Doosan Corporation Industrial Vehicle minimizes the environmental impact and improves the operating efficiency through the green management.
Efforts to Develop Green Products
We are striving to develop green products based on its R&D and environmental management policies. In 2016, we adopted key indicators after defining the green products of all business groups with the aim of approaching them more strategically. Doosan Corporation Industrial Vehicle selected exhaust emissions, energy consumption, and noise as key indicators of green products based on an evaluation of the importance of their eco-friendly elements. It also defined its products as Eco-product and Premium Eco-product based on their grades. It is also conducting R&D with the aim of increasing the proportion of Eco-products and Premium Eco-products among its entire product portfolio. The definitions, indicators and targets of each business group with regard to green products are reflected in the mid- and long-term PRM/TRM1), and will be linked not only to R&D but also to the exploration of new business lines considering its environmental aspect.
1) PRM/TRM: Product Road Map/Technology Road Map
Developing High Energy Efficiency Products(Electric Forklifts)
The world-wide Green Movement is giving rise to the use of electric forklifts in the global market. Doosan Corporation Industrial Vehicle is committed to developing next-generation electric forklift that do not emit any exhaust gases. In 2016, it launched a 2.5-ton electric forklift featuring improved energy efficiency, greater quality stability, and enhanced operator convenience to reflect the latest market requirements.
Climate Change Response Strategy and System
WSince the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015, widespread efforts are being made to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. We control the greenhouse gases emitted by our facilities in accordance with the IPCC2) Guidelines and government guidelines, and disclose information related to greenhouse gas emissions and efforts to curtail them in our business report. We also submit statements on our greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption and the related monitoring
plans for verification by third parties each year. In 2016, we vigorously carried forward energy saving activities by each business group in order to reduce greenhouse gas emission volume. To reduce energy consumption, we discharged greenhouse gases within the specified limit under the certified emission reduction (CER) scheme vested by the government in 2016. The CER credits thus
saved were brought forward to 2017. We disclose our climate change response activities and CO2 emissions through our CSR reports, public disclosures, and the environmental information disclosure system.
2) IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change): An international consultative body organized under the UN to develop coordinated international action against climate change
Response to and Monitoring of New Environmental Regulations
As environmental issues have become increasingly significant, including worldwide environmental pollution, water shortages, natural disasters, and climate change, ever greater emphasis is being placed on the urgent need to address them. Furthermore, diverse stakeholders are demanding closer communication concerning the company’s green (environmental) activities. In this regard, we have deployed a green management system aimed at minimizing its impact on the environment. It proactively responds to government regulations and tendencies by steadily monitoring their trends and surveying their impact on local communities. Furthermore, it has conducted in-depth expert education to secure essential EHS capabilities and has internally reinforced EHS participatory activities.
Hazardous Chemical Management
We update our regulations and countermeasures by inventory each quarter by deploying an enterprise-wide inventory of chemical substances. Doosan Corporation Industrial Vehicle’s Incheon factory handled a total of 1,807 tons of 243 chemical substances in 2016. It has fundamentally blocked the inflow of hazardous chemical substances into the factory as of January 2017 by replacing the ten hazardous chemical substances specified under the Toxic Chemical Control Act with harmless substitutes or restricting orders thereof.
Air Pollutant Management
We control the emission of air pollutants generated at our business sites to below 50% of the standards allowed under the current statutes, thereby reflecting our determination to reduce their impact on the environment by establishing standards that are actually stronger than those required under the statutes.
Water Usage and Effluents Management
We ensure that the effluents from our worksites have only a minimal impact on their nearby ecosystems. Our in-house threshold is 50% of the legally-permissible discharge levels, and this contributed to reducing the concentration of water pollutants in final effluents. Electro-Materials BG and Industrial Vehicle BG analyze discharge approval items bi-weekly and semi-annualy or more often respectively to monitor their compliance with in-house standards. They also analyze the entire items of both raw wastewater and effluents twice a year to identify the pollutants that they discharge. Furthermore, all our final effluents go to sewage treatment plants before their discharge into the water system to prevent water pollution.
To reduce the volume of discharged waste, we distinguish our waste by nature and state, and legitimately treat all waste through our ‘Allbaro System3)‘.To legitimately treat waste products generated by diverse industrial processes, we periodically educate and evaluate the vendors responsible for treating wastes. Also, we are continuously making efforts to reduce the volume of waste discharged from our processes. Doosan Corporation Industrial Vehicle reduced the cost of disposing of waste plastic resin scraps by KRW 66 million and also reduced resource use approximately 19tons a year by collecting them separately.
3) Allbaro System: An IT-based waste management system of the Korean government that controls the entire processes of waste management from discharge to transportation to final treatment.