LG Chem produces six SIN List substances, two of which are officially recognised as chemicals of high concern by the EU. However, data is available for less than one fifth of the Seoul-based company’s production, as the rest…
LG Chem produces six SIN List substances, two of which are included on the REACH Candidate List and one that is also found on the REACH Authorisation List. The company does not produce any persistent chemicals. LG Chem provided ChemSec with the percentage of products containing chemicals of high concern (8,4%) and products where SIN List substances have been used in the manufacturing process (20,4%).
LG Chem has a method in place to screen and assess the sustainability of its products and includes intrinsic hazards of ingredients in the screening process. The company does not exclude substances with toxic properties from its new products or follow the principles of green chemistry. It does, however, make use of the GreenScreen assessment tool and actively markets safer alternatives.
The company shares chemical safety information on its website but does not have a phase-out strategy for hazardous substances. The Seoul-based company is a member of Korean Responsible Care and follows voluntary standards such as a Code of Conduct and a Supplier Code of Conduct. LG Chem is the only company that provided more details on its hazardous portfolio.