy

KISCO recognizes environmental conservation as a corporate social responsibility and has acquired the global standard certifications ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 for environmental management and occupational health and safety management systems. Based on this, we established and implemented environmental management strategies and detailed action plans for all stages of product development, production and use.
1. Recognizing that environmental protection is a basic social responsibility of a company, KISCO complies with
1. all laws and regulations on environmental protection.
2. Company-wide efforts are made to continually improve environmental protection systems.
3. In the entire process of product development, production and use, we do our best to develop technologies that
3. consider environmental preservation.
4. We ensure that we are not complicit in human rights abuses.
5. We provide and actively support environmental education and opportunities for employees to improve
5. their awareness of environmental preservation.
KISCO has established an integrated “KISCO HSE Management Policy” based on ISO 14001 and ISO 45001.

▪︎ Investment for the Environment

KISCO pursues sustainable environmental management through various activities aimed at reducing environmental impact. We continuously invest in environmental and energy-related initiatives to reduce resource and energy consumption during product manufacturing and to minimize pollutant emissions.

▪︎ EHS Organisation

▪︎ Environmental Performance Management System:
▪︎ Certification Status related to Sustainable Management/ESG

In addition to the global standard certifications ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 for environmental and occupational health and safety management, KISCO has sustainability certifications applicable to each industry that we work in. We incorporate these regulations into our management practices for sustainable management.
Certificate Site First certification year Certified by
ISO 9001
Quality Management System
All site 2005 Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Limited
ISO 14001
Environmental Management System
KIF1, KIF3, KIF4 2005 Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Limited
ISO 45001
Occupational health and Safety Management System
KIF1, KIF3, KIF4 2005* Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Limited
Bluesign System
bluesign® System Partner Solutions and
services for sustainable textile industry
KIF1, KIF3, KIF4 2010 bluesign Technologies ag
Global Organic Textile Standard KIF1, KIF3, KIF4, KIF5 2008 Ecocert Group
ECO Passport by OEKO-TEX®
Certification system for chemicals, colorants and
auxiliaries used in the textile industry
KIF5 2020 TESTEX AG
GreenGuard
Indoor Air Quality Safety Certification
KIF5 2023 UL Solutions
FSSC 22000
Food Safety Management Systems
JMC 2018 SGS United Kingdom Ltd.
HAS23000
Halal Assurance System
JMC 2020 Fatwa Commission of MU


*OHSAS 18001 initial certification year, transition from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 successfully passed in 2021.
※ KIF: Kyung-In Factory. Incheon Factory (KIF1, KIF2)/ Ansan Factory (KIF3)/ Sihueung Factory (KIF4,KIF5)/ Iksan Factory (KIF6)/ Yesan Factory (KIF7)

▪︎ Status of environmental management education

KISCO enhances employees’ environmental management awareness and conducts specialized environmental management training tailored to job roles to strengthen environmental risk management and prevent accidents.
Category Frequency Training hour Target of training Completion count
Training for air quality management technology 3 years 28 hours Safety management person 5
Training for water quality management technology 3 years 28 hours Safety management person 2
Education for hazardous chemical substance managers 2 years 16 hours Hazardous chemicals manager 16
Education for hazardous chemical substance handlers 2 years 16 hours Hazardous chemicals handler 121
Education for workers handling hazardous chemicals Annual 2 hours Handling of hazardous chemicals 102


*Number of course completions in 2023.

▪︎ Environment Management laws/regulations and environmental accident response

To respond to strengthening environmental regulations, both domestically and internationally, KISCO has established dedicated teams for each area and continuously monitors all related laws and regulations, as well as guidelines from various domestic and international government and private initiatives. KISCO has established procedures to comply with these regulations and introduced management systems to manage each item.
Management areas Laws/regulations Department in charge
Environmental management Air Conservation Act, Water Conservation Act, etc. EHS
Substance management Chemical Control Act, Industrial Safety and Health Act, etc. Compliance, Sustainability
Health and safety management Major Accidents and Disasters Countermeasures Act,
Occupational Safety and Health Act, etc.
safety
▪︎ Monitoring status of laws/regulations

▪︎ Environment Management System

KISCO has obtained ISO 14001 certification, a global standard certification for environmental management systems, at some of its facilities and has established the integrated ‘KISCO Safety, Health, and Environment Management Policy’.
This policy is deployed across all facilities. We also operate environmental monitoring systems and chemical management systems to efficiently monitor energy resources, pollutants, chemicals and other environmental-related aspects and to manage environmental risks in real-time.
▪︎ Environment Management System

KISCO manages environmental impacts by adopting various systems such as monitoring environmental substances, managing chemical substances, complying with regulations and carrying out environmental impact assessments. A key tool for managing our data is our Environmental Management System (EMS).


The system enables real-time measurement-based monitoring of energy resources and data through a network of environmental sensors. The system is underpinned by an integrated environmental monitoring system that includes monitors for electricity and air quality.

– Real-time measurement-based monitoring of energy resources and data through a network of environmental sensors.
– Integrated environmental monitoring system that includes monitors for electricity and air quality

▪︎ Chemical Substances Management System

KISCO’s electronic Chemical substances Management System (eCMS) is a substance management and regulation database. It includes over 40,000 domestic and 400,000 overseas-registered chemical substances. It assists compliance with 15 environmental safety regulations including the Korean Chemical Evaluation Act, the Korean Chemicals Act, the Industrial Safety Act and similar regulations in 47 other countries. The system enables the proactive review of information related to purchase, manufacturing, handling, licensing, performance management and partnering. The system also has an integrated MSDS inventory management module.

▪︎ Environmental Impact Assessment Management – ISO 14001

The environmental team of KISCO established a process to conduct initial, regular and random environmental impact assessments according to the following procedures. Following the audits, corrective actions are initiated if any activities deviate from internal regulations.

 1) Evaluation of internal and external issues and stakeholder requirements
 2) Evaluation of process, environmental aspects, environmental impacts and materiality issues
 3) Air, water quality, waste, noise/vibration, odor, soil contamination, resource/energy consumption audits

▪︎ Supply Chain Risk Management

KISCO is striving to grow together based on collaboration with suppliers, emphasizing human rights and the environment, and building a sustainable supply chain.

With the goal of recognizing and managing the transparency of the supply chain, we are enhancing supply chain ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) risks by supplementing diagnostic items for non-financial risks such as human rights and the environment, in addition to risk factors related to product supply such as finance and quality. We have established a supplier code of conduct and demand compliance from our suppliers.
▪︎ Supply Chain Risk Management Process
▪︎ We utilize a multi-assessment approach to ensure the transparency of diagnostics.
▪︎ We will make continuous efforts to build a more responsible supply chain through ongoing process enhancement.

▪︎ Supplier Code of Conduct
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▪︎ Environmental Impact Management

KISCO formulates strategies and plans for issues related to the environment such as energy, water resources, pollutants and resource circulation. This is in response to the climate crisis and to minimize business risks caused by environmental impacts on our product manufacturing processes. We manage performance accordingly.

▪︎ Pollutant Management

▪︎ GHG Emissions

In Korea, renewable energy sources currently account for less than 10% of electricity generation and the government has targets to increase this to 21.6% by 2030. For GHG emissions, the Korean government targets are a 40% reduction by 2030 and 100% by 2050 (based on a 2018 baseline). As mechanisms become available, KISCO plans to contract increasing amounts of renewably generated electricity.