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Eco-friendly Management Framework

Kia has set and managed the four safety and environment management policies, such as compliance with safety and environment-related laws, minimization of safety environment risks and environmental pollution emissions, formation of organizational culture with internalized safety, etc., to create a corporate culture centered on people and the environment. We are making every effort to establish an advanced safety and environmental culture to achieve the mid-to-long-term goal of installing an autonomous safe environment management system by 2025. Kia has set a new goal of establishing a global top-level safe environment culture and is working hard to establish safety and environment-oriented workplace.

As of now, our domestic business sites maintain integrated certifications of the ISO 45001 (Safety and Health Management System) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System), and we plan to expand the scope of certification to all overseas business sites in 2022.

Material Balance in the Auto Manufacturing Process

Kia strives to build an eco-friendly production process. Through manufacturing process innovation, system updates, and recycling, we aim to reduce total input while also reducing waste, greenhouse gas emissions, and environmental pollutants. We track the amounts of resource input, waste output, and valued outcomes annually to determine the performance level and devise additional improvement plans.


Water resources


Raw materials

214,902 t

Harzardous chemicals

0 t


14,900 TJ

Substances subject to investigation of chemical emissions

49,102 t






Number of vehicles produced
1,223,108 vehicles



Total Soil Waste discharge (210,523 t)
Landfill (1,332 t)


Air GHG Emissions (731,000 tCO2eq)
Air Pollutant Emissions (215.4 t)
VOCs (6,628.2 t)
TRI (49,102 t)


Total discharge of water bodies (4,894,039㎥)
Discharge of water pollutants (120 t)


Amount of recycled waste: 197,547 t

* TRI: Toxics Release Inventory

Eco-friendly activities

From design to disposal, we endeavor to minimize the environmental impact as much as possible. Our methodology has been continuously verified and updated to perform effective environmental management in greenhouse gases, energy, water resources, waste, and air pollutants.

Environmental Certifications

  • Kia became the first South Korean automobile company to acquire ISO 45001 (safety and health) and ISO 14001 (environment) Global Integrated Certification from DNV-GL. *

Eco-friendly Car Lifecycle


* Pre-establishment for domestic business sites, to be applied to all global business sites by 2022