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Key Performance to Achieve Sustainability Management

Kia ensures a harmonious and sustainable future for all humankind and the environment through continuous technological development and mobility innovation.

Domestic and Global ESG Ratings

  • KCGS
    (Korea Corporate Governance Service)

    2021 Integrated Rating: A+
    Environmental: A+ / Social: A+ / Corporate Governance: A

  • Sustainalytics

    26.7 Medium Risk
    (* As of November 2021)

  • CDP

    2021 Rating
    Climate Change A- / Water Security A


  • 2045 Carbon Neutrality Declaration
    • Aim to achieve RE100 by 2040, and 100% electrification globally by 2045
  • Achieved certification for product carbon footprint certification

    From the Carbon Trust

    • Achieved 'Carbon Footprint' certification and 'Carbon Measurement' label for the first time in Korea
  • Application of eco-friendly materials in the product
    • Applied eco-friendly materials to EV6 (floor mats, door map pockets, etc.)
    • Achieving 20% of recycled plastic use by 2030
  • Hazardous chemical emissions


    • Upgraded hazardous chemical handling facilities in AutoLand in Korea and used alternative products
  • Issuance of green bonds

    About KRW 3,000billion in Korea
    About $700million in overseas

    • Issued green bonds to invest in eco-friendly mobility


  • Evaluation of ESG performance of suppliers
    • Supply chain ESG evaluation(380 primary suppliers)
  • Evaluation of human rights impact on employees
    • For all business sites at home and abroad
  • Strengthening workplace health and safety
    • No. of serious accidents for 4 consecutive years: zero
  • Social contribution donation of KRW 280billion
    • Domestic KRW 18.4 billion, Overseas KRW 9.6 billion


  • Sustainability Management Committee launched
    • Enhanced the company-wide sustainability management function by adding the ESG agenda review function to the existing Transparent Management Committee
  • Strengthening the diversity of the Board of Directors

    Additional appointment of female external directors for 2consecutive years (2022)

    • Additional appointment of female external directors with expertise in future technology
  • Strengthened shareholder-friendly policy

    Dividend increase (2022)

    • Paid the dividend at KRW 3,000 per share(300% increase compared to the previous year)