SAMPYO Cement positively presses ahead with an environmentfriendly
industry through continued efforts for improvement of
In 1996, we became the first Korean cement business to get the
ISO 14001 certification and started operating an environmental
management system in production, sales and distribution. In 1998, we
received the Grand Prize from the Korea Federation for Environmental
Movement for its conspicuous role on the efforts for environmentfriendly
management. In 2002, we were selected as an exemplary
business in the efforts for reduction of waste, the first of its kind
among cement businesses.
Resource recycling - Operation of waste heat recovery power
The waste heat recovery power plant, built by SAMPYO Cement
in 2004, uses wasted hot gas produced in the cement production
process for power generation of 19.7MW or 130,000MWh/year,
supplying 13.5% of the whole power requirement of our Samcheok
factory. The power plant contributes to environmental conservation
through reduction of carbon dioxide.
Air pollution management - TMS (Tele-Metering System)
We thoroughly controls pollutants of dust and nitric oxide by
monitoring of TMS, sharing data with relevant government offices for
minimization of pollutant emission and developing environmentalfriendly
relationship with the local community.
Water quality management - Zero discharge wastewater system
Our Samcheok factory is operating a zero discharge wastewater
system that reuses all of the wastewater (i.e. 23,000 tons/day) through
the recycling process of sedimentation, filtering and dehydration, in an
effort for prevention of pollution of water.
Waste management - Efforts for conservation of waste into resources
We recycles byproducts generated from semiconductors, the iron &
steel industry and power plants as raw materials for cement
production, in addition to having bunker-C oil replaced by recycled or
Re-refined oil, and using used tires and combustible wastes for fuel,
thus reducing the import of bituminous coals.
Quarry development - Efforts for environmental conservation and rehabilitation
At our quarry in Samcheok, where the open pit-mining method is
used, we are making efforts for rehabilitation of used quarries based
in the rehabilitation examples of Japanese and European businesses
in an effort to restore environmental damage. Trees have been
planted on about 17% of the developed area.