삼성물산, 석탄 관련 투자 시공 및 트레이딩 신규 사업은 전면 중단 ‘탈석탄’ 선언
순차적으로 철수한다는 탈석탄 방침을 전격 결정
Samsung C&T declares “de-coal” to stop all new coal-related investment construction and trading projects
De-coal policy to withdraw sequentially
[The story of the case / Reporter Park Yeon-pa] = The board of directors of Samsung C&T announced on the 27th that all new businesses in coal-related investment, construction, and trading projects will be completely suspended, and existing projects will be withdrawn sequentially upon completion and termination of the contract. decided.
Samsung C&T is based on ISO 26000, an international standard related to corporate social responsibility management, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN, in six non-financial areas (labor/human rights, environment/safety, win-win, compliance, and information). Protection, social contribution) and △preemptive response to climate change △reinforcement of social responsibility throughout the business process △to create value with society.
Accordingly, on September 23, the Governance Committee, composed of all outside directors, comprehensively reviewed various factors such as the relationship between governments, customer/partner trust, and construction technology regarding participation in the Vung Ang 2 coal-fired power plant project in Vietnam and presented opinions on participation in the project. On October 23, the company-wide de-coal plan was discussed in depth.
Based on the discussion results of the Governance Committee, the board decided on a coal-free policy to completely suspend new coal-related businesses in the future in order to comply with the company's eco-friendly management policy and participate in efforts to respond to global climate change risks.
In the construction sector, the current Gangneung Anin thermal power plant and the Vietnam Vung Ang 2 coal-fired power plant participating this time are planned to be constructed by applying stricter environmental standards than international standards. It means that I will not participate.
The trading division is also planning to provide stable services for the existing contracted coal trading, and will withdraw in order following the termination of the existing contract.
In the future, Samsung C&T plans to continuously expand its eco-friendly business portfolio, focusing on its flagship LNG combined cycle power plant and storage facility, and new and renewable energy (wind power/solar power).
Samsung C&T has contributed to the transition to a low-carbon society through the reduction of greenhouse gases and improved the efficiency of resource use, and continued efforts to discover and expand eco-friendly products/services. It plans to further strengthen.
Samsung C&T will continue to make every effort to establish itself as a sustainable value creation company while actively communicating with various stakeholders.
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