In 2004, Samsung developed and set up the Eco-Design Assessment system. This system manages product’s compliance with environmental criteria developed based on resource efficiency, energy efficiency and eco-friendly materials. This system ensures our products to comply with the global environmental regulations as well as satisfies consumer demands for eco-friendly products. Samsung is also launching various innovative eco-products in the market and increasing the acquisition of global eco-labels and energy labels through the eco-design management system.
In 2009, we further upgraded our Eco-Design management system, introducing the eco-rating system for all developed products. This assigns each newly developed product an eco-rating (Eco-Product, Good Eco-Product, or Premium Eco-Product) based on strict evaluation criteria.
Samsung has set a goal to ensure 100% of products exceed Good Eco-Product criteria by 2013. This will include introducing eco-friendly evaluation for products in the R&D stage, enhancing energy efficiency, and increasing the use of recyclable and eco-friendly materials.
Eco-Design Management Process & Eco-Rating System