Company Info.

Company Info.

Our mission
& values

Our mission & values

Our promise to perform responsibly
as a leading, global company.

Our promise to perform responsibly as a leading, global company.

Samsung is committed to complying with local laws and regulations as well as applying a strict global code of conduct to all employees. It believes that ethical management is not only a tool for responding to the rapid changes in the global business environment, but also a vehicle for building trust with its various stakeholders including customers, shareholders, employees, business partners and local communities. With an aim to become one of the most ethical companies In the world, Samsung continues to train its employees and operate monitoring systems, while practicing fair and transparent corporate management.

Our mission & approach

Samsung follows a simple business philosophy: to devote its talent and technology to creating superior products and services that contribute to a better global society. To achieve this, Samsung sets a high value on its people and technologies.

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The values that define Samsung's spirit

Samsung believes that living by strong values is the key to good business. That’s why these core values, along with a rigorous code of conduct, are at the heart of every decision the company makes.

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Five Samsung business principles

In an expression of its commitment to corporate social responsibility as a world leading company, Samsung Electronics announced the “Five Samsung Business Principles” in 2005. The principles serve as the foundation for its global code of conduct in compliance with legal and ethical standards and the fulfillment of its corporate social responsibilities.

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Get to know our CEOs

History

Fortune global top company, Samsung

With the success of its electronics business, Samsung has been recognised globally as an industry leader in technology and now ranked as a top 10 global brand.

2020

  • Ranked top five in Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2020
  • Supported the global fight against COVID-19 with CSR initiatives such as the Smart Factory program and provided human resources training facilities as community treatment centers in Korea
  • Released 6G White Paper
  • Launched the Generation17 program in partnership with UNDP
  • Introduced Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold2 with innovative form factors
  • Launched Samsung Galaxy S20 series, Samsung’s first full-5G flagship lineup
  • Unveiled 110” Samsung MICRO LED
  • Introduced AI-powered laundry lineup with top-tier energy efficiency
  • Expanded Bespoke lineup to the global market 
  • Received industry’s first global recognition for environmental sustainability of its semiconductor solutions
  • Launched mass production at the new EUV manufacturing line in Hwaseong, Korea
  • Commenced mass production of 16Gb LPDDR5 DRAM in Pyeongtaek, Korea

2019

  • Unveiled the world’s first 75-inch MicroLED
  • Unveiled ‘Samsung Bot’, robotics platforms for the future of AI
  • Announced a new CSR vision: 'Together for Tomorrow! Enabling People'
  • Marked a decade as the global industry leader in digital signage
  • Released 5G smartphone ‘Galaxy S10 5G
  • Completed the development of EUV-based 5nm process technology
  • Announced plans for KRW 133 trillion investment in logic chip business by 2030
  • Began mass production of industry’s first 12Gb LPDDR5 mobile DRAM for premium smartphones
  • Unveiled industry’s first 108MP image sensor for smartphones
  • Released the ‘Galaxy Fold’, creating a whole new mobile category
  • Introduced BESPOKE refrigerator, opening a new era of personalized appliances
  • Provided the world’s first 8K HDR10+ content on its TVs
  • Celebrated its 50th year anniversary

2018

  • Launched 'QLED 8K' and world’s first modular TV ‘The Wall’
  • Unveiled Samsung and HARMAN's '2018 Digital Cockpit'
  • Built cutting-edge EUV semiconductor line in Hwaseong, Korea
  • Launched 'Galaxy S9/S9+' and 'Galaxy Note9'
  • Debuted world’s first '3D Cinema LED' for movie theatre
  • Announced medium-to long-term global expansion plans of renewable energy
  • Mass-produced world's first 'fifth-generation V-NAND' and developed '8GB LPDDR5 D-RAM'
  • Announced to invest KRW 180 trillion and hire 40,000 for next three years to revitalise economy
  • Established seven global AI centres in Korea, the US, the UK, Canada, and Russia
  • Supplied world's first 5G network commercial equipment in the US (FWA) and Korea (NR Mobile)

2017

  • Completed acquisition of HARMAN
  • Began mass production at new semiconductor plant in Pyeongtaek, South Korea
  • Started mass production of its 2nd generation 10nm FinFET process technology and strengthened advanced foundry portfolio with new 11nm LPP and 7nm LPP with EUV technology
  • Unveiled Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note8
  • Brought QLED TVs and The Frame to global markets
  • Bixby voice capabilities now available in over 200 countries globally
  • Debuted world's first Cinema LED Screen
  • Ranked no.6 in Interbrand's Best Global Brands 2017

2016

  • Announced plan to acquire HARMAN 
  • Announced comprehensive roadmap to enhance long-term shareholder value creation
  • Acquired Dacor, Joyent and Viv Labs
  • Started industry’s first mass production of system-on-chip with 10-nanometer FinFET technology
  • Introduced world’s first Universal Flash Storage (UFS) removable memory card Line-up, offering up to 256-Gigabyte (GB) capacity
  • Brought Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge to the global market
  • Began mass producing world’s fastest DRAM – based on newest high bandwidth memory (HBM) interface
  • Revealed spectacular 2016 Quantum dot TV lineup to begin a new decade of global TV leadership

2015

  • Maintained No.1 position in the global TV market for 10 consecutive years
  • Began mass production of the industry’s first 12Gb LPDDR4 mobile DRAM
  • Unveiled SleepSense, a personal sleep monitoring device that helps people improve the quality of their sleep
  • Launched the Gear S2, a stylish smartwatch with a versatile circular design and rotating bezel
  • Began mass production of the industry’s first 256Gb V-NAND flash memory
  • Launched the mobile payment service, Samsung Pay
  • Acquired YESCO, an American-based manufacturer of LED displays, and launched its LED signage business
  • Unveiled the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge with the world’s first curved display on both sides
  • Announced mass production of industry’s first 14nm FinFET mobile AP

2014

  • Ranked as the 7th most valuable brand in the world, in Interbrand’s ‘Best 100 Global Brands 2014’ report
  • Unveiled the Galaxy Note Edge, the world’s first smartphone with a curved edge screen, along with the Gear S, the first wearable device featuring 3G connectivity
  • Acquired SmartThings, a U.S.-based IoT (Internet of Things) platform developer
  • Renewed Samsung’s agreement with the IOC, extending its sponsorship of the Olympic Games through to 2020
  • Opened a new semiconductor factory in Xi’an, China
  • Released the world’s first 105” curved UHD TV
  • Started DRAM mass production with the industry’s first 20nm process technology (4Gb DDR3)
  • Unveiled the world’s first 85’’ bendable UHD TV

2013

  • Launched Galaxy S4 in the global markets
  • Began mass producing the world's first 20 nanometer 4Gb ultra high-speed mobile DRAM

2012

  • Took 9th place among global top 100 brands with a brand value of USD 32.9 billion
  • The LCD business was sent to Samsung Mobile Display

2011

  • Began construction of the 7.5G LCD manufacturing plant in Suzhou, China
  • Signed a patent sharing license agreement with IBM

2010

  • Acquired the medical equipment company, Medison
  • Became the #1 global electronics company in sales
  • Began mass producing 20nm-class, 64-gigabit 3-bit NAND flash memory
  • Merged with Samsung Digital Imaging
  • Launched the Galaxy smartphone series with the Android OS    

2009

  • Developed the world's first 40 nanometer DRAM
  • Samsung's brand value was ranked No. 19 in the world by Interbrand's 2010 Best Global Brands

2008

  • Established TV manufacturing in Russia

2007

  • Became an official Olympic technology sponsor

2006

  • Developed the world's first 40 nanometer 32Gb NAND flash memory, 50 nanometer 1GB DRAM memory
  • Became an official sponsor of the Paralympic Games
  • Became #1 in global TV market share

2005

  • Became the official sponsor of Chelsea, the English Premier League football club
  • Developed world's first 50 nanometers 16Gb NAND flash memory
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