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Environmental Management Data

Kia’s entire operating system is undergoing an evolution in order for our vehicles to contribute as "Clean Mobility" on global environmental protection.
Furthermore, by 2025, we will have reduced direct (Scope 1) and indirect (Scope 2) greenhouse gas emissions by 17.4 percent compared to 2016.

Goals and Performance by Indicator*

Goals and Performance by Indicator table
Category Description 2019 2020 2021 2022 Target
Green growth Greenhouse gas
Discharge (tCO2eq/unit**)
585.1 589.6 580.4 579.2
Energy Consumption (kgOE/unit) 278.4 280.1 275.8 275.3
Eco-friendly production Water quality
Water (ton/unit)
5.4 5.4 5.2 5.4
Water Cod*** (mg/l) 14.3 18.0 27.0 25.0
Hazardous chemicals
Consumption (kg/unit)
0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Resource circulation Waste Generation (kg/unit) 149.0 170.0 154.7 163.0
Waste Recycling rate (%) 93.6 94.8 85.0 90.0

* Range: Autoland Gwangmyeong, Hwaseong, Gwangju
** Amount used (emissions) per unit: based on the number of units produced, the Amount used or emitted when one vehicle is produced
*** The amount of oxygen required when the microbial oxidizer decomposes organic matter in water, and it is an indicator of the degree of contamination of water.

Greenhouse Gas and Energy Use

GHG emissions

(1000 tCO2-eq)

GHG emissions table
2019 2020 2021
Scope 1 258 245 261
Scope 2 484 453 470
Total 742 698 731

* Greenhouse gas emissions including all AutoLand and others in Korea (number can be slightly modified after to government assessment)

Scope 3 emission amount

(tCO2-eq)

Scope 3 emission amount table
2019 2020 2021
Scope 3 72,556,023 70,308,767 To be updated in July, 2022

Total domestic energy use amount

(1,000 TJ)

Total domestic energy use amount table
2018 2019 2020
Plant 14.2 14.5 13.6
Others 0.4 0.4 0.7
Total 14.6 14.9 14.3

* Total Energy consumption of all domestic and overseas AutoLands and others including headquarters (subject to slight fluctuations due to government assessment)
* AutoLand: AutoLand Gwangmyeong, Hwaseong, Gwangju
Others : Headquarters, Service Centers, Sales Branches, Shipping Offices, Osan Training Center, Pyeongtaek Port, Vision Square

Air Pollutants

Air Pollutants

Air Pollutants table
2019 2020 2021
Total emissions (t) 230.8 246.1 215.5
Per-unit emissions (g/vehicle) 187.9 215.3 176.2

* VOC Emissions are not included in the total emissions.

Dust Particles

Dust Particles table
2019 2020 2021
Total emissions (t) 135.0 101.6 68.1
Per-unit emissions (g/vehicle) 110.0 88.9 55.7

SOx

(1,000 TJ)

SOx tlble
2019 2020 2021
Total emissions (t) 2.6 3.0 1.4
Per-unit emissions (g/vehicle) 2.1 2.7 1.2

NOx

NOx table
2019 2020 2021
Total emissions (t) 93.1 141.4 146.0
Per-unit emissions (g/vehicle) 75.8 123.7 119.3

* NOx: Nitrogen Oxide
* Slight changes in 2018 and 2019 performance due to the change in regulation on the total amount of nitrogen oxides in AutoLand Gwangju

VOCs

VOCs table
2019 2020 2021
Total emissions (t) 6,939.2 5,967.1 6,628.2
Per-unit emissions (kg/vehicle) 5.7 5.2 5.4

Discharge of Water Pollutants

Discharge of Water Pollutants table
2019 2020 2021
Total emissions (t) 112.4 137.1 120.1
Per-unit emissions (g/vehicle) 91.6 120.0 98.2

* Total amount of discharged COD, SS, and other water pollutants

Water Resource Usage

Water Resource Usage table
2019 2020 2021
Groundwater supply (㎥) 1,319,336 1,286,041 1,494,660
Water supply (㎥) 5,255,043 4,881,975 5,261,166
Total use (㎥) 6,574,379 6,168,016 6,755,826
Per-unit use (㎥/vehicle) 5.4 5.4 5.5

Water Resource Reusage

Water Resource Reusage table
2019 2020 2021
Reused Water Resources Being aggregated Being aggregated Being aggregated

* Kia recognizes the importance of water resources and the seriousness of the global water shortage problem, and implements various measures such as investment in process wastewater recycling facilities and replacement of auxiliary facilities.
In particular, we introduced a zero liquid discharge system from the design phase of our plant in India in 2019, and from 2020 we are striving to reduce the use of water resources by reusing all of the factory wastewater.

COD

COD tabel
2019 2020 2021
Total emissions (t) 62.1 80.8 71.6
Per-unit emissions (g/vehicle) 50.6 70.7 58.5

* COD(Chemical Oxygen Demand): The amount of oxygen required when microorganisms and oxidizers decompose organic matter in water. The number indicates the degree of contamination of water. The smaller the number, the lower the level of contamination.

SS

SS tabel
2019 2020 2021
Total emissions (t) 6.4 8.9 8.7
Per-unit emissions (g/vehicle) 5.2 7.8 7.1

* SS(Suspended Solids): floating materials in water

Others

Others table
2019 2020 2021
Total emissions (t) 44.0 47.4 39.8
Per-unit emissions (g/vehicle) 35.8 41.5 32.5

* Other : n-H, T-P T-N

Raw Materials Input and Waste

Raw Materials Input and Waste table
2019 2020 2021
Total use (t) 226,352.4 195,477.0 214,901.8
Per-unit use (kg/vehicle) 184.3 171.0 175.7

Steel

Steel table
2019 2020 2021
Total use (t) 206,076.5 175,981.7 193,865.8
Per-unit use (kg/vehicle) 167.8 154.0 158.5

Paint

Paint table
2019 2020 2021
Total use (t) 15,594.7 14,751.5 16,036.5
Per-unit use (kg/vehicle) 12.7 12.9 31.1

Thinners

Thinners table
2019 2020 2021
Total use (t) 4,681.2 4,743.9 4,999.6
Per-unit use (kg/vehicle) 3.8 4.2 4.1

Waste Disposal by Methods

Waste Disposal by Methods table
2019 2020 2021
Recycling Total (t) 171,220 184,189 197,547
Recycling Per-unit (kg/vehicle) 139.4 161.2 161.5
Landfill disposal Total (t) 829 10 1,332
Landfill disposal Per-unit (kg/vehicle) 0.7 0.01 1.1
Incineration Total (t) 10,865 10,047 11,653
Incineration Per-unit (kg/vehicle)) 8.8 8.8 9.5
Total (t) 182,914 194,247 210,532
Total Per-unit (kg/vehicle) 149 170 172

Hazardous chemical substances

Hazardous chemical substances table
2019 2020 2021
Hazardous chemical substances (t) 104.8 0 0
Hazardous chemical substances (kg/vehicle) 0.09 0 0

TRI Chemicals

TRI Chemicals table
2019 2020 2021
TRI chemicals (t) 48,954.5 49,102.6 Being aggregated
TRI chemicals (kg/vehicle) 39.9 40.1 Being aggregated

* To be updated in July, 2022

Environmental Investments

Environmental Investments Costs

(KRW 1,000)

Environmental Investments Costs table
2018 2019 2020 2021
Plan 4,028,900 4,205,000 4,002,900 12,135,500
Actual investment 6,245,000 6,257,187 4,109,156 12,081,759
Investment rate (%) 155.0 148.8 102.7 99.6

Environmental management costs

(KRW 1,000)

Environmental management costs table
Item Description 2019 2020 2021
Direct reduction on environmental loads Working condition improvement and maintenance 14,916,020 11,780,841 8,125,271
Indirection reduction on environmental loads Employee training and environmental assessments 1,070,925 2,044,529 2,256,565
Waste disposal & recycling Waste treatment/disposal expenses 5,327,644 5,521,720 6,238,141
Environmental risk management costs Environmental regulatory compliance & accident prevention 7,280 1,787 8,160
Total 21,321,869 19,348,877 16,628,136

Biodiversity

During ‘the Kia Green Light Volunteer Week,’ Kia carries out a series of CSR activities around our global locations. Trees were planted to create a healthier environment for local communities. Overseas subsidiaries also took part in the biodiversity programs aligned with key business areas. Also, through Happy Move, one of our signature CSR campaigns, global youth volunteers helped restore marine ecosystems on Hainan Island, China, and engaged in community services to reinforce the local educational standards.

For biodiversity conservations, we expand green spaces in proportion to the building area of worksites, creating eco-friendly and relaxing working conditions. Since 2000, Kia has conducted a thorough review of potential soil polluting facilities, shutting them down without a single case of pollution leakage.

Overseas Worksites Environmental Performance

Kia Autoland Slovakia

Kia Autoland Slovakia table
2019 2020 2021
Total emissions (1,000 t) 34 30 35
Per-unit emissions (kgCO2eq/vehicle) 0.1 0.1 0.1

* Slovakia Plant’s all consumed electricity is produced via renewable energy sources

Kia China

Kia China Table
2019 2020 2021
Total emissions (1,000 t) 197 161 111
Per-unit emissions (kgCO2eq/vehicle) 0.7 0.7 0.7

Kia Autoland Georgia

Kia Autoland Georgia Table
2019 2020 2021
Total emissions (1,000 t) 81 82 76
Per-unit emissions (kgCO2eq/vehicle) 0.3 0.4 0.3

Kia Mexico

Kia Mexico Table
2019 2020 2021
Total emissions (1,000 t) 85 76 74
Per-unit emissions (kgCO2eq/vehicle) 0.3 0.3 0.3

Kia India

Kia India Table
2019 2020 2021
Total emissions (1,000 t) 69 96 111
Per-unit emissions (kgCO2eq/vehicle) - 0.6 0.5

* India Plant was newly constructed in December 2019 and its emission amount was aggregated from 2020.