Rising consumption from population growth has led to depletion of natural resources and increase of waste production throughout the world. It is becoming increasingly important to transfer from the current 'linear economy,' in which resources are used to make products and then disposed after use, to a 'circular economy,' in which resource use and disposal are minimized through reuse and recycling of 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.
Reusing Water Resources Once More
Amorepacific Group recognizes water shortage as a serious global risk. We manage our water resource 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). We put forth various efforts to improve efficient use of water resources, such as reducing the amount of water usage in the production process and increasing water recycling and reuse. How much water do we use every day to eat, drink and clean? According to the UN State of the Future report by futurists, half of the global population will suffer from water shortages by 2025. Amorepacific Group is adapting to climate change by reducing and reusing precious water resources, which once lost cannot be recovered.
Amorepacific Group especially strives to use water resources efficiently at production facilities that require significant amount of water. In 2017, Beauty Campus Osan tripled its rainwater storage facilities to increase rainwater use, adapting to the repeated weather patterns of heavy rain during the summer. And in 2018, it purified the collected rainwater and used it in the primary stage of cleaning laundry items such as workwear.
Reducing, Reusing and Recycling Waste
Amorepacific Group is dedicated to building a circular economy by minimizing waste generated at production sites and promoting recycling. We minimize the use of resources and increase recycling by complying with our 3R principle (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) when treating waste generated at production sites. We especially pursue to find optimal recycling methods for each type of waste by categorizing them into detailed types and properties.