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The Aim of Sustainability Management

To achieve a goal ‘2030, Global Sustainability Leading Company’, Kia is going through Transformation. To that end, we’re taking approach to improve ESG risk management functions in overall management, promote company-wide improvement tasks, and promote interaction by expanding information disclosure.
We adopted and implemented 16 key ESG company-wide improvement tasks in 2020, and we established 7 new strategic tasks across the company for 2021. Based on the sustainability management system, Kia will continue to minimize ESG risks, secure new competitive advantages in the future market environment, and take a leap forward to become a mobility solution provider that coexists with our customers, local communities, and the global environment.

2030, Global Sustainability Leading Company

  • Environmental Management

    We are taking the lead in addressing environmental issues worldwide.

  • Trust-based Management

    We are enhancing transparency in corporate governance to ensure we listen to stakeholders’ opinions and realize higher shareholder value.

  • Social Outreach

    We contribute to social development as a responsible corporate citizen.

Company-wide 7 ESG tasks

  1. Building Kia’s long-term environmental strategy for carbon neutrality and RE100
  2. Reducing carbon emission and waste from domestic & global operations
  3. Identifying risks and taking measures based on supply-chain ESG assessment result (including establishing conflict mineral management policy)
  4. Strengthening Human rights system (Human Right/ESG Impact Assessment, education et.)
  5. Improving BOD operating system and its transparency
  6. Strengthening ESG ratings result management and communication with rating agencies and investors
  7. Conducting life-cycle assessment on our product and disclosing the result

Sustainability Management Roadmap

2008

Declaration of CSR commitment

2009

Enactment of the Social Responsibility Charter

2011

Strengthening the CSR Framework

2012

Launch of Kia’s Signature CSR Initiatives

2013-2014

Promotion of a Global CSR

2015-2016

Stabilization of the Global CSR framework

2017-2019

Advancing the Global CSR system

2020

Establishment of ESG Framework and reorganization of CSR system

2021

Establishment of mid-to-long-term strategies in response to climate change

Until 2030

Global Sustainability Leading Company