product environment performance

Eco-labels & declaration


Samsung Electronics makes an effort to develop environmentally-friendly products that minimize impact on the environment. We do this by adding eco-friendly function, price, quality and design during the product development.

We take responsibility for the entire process through LCA and recycle evaluation and by operating a recycling center that efficiently treats waste.

Energy Labeling

Energy Star

The US Environmental Protection Agency developed the Energy Star program to identify and promote energy-efficient products that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Since its inception in the USA in 1992, the Energy Star logo is now recognized in many countries and covers a wide range of products including office equipment, TVs and white goods.

Many Samsung Electronics products are Energy Star certified, for details of newly qualified products and model lists visit www.energystar.gov (USA) and www.eu-energystar.org (EU: office products only).

In addition, the vast majority of Samsung Electronics' TVs, Monitors, Mobile Phones, Notebook PCs and Printers on all markets globally meet the latest version of the US EPA Energy Star criteria:

- TVs

The latest Energy Star criteria for TVs (Version 3.0) became effective on 1st Nov 2008. Since this date:

  • 100% of all Samsung flat TV models on the market globally have met the Energy Star requirements.
  • 43% of all Samsung flat TV models on the market globally have exceeded the Energy Star requirements for standby mode by 50 % or more.
  • 5% of all Samsung flat TV models on the market globally have exceeded the Energy Star requirements for on-mode by 50 % or more.

See current list of Samsung's Energy Star qualified TVs on the US Market

- Monitors

The latest Energy Star criteria for Monitors (Version 4.1 Tier 2) became effective on 1st January 2006. Since this date:

  • 100% of all Samsung LCD Monitor models on the market globally have met the latest Energy Star requirements
  • 94% of all Samsung LCD Monitor models on the market globally have exceeded the Energy Star requirements for sleep mode by 50 % or more
  • 16% of all Samsung LCD Monitor models on the market globally have exceeded the Energy Star requirements for off-mode by 50 % or more

See current list of Samsung's Energy Star qualified LCD Monitors on the US Market and on the EU Market

- HHP

The latest Energy Star criteria for External Power Supplies (EPS Version 2.0) became effective on 1st Nov 2008. Since this date:

  • 100% of all Samsung mobile phone EPS models on the market globally have met the latest Energy Star requirements
  • 94% of all Samsung mobile phone EPS models on the market globally have exceeded the Energy Star requirements by 50 % (@ 115V) or more on the no-load mode.
  • All Samsung mobile phone EPS already comply with California's Amended Appliance Efficiency Regulations effective from July 1st, 2008.

- PC

The latest Energy Star criteria for Notebook Computers (Version 5.0) became effective on 1st July 2009. Since this date:

  • 100% of all Samsung Notebook PC models on the market globally have met the latest Energy Star requirements.
  • 12% of all Samsung Notebook PC models on the market globally have exceeded the Energy Star TEC requirements for estimated annual energy consumption by 50 % or more

See current list of Samsung's Energy Star qualified Notebook PCs on the US Market

- Printer

The latest Energy Star criteria for Printers, Scanners and All In One Devices Version 1.0 became effective on 1st April 2007. Since this date:

  • 100% of all Samsung Printer and MFD (Multi-function Devices) models on the market globally have met the latest Energy Star requirements.
  • 66% of all Samsung Printer models on the market globally have exceeded the Energy Star requirements for TEC criteria by 50 % or more.

See current list of Samsung's Energy Star qualified Printers and MFDs on the US Market

Korean e-Standby Program

Samsung Electronics is a member of the Korean e-standby program which aims to reduce standby power consumption for electronic products based on manufacturers' voluntary action.

Samsung Electronics aims to meet the Korean energy-saving standard for all relevant product categories and thereby contribute to reducing energy consumption during the product's use phase. Consumers in Korea can select those products which show the energy-saving mark.

For more detailed information on the newly qualified products and standards, please visit to www.kemco.or.kr

energy saving mark

China Energy Conservation Program

In China, Samsung Electronics products with reduced standby power consumption can be identified via the Chinese Energy Conservation Certificate. Most Samsung PCs, Printers, Monitors and TVs sold in China meet the criteria and are certified.

For more detailed information on newly qualified products and the standards, please visit www.cecp.org.cn/

Chinese Energy Conservation Certification

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