Dec 17, 2012

New Delhi, December 17, 2012: Digital technology leader, Samsung Electronics was awarded the first prize for its energy efficient Refrigerator range at the National Energy Conservation Awards 2012. Samsung was given this Prestigious Award for its ‘achievements in Energy Conservation’ in the Star labelled Appliances (Refrigerator) Category. This is the second consecutive year when Samsung’s efforts in the direction of energy conservation through its energy efficient home appliances have been lauded by the Ministry of Power, Government of India. In the Year 2011, Samsung India won the National Energy Conservation Award for its Energy efficient Air conditioner range.

Samsung India received the National Energy Conservation Award 2012 from the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in the presence of Shri Jyotiraditya K Scindia, Hon’ble Minister of State for Power at an Awards Function held at Vigyan Bhawan on the occasion of the National Energy Conservation Day. Mr Rajeev Bhutani, General Manager- Home Appliances received this Award on behalf of the Company. The President also handed over prizes to several industrial units and other establishments on the occasion. The awardees represented Industries; Hotels and Hospitals; Office Buildings; Zonal Railways; State Designated Agencies; Thermal Power Stations; and Manufacturers of Electrical Appliances carrying star labels certified by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).The Function was attended by industry, government and Bureau of Energy Efficiency representatives.

Samsung has won the Award based on criteria like the number of star labelled products sold, the energy savings achieved thanks to its technology and the growth in sales of energy efficient products over the previous year. “We are honoured to receive this prestigious award because it recognises our endeavour to introduce and promote energy efficient products in the Indian market. Samsung was the first to introduce star ratings across its entire Refrigerator range and we are committed to promoting energy efficiency across our entire product portfolio, be it televisions, refrigerators or air conditioners,” states Mr. Mahesh Krishnan, Vice President, Samsung India. Samsung has also received the Certificate of Merit from the Bureau of Energy Efficiency for its energy efficient Air conditioner range.

Samsung India today offers the largest portfolio of 5 star rated Frost free refrigerators in the country. Samsung’s frost free range with the innovative Digital Inverter Compressor keeps foods fresher for longer as well as operates on less energy. Samsung’s Digital Inverter Compressor is included in select Samsung frost free refrigerators and comes with a 10-year warranty, a world’s first for refrigerators. The Samsung frost free refrigerator range is eco-friendly stylishly designed and equipped with convenient features.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 222,000 people in 205 offices across 71 countries, the company operates two separate organisations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognised for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index.