Within the ESG Committee under the BoD, we have established an executive-level ESG Working Committee. We have also created a new Safety/Environment/Health Section with the aim of promoting environmental management. Through the leadership of the ESG Team, which is responsible for establishing company-wide environmental and energy policies and responding to emissions trading and sustainability initiatives, four departments manage the operation of the environmental management system, waste management, network equipment, and IDC energy reduction. Critical issues that arise are reported to the CEO, and key issues are reported to the ESG committee, the highest decision-making body, atleast once every six months to facilitate decision-making.
We comply with the international standard for environmental management systems (ISO14001), setting environmental goals considering environmental opportunities and risks based on environmental impact assessments that correspond to our environmental management policies. To achieve the goals, we develop, implement, and improve detailed plans and strive to realize continuous outcomes. All environmental risks across our business areas, such as mobile, internet, IPTV, and NW operation and services, are analyzed and improved. Also, the certification is maintained and managed through an annual surveillance audit by a global certification body.
We conduct ESG training for all employees to improve their understanding of environmental management. In the second half of 2021, online training was provided on two topics : understanding carbon neutrality and practicing a carbon neutral lifestyle. We made an opportunity for employees to become familiar with carbon neutrality by introducing the basic concept of carbon neutrality and related activities that employees can practice at home and work.
We are making tireless efforts to save environmental resources in accordance with our ESG management philosophy. The efficiency of the cooling system has been improved in the data center, and the operating time of the freezer and cooling tower has been reduced to save water. We set annual improvement targets for facilities and make significant investments in improvements.
We set a goal of 100% recycling of business site waste by 2025 and perform various activities to reduce
waste and improve the recycling rate. Due to the nature of the telecommunication business, most of our
waste is generated in the process of setting up and replacing telecommunications equipment for our
networks, telecommunication buildings and data centers.
Accordingly, we select waste management companies based on strict criteria to properly dispose of business waste such as waste wires and communication equipment.
For more details, please refer to LG U+'s Sustainability Report.