In 2019, SK gas created 209.5 billion won in social value, which consists of 188.8 billion won in economic social performance, 16.9 billion won in business social performance, and 4.8 billion won in social contributions. This marks an increase of 59.8 billion won from the 149.7 billion won achieved in 2018. The areas with the highest growth were employment and tax associated with business performance, and the business social performance area also showed an increase of 27% compared to the previous year.
The most meaningful achievement associated with the LPG business is found in the area of 'reducing air pollutant emissions.' Since LPG has less air pollutant emissions than other fuels, expanding the use of LPG creates economic value with an increase in sales and social value with the reduction of air pollutant emissions such as fine dust.
SK gas reduced the social cost due to air pollution by 10.4 billion won in 2019 by supplying autogas and continued to expand these efforts in the community by helping small and medium-sized businesses convert to eco-friendly LPG, businesses that previously used Bunker C oil due to various constraints.
This is our effort to contribute to long-term social value creation by reducing and resolving social issues caused by fine dust and climate change problems caused by greenhouse gases. We will continue to improve the quality of life by providing energy convenience, accessibility, and safety and by creating an industrial ecosystem where we can grow together with our partners in the LPG business and our local communities.