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Employee Happiness

Building on SK Happiness Management, we pursue a virtuous circle that encourages employees to create a happiness all their own. We foster a corporate culture of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Diversity and Inclusion

In employee recruitment and promotions, we do not discriminate based on gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, race, place of origin or education. To maintain equal treatment, we set and disclose management indicators, including gender wage ratio, gender ratio by position, turnover rate and percentage of employee contract types. We are improving problems identified by the indicators and promptly respond to any reports of discrimination or unethical acts.

Employees by Gender (Including Concurrent Positions)

UnitFY 2019FY 2020FY 2021
Total employees*Person209287349
  • * Excluding Executive Officers, including Non-executive Officers
  • ** Non-executive Officers

Ratio of Females among Employees

DetailUnitFY 2019FY 2020FY 2021
Ratio of femaleThe ratio of female to total employees%312021
Ratio of female in management positionsThe ratio of female in management positions (officer + manager)%171114
Ratio of female in management positionsThe ratio of female managers in excluding officers (G3)%291122
Ratio of female in management positionsThe ratio of female officer among all officers%0108

Employees by Age

UnitFY 2019FY 2020FY 2021
Under 30 yearsPerson110
30 - 39 yearsPerson131012
40 - 49 yearsPerson111420
50 years and olderPerson41011

Ratio of Disabled Employees

UnitFY 2019FY 2020FY 2021
Percentage of disabled employee%000

Recruitment and Turnover

UnitFY 2019FY 2020FY 2021
Number of new hiresPerson314072
Number of voluntary resignations*Person200000
Total turnover%707
  • * No retirees from 2020 to 2021 (excluding cases of expired concurrent positions in SK discovery by employees in affiliates)

Ratio by Type of Employment

UnitFY 2019FY 2020FY 2021
Regular employment%767167
Non-regular employment%242933

Ratio of Gender Pay Gap*

Ratio of Gender Pay GapUnitFY 2019FY 2020FY 2021
Associate, G1, G2%659377
  • * Ratio of female wages to male wages = female monthly salary/male’s monthly salary x 100
  • ** Non-executive Officers excluding Executive Officers and officers with concurrent positions

Regular Evaluation and Feedback

We established a system of fair and reasonable employee evaluation and remuneration. Twice a year, we conduct performance evaluations through the process of self-evaluation and feedback from a supervisory evaluation. We match fair remuneration to the results of the evaluation.

Diversifying Ways to Work

We want to improve employee work-life balance and offer more flexible working environments. That motivates us to continually push for change by breaking through traditional work practices and the entrenched organizational culture. The first steps are to adopt our mission as “an organization where warm-hearted professionals achieve great performance with total workplace immersion.”

Programs for Diversifying Ways to Work

System/ProgramDetailAvailability for non-regular employees
Staggered commute times Flexible work systemStaggering commute times and offering flextime hours in accordance with the monthly limit gives employees greater control over plans and work hoursYes
Work from home (working outside company offices)We operate a work-from-home system to support everyday needs, such as family crises, childcare or social or health emergencies, such as the spread of infectious diseases.Yes
Mobile officeWe operate a mobile office in Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul that employees can easily access when neededYes

Benefits Program for Employees

We operate a variety of social wellness programs to create a working environment that supports the health, convenience and psychological stability of our employees. Our programs provide equal benefits to regular and non-regular employees without discrimination.

In addition, we offer a defined benefits (DB) pension plan and a fully funded company pension plan managed by an external financial institution to ensure employee retirement benefits.

Benefits Programs

System/ProgramDetailAvailability for non-regular employees
Childbirth, childcare, fertility treatment leaveWe support employees with leaves of absence and/or reduced working hours for pregnancy, childbirth and childcare, in accordance with relevant lawsYes
Support for purchasing eco-friendly agricultural productsWe provide subsidies for employees b to buy healthy and safe eco-friendly foodYes
Support for congratulatory and condolence eventsWe support allowances and leave for employees and their families for congratulatory and condolence eventsYes
Family care leaveOur employees may take leaves of absence when needed to care for struggling family membersYes
Support for medical expensesWe support copayment and non-benefits medical expenses of employees and their immediate families, excluding national health insurance paymentsYes
Support for paid leaveOur employees may use paid leaves of absence when needed to recover from illness, injury or similar reasonsYes
Operation of fitness centerWe offer access to an on-site fitness center to all employeesYes

Ratio of In-House Benefits Programs per User

UnitFY 2019FY 2020FY 2021
Rate of employee use%-74.6873.07

Parental Leave

UnitFY 2019FY 2020FY 2021
Number of employees on parental leavePerson010001
Number of returnees after paternity leavePerson000100
Number of employees who worked at least 12 months after returning to workPerson000000

Retirement Plans

UnitFY 2019FY 2020FY 2021
Defined benefits (DB) retirement fundin KRW hundred millions125.2136.6190.5
Defined benefits (DB) pension fund for subscribed employeesPerson212222

Employee Competence Development

Employee Competence Improvement and Transitions Assistance Program

SK discovery operates several programs to help employees improve intellectual and work competencies. We also offer educational opportunities hosted by outside organizations. We support online and offline learning via mySUNI, the SK Group education system, and provide language courses and job-related training. We aim to nurture talent with a sense of pride, community and expertise.

Direction of our Corporate Culture

Education for Officers and Employees

UnitFY 2019FY 2020FY 2021
Average annual cost of education per personin KRW millions0.22.22.3
Total educational investmentin KRW millions578101

Employee Safety and Health

In recent years, as relevant SHE (Safety, Health, Environment) laws and regulations strengthened, we built a new SHE system to prevent accidents and increase employee safety awareness. Led by the SK discovery Chief SHE Officer, we are upgrading the SHE system to minimize risks.

As a holding company, we build infrastructure to strengthen SHE in each business area, so the description of policies, systems and education includes parts of SK discovery and subsidiaries. The activity performance was prepared based on SK discovery.

Safety and Health Management Policy

Upgraded SHE missions and goals define principles of conduct, depending on employee position, and establish an employee code of conduct to motivate engagement. We encourage employees to exercise their rights and participate in safety and health activities. We do not penalize employees for exercising those rights by passing on the costs of any relevant measures.

SHE Missions and Goals

SHE Principles of Conduct

Health and Safety Systems

Leading by example, SK discovery established the SHE management system to ensure the safety and health of employees and business partners. We set up a rapid-response process to report accidents and take appropriate action. We also operate several safety and health programs, such as the zero safety accident plan, management for handling workplace chemical materials and health management protocols in cases of employee occupational illness.

Accident Response and Reporting Process

Safety Education Programs

To help our business companies implement site-specific training, we prepared a SK discovery education plan and provided integrated programs for each group.

Safety Education Programs

ProgramContent and Target
Integrated education by level
  • Regular education appropriate to the level of executives, officers and general employees
Education for workplace visitor
  • Integrated online system and visitor education
Legally required training and certification for high-risk personnel
  • Education certification system for high-risk work managers, such as confined space safety assessor, fire marshal and operator of heavy equipment
SHE specialist training course
  • SHE specialist course guide by level (beginner, intermediate and advanced)
  • Detailed training programs for each business site

Health Services

We operate several programs to ensure the safety and health of our employees.

Health Checkups

UnitFY 2019FY 2020FY 2021
Checkup beneficiaryChecked-up beneficiaryCheckup beneficiaryChecked-up beneficiaryCheckup beneficiaryChecked-up beneficiary
Comprehensive checkupPerson121119142619

Employee Safety Indicators

We collect, manage and transparently disclose a variety of indicators that track employee safety.

Industrial Accidents

UnitFY 2019FY 2020FY 2021
Lost time incident rate (LTIR) *Regular%000
Number of lost time incidentsRegularNumber000
Total recordable incident rate (TRIR)Regular%000
Fatality rateRegular%000
Number of fatalitiesRegularNumber000
Near-miss frequency rate (NMFR)Regular%000
  • * LTIR: Number of lost time incidents/total working hours x 1,000,000

Occupational Illness

UnitFY 2019FY 2020FY 2021
Occupational illness frequency rate (OIFR)%000
Number of employees with occupational illnessNumber000

Serious Accidents

UnitFY 2019FY 2020FY 2021
Tier 1 process safety event (PSE), loss of primary containment (LOPC) with the greatest consequences%000
Tier 2 PSE, LOPC with lesser consequences%000
Tier 3 PSE, challenges to safety systems%000