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SK hynix Inc. Wins the Grand Prize of Water Security 2019 Awarded by CDP

By April 28, 2020 December 3rd, 2020 No Comments

Seoul, April 28, 2020

SK hynix Inc. (or “the Company”) won the Grand Prize and was titled the highest grade “Leadership A” in Water Security program in 2019 CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) Korea Award held by CDP Korea. CDP evaluated all productions sites of SK hynix including Icheon, Cheongju production sites in South Korea, and Wuxi, Chongqing production sites in China.

CDP Korea awards companies devoted to top class water management including water recycle and water usage reduction in its Water Security program.

SK hynix announced its ‘2022 ECO Vision’ in 2018 and set up new objectives including achieving 62,000 ton of water recycling in domestic productions sites on daily basis until 2022. Furthermore, the Company established a task force (TF) which succeeded in reducing water usage of 2.4 million ton in domestic productions sites in 2019. It is considered that SK hynix’s additional efforts including the enhancement of water management monitoring system are valued highly as well.

At the same time, the Company maintained its Hall of Fame Platinum Club status in Climate Change program. Companies must enter “Carbon Management Honors Club” for five consecutive years to secure its position at Hall of Fame, and is obligated to hold highest-level valuation in order to maintain its status. SK hynix has been evaluated in its excellent achievements for climate change responses since it participated in CDP in 2007. As a result, the Company joined Hall of Fame in 2013 and maintained the position for 7 years; both achievements are the first time among Korean companies.

Hyeong Soo Kim, Head of Safety Health Environment (SHE) at SK hynix said, “Despite SK hynix has been awarded the highest grade in both Climate Change and Water Security programs, the Company will continue devoting itself to raising the environmental management capabilities in order to establish globally leading eco-friendly semiconductor ecosystem.”

Meanwhile, CDP, a nonprofit organization established in the UK in 2000, is one of the most prestigious sustainability evaluating agencies along with Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). As of 2019, 8,400 companies from 92 countries around the world are participating in the CDP, with about 100 of them in Korea.


About SK hynix Inc.

SK hynix Inc., headquartered in Korea, is the world’s top tier semiconductor supplier offering Dynamic Random Access Memory chips (“DRAM”), Flash memory chips (“NAND Flash”) and CMOS Image Sensors (“CIS”) for a wide range of distinguished customers globally. The Company’s shares are traded on the Korea Exchange, and the Global Depository shares are listed on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange. Further information about SK hynix is available at


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