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Environmental Performance

GHG Emissions Management

SK D&D manages its GHG emissions and energy consumption across all levels to build consensus on and respond to the severity of the climate crisis. While we are not governed by any of Korea’s GHG emissions-related mechanisms*, we have created and voluntarily operated GHG and energy management systems in accordance with the nation’s GHG emissions calculation and certification guidelines. We have preemptively extended the scope of our GHG emissions calculation and management from Scope 1 & 2 emissions generated from our own operations to Scope 3 emissions generated from leased assets and real estate investments. We will set specific annual targets and elaborate on our implementation roadmap to achieve Net Zero.

* GHG target management system, emissions trading system, etc. ** Due to the nature of the business, SK D&D does not emit harmful chemicals, ozone-depleting substances, and air pollutants

GHG Emissions and Energy Intensity (Scope 1 & 2)

Direct emissions (Scope 1)Fixed combustiontCO₂ eq.8.768.689.64
Mobile combustiontCO₂ eq.129.81160.41144.17
Indirect emissions (Scope 2)tCO₂ eq.629.19579.25617.77
Scope 1,2 GHG Emissions *tCO₂ eq.767.76748.34771.58
GHG Emissions intensity ** (Scope 1,2)tCO₂ eq. / KRW 10 billion16.8810.699.75
Energy sourceElectricityTJ16.7821.3323.99
Fossil fuelsTJ2.202.572.32
Total energy consumptionTJ18.9823.9026.31
Energy intensityTJ / KRW 10 billion0.420.340.33
  • * GHG emissions and energy consumption data cover all our operations.
  • -Headquarters, Gasiri wind power plant, Gallery D&D, Smart Work Center, etc.
  • ** Intensity data were calculated based on the sales for the concerned year

GHG Emissions and Energy Consumption by Worksite (Scope 1 & 2)

GHG Emissions by WorksiteSK D&DtCO₂ eq.731.39709.44738.48
Subsidiaries (DDI, DDP)tCO₂ eq.36.3638.8933.09
Energy Consumption by WorksiteSK D&DTJ18.2423.1025.62
Subsidiaries (DDI, DDP)TJ0.750.800.69

GHG Emissions and Energy Consumption (Scope 3)

GHG Emissions (Scope 3)Downstream leased assets (Episode, ESS, etc.)tCO₂ eq.5,120.367,933.359,113.73
Investments (fuel cell power plant, etc.)tCO₂ eq.41.4941.495,566.88
Total GHG Emissions (Scope 3)tCO₂ eq.5,161.857,974.8414,680.61
Scope 3 Energy ConsumptionDownstream leased assets (Episode, ESS, etc.)TJ105.43163.35190.24
Investments (fuel cell power plant, etc.)TJ0.850.85107.58
Total energy consumption (Scope 3)TJ106.28164.2297.82

GHG Emissions Mitigation

The Eco Hub, where we are headquartered, was designed with a geothermal system, a solar power system, and Smart Glass to reduce environmental impacts and conserve on energy consumption in the operation and maintenance phases. Our subsidiaries and rental housings we construct are also run on renewable energy and adopt high efficiency energy facilities to mitigate GHG emissions across the board.

SK D&D Net Zero

SK D&D is keenly aware of the need to mitigate GHG emissions as a way to respond to global climate change, and will leverage its eco-friendly business to actively join in the effort to address climate change in line with the requirements made by wide-ranging stakeholders. We plan to set and implement our GHG emissions reduction goals in accordance with the SBTi to make disclosures in 2022 as suggested by the TCFD recommendations and to help achieve the 2040 Net Zero goal of SK Group.

Net Zero Implementation Plan

GHG emissions managementGHG emission reduction
  • Manage GHG emissions from operations - Scope 1, Scope2
  • Manage GHG emissions generated outside operations - Scope 3 (Category 13(Downstream leased assets), Category 15(Investments))
  • Voluntarily verify our GHG emissions with the help of third parties
  • Set GHG emissions reduction goals in accordance with the SBTi
  • Distribute eco-friendly, energy-efficient buildings
  • Reduce GHG emissions from operations - Vehicle replacements, fuel switch, shift to high efficiency facilities, etc.
  • Reduce emissions through the activities of housing/home renters - Encourage customers to reduce GHG emissions and mitigate emissions accordingly
  • Reduce emissions through the use of renewables

Water Resource Management

We operate a water consumption reduction and management system at our Headquarters to improve water resource efficiency. Stormwater and underground water are collected on the rooftop and on the ground of the Eco Hub where we are headquartered and is reused as raw greywater and landscaping water, and eco-certified hygiene devices are deployed to reduce water consumption. We introduce G-SEED-certified stormwater management systems and use discharged stormwater and underground water in the property development process. Furthermore, we undertake property development projects in a way that opts for water-saving devices and ensures that water consumption meets monitoring standards.

Water Resources

Water consumptionD&D (HQ and other operations)ton2,920.983,411.333,157.87
Subsidiaries (DDI, DDP)ton265.85238.05288.10
Total water consumptionton3,186.833,649.383,445.97
Reduction in water consumptionton328.70295.93406.86
Intensity-based water consumptionton / KRW 10 billion70.0852.1543.57
  • * Data on water resources cover our entire operations.
  • (Headquarters, Gasiri wind power plant, Gallery D&D, Smart Work Center, etc.)

Waste Management

SK D&D launches waste reduction campaigns to mitigate its internal waste. We have set a mandate for all employees to use their own personal mugs and tumblers to lower the use of disposables, and our in-house café ‘Latelier’ serves all its beverages in personal/common-use tumblers. The waste discharged from the Headquarters is managed under our waste management system, and we have gone paperless in our business operations to reduce the consumption of disposables. The designated waste generated from wind power farms is stringently managed by third-party O&M companies in accordance with the ‘Allbaro’ online waste disposal verification system. We will operate environmental improvement campaigns for waste discharged by rental housing residents to contribute to mitigating waste.


Type of treatmentRecyclington3.443.764.27
Designated wasteton1.233.882.06
Total waste dischargeton7.4510.038.68
Intensity-based waste dischargeton / KRW 10 billion0.160.140.11
  • * Data waste discharge cover our entire operations.
  • (Headquarters, Gasiri wind power plant, Gallery D&D, Smart Work Center, etc.)


We perform environmental impact assessments to minimize our impact on the ecosystem. Such assessments are made on our development projects to preemptively identify the environmental impact generated from property and renewable energy development activities and to exceed the standards required by applicable laws and systems. Environmental impact assessment results reinforce our efforts to create such initiatives as green belts and ecological corridors to protect the ecosystem in the vicinity of our operations.

Development Process for Ecological Environment Protection

Biodiversity Improvement Plan
  • Create green spaces to strengthen connections with the ecosystem outside our operations
  • Create and preserve natural soil green areas to maintain the circulation function in nature and the function of the soil ecosystem
  • Create a biotope for both aquatic and terrestrial life to promote harmony with the wild life
  • Develop and implement plans for protected species within the surrounding areas of our operations, along with the species protected by law