Samsung Recognized for EPA Green Power Leadership
RIDGEFIELD PARK, NEW JERSEY – January 25, 2018 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC. announced today that through continued sustainability efforts, the company now ranks at No. 9 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership Top 30 Tech & Telecom list and No. 57 on the National Top 100 List. The rankings represent the largest green power users among technology and telecommunications partners and overall partners, respectively, within EPA’s Green Power Partnership.
Each year Samsung offsets a percentage of its energy consumption with renewable wind energy. The company is currently supporting nearly 145 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power production annually. According to the EPA, Samsung’s green power purchases are equivalent to the annual electricity use of more than 12,000 average American homes. Samsung’s choice to use green power helps advance the voluntary market for green power and development of those sources.
“Samsung has a long-standing commitment to reducing the environmental impacts associated with our electricity use,” said Michael Lawder, Senior Vice President of Customer Care at Samsung Electronics America. “This recognition by the EPA is validation of our ever increasing sustainability efforts and we’re honored to be named a national leader in green power usage.”
By moving the needle in the voluntary green power market, Samsung is helping to reduce the negative health impacts of air emissions including those related to ozone, fine particles, acid rain, and regional haze.
Samsung’s corporate sustainability efforts include driving improvements across all areas of business. For more information on Samsung’s ongoing sustainability initiatives, visit here.