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Safe Environment Mission

Our new cutting-edge safety norm put a spotlight
on the people and the environment


Integrate the safe environment system in the global workplaces and achieve safety level 4.0 by 2025.

Safety and Environment Vision 2025 roadmap

Safety and Environment Vision 2025 roadmap Table
Classification 2021Level2 2022Level3 2023Level4 2024Level5

Compliance with rules and procedures

  • Control by manager
  • The level of unification of the original agency and its partners

Conscious Participation

  • Internalization of rules and procedures
  • Expand into everyday life

Voluntary participation

  • Voluntary identification/improvement of Hazardous risk factors

Establishment of autonomous safety management

  • Caring for co-workers everyday
KIA SEMS* 60~70points 70~80points 80~90points 90~100points

* KIA International Assessment for Safety & Environment Management System

Basic Principles of Kia's Safety and Environment

We strictly comply with the principles of the safety and environment and consider the safety and environment in all decision making.
We consider the health and safety of everyone we work with as our top priority.
We fulfill our social responsibility for safety and the environment, and promote shared growth with our suppliers.

Safety and Environment Policy

1. Compliance with laws and regulations related to the safe environment

We have a safe environment system that meets global requirements, comply laws and regulations, and prioritize the requirements of stakeholders.

2. Minimization of the risks of the safety environment

We build a safe and pleasant work environment where our employees can create the value of their work and provide a happy experience to customers.

3. Minimization of environmental pollutant emissions

We optimize energy and resource input in all production areas, and actively introduce ecofriendly technologies to minimize emission of environmental pollutants.

4. Organizational culture in which safety is internalized

We strive to create a safety culture in which employees discover threats and proactively address those threats in order to create a safer workplace.

Kia Safety and Environment management system

Kia prevents industrial accidents by providing a safe and pleasant work environment and spreading a safety culture, and improves the health of its and its partners' employees to fulfill its corporate social responsibility. We realize safety and health sustainable management by establishing an autonomous safety management system based on the safety and health management system (ISO) with the support of the safety and health leadership of the top management.

Industrial Accidents

Industrial Accidents table
2019 2020 2021
Number of accidents (Case) 296 301 408
Accident rate (%) 0.64 0.66 0.86

Industrial Accidents at Domestic and Overseas (2021)

(Unit : Case, %)

Industrial Accidents at Domestic and Overseas (2021) table
Number of accidents Accident rate (%)
AutoLand Gwangmyeong 104 1.74
AutoLand Hwasung 154 1.17
AutoLand Gwangju 128 0.72
Outside the factory (head office, sales, service) 19 0.31
Overseas 9 0.06
Total 408 0.86

Frequency Rate

Lost-Time Injuries Frequency Rate(LTIFR*)

Lost-Time Injuries Frequency Rate(LTIFR)
Classification 2019 2020 2021
Employees 1.42 1.59 1.70
Suppliers 4.66 3.78 3.78

* LTIFR : Loss of work accident rate, and the formula is as follows: Number of injuries (accidents) in a 12-month period / Total hours worked by all employees in the same 12-month period x 1,000,000

Occupational Illness Frequency Rate(OIFR*)

Occupational Illness Frequency Rate(OIFR)
Classification 2019 2020 2021
Employees 1.75 1.75 2.62

* OFIR : Loss of disease-related accident rate, and the formula is as follows: Number of injuries (accidents) in a 12-month period / Total hours worked by all employees in the same 12-month period x 1,000,000

Vehicle Classes with Highest Safety Ratings

Vehicle Classes with Highest Safety Ratings table
Classification 2017 2018 2019 2020
KNCAP (Korea) Stinger (Grade 1) K9 (Grade 1)
K3 (Grade 1)
Rio (Grade 1)
Soul (Grade 1)
Seltos (Grade 1)
Carnival, K5, Sorento
IIHS (North America) Cadenza (TSP+)
Forte ( TSP+)
Niro Hybrid (TSP+) Stinger (TSP+)
Soul( TSP+)
Sorento (TSP+)
Forte (TSP+)
K5 (TSP+)
Euro NCAP (Europe) Stinger (5★)
Niro PHEV (5★)
Rio CUV* (5★)
- Ceed* (5★) Sorento (5★)
C-NCAP (China) Sportage (5★) - - KX3
A-NCAP (Australia) Niro Hybrid (5★)
Rio 5DR (5★)
K Cerato* (5★) Seltos (5★) Carnival, Sorento (5★)

* Vehicles equipped with options

Preemptive Response to Critical Accident

In order to prevent critical and industrial accidents, Kia identifies accident locations for each Autoland and high-risk locations where similar accidents may occur, and creates a safety map. Inspection and regular inspection (once a month) organized by the Safety and Environment Center are being conducted. In addition, through the operation of a company-wide safety organization regular meeting (once a month) in which the heads of departments, department heads, and safety officers of each safety and environment sector participate, the inspection results and improvement status are checked, and safety issues for each Autoland are shared in advance in other sectors as well and we are discussing the cause/solution so that we can respond.

Critical Accident Reporting System*

Critical and Industrial Accident Reporting System

CSO (Chief Safety Officer)

Headquarter situation room: Director of Safety and Environment Center
Relevant sector: Labor support, Safety cooperation support, Labor safety, Legal affairs, PR business support
Autoland Situation room

* Autoland

Main Task

  • Initial Response - Suspension of work, evacuation of workers, measures to prevent further damage
  • Accident investigation and accident report (internal/external)
  • Patient status identification and relief measures

Establishment of a Critical Accident Prevention System

  • Site high-risk location safety Map
  • Autoland afety department regular/frequent inspection (Daily inspection, monthly inspection)
  • Company-wide safety organization regular meeting (Result management, issue discussion)
  • Autoland safety division’s regular/frequent inspection (monthly inspection)

* Inspect the action situation manual at least once a half year