Eco-friendly Materials, Staron
We bring together outstanding products and eco-friendly technologies to make the
world better and cleaner. We put environmental management into practice by using advanced
eco-friendly technologies, and share our environmental values with our stakeholders.
GHG and Energy Management
LOTTE ADVANCED MATERIALS has an integrated GHG and energy management system which manages the root causes of GHG emissions. The company has also acquired the Energy Management System certification (ISO 50001) at all its business sites, becoming the first company in our industry in Korea to do so. As a result of these efforts, we won the Korean Government’s Presidential Award for Saving Energy in 2012. We also took an active role in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), and led the industry in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) in the raw material category.
Environmental Management Activities
All of our business sites have ISO 14001 environmental management system certification, a global certification. They also have OHSAS 18001, an occupational health and safety management systemcertification. We treat and discharge all environmental pollutants within legally-permitted levels, and discharge less than 30% of the legal limit for particulates, thereby avoiding surcharges imposed by the government. We treat wastewater both by operating our own wastewater treatment facilities and using the services of professional treatment companies. We have also set up blockage and collection facilities as well as monitoring systems, including CCTVs, at the outlets and discharge points of the general drainage channels to be prepared for emergency situations. We separate, store, and properly treat waste pursuant to the standards set forth in the Waste Management Act.
Thanks to these efforts, our Yeosu business sites were chosen as green companies by the Ministry of Environment.
Responding to International Chemical Substance Regulations
LOTTE ADVANCED MATERIALS responds actively to all relevant global regulations, including the EU’s REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework. To respond effectively to similar regulations in China, Taiwan, and Turkey, and to risks that arise from the Korean Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals, we are building an IT system based on ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) for the management of information on chemical
substances, including information on raw material suppliers.
Staron Eco-friendly Materials Certification
Staron, a division of worldwide technology leader LOTTE ADVANCED MATERIALS, offers a range of Staron solid surface products ‘Staron Eco-friendly series’ that are SCS Material Content Certified. Staron Eco-friendly series products are manufactured using Pre-consumer Recycled Content, resulting in a reduction of industrial waste and energy consumption utilized during the manufacturing process. Using recycled content helps conserve energy and resources, alleviates pressure on landfill space and reduces the need for transportation during certain phases of a product’s life cycle. In addition to SCS Certification, all Staron colors including Staron recycled series feature GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Children & Schools certification and is listed as a low-emitting interior building product, further adding to its eligibility as a contributing product toward LEED points.