SK hynix Became the First Korean Company to Obtain Zero Waste to Landfill Validation for All Production Sites

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SK hynix recently became the first Korean company to obtain “Zero Waste to Landfill Validation” for all of its production sites across the world. SK hynix’s Chongqing production site received the validation in December 2019, signaling all four of its production sites, including Icheon and Cheongju in Korea, and Wuxi and Chongqing in China, now hold the validation.

This validation is certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the first US safety standard certification organization, after an in-depth investigation to measure recycling rates by deducting a worksite’s non-recyclable waste weight from its total weight of waste generated annually. UL validates companies displaying excellent recycling rates, then categorizes them into three different grades to match their performance: Platinum (100%), Gold (95-99%), and Silver (90-94%). According to the data from 2018, SK hynix recorded waste recycling rates of 93% in Icheon, 94% in Cheongju, 96% in Wuxi, and 91% in Chongqing.

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Meanwhile, in October 2018, SK hynix announced its “2022 ECO Vision” with both medium and long-term goals to create social value through eco-friendly semiconductor manufacturing plants management. Accordingly, SK hynix plans to minimize waste emission and maximize resource recycling.

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