(Seoul=NSP News Agency) eunyoung Huh Journalist = It’s been reported Hyundai E&C has violated the construction waste law the most despite its efforts to build an image as a company leading ESG, a well-known acronym for environmental, social and corporate governance.
Hyundai E&C explained that the violation cases were the highest due to a number of construction sites nationwide.
Dumping the waste nearby residential area is against business ethics and it could be a serious crime if it contains toxic waste, said the Korean Academy of ESG.
Although Hyundai E&C revealed through Sustainability Report it has assigned and operated a waste management system for a legal waste treatment, the Korean Academy of ESG criticized that the illegal landfill and discharge of construction waste even when the system is available only go counter to business ethics - at the center of which should be eco-friendliness.
The illegal discharge of contaminated construction waste pollutes soil and groundwater, having a deadly impact to human, animals and growing crops, a researcher in the Graduate school of Environmental Finance at Yonsei University highlighted.
The National Assembly also pointed out that Hyundai E&C’s ESG mismanagement goes against environment-friendly management.
Construction industry has also emphasized that illegally dumping construction waste will only result in an environmental pollution and be a huge flaw to the corporate ESG management.
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