Samsung Electronics Wins 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awardon Mar 05, 2013
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes technology leader for its ongoing leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., March 5, 2013 – Samsung Electronics received the 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for continued leadership in protecting the environment through various activities all focused on providing products with superior energy efficiency. Some of the reasons Samsung was selected from nearly 20,000 organizations in the U.S. participating in the ENERGY STAR program for this honor are:
- Offering 1,435 ENERGY STAR-qualified models across multiple product categories, four of which received the Eco-Design and Sustainability Award from the Consumer Electronics Association earlier this year. In 2012, Samsung had more ENERGY STAR-qualified televisions and clothes washers than any other consumer electronics brands.
- Highlighting the importance of energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction with various consumer programs that actively promoted the “Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR” campaign such as an electronic billboard in Times disk, an Eco-zone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and at Boys & Girls Club of America events throughout the year.
- Working with employee, retailer, and distributors to create training programs that stress the importance of energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
“We are thrilled to be selected for the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award,” said Yangkyu (Y.K.) Kim, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America. “This prestigious honor recognizes our corporate commitment to sustainability and encourages us to continue seeking smarter ways to manage our operations sustainably while developing the most innovative and energy efficient products.”
"EPA is recognizing Samsung Electronics for earning EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award - the 2013 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award,” said Bob Perciasepe, Acting Administrator of the EPA. “Samsung Electronics leads the field with their commitment to energy efficiency and demonstrates how all Americans can save energy, save money, and create a healthier environment.”
The 2013 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after year. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.
A proud ENERGY STAR partner since 1996, this year marks the fourth consecutive year Samsung has been honored for providing its customers with energy-efficient products that have reduced consumption and helped consumers save on their energy costs. In addition to being named 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, we have been recognized in the past as follows:
2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Product Manufacturer Award
2011 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Product Manufacturer Award
2010 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Energy Star Promotion
2009 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Energy Star Labeling
Samsung will formally accept the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award at the upcoming award ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 26, 2013. For more information about Samsung’s sustainability efforts, please visit www.samsung.com/us/environment.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales exceeding KRW 201 trillion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. Nearly 20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).