Series
SK Innovation’s endeavor to achieve Decarbonization by taking Green Transformation ② SK Innovation & SK Energy take the initiative in accomplishing Net Zero with CCS technology
2021.09.20
  In the previous episode of this series, we visited SK Innovation Ulsan Complex, where the fuel for power boilers was changed from Bunker-C to eco-friendly LNG. This time, let’s find out more about the Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) business on which SK Innovation and SK Energy are working.   Since climate action has ...
SK Innovation’s endeavor to achieve Decarbonization by taking Green Transformation ① SK Innovation Ulsan Complex replaces Bunker-C boiler with eco-friendly LNG
2021.09.08
  In the special event “Story Day” held on July 1st, SK Innovation announced the Green Transformation strategy that aims to switch the existing petrochemical industry to a green one. So how is the company taking this transformation? Let’s find the answers through our new series: SK Innovation’s endeavor to achieve Decarbonization by taking Green ...
How SK Global Chemical is treading the road less traveled ① Genuine interest in Green Transformation
2021.08.23
  SK Global Chemical is a petrochemical company that started Korea’s first naphtha cracking center (NCC) as the main chemical process. However, in March last year, the company announced that it planned to shut down the NCC and the EPDM (ethylene-propylene diene monomer, a synthetic rubber) production in SK Innovation Ulsan Complex (“Ulsan CLX”). Soon ...
Z-folding, a technique that ensures the safety of SK Innovation's batteries
2021.07.09
  The world is keeping a close eye on the importance of the environment with a focus on Net-zero. The mobility market is also being reshaped with a focus on electric vehicles (EVs), boosting the demand for batteries – the heart of an EV.   Being among the leading players of EV battery market, SK ...
Head of SK Innovation’s Cell Development Center Lee Jon-ha: “Safety determines the future EV battery market” (Part 2)
2021.06.18
  Through the first part of the speech presented by Head of SK Innovation’s Cell Development Center Lee Jon-ha, he has pointed out the main causes that could lead to fire accidents in EV batteries. To prevent such accidents, SK Innovation has been applying “innovative manufacturing technologies”. Let’s find out what they are through the ...
Head of SK Innovation’s Cell Development Center Lee Jon-ha: “Safety determines the future EV battery market” (Part 1)
2021.06.16
  Lee Jon-ha, Head of SK Innovation’s Cell Development Center, was invited as a special speaker on the first day of “The Battery Conference 2021” held by the Korea Battery Industry Association on June 9th and 10th. During his presentation under the topic of “Competitive power of pouch-type battery”, Lee spoke about SK Innovation’s battery ...
Circular economy ② Plastic waste problem and example of SK Global Chemical’s responses
2021.06.11
  Through the previous post, we have introduced some basic definitions, the benefits and public sector’ plans to achieve a circular economy. It goes without saying, the private sector’s role is also highly important to “close the loop.”   In this episode, we will take a closer look at plastic waste – one of the ...
Circular economy ① The concept and public sector’s plans
2021.06.04
  “The goods of today are the resources of tomorrow at yesterday’s resource prices” (Walter R. Stahel)   Circular economy (or “circularity”) is not a new concept. Some studies stated that the cradle of circular economy dated back in 1970s, some said the concept of it was suggested in 1960s, but when it first emerged ...
[Card News] ESG basics ③ Corporate Responses
2021.04.26
  It’s undeniable since ESG become a significant set of standards for not only investors but also the general public to evaluate an organization, corporates all over the world have been speeding up in enforcing their ESG management in any way possible.   Aside from mandatory disclosure regulations as introduced in the previous episode of ...
[Card News] ESG basics ② Framework & Rating
2021.04.05
  In the previous post of ESG basics series, we shared a few important milestones and comparisons between ESG concept and other related ones.If you miss it, please click here to view the first episode of ESG basics series.   This time, let’s walk through the second episode to have a general view of different ...
[Card News] ESG basics ① Definition & Background
2021.03.15
  Recently, ESG has become a hot topic, a trending keyword in the media and mentioned by so many companies in many countries. It is no longer a term understood among those have financial knowledge but everyone who is working in a corporate or just reading news here and there.   But did you know that ...
SK Innovation’s ESG management ⑤ The development of battery recycling technology
2021.01.18
  In the last two articles of this series, we were able to find out how SK Innovation is integrating ESG management into its businesses through the examples of waste plastics reborn as new materials and Ulsan Complex reborn as an eco-friendly plant. Today, let’s take a look at SK Innovation’s electric vehicle (EV) battery ...