Ethical Management

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Policy

Ethical management refers to business conduct that fulfils not only economic and legal responsibilities, but also social norms. SK ecoplant’s ethical management system consists of three elements, or the three Cs: code, compliance, and consensus. We have established a Code of Ethics and a Code of Conduct for Ethical Management based on this system. In accordance with international standards, the code of ethics covers our entire value chain and includes our roles and responsibilities for employees, customers, Biz. Partners, shareholders, and society, as well as detailed information on the system of practicing ethical management. In addition, separate anti-corruption policies were set up to enhance the enforcement of our existing ethics rules, and the ethical management division, as an executive body, spreads a culture of ethics across the company and periodically reports on the outcomes of its actions to the Audit Committee. Fully composed of non-executive directors, the Audit Committee is an independent body charged with supervising ethics and anti-corruption duties.
SK ecoplant provides ethical management training to employees to form a consensus on ethical management practices and to foster an ethical mindset. Currently, ethics and anti-corruption training is offered to executives, the BOD, and Biz. Partners’ employees. Annual online training on ethical management, defined by the SKMS (SK Management System), and practical ways of pursuing such management is provided to all employees – including temporary and dispatched workers.

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윤리경영 시스템 3요소 - 3C
  • 행동기준 Code
  • 제도 Compliance
  • 공감대 Consensus
  • 행동기준 Code

    기업윤리 기준으로 이해관계자에 대한 책임을 규정하는 것이며 구체적이고, 성문화된 구성원의 행동지침 (윤리규범, 실전지침 등)

  • 제도 Compliance

    윤리경영을 실천하기 위한 조직과 각종 제도 (윤리경영 전담조직, 상담·제보 처리기능, 윤리감사 등)

  • 공감대 Consensus

    기업윤리 기준으로 이해관계자에 대한 책임을 규정하는 것이며 구체적이고, 성문화된 구성원의 행동지침 (윤리규범, 실전지침 등)

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윤리규정

  • 이해관계자별 윤리경영 기본원칙과 회사와 구성원의 행동원칙 - 구성원, 고객, 주주, 비즈니스파트너, 사회
  • 윤리경영 실천체계 - 조직, 상담·제보채널, 제보자 보호 등
  • 윤리경영 실천규칙 - 구성원의 행동지침 - 회사가 금지하는 비윤리행위정의 (금품수수 등)
  • Biz. Partner 행동규칙 - Biz. Partner의 행동지침 - 윤리경영준수를 위한 행동 요구사항
  • 윤리경영 실천가이드 - 세부행동지침, 추가 해석이 필요한 사항
  • Biz. Partner ESG 평가

Goal

With the aim of achieving zero anti-corruption violations by 2024, SK ecoplant continues to upgrade our ethical management system and raise employees’ awareness of implementing the code of ethics. There is zero tolerance for breaches of ethics and anti-corruption policies. Data concerning such cases are disclosed after categorization into sub-categories such as bribery and sexual harassment, and a recurrence prevention program will be implemented to facilitate continuous remediation.
In 2022, SK ecoplant, as a member of SK Group, will further enhance our ethical management capabilities by developing metrics for our anti-corruption risk management system and risk management capabilities. These metrics will be used for measuring our system and capabilities, and identifying improvement tasks. Further, we will regularly conduct surveys to eliminate workplace bullying, and enhance the training of all employees with respect to ethics, anti-corruption, and whistleblower protection measures. Through these efforts, we strive to earn employee trust and lay a firm foundation for the implementation of ethical management. Moreover, global staff and subsidiaries’ employees will be included in training to enhance its effectiveness and to urge subsidiaries to promote ethical management at their own discretion.

윤리경영 목표 테이블 (구분 (반부패, 윤리교육), 단위, 2022, 2023, 2024)
Type Unit 2022 2023 2024
Anti-corruption Detailed Implementation Plan - Regular audit of legal risks Intensive audit of areas vulnerable to legal risks Establishing measures to act on audit results and eliminate corruption
No. of Violations of Regulations & Policies - 0 0 0
윤리교육 Expanding the No. of Employees Eligible for Training and Managing Training Contents - Expanding those eligible for training to global staff and subsidiaries’ employees Enhancing ethics training content Maintain
% of Employees Trained % 100 100 100

Performance

1. Ethical Management and Anti-corruption Training Program

In 2021, SK ecoplant conducted “Training on Ethical Management and Audit Cases” to project site employees, and “Ethical Management Training Together” to new hires, experienced employees, and personnel in key job groups and departments. Approximately 100 sessions were conducted. Further, more than 300 organizations fostered ethical decision-making skills between leaders and employees through the Dilemma Case Discussion Workshop. Additionally, separate ethical management training was held for BOD members and executives, contributing to their understanding of SK Group’s ethical management philosophy.
Every year, the SK ecoplant family pledges to comply with the code of ethics, thus committing to compliance with ethical and anti-corruption regulations. Also, an annual company-wide survey on ethical management practices identifies areas requiring improvements in the ethical management system and culture. All employees, including dispatched workers, are surveyed to evaluate the performance of our main bodies responsible for ethical management practice, as well as our operational ability to enforce related regulations. Most of the respondents registered positive responses to the questions on the level of ethical management. As a result of the survey in 2021, effective improvement plans were developed, including strengthening whistleblower protection to secure trust in reporting, continuing efforts to eliminate workplace bullying, revising the training content concerning ethical management, and bolstering training for on-site employees. Moreover, a survey of about 1,000 Biz. Partners is conducted every year to cover weaknesses in our ethical management and identify relevant requests. The survey, conducted by an external polling system to ensure anonymity, was carried out on criteria such as SK ecoplant’s level of ethical management, unfair trade, corruption, and reporting channels. All areas received positive responses.

2. Risk Inspection

Preliminary Risk Inspection

Using risk prevention checks and risk-sensing systems, SK ecoplant holds preliminary risk inspections every year for key business areas – including procurement, human resources, and expenditures. Under the supervision of the Ethical Management Division, the risk prevention review system classifies risk items by work type, and either prepares a checklist for each division to self-assess their risks or holds a joint inspection with the division. The risk-sensing system detects improper treatment based on data from each work system.

Internal Audit

Projects in progress, headquarters, and subsidiaries undergo internal audits on work procedures, legal compliance, and possible unethical behavior committed by individuals. Each division is inspected at least once every three years. Closing audits on finalized projects, covering all worksites, were launched in 2021. Violations identified by an audit are either corrected immediately or undergo appropriate improvement measures, after discussions with relevant departments, to prevent recurrence. Such measures are also monitored annually to determine if they are being properly implemented.

3. Reporting Channel for Ethical Management Counseling

SK ecoplant’s counseling and reporting channels for ethical management allow stakeholders, such as company employees, Biz. Partners, and customers, to receive counseling on unethical behavior. Channels include the official website, email, and the messaging app KakaoTalk, to facilitate easy access and allow users to stay anonymous. To protect whistleblowers, regulations stipulate protection for both the whistleblowers and their content (guarantee of personal identification, confidentiality, personal protection, and non-discrimination), and in February 2021, regulations were developed to strengthen protective measures. Stronger disciplinary standards target actions that can harm whistleblowers, removing the fear of coming forward and reducing disadvantages, thereby creating an environment in which anyone can report without fear of retaliation.

4. Violations and Actions

In 2021, 51 employees were subject to disciplinary action due to their violation of the Fair Transactions in Subcontracting Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and rules on workplace harassment. These violations were detected through risk inspections and reports via ethical management counseling. We are also striving to actively inform staff of violations by sending letters on ethical management to all employees, conducting training using case studies, and releasing results from the Reward and Punishment Review Committee.

Consensus

2021 08 Revision of the Code of Ethics and enactment of new ethical management practice rules and business partners’ rules of conduct
06 The Conduct of Ethical Pledge signed by all Employees ZOOM
2021. 06.

The Conduct of Ethical Pledge signed by all Employees

The Conduct of Ethics Management Workshop
The Conduct of Ethics Training Program for all Employees by Online ZOOM
2021. 06.

The Conduct of Ethics Training Program for all Employees by Online

03 Education on Code of Ethics and audit cases for Site Staff
Issuance of letter for ethical management practice ZOOM
2021. 03.

Issuance of letter for ethical management practice

02 Amendment of Code of Ethics and Informant Protection Regulation
01 Notice of compliance with Code of Ethics for the lunar new year ZOOM
2021. 01.

Notice of compliance with Code of Ethics for Chuseok Holiday

2020 10 'Check the self-purification system
09 Notice of compliance with Code of Ethics for Chuseok Holiday
08 Ethical management practice survey for employees
Ethical management practice survey for BP
06 The Conduct of Ethical Pledge signed by all Employees
The Conduct of Ethics Management Workshop
The Conduct of Ethics Training Program for all Employees by Online
04 Issuance of letter for ethical management practice
Establishment of the Ethical Management Guideline
Realization of One Strike Out system
Amendment of Code of Ethics, Informant Protection Regulation and reward and punishment rules
03 Education on Code of Ethics and audit cases for Site Staff
02 Notice of compliance with Code of Ethics for the lunar new year’s day
공감대 표 (연도, 월, 내용으로 구성)
2019 03 Amendment of 'Internal Auditing Regulation' and 'Informants Protection Regulations'
Enlargement of the organization in charge of Ethics Management (2 Teams under One Manager)
02 Conduct of Ethical Pledge signed by all Employees
Notice of compliance with Code of Ethics for the lunar new year’s day
01 Distribution of the Ethical Management Guideline, 2019 to all Executives and Team Leaders
2018 09 Notice of compliance with Code of Ethics for Chuseok Holiday
Conduct of ethical management practice survey for all employees
08 Ethical management practice survey for executives
07 assessment of self-check system
Conduct of ethical management work shop
06 The Conduct of Ethics Training Program for all Employees by Online
02 Conduct of Ethical Pledge signed by all Employees
Notice of compliance with Code of Ethics for the lunar new year’s day
2017 11 The Open of Internal Ethics Management Portal
09 Ethical management practice survey for employees
The Conduct of Ethics Management Workshop
07 The Conduct of Ethics Training Program for all Employees by Online
05 Amendment of 'Internal Auditing Regulation' and Announcement to All Employees
02 The Conduct of Ethical Pledge signed by all Employees
2016 10 The Conduct of Ethics Management Workshop
08 The Conduct of Ethics Training Program for all Employees by Online
07 Ethical management practice survey for employees
04 The Conduct of Compliance Training Program for Site Staff in Saudi Projects
03 Enactment of Informant Protection Regulation and Revision of “Ethical Management Implementation Memorandum” for Business Partners
01 The Conduct of Ethical Pledge signed by all Employees
2015 12 Posting Contents of Anti-Corruption Compliance on Ethical Management Homepage
The Open of Anti-Corruption Compliance Blog (Establishment of Internal Whistleblowing System)
10 Alignment of Compliance Organization in Each Biz. Division (Designation of Compliance Champions and Compliance Assistants)
08 Revision of “Ethical Management Implementation Memorandum” for Business Partners
02 The Allocation of Anti-Corruption Compliance News on Company Newsletter (Tongtong letter)
01 The Conduct of Ethical Pledge signed by all Employees
2014 12 The Enactment of Regulation for Observation of International Anti-Corruption Laws
10 The Startup of Anti-Corruption Compliance Task Force
01 The Conduct of Ethical Pledge signed by all Employees
2013 07 The Publication and Notice of Ethical Management Practice FAQ for Leaders
04 The 3rd Amendment of Code of Ethics
01 The Conduct of Ethical Pledge signed by all Employees
2012 07 Integration of Consulting & Reporting Online Channels in relation to Ethics Management of Each Affilated Companies under Holding Company
04 The Conduct of Ethical Pledge signed by all Employees
2011 12 Opened Internal Ethics Management Portal
10 The Conduct of Voluctary Report Campaign about the Compliance Violation Cases
3 The Conduct of Ethical Pledge signed by all Employees
1 The Conduct of Ethical Pledge signed by all Employees
The 2nd Amendment of Code of Ethics
2010 12 The Conduct of Ethics Training Program for all Employees by Online
10 Quarterly performance assessment of self-check system
7 The Conduct of Ethical Pledge signed by all Employees
공감대 표 (연도, 월, 내용으로 구성)
2005 11 The Publication & Distribution of English Version of Code of Ethics
2004 11 The Conduct of Compliance Training Program for Site Staff in Saudi Projects
1999 09 The 1st Amendment of Code of Ethics
1998 01 The Enactment of Code of Ethics

Ethical Management Reporting and Counselling

We receive reports on unethical behavior that violates the company's code of ethics.

  • Biz. Partners receiving valuables, grafts, convenience, etc. from stakeholders
  • Inappropriate use of company assets and information or taking unfair advantage
  • Unethical behavior related to other stakeholders, etc.

※ For matters related to after sales services and sales of apartments/shopping malls, contact our Customer Happiness Center or submit related information to the Customer Complaint Center. The ethical management Reporting and Counselling channel does not provide a separate response to these cases.

How to file a report

We operate an ethical management reporting and counselling channel so that not only our employees, but all stakeholders can report unethical behavior. You can choose the most convenient method of reporting with your real name or anonymously.

제보방법 테이블 (우편, 인터넷, 전화, 팩스, 이메일, 카카오톡)
By mail SK ecoplant (Gwanhoon Building) 32, Insadong 7-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Internet https://ethics.sk.co.kr/
Phone 02-723-2010
Fax 02-3700-8370
Via E-mail skecoplant.ethics@sk.com
kakaotalk 1:1 openchat by searching ‘SK ecoplant’ or accessing through the QR code

※ For ethical management reporting and counselling, please write in detail using the 5W1H method and attach the relevant evidence.

kakaotalk QR code
제보방법 카카오톡 QR코드

Whistleblower Protection System

We have enacted the whistleblower protection regulation so that those who report may do so with confidence without receiving any disadvantages.
In particular, we are applying reinforced disciplinary standards to acts of retaliation or disadvantages given to the whistleblowers, and acts that expose the whistleblowers to others.

  • The identity of the informant and the contents of the report are kept strictly confidential.
  • There is no penalty for making a legitimate report.
  • In case of receiving a disadvantage due to reporting, one can request the Ethics Management Group for correction and protection.
  • Equal protection is provided to those who cooperated with the investigation by making statements or providing data in the process of verifying the facts of the report.
  • If the person who participated in an unethical or illegal act voluntarily reports the fact, the sanctions for the act may be reduced or exempted.

Code

Code of Ethics

This is the highest level regulation that stipulates ethical management practices in relationships with all stakeholders, including employees, customers, business partners, and society.

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Code of Conduct for Ethical Management

As a member of SK ecoplant, we provide standards for correct behavior and judgment.

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