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European Hankook plant achieves milestone with ISCC PLUS Certification


Transition to natural oils and renewable bio-based polymers reduces carbon footprint and sets standard for eco-friendly tyre manufacturing

Certification underscores the Company’s Commitment to Sustainability

Hankook has attained the prestigious ISCC PLUS certification (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) for its European production plant in Rácalmás (Hungary). This  achievement is testament to the company’s unyielding commitment to sustainability, innovation, and environmental responsibility. Hankook plans to further intensify its activities in the area of long-term carbon neutrality and resource conservation by using sustainable raw materials.

The ISCC PLUS certification, granted under the European Renewable Energy Directives (EU RED), recognises the Hankook plant in Rácalmás for its efforts in fostering eco-friendly practices. One of the key highlights of this accomplishment is to support the company’s transition from petroleum-based oil to natural oil. This development underlines Hankook’s commitment to sustainability.

The ISCC PLUS certification evaluates a company’s sustainability across the entire spectrum. Affiliated with 130 sustainable raw material manufacturers, NGOs and research institutes worldwide, ISCC is renowned for its stringent certification procedures and transparent screening standards.

Further recognition of Hankook’s relentless Pursuit of Innovation and Sustainability

This is not the first time Hankook has been acknowledged for its efforts in sustainability. The plant in Geumsan (Korea) made history in 2021 when it became the world’s first tyre manufacturer to obtain ISCC PLUS certification. The ISCC PLUS certification for the European Hankook plant in Rácalmás attests to the company’s continued success on the road to an increasingly greener future.

The certification process involved a  review of Hankook’s operations, from sourcing certified raw materials to applying appropriate manufacturing procedures. This achievement serves as an annual reaffirmation of Hankook’s dedication to upholding environmentally friendly practices.

Hankook’s ISCC PLUS certification is a significant milestone that reflects the company’s dedication to a greener future and its leading role in shaping the tyre industry’s sustainable transformation.

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