SK at CES 2022: Will You Join Us On the Net Zero Journey?
January 7, 2022
SK Brings a Forest to Las Vegas to Show What a World Without Carbon Could Look Like
At CES 2022, SK Group companies offered both a pledge and an invitation to address climate change.
SK’s pledge was bold as it committed to eliminate 200 million tons of
carbon emissions across its businesses by 2030. That’s about 1 percent
of the reductions needed to reach global targets. To reach the group
target, SK companies plan to invest $85 billion in environmentally
SK’s invitation, though, was even more important as it urged CES
participants, the broader business community and the world at large to
join SK on its net zero journey.
Inspiration from the Forest
This pledge and invitation were brought to life through SK’s CES 2022
exhibit, dubbed the “Green Forest Pavilion.” The booth showed visitors a
world where carbon emissions are reduced and eventually eliminated.
The SK exhibit delivered a powerful visual message by recreating in Las Vegas a forest located in Korea’s Indeung Mountain. Known for its birch trees, Indeung Mountain is a special place for SK. In the1970s, former SK Group Chairman Jong-hyon Chey launched a reforestation effort to amplify the group’s commitment to having a positive impact on society.
The Path to Net Zero
This commitment to being a good steward to the world continues today.
At CES, attendees were able to wind their way through SK’s green forest
to learn first-hand how to achieve a net-zero world. Along the way, the
booth showcased areas where SK companies and their partners are
developing new technologies and innovations to support the net zero
goal. These include:
Clean sources of energy such as the EV batteries made by SK On and the hydrogen infrastructure being pioneered by SK E&S to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels
Energy efficient solutions in our everyday lives including power-saving computer chips from SK Telecom, advanced semiconductor materials from SK Siltron that help electric vehicles go further on every charge and investments in companies like Halio, which makes smart glass that helps buildings become more energy efficient
Healthier options for the planet and society including SK Inc. investments
in alternative food companies, such as Perfect Day and Nature’s Fynd,
that have created a global food supply chain that produces fewer
greenhouse gas emissions
Eco-friendly packaging from SK Geo Centric and SKC
that can be fully recycled or reused to reduce waste in our landfills
Collective Effort is Required
For SK, the journey to net zero has only just begun. Its investments
and goals, though, will only be meaningful as part of a collective
effort. SK hopes its CES exhibit can play a part in helping kick-start a
broader movement in the global business community to take ambitious
actions to achieve a net-zero world.