Environmental Management Policy
In pursuit of sustainable eco-friendly management in accordance with our management policy, Orion has embraced environmental management practices as follows by conducting eco-friendly activities in all stages of product development, production, sale, & disposal.
01 Compliance with environmental laws
We comply with environment-related laws and strictly prevent environmental risks by applying rigorous environmental control standards.
02 Eco-friendly management system
Based on the corporate management system that promotes environmental practices, we set action plans, regularly measure our progress, and make improvements as needed.
03 Eco-friendly initiatives
We always minimize our environmental impact by using less energy, reducing GHG emissions, and cutting down the use of pollutants throughout the process, including product development, production, sale, and disposal.
04 Realizing ideas into action
We provide all employees with an opportunity to learn more about environmental practices and enhance their competencies so they can have in-depth knowledge on our policies and system and put them into practice.
CEO Seung-Joon Lee
A Dedicated Organization for Environment Management
We formed the ESG Steering Committee, a decision-making organization under the BOD, to deliberate and make decisions on major ESG issues and action plans including investments in environmental initiatives. We have also set up a Green TF under the CSR team, a dedicated organization for ESG issues, to formulate and implement eco-friendly management strategies company-wide. Eco-friendly management strategies devised this way are adopted by production (each factory), ENG, and general affairs organizations responsible for implementing environmental initiatives.
ESG decision-making body
Responsible for making and implementing eco-friendly management practices
Environmental Training for Employees We provide environmental training for our employees to ensure that environmental management practices are actually used in business.
Environmental Performance Evaluation We also evaluate and manage our performance by each affiliated company and organization based on different environmental management items.
Goals and Results of Environmental Management Practices
The Orion Group and affiliated companies proactively engages in various activities with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 3% every year and ultimately reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 30% by 2030 (compared to 2018). We established the ‘Global Carbon Emission Integrated Management System’ for the first time in the Korean food industry and introduced the eco-friendly ‘Flexo printing machine’, into our production process. What’s more, we have been accredited with the corporate environmental management system (ISO14001) certification, as we introduce and operate commercial electric vehicles to reduce carbon emissions in the product sales phase.
Set up the Integrated Control System for Reduction of
Global Carbon Emissions
Installed flexo machines,
eco-friendly printing equipment
Accredited with certificates (ISO14001) for
environmental management systems
Adopted EVs for
To reduce emissions by more than 30% by 2030 (versus 2018 levels)
To reduce emissions by 3% every year
*Based on emissions
GHG Emissions in 2021 : 228,446
GHG intensity : 0.74
GHG Emissions in 2020 : 256,153
GHG intensity : 0.80
GHG Emissions in 2021 : 65,129
GHG intensity : 0.78
GHG Emissions in 2020 : 67,947
GHG intensity : 0.81
GHG Emissions in 2021 : 140,128
GHG intensity : 0.85
GHG Emissions in 2020 : 140,191
GHG intensity : 0.90
GHG Emissions in 2021 : 39,154
GHG intensity : 0.64
GHG Emissions in 2020 : 39,338
GHG intensity : 0.74
GHG Emissions in 2021 : 9,972
GHG intensity : 0.27
GHG Emissions in 2020 : 8,677
GHG intensity : 0.31
Emissions Performance in 2021 *Independent assessment complete(Korean Standards Association)
Worldwide: Reduced emissions by 1% versus 2020 levels
(Reduced GHG intensity by 8%)
In Korea: Reduced emissions by 4% versus 2020 levels
(Reduced GHG intensity by 4%)
(Unit: KRW 100 mil)
|Total raw material usage||ton||172,253||169,863|
|Total purchase amount of raw materials||KRW million||2,602.9||2,765.4|
|Total subsidiary materials usage||ton||125.6||116.9|
|Total purchase amount of subsidiary materials||KRW million||376.2||401.5|
|Purchase amount of Eco-friendly subsidiary materials||KRW million||268.8||307.0|
|Recyclable Plastic||KRW million||13.3||10.1|
|Water-based Ink/Solvent||KRW million||12.7||17.0|
|Proportion of purchasing Eco-friendly subsidiary materials||%||71.5%||76.5%|
Climate Change Response
In response to the global initiative to tackle climate change, we are ramping up our efforts to lower GHG emissions and control energy use as a group. In Korea, the goal of reducing energy consumption by 3% in 2021 compare to 2020 was achieved as a result of promoting improvement activities for energy efficiency such as improving production facilities. (3% reduced : 1,335 TJ in 2020 → 1,295 TJ in 2021) In addition, we support energy-reduction and greenhouse gas-reduction technologies to our subsidiaries and partners. Overseas affiliated companies are actively expanding their investment in renewable energy. In recognition of our hard work, we became the only company that had passed the screening standard of the National Quality Innovation Awards 2021 among all nominated companies in the industry and won the Prime Minister's Award.
※ Aggregation range of domestic GHG emissions and energy use : all domestic business sites(headquarters, factories, business offices, logistics centers, etc.)
Providing support for our suppliers
Investment in & development of renewable energy
in overseas affiliated companies
|Amount of direct emissions||27,115||26,680||25,822|
|Amount of indirect emissions||41,285||41,087||39,307|
|Amount of energy used||508||501||484|
|Amount of electricity used||820||819||797|
|Amount of steam used||16||15||14|
Water and Waste Management
We actively pursue water conservation at scale for efficient use of water resources used in the product process. (Water consumption increased by 6.8% in 2021 : 635,973 tons in 2020 → 676,696 tons in 2021) In particular, our Cheongju Factory is at the forefront in eco-friendly practices by recycling 100% of the water used for washing potatoes as other washing water. (Waste Discharge reduced by 3.3% in 2021 : 7,769 tons in 2020 → 7,515 tons in 2021) As for waste management, we rolled out a series of snacks that uses an eco-friendly 'one-stop package' that can be displayed by simply opening the packaging in 2020. Each of our factories uses 100% of sludge/ sewage and plant-based residues for composting and soil improvement.
※ Aggregation range of water usage and waste emissions : Major domestic business sites(headquarters, Cheongju plant, Iksan plant)
|Water use||Water works||1,051,437||479,448||517,147|
|Amount of water recycled||41,039||23,375||14,233|
|Amount of waste recycled||7,143||7,742||7,429|
Environmental Risk Control
We operate our accident-handling system in our headquarters and plants to best fit the distinctive traits of each location for practical risk control in the field.
Head of the General Affairs Department
Heads of each team
Workers in each division
Chairman of the Accident-Handling Committee(Factory manager)
Vice chairman of the Accident-Handling Committee(Heads of each organization)
- Occupational Accident Response Team(Business division)
- Environmental Accident Response Team(Facilities division)
- Fire Response Team(Facilities division)
We rigorously manage all the chemical substances we handle and 530 types of reagents for analysis based on Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) standards, as well as environmental risks by managing legal risks, usage, and storage facilities.
Legal risk control
- Completed offsite risk assessment, installation inspection, & regular inspections
Usage and storage facility control
- Maintenance of locking devices, safety tool box, GHS, thermometers, hygrometers, MSDSs, storage bins & containers, ventilation fans, & usage logs
In 2021, there was one violation of the Water Environment Conservation Act at Iksan Plant (fine of 600,000 won, unregistered hazardous substances detected), and after registering an application for permission for hazardous substances with the Ministry of Environment, it is inspected/managed twice a year.Visit the ENV-INFO SYSTEM
Reduction of Environmental Impact and Biodiversity Conservation
We duly strive to lower environmental impacts on local communities and preserve biodiversity by making donations to the Orion Foundation to carry out the following activities.
|Lowering environmental impact||Biodiversity preservation|
GLOBAL 6K FOR WATER
KRW 15 million (2018-20)
Jeju Techno Park
Preservation of water resources in Jeju
KRW 100 million (2021)
Gotjawal Communalization Foundation
Preserving the Gotjawal ecosystem
KRW 70 million (2021)
Protection of porpoises (indigenous dolphins)
KRW 10 million (2021)
|KRW 200 million in total|