Product Stewardship
By providing more eco-friendly and competitive materials and solutions, LG Chem wants to contribtne to the success of our customers as well as to create a sustainable future
Vision & Goal
Eco-Product Solution Partner
Customer Value Enhancement, Respond to the Global Market
(New Business Opportunities)
* Eco-product Solution Partner [Eco=Ecology+Economy]
This term refers to providing business divisions and stakeholders with solutions which are effective and valuable in terms of the environment and the economy over the entire product lifecycle from R&D to disposal.
Mission
Make All Products Into Eco-Products
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    Regulation Compliance
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    Internal Code Observance
Core Tasks
Product Stewardship
Establish eco-product policy
Define work procedures
Comply with laws and regulations
Meet customer requirements
Product Safety
Issue MSDS
Assess risks
Assess hazards
Advocacy
Respond to new laws
Respond to NGOs
Respond to government authorities
Regulatory Affairs
Monitor laws and regulations
Audit regulator compliance
Respond to regulatory bodies
Eco-Product Development

As a company that produces and supplies globally the materials and products that are necessary for modern industries to develop and people’s convenience, we have a great responsibility for the impact that our products have on the environment and the health. Therefore, we always contemplate on how to reduce the negative impact when it does exist. As a preliminary step, we focus on reducing or removing the harmful substances included in our products. We are currently managing the content (%) of such substances to maintain these below the permitted level as set by Korea and other countries in order to minimize the products’ negative impact on environment and health. On top of that, we are working hard to increase the proportion of eco-products in our product portfolio (e.g. green energy and next-generation cutting edge materials) by developing new future-oriented technologies.

Efforts to Manage Harmful Substances
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    LG Chem thoroughly checks the management of materials based on our environmental product management practices for every product that we produce from raw materials. Depending on the severity of the risk, we divide all the harmful substances into three categories. We have tweaked the system so that no material can be purchased until after it has gone through this management verification process.
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    Using our system, all verification tasks pertaining to materials suspected of being highly dangerous and the EU REACH processing specifications are done electronically so that after they have been reviewed, the results can be checked online and a compliance certificate following a set legal format can be immediately received by our client.
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    Since 2010, information on the composition of products has been integrated into the ERP’s BOS (Bill of Substance) module. Thus, the presence or amount of harmful substances in the products manufactured and/or sold can be monitored in real time and checked at the request of customers.
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    The receipts of an MSDS for all materials purchased from suppliers are checked, and exceptional cases are also recorded in detail via the electronic approval system. Therefore, it is possible to collect and store the MSDS for all materials electronically, which enables to identify the hazards and risks of each material.