Key Achievements

How we care for the Earth

Key Achievements

Environmental Management Data

Climate change and global warming concurrently lead to extreme weather patterns and natural disasters. In respond to this, Kia Motors plans to adopt an eco-friendly production system and consequently contribute to addressing climate change issues. We also aim to reduce our carbon emissions by 15 percent by 2025. Furthermore, performance data are monitored against targets to minimize our negative impact on the environment.

Goals and Performance by Indicator - Domestic Worksites

 
Category Description 2019 2020 Base
Goal Performance Attainment Goal(KPI)
Green Growth GHG Emissions (1000 tCO2-eq) 717.0 718.0 100% 716.0 Annual credit quota
Energy Usage (kg/vehicle) 11.2 11.8 95% 11.6 Per-vehicle for the last 3-years
Eco-friendly production Air Nox (t) 107.9 93.1 116% 105.6 Annual quota
Water Water use (t/vehicle) 5.2 5.8 89% 5.5 Per-vehicle average for the last 3-years
COD(㎎/ℓ) 27.0 14.3 188% 27.0 COD concentration of the final discharge
Hazardous chemical substances Usage (kg/vehicle) 0.9 0.1 1,012% 0 Per-vehicle average for the last 3-years
Resource circulation Waste Amount (kg/vehicle) 157.5 149.0 106% 153.4 Per-vehicle average for the last 3-years
Recycling rate (%) 85.0 93.6 110% 85.0 Recycled waste against the total amount

Greenhouse Gas and Energy Use

 
  2017 2018 2019
Total 758 731 742
Scope 1 Being aggregated Being aggregated Being aggregated
Scope2 Being aggregated Being aggregated Being aggregated
Emissions per vehicle Being aggregated Being aggregated Being aggregated

※ Energy use at domestic worksites (figures can vary slightly through third-party assurance)

※ Plants: Sohari, Hwaseong, Gwangju/Others: corporate headquarters, service centers, sales offices, shipping offices, Osan training center, Pyeongtaek Port, and Vision Square

 
  2017 2018 2019
Total (1,000 TJ) 15.3 14.6 14.9
Plant (1,000 TJ) 14.9 14.2 14.5
Others (1,000 TJ) 0.4 0.4 0.4

Air Pollutants

 
  2017 2018 2019
Total emissions (t) 653.2 600.9 552.1
Per-unit emissions (g/vehicle) 507.3 495.8 449.6

※ VOC Emissions are not included in the total emissions.

 
  2017 2018 2019
Total emissions (t) 212.3 176.6 135.0
Per-unit emissions (g/vehicle) 164.9 145.7 110.0
 
  2017 2018 2019
Total emissions (t) 1.2 0.7 2.6
Per-unit emissions (g/vehicle) 1.0 0.6 2.1
 
  2017 2018 2019
Total emissions (t) 439.7 423.6 414.4
Per-unit emissions (g/vehicle) 341.5 349.5 337.5
 
  2017 2018 2019
Total emissions (t) 7,331.1 7,089.7 6,939.2
Per-unit emissions (kg/vehicle) 5.7 5.9 5.7

Water Resources and Pollutants

 
  2017 2018 2019
Total emissions (t) 125.0 123.8 112.4
Per-unit emissions (g/vehicle) 97.1 102.2 91.6
 
  2017 2018 2019
Groundwater supply (m3) 1,415,359 1,354,608 1,363,103
Water supply (m3) 5,573,934 5,751,946 5,810,192
Total use (m3) 6,989,293 7,106,554 7,173,295
Per-unit use (m3/vehicle) 5.4 5.9 5.8
 
  2017 2018 2019
Being aggregated Being aggregated Being aggregated Being aggregated
 
  2017 2018 2019
Total emissions (t) 68.6 69.3 62.1
Per-unit emissions (g/vehicle) 53.3 57.2 50.6

※ COD(Chemical Oxygen Demand): The amount of oxygen required for microorganisms to degenerate organic matter in the water. Used as a measure of water pollutant, a lower value means a lower level of pollution.

 
  2017 2018 2019
Total emissions (t) 9.1 5.8 6.4
Per-unit emissions (g/vehicle) 7.1 4.8 5.2

※ SS (Suspended Solids): Concentration of solids suspended in water

 
  2017 2018 2019
Total emissions (t) 47.3 48.7 44.0
Per-unit emissions (g/vehicle) 36.8 40.2 35.8

※ Others: n-H (normal Hexane), T-P (Total Phosphorus), T-N (Total Nitrogen)

Raw Materials Input and Waste

 
  2017 2018 2019
Total use (t) 253,075.5 235,767.5 226,352.4
Per-unit use (kg/vehicle) 196.6 194.5 184.3
 
  2017 2018 2019
Total use (t) 230,955.0 215,485.0 206,076.5
Per-unit use (kg/vehicle) 179.4 177.8 167.8
 
  2017 2018 2019
Total use (t) 16,629.5 15,283.4 15,594.7
Per-unit use (kg/vehicle) 12.9 12.6 12.7
 
  2017 2018 2019
Total use (t) 5,491.0 4,999.1 4,681.2
Per-unit use (kg/vehicle) 4.3 4.1 3.8
 
Account Unit 2017 2018 2019
Steel (steel sheets) t 9,098.8 6,828.6 4,439.3
kg/vehicle 7.1 5.6 3.6
 
  2017 2018 2019
Total (t) Per-unit (kg/vehicle) Total (t) Per-unit (kg/vehicle) Total (t) Per-unit (kg/vehicle)
Total 212,333 164.9 194,079 160.1 182,914 149.0
Recycling 195,844 152.1 177,725 146.6 171,220 139.4
Landfill disposal 4,513 3.5 1,493 1.2 829 0.7
Incineration 11,975 9.3 14,860 12.3 10,865 8.8
 
Account Unit 2017 2018 2019
Being aggregated Being aggregated Being aggregated Being aggregated Being aggregated
Being aggregated Being aggregated Being aggregated Being aggregated

Hazardous chemical substances

 
Account Unit 2017 2018 2019
Hazardous chemical substances t 1,188.1 444.3 104.8
kg/vehicle 0.9 0.4 0.09
TRI chemicals t 49,847.5 53,367.7 -
kg/vehicle 38.7 44.0 -

※ TRI chemicals: Used data from two years ago as reporting is required by April 30 and the previous year’s use and emissions data were not available.

Environmental Investments

 
  2017 2018 2019
Plan (KRW 1,000) 5,392,400 4,028,900 4,205,000
Actual investment (KRW 1,000) 6,176,000 6,245,000 6,257,187
 
  2017 2018 2019
Actual investment (KRW 1,000) Being aggregated Being aggregated Being aggregated

※ Green Purchase Policy (To be provided)

 
Item Description 2017 2018 2019
Total (KRW 1,000) 16,250,128 18,877,748 21,321,869
Direct reduction on environmental loads Working condition improvement and maintenance 10,716,747 12,279,150 14,916,020
Indirection reduction on environmental loads Employee training and environmental assessments 850,597 1,017,243 1,070,925
Waste disposal & recycling Waste treatment/disposal expenses 4,682,605 5,581,355 5,327,644
Environmental risk management costs Environmental regulatory compliance & accident prevention 180 0 7,280

Biodiversity

During ‘the KIA Green Light Volunteer Week,’ KIA carried out a series of CSR activities around the world. Trees were planted to create a forest and provide a better environment for local communities. Overseas subsidiaries also took part in the biodiversity programs aligned with key business areas. Also, through Happy Move, one of our signature CSR campaigns, global youth volunteers helped restore marine ecosystems on Hainan Island, China and engaged in community services to upgrade the educational conditions of local villages. For conservation of biodiversity, we expand green spaces in proportion to the building area of worksites, creating an eco-friendly and pleasant working conditions. Since 2000, Kia has implemented a strict control of production facilities that may produce soil pollutants and has not reported a single case of pollutants leak.

 
  Site area (m2) Building area (m2) Green space (m2) Green space rate (%)
Sohari 498,908 226,539 74,850 27.5%
Hwaseong 3,199,636 1,162,072 663,848 32.6%
Gwangju 1,014,941 597,446 80,007 19.2%
Slovakia (KMS) 1,898,288 288,281 1,218,314 75.7%
China 1 (DYK1) 405,258 90,415 36,752 11.7%
China 2 (DYK2) 1,449,172 275,536 310,437 25.9%
China 3 (DYK3) 1,470,000 223,602 337,581 27.1%
Georgia (KMMG) 2,611,380 225,048 785,487 32.9%
Mexico (KMM) 3,338,843 203,583 1,219,021 38.9%

Overseas Worksites Environmental Performance

 
  2017 2018 2019
Total emissions (1,000 t) 37 34 34
Per-unit emissions (t/vehicle) 0.1 0.1 0.1
 
  2017 2018 2019
Total emissions (1,000 t) 189 203 185
Per-unit emissions (t/vehicle) 0.5 0.6 0.6
 
  2017 2018 2019
Total emissions (1,000 t) 108 108 115
Per-unit emissions (t/vehicle) 0.4 0.3 0.4
 
  2017 2018 2019
Total emissions (1,000 t) 73 76 75
Per-unit emissions (t/vehicle) 0.3 0.3 0.3
 
  2017 2018 2019
Total emissions (1,000 t) Being aggregated Being aggregated Being aggregated
Per-unit emissions (t/vehicle) Being aggregated Being aggregated Being aggregated

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