Climate change is one of the most serious environmental threats facing our world. It is crucially important for all companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from business operations in order to protect the environment against climate change and achieve sustainable growth.
Samsung Electronics has been establishing corporate-level strategies to address its direct and indirect impact on climate change. Through this, Samsung strives to reduce direct and indirect emissions of greenhouse gases and prevent potential risks by carrying out initiatives in voluntary GHG reduction and the development of an inventory.
The 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development highlighted the needs of regulating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions which have a direct impact on climate change.
Samsung Electronics' total emissions of greenhouse gases with regional breakdown are shown in Figure 1. The majority of GHGs come from our semiconductor and LCD panel businesses in Korea.
The below diagram provides an overview of GHG emissions occurred by Samsung Electronics’ entire business activities. This was estimated and developed based on currently available data for Scope 1, 2 and 3.
Samsung Electronics has adopted various measures such as high-efficiency facilities, energy management systems and training programs for employees to reduce energy consumption across all operations.