Our commitment to sustainability.

At Hyundai, we are committed to sustainability, continually striving to reduce our carbon footprint by producing sustainable vehicles, leading the global industry shift towards hydrogen-powered cars and operating our business sites in an eco-friendly manner.

Fighting climate change at our business sites.

Hyundai is committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at our business sites and adopting innovative technologies to counter climate change. We are investing in renewable energy facilities, such as photovoltaic power generation facilities while developing and applying new technologies that can reduce energy consumption.
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    Strengthening emissions management.

    Hyundai is continually striving to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions both inside and out of our corporate boundaries. We take part in carbon information disclosure through the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) and make further efforts to communicate with our stakeholders on climate change.

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  1. Hyundai managing water ressources.

    Managing water resources.

    The Ulsan plant plans to reduce wastewater by 300 tons per day and pollutants by two tons per year by recycling wastewater and improving wastewater treatment facilities. The Asan Plant operates a zero-liquid discharge system, in which all the wastewater from the plant and residential areas is reused.

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  1. Hyundai minimizing waste materials.

    Minimising waste materials.

    The Ulsan Plant strengthened its efforts to separate solid incinerated matter and improved the rate of recycling waste synthetic resin from 5.6 per cent to 20 per cent, resulting in an overall recycling ratio of 93 per cent. The plan is to install a CWS waste paint natural dehydration-inducing facility to reduce the volume of waste by around 400 tons.

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Creating a sustainable supply chain.

Hyundai is building a sustainable supply chain that encompasses our entire value chain. To support this goal, we work closely with our suppliers and partners to establish a safe working environment and a corporate culture that is managed both socially and environmentally responsibly.

Strengthening GHG emissions management.

To counter climate change, we are continually reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with innovative technologies in our business sites and vehicles. We are striving to calculate and reduce emissions inside and out of our corporate boundaries. Increasing development and sales of eco-friendly vehicles, EVs, FCEVs, and electrified powertrains are contributing to reduced emissions in the usage phase, compared to combustion engines.


    Focus on sustainable manufacturing processes.

    At Hyundai, we work to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at all our business sites, focusing on shaping sustainable manufacturing processes and making the world a better place for future generations.

    Improving year by year, site by site.

    Driven by our commitment to sustainable management, we are investing in renewable energy facilities, such as photovoltaic power generation facilities while developing and applying new technologies that can reduce energy consumption. Every department and site are committed to sustainability, and together, we are improving year by year and site by site.
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      Improvements at the Ulsan Plant.

      We built a photovoltaic power generation facility on a finished vehicle lot at the Ulsan Plant and are planning to set up power generation facilities with a total capacity of 27 MW. An eco-friendly, once-through boiler system has replaced the fire tube boiler facility at the Maeam Engine Plant.

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    1. The Asan plant by Hyundai reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

      Improvements at the Asan Plant.

      Our Asan Plant is making efforts to minimise equipment operation during non-production hours and install high-efficiency equipment to reduce energy consumption and emissions. We invested 550.000 EUR in installing a heat pump in the paint shop and started a power-saving operation programme to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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    1. The Jeonju plant by Hyundai reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

      Improvements in the Jeonju Plant.

      Hyundai’s Jeonju Plant is developing and applying construction methods designed to minimise the amount of energy used at its production facilities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We reduced our CO2 emissions by a combined total of 1,039 tons by installing high-efficiency equipment and optimising the set temperature.

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    European plants – less emissions and more sustainability.

    To better serve the European market, Hyundai opened production facilities in Turkey in 1997 and the Czech Republic in 2008. As in all our plants world-wide, we are constantly striving to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Here’s a quick look at some of the measures being implemented at both plants.
    A hydrogen powered truck by Hyundai.

    HMG's FCEV Vision 2030.

    Our commitment to developing a hydrogen society through our leadership in fuel-cell technologies.

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