Rising consumption from population growth has led to depletion of natural resources and increase in waste across the world. It is becoming increasingly important to transfer from the current 'linear economy,' in which resources are used and then disposed after use, to a 'circular economy,' in which resource use and disposal are minimized through reusing and recycling resources. Amorepacific Group seeks to contribute to building a circular economy by reducing environmental impact and improving resource efficiency through the circular use of resources.
Recycling Water Resources and Using Rainwater
Amorepacific Group recognizes water shortage as a serious global risk. We comprehensively manage our water related risks in physical, regulatory, and reputational perspectives at our production sites using the water risk assessment tools developed by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). To this end, we optimize our use of water resources under the 3R principles of Reducing water use in our production process, Reusing water at our production sites, and increasing Recycling.
Amorepacific Group, especially, strives to use water resources efficiently at production facilities that require significant amount of water. In 2017, Osan AMORE Beauty Park tripled its rainwater storage facilities, adapting to the weather patterns of repeated heavy rain during the summer. In 2018, it purified the collected rainwater and used it in the primary stage of washing laundry such as workwear. These efforts resulted in a 75% reduction in water consumption at AMORE Beauty Park from 400 tons to 100 tons. And in 2019, Pacificpackage reduced water consumption by about 37% compared to 2018 through activities such as recycling water from cooling towers.
Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling Waste
Amorepacific Group strives to contribute to building a circular economy by minimizing waste generated at our sites and promoting recycling. We minimize the use of resources and increase resource circulation by complying with our 3R principles (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) especially when treating waste generated at production sites. We pursue to find optimal recycling methods for each type of waste by categorizing them into detailed types and properties.