Establishment of Green Packaging System
LG H&H operates the Green Product Review Committee to settle company-wide green management. With the CRO as the chairperson, the committee is composed of the environment and safety team, design team, packaging research team, purchase team, and business planning team and carries out activities from the pre-development stage, including proposing green packaging and suggesting and reviewing green level issues. By finding and executing ideas for sustainable packaging, LG H&H fulfills its responsibility and role as a green company.
Green Product Review Committee
Environmental Product Packaging
LG H&H has continued efforts to employ an efficient method for developing eco-friendly containers in the product development phase. We designed and distributed the Green Packaging Guide that classifies the containers of products to be developed into different grades according to three factors (weight, raw material and recyclability) and assigns marks for them, enabling a more objective assessment of eco-friendliness. We continue to manage our products at each grade and enhance the eco-friendliness of them. Advanced countries, such as Europe and Japan, have already established various regulations on the recyclability of containers. LG H&H will establish its position as a leading eco-friendly company that takes the initiative in the development of green containers and packaging in the market.
Application of Green Packaging Guide
The Green Packaging Guide includes a range of standards presented by the Ministry of Environment (ME) to help the relevant departments develop environmentally friendly products, even from the development phase. Product packaging is ranked according to their weight, raw materials, and recyclability for the evaluation of their eco-friendliness. We classify them into Green Level-1 to 3, and manage and improve the products in a systematic way. Green Level-3 product packaging is reported to the CEO on a monthly basis, and a special decision-making process is required in case it is impossible to apply the Green Level to a certain product packaging.
Case of Packaging Materials with Improved Recyclability
LG H&H strives to address hindering factors in the recycling process to enhance the recyclability of containers and the eco-friendly image of products.
Voluntary Improvement of
Packaging Materials and
To comply with the Voluntary Agreement on Packaging Material and Structure
Improvement that we signed with the Ministry of Environment in April 2018,
we have been changing the color PET containers of home and personal care
products and beverage products to colorless ones. Following 2018, we set the
tasks to change packaging materials, reduce the weight of containers, and improve
recyclability in 2019. As a result, we replaced about 2,185 tons of plastic
containers with those of easily-recyclable materials. In three product categories,
we reduced approximately 152 tons of plastic consumption.
with Labels with Dotted
As the demand by stakeholders for the circulation of resources is on the rise, LG H&H introduced PET labels with dotted lines for beverage products to help consumers get rid of labels for recycling more easily. According to the data of the amount of packaging materials as of 2019, about 15,600 tons of packaging materials with dotted lines were used. We improved products subject to the assessment of availability for circulation under the relevant regulations and also expanded the scope of target products. We are constantly considering the use of various technologies to increase the eco-friendliness of our products.
the Voluntary Agreement on Packaging Material and Structure Improvement with the Ministry of Environment and improve the recyclability of colored PET containers, we switched from colored PET containers to colorless ones for Seagram's products. With these efforts, we increased recyclability of the products and reduced their costs by KRW 100 million. In 2019, we will expand the range of sustainable products, enhance our product's eco-friendliness and contribute to the circulation of resources.