As a purpose-driven company, under our corporate vision of 'Progress for Humanity' Hyundai understands that recycling and sustainability aren’t trends, but rather a need for our society. Beyond providing zero-emission mobility solutions on land, we are continuing our research into more sustainable material options for car interiors and exterior paints, and have partnered with the NGO 'Healthy Seas'
to help clean up our oceans.
By partnering with the European NGO Healthy Seas, Hyundai is furthering our commitment to real actions that benefit our local communities and go beyond mobility alone. With Healthy Seas’s expertise in protecting marine ecosystems, we share a vision in making the world a better place for future generations.
Hyundai and Healthy Seas work with volunteer divers from the ‘Ghost Diving’ charity to recover abandoned fishing nets from reefs and shipwrecks. These ‘Ghost Nets’ continue to kill marine wildlife underwater for decades. By removing marine debris, Healthy Seas ensures the survival of a healthy underwater ecosystem for a sustainable future.
Another important aspect of Healthy Seas' efforts is in education. Through the organisation of events, and outreach programmes, Healthy Seas works closely with local schools to emphasise the importance of protecting vulnerable marine ecosystems. Through these programmes, children can learn more about the negative effects pollution can have on both marine and human life.
Healthy Seas collaborates with fishermen, fish farms, and local communities to prevent fishing nets from ending up in landfills or the environment. Together, they work on solutions to dispose of the nets responsibly.
By pioneering a more eco-friendly dyeing process, or using recycled PET plastic bottles in the production of certain interior parts, Hyundai is working on improving the sustainability of our interior materials, without compromising on safety or durability.
Environmentally friendly materials like eco-processed leather and recycled yarn are used extensively in the IONIQ 5. Raw materials extracted from sugar cane are used on the headliner, carpet and seat covers. A solution that is both recyclable and beautiful.