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We pursue transparent and open communication
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.
To celebrate Earth Day, Samsung Electronics leadership and employees around the world carried out global environmental activities together with consumers.
First carried out in 2015 among Samsung Electronics executives and employees, the campaign has been organized for a set period each year to raise people’s awareness of the environment and resource recycling and has reused around 2,400 units of waste mobile phones over the past four years.
The collected mobile phones are sent to recycling-specializing companies for the recovery of major resources such as gold, silver, and bronze, and some Galaxy phones even become used in CSR activities such as the ophthalmoscope support business, which is linked to upcycling.
This campaign is carried out in different time periods each year not only to protect the environment but to fulfill our corporate social responsibility. In 2019, the campaign started on Earth Day, and has been expanded to the US, Spanish, Russian and other overseas worksites.
In March 20, 2019, Samsung’s Suwon Complex, as well as 38(7 Domestic, 31 In-ternational) manufacturing and sales branches participated in the “Global Village Lights Off” campaign to join the effort to reduce greenhouse gas and share a light of hope with regions facing power shortages.
By using the power costs saved from the lights off campaign and donations from employees, we prepared 1,200 solar powered LED lentern. These kits were assembled by Samsung employees and donated to the people of Huoi Do – Chieng Noi Village in Son La province in Vietnam so that the villagers and students can enjoy the convenience of having a light at night.
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.
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