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UN SDGs
Data & Policies
1
No Poverty
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1.2
By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions.
SK Gas
  • Supporting goods and donations for low-income youth.
  • Providing meals to low-income families who must skip meals.
1.3
Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable.
SK Gas
  • Supporting goods and donations for low-income youth.
  • Providing meals to low-income families who must skip meals.
SK Bioscience
  • Supporting vulnerable people in the community through social contribution activities.
1.5
By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.
SK D&D
  • Regular employee volunteer support for children from vulnerable families.
3
Good Health and Well-being
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3.3
By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases.
SK Chemicals
  • Contributing to disease prevention through vaccine businesses.
SK Bioscience
  • Biopharmaceutical R&D and production that contributes to people’s health.
3.4
By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.
SK Chemicals
  • Contributing to treatments for diseases through pharmaceutical businesses.
  • Supporting the treatment of rare and incurable diseases.
  • Developing and supporting cognitive improvement programs for patients with dementia.
SK Bioscience
  • Supporting healthcare and medical expenses to improve the health of employees.
3.6
By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.
SK Gas
  • Road traffic safety campaign.
  • Supporting direct investment in social enterprises for school bus safety.
3.7
By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes.
SK Gas
  • Providing employee leaves of absence and/or reduced working hours for pregnancy, childbirth and childcare and supporting childcare services costs.
3.8
Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.
SK Bioscience
  • Supporting the R&D of vaccines and medicines for infectious and non-communicable diseases that affect developing countries.
3.9
By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination.
SK D&D
  • Supporting the operation of healthcare facilities and medical expenses, such as in-house dental clinics to promote the health of employees and their families.
4
Quality Education
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4.1
By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes.
SK Gas
  • Supporting academic research in the humanities.
  • Supporting education and research to promote Happiness Culture.
  • Promoting career education programs for youths from low-income households.
4.2
By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education.
SK Gas
  • Promoting career education programs for youths from low-income households.
4.4
By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.
SK Chemicals
  • Support for obtaining job-related degrees and certifications.
  • Providing education for personal information protection and security.
  • Supporting safety education and training for our employees and business partners.
  • Supporting education to strengthen competitiveness of business partners.
SK Gas
  • Promoting career education programs for youths from low-income households.
SK D&D
  • Supporting education to improve employee job skills.
  • Providing education for employee safety and health.
  • Providing educations for employee information protection and security.
SK Bioscience
  • Support for obtaining job-related degrees and certifications.
  • Providing education for personal information protection and security.
  • Support for safety education and training.
  • Supporting scholarships to nurture talent in the biopharmaceutical and vaccine development sectors.
  • Supporting basic research into biopharmaceuticals and vaccines.
  • Providing green education programs for primary school students.
  • Promoting career education programs for youths from low-income households.
4.5
By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations.
SK Gas
  • Supporting academic research in the humanities.
  • Supporting education and research to promote Happiness Culture.
SK D&D
  • Sponsoring academic foundations to support the humanities.
4.6
By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy.
SK Gas
  • Promoting career education programs for youths from low-income households.
5
Gender Equality
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5.1
End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.
SK D&D
  • Stipulating non-discrimination based on gender by developing the Code of Ethics.
5.2
Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation.
SK D&D
  • Declaring a Human Rights Policy, including protection for women and children and the elimination of violence.
5.5
Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.
SK Bioscience
  • Expanding the ratio of female executive officers and supporting female talent.
6
Clean Water and Sanitation
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6.3
By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.
SK Chemicals
  • Reducing wastewater by creating eco-friendly business sites and processes.
SK Gas
  • Managing wastewater recycling rates with the goal of becoming a top global company in the industry.
SK Bioscience
  • Reducing wastewater by creating eco-friendly business sites and processes.
6.4
By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity.
SK Gas
  • Managing raw water amount by KRW with the goal of becoming a top global company in the industry.
SK D&D
  • Using technology to improve water efficiency during the development phase.
  • Managing and reducing water usage at the business sites.
7
Affordable and Clean Energy
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7.1
By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services.
SK Chemicals
  • Supporting energy-efficiency through the Stoves for Myanmar campaign.
SK Gas
  • Providing access to energy services to the geographically disadvantaged by distributing min bulk LPG tanks to areas that lack urban gas networks.
SK D&D
  • Expanding access to green energy by expanding electricity broker businesses.
7.2
By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
SK Chemicals
  • Transitioning to high-calorie fuels and increasing the rates of renewable energy use.
SK Gas
  • Building solar power generation facilities at three business sites in 2022 (including one site already in operation).
SK D&D
  • Expanding our green energy development portfolio (wind, solar, fuel cells, etc.).
  • Expanding the scale and amount of green power generation development.
7.3
By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.
SK Chemicals
  • Increasing energy efficiency by building and operating eco-friendly workplaces.
SK Bioscience
  • Increasing energy efficiency by building and operating eco-friendly workplaces.
  • Participation in the demand response
7.a
By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology.
SK Gas
  • Deciding to invest in C-Zero with turquoise hydrogen technology.
SK D&D
  • Working on R&D into clean energy, such as improving power generation efficiency through green energy R&D.
8
Decent Work and Economic Growth
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8.5
By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.
SK Chemicals
  • Creating quality jobs through systems and policy support.
  • Supporting the growth of business partners with financial support programs.
  • Supporting the well-being of business partner employees.
SK Gas
  • Promoting career education programs for youths from low-income households.
SK D&D
  • Preparing regulations that prohibit discrimination in recruitment and compensation based on gender, social status, region of origin, etc.
  • Providing recruiting advantages to socially vulnerable groups, such as the disabled and low-income candidates.
SK Bioscience
  • Creating quality jobs through systems and policy support.
8.6
By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training.
SK Gas
  • Promoting career education programs for youth from low-income households.
SK D&D
  • Sponsoring talent development programs on data convergence.
9
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
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9.1
Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.
SK D&D
  • Developing customer-oriented work and residential spaces in response to trends of workplace transformations and rising single-person households.
  • Building and donating educational assistance facilities for community residents and the disabled.
9.2
Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and gross domestic product, in line with national circumstances, and double its share in least developed countries.
SK Chemicals
  • Strengthening R&D investment in preserving the global environment.
  • Strengthening R&D investment in human health.
9.5
Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending.
SK Bioscience
  • Strengthening R&D investment in human health.
10
Reduced Inequalities
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10.2
By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.
SK Chemicals
  • Mitigating inequality through human rights protections.
SK Gas
  • Providing meals to low-income families who must skip meals.
SK D&D
  • Stipulating non-discrimination based on gender, age, social status, region of origin, school of origin, marriage or pregnancy by preparing the Code of Ethics.
  • Preventing inequality and protecting victims by operating an ethical reporting channel and providing relief measures.
SK Bioscience
  • Helping to address disparities in global vaccine distribution.
11
Sustainable Cities and Commynities
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11.1
By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums.
SK D&D
  • Developing customer-centric residential spaces and operating rental businesses.
  • Improving customer lives by providing quality living solutions.
11.3
By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries.
SK D&D
  • Developing and supplying eco-friendly buildings to expand a sustainable real estate ecosystem.
  • Managing and reducing Scope 3 emissions from rental and investment spaces.
11.6
By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management.
SK Gas
  • Converting diesel fuel vehicles to LPG and changing industrial Bunker C oil to LPG to improve air quality.
12
Responsible Consumption and Production
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12.3
By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.
SK D&D
  • Providing waste reduction services while promoting a culture of sharing with customers.
12.4
By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.
SK Chemicals
  • Recycling wastewater and waste generated during manufacturing processes.
SK Gas
  • Reducing amounts of waste with the goal of becoming a top global company in the industry.
SK Bioscience
  • Minimizing environmental impact across all business operations.
12.5
By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.
SK Gas
  • Improving waste recycling rates with the goal of becoming a top global company in the industry.
SK D&D
  • Reducing waste by managing, reusing and recycling resources in workplaces.
  • Reducing waste by upcycling products.
13
Climate Action
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13.1
Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.
SK Chemicals
  • Establishing and operating a dedicated management office to address climate change risks.
  • Establishing and implementing goals for greenhouse gas reduction and bio-based materials development.
  • Reducing greenhouse gases by recycling waste.
SK Gas
  • Declaring a carbon net-zero vision in 2021 (with plans to elaborate strategy in 2022 in accordance with the SBTi Net-Zero Standard).
SK D&D
  • Operating a companywide committee and dedicated office for environmental management.
  • Establishing and implementing climate change response measures to achieve net zero.
  • Building a climate change risk management system by disclosing companywide ESG information and assessing environmental impact.
SK Bioscience
  • Establishing a climate change response strategy.
  • Managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
13.2
Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning.
SK Gas
  • Achieving a net-zero goal to match the UN’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) target (40%) set in 2021 by the South Korean government.
13.3
Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.
SK Chemicals
  • Practicing eco-friendly environmental management such as PET recycling to support the circular economy and environmental purification activities.
SK Gas
  • Providing eco-friendly education programs for primary school students.
SK D&D
  • Providing ESG and environmental education for employees.
14
Life below Water
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14.2
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans.
SK Chemicals
  • Reducing risks of marine pollution by developing eco-friendly plastics.
  • Running an outreach program to clean up rivers.
SK Gas
  • Providing eco-friendly education programs for primary school students.
  • Promoting environmental cleanup activities in coastal areas near our business sites.
15
Life on Land
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15.4
By 2030, ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity, in order to enhance their capacity to provide benefits that are essential for sustainable development.
SK Gas
  • Promoting ecosystem protection activities to protect endangered species and preserve biodiversity.
SK Bioscience
  • Conserving biodiversity.
15.5
Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species.
SK D&D
  • Establishing measures to manage biodiversity and protect endangered species through environmental impact assessments.
  • Creating economic value by restoring damaged soil and developing devastated areas.
16
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
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16.2
End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children.
SK D&D
  • Declaring a Human Rights Policy, including child protections such as prohibiting child labor and eliminating violence.
16.3
Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all.
SK Gas
  • Introducing the Fair Trade Compliance Program in 2022.
  • Introducing and implementing four guidelines for the practice of fair trade.
16.5
Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms.
SK Gas
  • Operating an ethical management system.
  • Obtaining international certification for anti-bribery management systems (ISO 37001) in April 2020.
  • Operating anti-bribery management systems for the company and business partners.
  • Regular operations monitoring and disclosures about performance.
  • Annually reporting and reviewing performance results and plans by the Board of Directors.
SK D&D
  • Establishing a dedicated ethics department (audit function) to investigate and prevent bribery activities.
SK Bioscience
  • Adopting and implementing human rights management principles and guidelines.
16.6
Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels.
SK Bioscience
  • Adopting and implementing ethical and compliance management principles.
16.7
Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels.
SK D&D
  • Establishing and operating the ESG Committee within the Board of Directors to manage and make decisions on companywide ESG issues.
  • Establishing a climate change risk management system to disclose ESG information and review ESG risks at investment stages.
17
Partnerships for the Goals
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17.14
Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development.
SK D&D
  • Establishing and operating the Sustainability Management Committee to build sustainability management policy and its systematic implementation.
17.16
Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries.
SK Chemicals
  • Supporting the evaluation and systematic implementation of business partner ESG management.
  • Building comprehensive solutions based on infrastructure and business partner networks.
  • Promoting global partnerships for sustainable management.
SK Bioscience
  • Building a global biopharmaceutical ecosystem.