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POSCO is the world’s leading steel-making company established in 1968. POSCO has two steelworks in Pohang and Gwangyang, South Korea. Recognized by World Steel Dynamics as the most competitive steelmaker for 10 consecutive years, POSCO is devoted to the company’s management philosophy,  'Corporate Citizenship: Building a Better Future Together'.

Guided by the company's 'With POSCO' vision, POSCO creates values for its business partners through 'Business with POSCO' principle. Through 'Society With POSCO,' POSCO dreams a better future for the community it serves, and through 'People With POSCO,'  POSCO aspires to build a culture that values trust and creativity.

POSCO Fact Sheet

All data as of 2018

Global No. 1

  • World Steel Dyanmics(WSD) World Steel Dyanmics(WSD)
    World’s Most Competitive Steelmaker World Steel Dyanmics(WSD)
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Indices(DJSI) Dow Jones Sustainability Indices(DJSI)
    Worlds’s Most Sustainable Company Dow Jones Sustainability Indices(DJSI)
  • World Economic Forum(Davos Forum) World Economic Forum(Davos Forum)
    Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporation World Economic Forum(Davos Forum)

POSCO Group Global Presence


No. of Countries of Operation


No. of Overseas Subsidiaries and offices


No. of Global Employees

Steelworks Overview

  • pohang pohang
    9,500,000m2 Size of Pohang Steelworks
    33,536 tons Steel Production Per Day At Pohang Steelworks
  • gwangyang gwangyang
    19,270,000m2 Size of Gwangyang Steelworks
    59,114 tons Steel Production Per Day At Gwangyang Steelworks

Steel Production

1,000,000,000 tons

1973 (Establishment) ~ 2019.10

Corporate Citizenship

Social Commitment of Each Employee

28 hours/year

Donation Made by POSCO 1% Foundation

Idea Market Place, Start-up Support

11 Start-ups

POSCO Steel Village

127 houses

Sustainable Management

Through Life Cycle Assessment
With Circular Economy at its core

  • Circular Economy

    A sustainable industrial system where waste does not exist, from raw materials extraction to disposal

  • Life Cycle Assessment

    Assesses environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product’s life

  • 6.96 Million Trees at POSCO

    As of 2018, the green space at POSCO Steelworks is at 6.94 Mil.(m2):
    25% of the total area

    Pohang Steelworks: 2.25 mil. of green space out of 9.49 mil. → green space ratio: 24%

    Gwangyang Steelworks: 4.69 mil. of green space out of 19.27 mil. → green space ratio: 24%

    * unit: (m2)

  • 73%

    POSCO self-produces 73% of its energy consumption via energy gain at steelworks, by-product gas, etc. (as of 2018)

  • 98.2%

    Daily water consumption at POSCO Steelworks: 1,196 tons. 98.2% is reused (as of 2018)

  • 100%

    Slags produced during steelmaking is 100% recycled as fertilizer or cement (as of 2018)

  • 1.07 Trillion KRW

    Investing 1.07 trillion KRW towards sustainability including Selective Catalytic Reduction (2019 ~ 2021)