Lights Out for Samsung as the Company Supports Earth Day across the World

Mar 21. 2017

Samsung Electronics will be supporting Earth Day this year, turning off the lights in all offices of Samsung Electronics' sales subsidiaries and Regional HQ for one hour worldwide. The event will be observed by Samsung New Zealand on Tuesday, March 21st at 8pm local time.

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held worldwide annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. It was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007. Since then, it has grown to engage more than 7,000 cities and towns worldwide.

“By participating in this global environmental event, Samsung Electronics hopes to bring more awareness to the actions and conversations taking place around climate change and the environment,” said Jens Anders, Sales Director for Samsung New Zealand’s Consumer Electronics division..

“Samsung is committed to producing energy efficient consumer electronics and home appliances for New Zealand homes, so this is an initiative we wholeheartedly support.”

Samsung New Zealand will power off the lights to its head office in Northcote, Auckland. In addition to the lights off initiative, Samsung Electronics will donate 1,300 solar charging LED lamps to villages facing electric power shortages in Indonesia.