Kia Adds Green Space Around Factories

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 by

Motors Corporation is going greener— expanding the amount of space around its production facilities by 3.9%. Presently, Kia reports 3,507,276 m2 of open space, the equivalent of 858 soccer pitches. From a financial standpoint, the carmaker’s domestic investment in environmental initiatives has grown 50% year-on-year.

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Kia’s commitment to green space extends to each of the carmaker’s global production facilities. From Sohari, Hwasung and Gwangju in Korea; to Žilina in Slovakia, Europe; Georgia in the USA; and in Yancheng Province, China, Kia surrounds its sites with foliage. At the close of 2015, the company had planted a total of 4.94 million trees at its manufacturing facilities. This year the company will cross the five million tree mark.

Kia says it views afforestation as a cornerstone for developing even more eco-friendly production facilities. Planting trees helps absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. With a single tree able to absorb up to 22 kg of CO2 per year, around 107.5 million tons of CO2 are absorbed as a result of Kia’s tree planting campaign.

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