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SK hynix Receives Environmental Product Declaration for its 10nm-Class LPDDR4 Products

By December 20, 2019 December 30th, 2019 No Comments
– Greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 26% compared to the previous product
– SK hynix will continue to realize social value through 2022 ECO Vision

Seoul, December 20, 2019

On December 20th, SK hynix Inc. (or ‘the Company,’ received the “Environmental Product Declaration” from the Korean Ministry of Environment for its 10nm-class LPDDR4 DRAM products.

“Environmental Product Declaration” Certification encourages companies to indicate the quantitative environmental impact of pollutants discharged during a product’s lifecycle, which includes gathering raw materials, manufacturing, using, and disposal. It helps consumers choose environmental-friendly products.

Compared to the previous 20nm-class product, this certified 10nm-class LPDDR4 showed the greenhouse gas emission decreased by around 26% in the entire process from obtaining raw materials to its disposal.

Meanwhile, SK hynix announced its “2022 ECO Vision” at the end of last year, with the aim of successfully establishing eco-friendly semiconductor manufacturing plants. Under this vision, SK hynix set itself the goals of reducing greenhouse gases by 40% (compared to BAU1 in 2016) and achieving a waste recycling rate of 95% and the 100% use of renewable energy in its overseas business operations by 2022. Furthermore, SK hynix was granted the certification of Zero Waste to Landfill earlier this year, the first time it was achieved in South Korea.

Hyeongsoo Kim, Head of Safety, Health, Environment (SHE) at SK hynix, said, “SK hynix was selected for the Carbon Management Hall of Fame by Carbon Discloser Project’s (CDP) Korean partner for six consecutive years until 2018. Moving forward, SK hynix will continue its full commitment to realizing its 2022 ECO Vision, while also leading the way to achieve the social value.”

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▲ SK hynix’s 10nm-class LPDDR4 DRAM products which obtained Environmental Product Declaration from the Ministry of Environment (Left) 6Gb LPDDR4 (Right) 8Gb LPDDR4



1BAU (Business As Usual): Total projected amount of emissions without any artificial measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions



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