Human Rights Management

SK ecoplant’s has set up its human rights system based on the guidelines for Human Rights Due Diligence of the UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which suggests Protect', 'Respect', and 'Remedy' as principles to promote the human rights of all stakeholders in corporate activities. Based on this, we have established and declared 'Human Rights Commitment', and have set up and operated its own human rights risk management process to identify and mitigate the negative impact on human rights. Moreover, we analyze stakeholders' opinions collected through the human rights grievance mechanism and reflect them in upgrades of the human rights management system.
The HR Division oversees the company’s human rights management by establishing human rights management plans and policies, playing a leading role in the human rights impact assessment, implementing remedial measures for human rights risks, and conducting human rights training for employees. The HR Division also collects the grievances of employees through various channels including SK Group’s integrated reporting system, internal web bulletin board, email, and an employee grievance officer of the Management Development Council, and reports them to the CEO and Audit Committee on a regular basis.

Human Rights Commitment

SK ecoplant’s Human Rights Commitment


“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” (Article 1, Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
“Good Impact For Tomorrow”

SK ecoplant promises to fulfill our corporate social responsibility and proactively conduct human rights management to spread a positive influence on the future of humanity.
To this end, we commit to supporting, respecting, and faithfully complying with the internationally recognized Universal Declaration of Human Rights1), the ILO Conventions2), and the 10 Principles3) of the UN Global Compact (UNGC)4).

  • 1) The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • 2) ILO Conventions: Prohibition of forced labor, the Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining Convention, prohibition of child labor, etc.
  • 3) UN Global Compact (UNGC): A UN framework and initiative composed of civil society and the world’s largest companies, with thousands of members in over 100 countries and an overarching goal to facilitate social responsibility and growth by corporations and international markets
  • 4) UNGC’s 10 Principles: A set of ten principles to help corporations fulfill their social responsibility


We recognize and respect that all human beings are equal in dignity and rights.
We respectfully request that all employees as well as our entire value chain – including our subsidiaries, Biz. Partners, and joint ventures – to support and comply with not only the international conventions on human rights and labor above, but also our internal human rights policies.

Human Rights Impact Assessment

We have identified and assessed the actual and potential human rights risks that may impact our stakeholders as a result of our business operations.
human rights-friendly business operation by identifying the impacts that our business activities have on the human rights of our stakeholders based on the human rights risk assessment and proposing measures to prevent and resolve any potential negative risks.

Human Rights
  • 1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
  • 2. M ake sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
  • 7. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  • 8. Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • 9. Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
  • 3. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
  • 4. The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
  • 5. The effective abolition of child labour
  • 6. The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
  • 10. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Ground Rules

1. Prohibition of discrimination

We prohibit discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disability, age, social standing, political beliefs, etc., across the entirety of our business operations.

2. Respect for diversity

We recognize and respect the diversity of all minority groups – ethnic, racial, religious, linguistic – across the entirety of our domestic and overseas business sites. Further, we strive to realize their equality of opportunity.

3. Prohibition of forced and child labor

We strictly prohibit all forms of forced labor, including assaults, blackmail, confinement, human trafficking, etc., and forbid child labor in all our domestic and overseas business sites as a matter of principle. In regions where employment of minors is not illegal under local laws, we may offer opportunities for work only if such employment does not restrict their right to education.

* For overseas business sites, the definition of a minor is defined by local laws and regulations

4. Protection of freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining

We respect freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, as enshrined in the constitution and the National Labor Relations Act, and provide all employees with suitable opportunities for communication in terms of their working conditions.

5. Fair treatment and support for education and training

We treat all employees fairly in terms of their capabilities and talents, foster an environment that facilities their self-development, and proactively support them with opportunities to receive the training and education required for their jobs.

6. Compliance with and improvement of working conditions

We strictly comply with all local laws relating to working conditions, such as working hours and minimum wages, in the countries in which we operate our business. Further, we strive to improve working conditions and guarantee equal compensation under the principle of equal pay for equal work.

7. Establishment of a pleasant and safe working environment

We foster safe and pleasant working environments to promote the health of our employees and those of our Biz. Partners. Moreover, we proactively pursue necessary measures to prevent safety incidents and establish plans to support follow-up management in this regard.

8. Compliance with laws and regulations on environmental protection

We comply with all related laws and international standards on environmental protection.

9. Fulfillment of environmental social responsibility

As a leading environmental company, we promote environmental responsibility across the entirety of our business activities as well as ceaselessly strive to implement measures for the development and diffusion of eco-friendly technologies.

10. Protection of the environment, safety, and property rights of local residents

We respect the environmental, safety, and property rights of local residents who may be directly or indirectly impacted by our business operations. Further, we strive to ensure that the environmental, safety, and property rights of local residents are not violated by our operations, and proactively pursue countermeasures to prevent violations whenever necessary.

CEO, SK ecoplant Kyung-Il Park

ESG Reporting SK ecoplant 2022 Sustainability Report