Samsung is the First Company in Nine Years to Receive ENERGY STAR’s Corporate Commitment Award for Climate Efforts from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented Samsung with the rare ENERGY STAR Corporate Commitment Award for the company’s longstanding and multifaceted commitment to demonstrating leadership and partnership with ENERGY STAR and mitigating climate change. Addressing the climate crisis requires organizations to take holistic approaches, and this rare and prestigious award was created to recognize the few companies whose cumulative and superior achievements in energy efficiency span the breadth of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program. In 2021, Samsung is the only company to win the distinction, which was last granted nine years ago.
Through continuous efficiency improvements and changes in distribution, manufacturing, repair and recycling, Samsung is reducing the impact of the devices that customers love and demand. Since 2009, Samsung product efficiency improvements have enabled customers to avoid an estimated 270 million metric tons of CO2 emissions through the use of Samsung products. Those reductions are more than double the amount of GHG emissions that were required to manufacture those products over the same time period. In 2020, Samsung had 303 ENERGY STAR base models, including 100% of tablets, front-load washers and dishwashers, 86% of refrigerators, 78% of top-load washers and 54% of dryers that are ENERGY STAR certified*. Moreover, Samsung advances energy efficiency through innovative cutting-edge products such as our next-generation refrigeration products, which earned the Emerging Technology Award for Advanced Adaptive Compressors in 2020.
Samsung is committed to continuing its impactful partnership with the EPA and ENERGY STAR in the years to come and looks forward to collaborating with industry peers and competitors to effect change through energy efficiency and mitigate the threat of climate change.
*Applies to current Samsung devices sold in the U.S.
Learn more about our commitment within the Samsung U.S. Newsroom Press Release.