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Chemical safety

We protect Employees and Customers Health through Chemical Manegement

“ Eco-friendly products can have a positive effect on the environment by lowering the amount of resources and energy used in the product and reducing harmful substances, thereby adding new value to the product.
SK ie technology is expanding the production of eco-friendly products by considering various environmental factors from the initial stage of product development. ”

Process Chemical Safety Management

Chemicals Safety Management

SK ie technology has introduced Hi-Chems (Integrated Chemical d Management System) in the processes from introduction, use, and sales to remove harmful environmental and safety risk factors related to all chemical substances. The Hi-Chems is a self-developed system that identifies the all chemicals used, and the requirements of stakeholders for various chemical substances regulations, and reviews and manages the hazards of chemicals between departments. In addition, SK ie technology has been improving the chemical substance management system to thoroughly manage high-risk chemical substances such as REACH SVHC, Sin List, RoHS, toxic substances, and accident-causing chemicals.

Safety Management Performance

SK ie technology has been implementing an innovative safety and environmental management system based on BBS (Behavior Based Safety) to practice Zero-accident and eco-friendly management. Furthermore, we have established mid- to long-term goals that exceed the level of compliance with laws, and to achieve the goals, we are carrying out various activities such as innovation of the safety and environment management system, training, technology investment, and establishment of safety guidelines.

Safety Management Performance table
Safety Management Performance 2019 2020 2021 2022 Targets 2030 Targets
SHE training
(per person)
28.8 hr/yr 22.8 hr/yr 27.0 hr/yr 35.1 hr/yr 36.9 hr/yr
Fataity 0 0 0 0 0
LTIR1) 0 0 0 0 0
PSIC2) 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical exposure accident 0 0 0 0 0
Accidents exceeding workers' exposure standards for chemicals. 0 0 0 0 0

1) LTIR (Lost Time Incident Rate): Total number of incidents on closure x 200,000/total working hours
2) PSTIR (Process Safety Total Incident Rate) : Number of process safety incidents x 200,000/total working hours

Eco-Friendly Products

Products Hazard Assessments

SK ie technology has been putting in its best effort to reduce the amount of resources and energy used in products, improve the lifespan of products, and thereby add new value to products. In addition, in order to provide safe and reliable products, we have identified all chemicals used and evaluated the concentration of hazardous chemicals (RoHS, REACH, SVHC, etc.) throughout the entire process from purchase stage to delivery stage. SK ie technology has taken a step further and transparently disclosed all chemicals used in its products to strengthen trust with all stakeholders.

Disclosure of All Chemicals used

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Products Chemicals used
CCS Aluminum Monohydrate, Aluminum Oxide
Polyethylene
Acrylic Resin
LiBS Polyethylene
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Products Chemicals used
FCW N,N-Dimethylacetamide
Polyimide Resin
Siloxanes and silicones

Indicators and Targets for Hazardous Chemicals

SK ie technology thoroughly manages not only customers' requirements but also hazardous chemicals such as RoHS, REACH, and Sin List from the development stage to the production stage to prevent them from being contained in products. If hazardous chemicals are found, short-term and mid- to long-term management strategies are being established to gradually reduce the amount of hazardous chemicals used. Furthermore, we have been doing our best to prevent harmful chemicals from being included in our products in the long term by establishing a phase-out plan for the detected harmful substances.

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Hazardous substances Chemicals to be managed Unit 2020 2021 2022 Targets 2030 Targets 2050 Targets
Conduct on
Hazard Assessments
- % 100 100 100 100 100
LCA1) - % 99 99 99 100 100
RoHS2) Substances LiBS - % 0 0 0 0 0
CCS - % 0 0 0 0 0
FCW - % 0 0 0 0 0
EU REACH SVHC3) Substances LiBS - % 0 0 0 0 0
CCS - % 0 0 0 0 0
FCW N,N-DIMETHYL
ACETAMIDE
% < 2 < 2 - - 0
Sin List4)
Substances
LiBS - % 0 0 0 0 0
CCS - % 0 0 0 0 0
FCW N,N-DIMETHYL
ACETAMIDE
% < 2 < 2 - - 0

1) LCA performance ratio is based on sales by product
2) RoHS (The Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances) :Directive to restrict the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment enacted by the EU
3) EU REACH SVHC (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Substances of Very High Concern) : High-risk substances listed in the chemical substance management system established by the EU
4) Sin List (Substitute It Now) : Hazardous chemicals announced by ChemSec, a non-profit organization

Phase-out Policy

SK ie technology has been implementing a phase-out policy for all hazardous chemicals detected to get rid of fundamental problems with hazardous chemicals. When hazardous chemicals are found, mid- to long-term phase-out plans for the detected chemicals are established and implemented through the review process of all relevant departments from the R&D stage to purchasing, production, and quality control. We will eliminate and replace all hazardous chemicals used in SK ie technology in the long term to protect the safety and health of our customers as well as workers, and minimize the impact on the global ecosystem.

Phase-out Performance

SK ie technology transparently discloses phase-out goals and implementation processes to express our strong will to replace hazardous chemicals. In 2018, we has completely phased out the use of Tetrahydrofuran, which is highly toxic to humans, in order to eliminate negative effects on workers and customers.

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Phase-out Performance Details
Phased-out Chemical Tetrahydrofuran (CAS No. 109-99-9)
Health effect Depression, unconsciousness, and sudden death by affecting the central nervous system.
High concentration exposure damages the liver and kidneys.
Induction of immunotoxicity, reproductive disorders, genetic toxicity, mutagenicity.
IARC Classification of Carcinogens : Group 2B.
How to phased-out Tetrahydrofuran, which was used as a solvent in the CCS process, has been replaced with a water-based recipe that is harmless to the human body through process advancement
When has phased-out In 2018, Tetrahydrofuran has phased-out

LCA Performance

SK ie technology has conducted Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) on the impact of pollutants on the ecosystem from cradle to gate to promote the production of eco-friendly and safe products. In order to minimize the negative impact of products based on quantitative evaluation results, we conduct LCA according to ISO 14040 in a total of 16 areas*.

*SK ie technology LCA scope : Climate change, Ozone depletion, Human toxicity (cancer), Human toxicity (non-cancer), Particulate matter/Respiratory inorganics, Ionising radiation (human health), Photochemical ozone formation (human health), Acidification, Eutrophication (terrestrial), P Eutrophication (marine), N Eutrophication (marine), Ecotoxicity (freshwater), Land use, Water use, Resource use (minerals and metals), Resource use, fossils