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Enacted in May, 2021With the goal of becoming a global FMCG company, LG H&H is creating values shared with society and contributing to the international community in areas that require public awareness. LG H&H sticks to fairness, legal compliance, and ethics in carrying out purchases, and puts natural resources, environmental conservation, safety, and human rights in perspective to fulfill its corporate social responsibilities.
Palm oil, a major raw material used in the cosmetics, household goods, and beverages produced by LG H&H, is specifically used in the manufacture of fatty acids, glycerol, and surfactants. Reckless procurement of palm oil can have a negative social and environmental impact, with consequences such as global deforestation, climate change, biodiversity loss, and labor exploitation. Accordingly, LG H&H is doing its utmost in regard to the sustainable production of palm oil.1. Declaration
LG H&H has maintained its RSPO membership since joining in 2014 through its sustainable approach to palm oil procurement. For sustainable palm oil production, the company obtained RSPO certification for its Ulsan and Onsan plants in 2015. LG H&H plans to continuously increase the purchase of RSPO-certified palm oil. By doing so, we actively seek to comply with the following:
At present, LG H&H's palm oil is mainly used to manufacture fatty acids, glycerol, and surfactants. In the future, we plan to gradually increase the RSPO certification rate for the applicable quantity.
Mica is a raw material used in color cosmetics produced by LG H&H, and is mainly used for the color development of lipsticks, foundations, and cushion foundations. More than 60% of the world's mica is extracted in India, where child labor and unethical labor practices are known to be commonplace. Accordingly, LG H&H procures mica as extracted by skilled workers from mines in the United States, Japan, and China. When using Indian mica, we check whether the mine has been declared one with non-child labor or if the supplier is certified as a member of the Responsible Mica Initiative (RMI).1. Declaration
LG H&H avoids the use of natural mica and applies synthetic mica to its new products in order to promote sustainable mica procurement. Through a fade-out that replaces existing natural mica-containing products with synthetic mica ingredients, we plan to eradicate child labor in the long term and contribute to reducing the dependence of local communities on illegal mining. To this end, LG H&H intends to actively comply with the following.
LG H&H frequently uses mica to manufacture color cosmetics containing pearl pigments. Upon examining the mica purchase history for three years from 2018 to 2020, we learned that ten of a total of fifty-four ingredients came from India. When purchasing mica from India, LG H&H checks whether the mine has been declared as one with non-child labor or whether the supplier is certified as a member of the Responsible Mica Initiative (RMI).
LG H&H will procure mica collected in an ethical environment. In addition, we plan to switch to 100% synthetic mica to eradicate the potential of illegal child labor.
- Conduct research to identify human rights-related risks and impacts
- Encourage stakeholders to participate in the assessment of human rights-related risks and impacts
- Perform a preliminary assessment of human rights-related risks and impacts
- Carry out inspections of major business sites
- Analyze the results of impact assessments
- Set proper actions for business sites with potential risks
- Recommend major suppliers to implement proper actions to mitigate such risks
- Check implementation progress and the results of risk mitigation actions
- Apply the results of implementing risk mitigation actions
- Report results
- Review and improveassessment procedures
Enacted in June, 2019
Revised in July, 2020
Revised in May, 2021
LG H&H regularly checks and evaluates raw materials, subsidiary materials and our end products, as well as hazardous substances that may be leached during the production process. For products and processes requiring improvement, we will invest resources into developing products that consumers can rely on and safely use, exploring alternative materials and modified production recipes to eliminate the use of hazardous chemicals. LG H&H designated 20 hazardous substances based on the hazardous substance regulations and acceptance criteria of major countries and made continued efforts to reduce their use. As a result, amounts of these substances used by LG H&H do not exceed the levels defined by major countries. LG H&H will also add Butylphenyl Methylpropional, which can be toxic to reproduction, and parabens (methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, isopropyl paraben and isobutyl paraben), which are on the list of endocrine disruptors, to the hazardous substances list. LG H&H will continue reducing their use as well.