The green purchasing initiative that we have pursued so far focuses on reducing the environmental impact of materials from construction to operation, and finally, to demolition.
To fulfill our responsibilities to society beyond simply complying with environmental regulations, we declared a “voluntary pact for industry-wide green purchasing” in 2009 and established a guideline for green purchasing to follow through the commitment. In 2010, we created an actual green purchasing system to do monitoring and strategic expansion of the program.
Lotte E&C will set standards for eco-friendly purchasing metrics on all construction materials so that we can precisely measure the results of our commitment in action.
- It was in response to the government’s green purchasing encouragement measures
※ Formed a system to implement the commitment following the voluntary pact to increase green purchasing with the Ministry of Environment (2009)
- Needed cooperation with eco-friendly material suppliers and other partner firms for eco-friendly buildings, certification, and green homes
- Green purchasing pact (2009)18 group companies with the Ministry of Environment
- Formed a task force (June)Strategic Planning, IS, Purchasing
- Set direction (July)Benchmarking, analysis, etc.
- System setup (– December)
- System launch (January 2011)
Green purchasing performance
|Gov’t sanctioned green purchasing||Environment Mark Certified Products||32,610||38,634||45,090|
|GR Mark Certified Products||6,890||12,589||11,138|
|Other green purchasing||Energy-saving Mark Products||8,510||5,512||11,448|
|Harmful Substance-reducing Products||1,380||1,253||8,111|
|Overseas Environment Mark Certified Products||2,003||370||978|
※ Maintenance, repair, and operations not included
(Unit: million won) <Source: Green Purchasing System, Lotte E&C>