Hyundai Motor Group: High rate of occupational accidents and fatalities

Industrial accidents in South Korea are a concern, and Hyundai sites have a particularly bad record. Since 2012, 10 people have died at Hyundai’s steel plant in Dangjin. According to RepRisk, the Korean Ministry of Labour and Employment lists Hyundai Motor´s Ulsan Plant “as the site with the highest number of occupational incidents in South Korea”. At a Kia Motor plant 431 injuries and 1 death were reported between 2012 and 20131.

  1. Reprisk company profile (2014): Hyundai Corporation; as at 16 July 2014, provided to Facing Finance []
Case location
Dangjin-si, Chungcheongnam-do, Südkorea

Affected topics
  • Human and Labour Rights
Affected norms and standards Directly and indirectly (through shareholding) involved companies Indirect investors through shareholding

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