ENVIRONMENT

▪︎ Environmental Management Vision

▪︎ Medium-Long Term Strategies and Objectives

▪︎ Environmental Management Policy

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.
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▪︎ Investment for the Environment

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▪︎ EHS Organisation

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▪︎ Environmental Performance Management Systems and Certificate

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)

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▪︎ Status of environmental management education

Category Frequency Training hour Target of training Completion count
Training for air quality management technology 3 years 28 hours Safety management person 3
Training for water quality management technology 3 years 28 hours Safety management person 3
Education for hazardous chemical substance managers 2 years 16 hours Hazardous chemicals manager 4
Education for hazardous chemical substance handlers 2 years 16 hours Hazardous chemicals handler 150
Education for workers handling hazardous chemicals Annual 2 hours Handling of hazardous chemicals 119


*Number of course completions in 2022.

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▪︎ Environmental management and production department feedback system

KISCO operates a production feedback system that allows employees to freely suggest and comment on practical issues related to manufacturing sites. These include issues that are closely related to the environment in accordance with KISCO’s environmental management vision and core values that pursue green growth considering the environment and humans.

Selected proposals are immediately put into action and performance is managed. Proponents of outstanding proposals that are selected each year are rewarded to encourage active participation from employees.
▪︎ Feedback processing and reward procedures
▪︎ Status of environmental management feedback submissions and implementations
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Subtotal of environmental management proposals Energy/water conservation Reduction of pollutants
Submissions Implementations Submissions Implementations
28 14 8 14 5


* Proposals submitted from January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022, for KIF1 to KIF7 of KISCO

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▪︎ 2022 Excellent Proposal Award
Best Proposal Award (KIF1)
KIF1, 2 (Outstanding and Most Proposals Award) KIF3 (Outstanding and Most Proposals Award)
KIF4 (Outstanding and Most Proposals Award) KIF5 (Outstanding and Most Proposals Award)
KIF6 (Outstanding and Most Proposals Award) KIF7 (Outstanding and Most Proposals Award)

▪︎ 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.
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Management areas Laws/regulations Department in charge
Environmental management Air Conservation Act, Water Conservation Act, etc. SHE
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
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▪︎ Monitoring status of laws/regulations
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▪︎ Environment Management System

▪︎ 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.
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– 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.

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▪︎ 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.
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▪︎ 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 Management Status

▪︎ 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. 


In line with the implementation of a GHG emission trading system in Korea, KISCO manages carbon emissions based on the revised guidelines: “Reporting and Certification of Greenhouse Gas Emission Trading System (No. 2021-10)” published by the Korean Ministry of Environment. These guidelines are based on those published as part of IPCC 2006.

▪︎ Air Pollutant Emissions: NOx, SOx, Dust


Through the Air Environment Conservation Act the Korean Government has established targets for the emission of air pollutants such as Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Sulfur Oxides (SOx) and dust. KISCO has set internal control limits that are well below these levels. KISCO has also established processes for identifying excess emissions and for taking corrective actions in case emissions are found to exceed internal management