A lush forest of green pine trees.

We make
chips
with
the power of 400,000
pine trees

Our chips
turn
waste
into
the
energy of
400,000
pine trees

From
waste to energy,
Ends of rusted pipes in a pile. Soil contaminated by a landfill full of waste. Densely packed trees covered in a mist.
from energy to life

From waste
to energy,
Ends of rusted pipes in a pile. Soil contaminated by a landfill full of waste.
from energy
to life
Densely packed trees covered in a mist.

A vast green forest with a body of water in the center.

Samsung’s innovations
put us on the path
for a better life and
a new future,
and that path both
begins and ends
with the Earth and its environment.

By reducing the resources we use and recycling them, we can turn waste into energy and energy into life
in a continuous cycle.

With Samsung, life looks a little brighter.

What you use is
not as important as
how you recycle it.

Samsung's Hwaseong DSR tower seen among other buildings.

Samsung’s semiconductor businesses have all received Zero Waste to Landfill validation,
both domestically and globally.

In January 2020, beginning with our sites in
Austin,
Texas in the U.S., Giheung, Hwaseong, Pyeongtaek, Onyang and Cheonan in Korea and Xi'an and Suzhou
in China, we acquired the gold level of Zero Waste to Landfill validation. We were also the first in Korea to
earn the platinum level of this validation — DSR Tower
in Hwaseong, the location of semiconductor R&D,
reached zero waste to landfill or a 100% diversion rate.

Zero Waste to Landfill validation level

ratio of waste used as resources

L-shaped graph showing the different levels of UL validation. It starts at valildation with 80%, then Silver with 90-94%, Gold with 95-99% and Platinum with 100%. USA, Korea, China and 8 global sites acquired gold level. DSR Tower in Hwaseong, Korea acquired Korea's first platinum level.
Platinum 100%

DSR Tower in Hwaseong Korea acquired Korea’s first
platinum level

Gold 95~99%

USA, Korea, China and 8 global sites acquired gold level

Working together to
Close-up of semiconductor. Close-up of plant sprouting out of the soil.
make chips safe for everyone

Working
Close-up of semiconductor.
together to
make chips safe
Close-up of plant sprouting out of the soil.
for everyone

Sky view of cloverleaf interchange with trees between the interchange and the highway.

For us, technology and
eco-consciousness
are one and the same.

From the late 1990s, Samsung has worked toward reusing and circulating resources. We took
the large amounts of sludge generated during the semiconductor production process, using chemical crystallization to reuse the sludge as raw material for producing cement.

In 2018, we set our zero waste emissions goal, researching how we can recycle different kinds of waste and investing heavily in the necessary facilities.

We also provide our partners with financial support in building extended facilities and we conduct research to improve the efficiency of dehydration pumps and filters. And at Samsung, we all worked together to separate recyclables and minimize our use of disposable products, leading to a reduction in incinerated waste by 275 tons per year.

We also received the honor of a Presidential Citation for Leading Companies in Resource Recirculation in 2019. But beyond Zero Waste to Landfill validations and Presidential Citations, our true honor is knowing that we’re creating a sustainable future.

Creating the energy of
400,000 pine trees,
all from waste.

We continue in our march
toward
progress.