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Awards and Initiatives


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2021 KCGS Integrated Evaluation
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With high transparency and expertise, the Korea Corporate Governance Service (KCGS) has been conducting corporate governance assessments since 2003. In 2011, KCGS began assessing ESG management to evaluate sustainability levels of listed companies in South Korea. Its ESG evaluation model not only conforms to international standards such as OECD Principles of Corporate Governance and ISO26000, but also faithfully reflects the domestic legal system and management environment.


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2021 MSCI ESG Ratings
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Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) has been providing ESG measurements since 1999. It rates on a seven-point scale, from AAA to CCC, by evaluating 35 ESG Key Issues covered by 10 themes of the three ESG pillars. The corporate governance theme tends to carry greater weight in the ESG rating model. Ratings are scored by overall company performance along with individual ratings for each ESG pillar.

Certification for Taking Initiatives

With the goal of transparent ESG disclosure, we are supporting and participating in key initiatives, such as the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). In July 2022, we declared our support for the TCFD through an ESG Committee review.

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In 2017, the TCFD issued recommendations to ensure transparent disclosures of the actual and potential impact of climate-related risks and opportunities on the financial performance of companies. As of 2022, the TCFD is supported by more than 3,400 companies and financial institutions in 95 countries and considered the standard for sustainability disclosures.
Declaration of support : 2022
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The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Standards guide industry-specific critical non-financial information disclosure linked to a company’s financial performance. Along with the GRI Standards, SASB Standards are the most widely adopted for sustainability reporting.
Participation period : 2022
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The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) requires companies around the world to disclose information related to environmental management, such as responses to climate change, and analyzes the disclosed information for investors and financial institutions. CDP evaluations are relied on for ESG investment decisions by financial institutions around the world.
Participation period : 2022