How Samsung Is Celebrating ‘World Water Day’Share open/close
As the planet adapts to a changing climate and rising population, access to clean, safe drinking water has never been more significant. Recognizing the importance of protecting the planet’s most vital resource, Samsung Electronics is taking action across the globe to help solve the water crisis.
In celebration of World Water Day (March 22) as observed by the United Nations (UN), Samsung is working to improve the issues of global water scarcity and water pollution and encouraging their employees to reflect on the value of water.
Working Together To Make a Difference
In honor of this year’s World Water Day, Samsung employees at Suwon campus, as well as at the Gumi and Gwangju campuses in Korea, are coming together to keep nearby rivers clean and pollutant-free. Further afield, Samsung’s global manufacturing centers are also conducting water conservation activities in line with this year’s World Water Day theme, “Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible.”
Last year, approximately 110,000 employees from 20 overseas manufacturing centers participated in World Water Day activities, including roadside and riverside clean-up, water conservation idea competitions, photo exhibitions and environmental education programs.
As the world works toward granting universal access to fresh water, here is how Samsung is doing its part to build a foundation for a green, sustainable future.
Samsung is committed to promoting comprehensive water resource management and conservation as one of the key tasks for managing humanity’s impact on the environment. By reducing water consumption at semiconductor business sites and increasing the recycling rate of wastewater, Samsung is dedicated to building a safer and more eco-conscious future for all.
As its ESG management develops in the future, Samsung plans to recognize water resource management as the starting point of environmental protection and strive to protect water quality at every level of business.
“As the theme for World Water Day is 2022 is ‘Groundwater’, we have an opportunity to recognize once again the importance of groundwater in preserving our drinking water and our ecosystem,” said Kyung-jin Kim, the Head of Global EHS Center for Samsung Electronics. He also noted that “Samsung will continue to carry out activities for carbon neutrality in line with its environmental management strategy.”
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