Communication & Engagement

We pursue transparent and open communication

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Every year, Samsung Electronics sets out strategies and objectives for Eco-management. We transparently disclose our Eco-management initiatives in detail including greenhouse gas emissions, eco-friendly product information, eco-friendly CSR activities, and stakeholder communication programs. In addition, we offer a range of communication channels through which those involved can quickly find the information they want and easily understand it. The Environment section of Samsung.com is another way we communicate with various specialists based on a methodology (materiality analysis) that sets priorities related to environmental and sustainability issues.

We lead campaigns promoting the importance of the environment

From environmental education for future generations to participatory activities for consumers, Samsung Electronics leads a variety of eco-friendly campaigns to raise social awareness of the importance of the environment and to build a broader consensus.

The PlanetFirst Green School was organized to help the generation of the future, our children, realize the importance and the value of the environment. Children in the program were able to look at environmental issues in a more approachable way by learning the theories of new and renewable energy, and by making self-powered flashlights. The Green School has been run on a regular basis since 2015, and has been acknowledged for its excellence through distinctions such as the Ministry of Environment’s education certification. In 2017, we developed it into an online program, allowing more students to participate.

A photo of childern participating the PlanetFirst Green School

Since 2015, we have held the annual Climate Superstars Challenge, a climate change-themed contest for youth in North America. The children go on eco-friendly missions such as visiting their local recycling facility, and learn the importance of Energy Star-certified products and recycling electronic devices. In the process, they not only learn the importance of the environment but also specific ways to protect it. The best-performing groups are recognized with awards to encourage their enthusiasm for the environment.

A photo of young people participating the Climate Superstars Challenge in Norh America

During the 2017 Earth Hour hosted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Samsung Digital City (Samsung Electronics’ worksite in Suwon) and 51 global sales subsidiaries took part in the ‘Turn Off Your Light’ pre-event. From the costs saved on electricity and Samsung Electronics’ corporate citizenship fund, we donated some 1400 solar-charging LED lanterns to an area in Indonesia suffering from power shortages.

A photo of Korean worksites attending "Turn Off Your Lights"

We actively engage in global initiatives

Initiatives are being launched around the world to seek sustainability amid rapid changes to our Earth and environment. Samsung Electronics stands with such movements and is engaged in protecting the diverse values they uphold. Some of the initiatives that we take part in are as follows:

 

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
The CDP collects and discloses a company’s activities on climate change. Samsung Electronics has been acknowledged for its disclosures of information on its climate change response, earning the highest grade, Leadership A, for seven consecutive years from 2010 to 2016.


Responsible Business Alliance (RBA)
As a member of the RBA, Samsung Electronics complies with the RBA Code of Conduct and its standards on the environment, health and safety, and labor as part of managing our worksites and suppliers. All suppliers doing business with Samsung Electronics regularly monitor their practices according to the RBA’s criteria to identify problems and improve them.


Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)
As a signatory to the Clean Energy Ministerial, a global forum to promote policies and share best practices to accelerate the global transition to clean energy, Samsung has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas(GHG) emissions intensity (normalized by sales) from our global facilities by 70 percent based on the 2008 level and to maintain ISO 50001 certification of all of global manufacturing sites.

No voice is too small to advocate for the environment.
Please email us (eco.sec@samsung.com) with any questions or comments about Samsung Electronics’ environmental policies.

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