Sustainability.

Big goals. Big responsibilities.

We believe being a big company comes with the environmental responsibility to match. Which is we we’ve created our Eco-Technology Research Institute - to bring all our knowledge about eco-friendly, sustainable technology under one roof. From product development and manufacturing, to discovering ways to convert organic waste into fuel.

As part of this, we review our business sites every quarter to ensure we’re meeting our Greenhouse Emission targets, and working towards more efficiency in our energy-intensive processes, like heating and cooling.

For us, these matters aren’t marketing bullet points – they’re urgent, vital and putting us ahead of the game.

Solar powered plants.

Genuine sustainability isn’t just about committing to change in the future, it’s changing how we operate now. We’ve already installed a large-scale solar power system over the 213,000 square-metre roof of our Asan manufacturing plant in South Korea.

This has reduced our CO2 emissions by 5,600 tons a year - the equivalent of planting over a million pine trees.

It also led to the plant being designated as a Green Company due to its outstanding achievements in developing green vehicles and creating an eco-friendly work environments – an award we’ve been given an impressive five

95% recyclability.

We apply brave thinking to our environmental strategy, too. To reduce our impact, it’s our goal to be able to recycle 95% of each Hyundai car very soon.

We’re already recycling:

  • The metals that account for more than 70% of a vehicle’s weight.
  • Engine undercovers, radiator shrouds and battery tray plastics.
And we’re well on our way to applying this “Design for Recycling” philosophy to many other parts of our cars.

It’s better for the environment, better for our business, and undeniable proof that our appetite for breaking new ground is benefiting everyone.

Resource circulation.

Hyundai Motor Group is the world's first corporation to circulate resources within each business group including steel parts, automobiles and construction and engineering. 


Like with Hyundai Steel, which processes its steel into cold rolled mill for use in our cars. In return, waste cars are sent back to Hyundai Steel to be made into raw material for construction programs. 

Resource Circulation