Samsung in America: 2023 Environmental Toolkit
As a global company, Samsung believes the key to a greener future begins with everyday approach to sustainability. Since the launch of our recently expanded environmental strategy last September, we continue to address the impact of climate in every single stage of our product’s lifecycle and place sustainable innovation at the forefront of our products and user experience. Our environmental strategy reflects Samsung’s sustained dedication to being a responsible business – both within the U.S. and around the world.
This toolkit is a reference guide highlighting how everyday changes, at Samsung’s scale, result in a meaningful impact on our environment. Our holistic approach aims to address climate impacts at every stage of our products’ lifecycles and place sustainable innovation into the hands of our consumers. Highlights include:
Our thoughtfully designed products help our customers reduce their environmental impact as they go about their daily lives. We also believe in the importance of recycling and reusing materials, and provide ways to close the loop on electronic waste. For instance, our Certified Re-Newed program extends the life of older mobile devices, providing consumers the exceptional performance they expect from our products while avoiding up to 28X the carbon emissions of remanufacturing a new device. And through our community engagement efforts, such as Solve for Tomorrow and Climate Superstars, we work to improve environmental literacy and support innovative solutions to address society’s greatest challenges – including climate change.
Samsung has a long history of climate action, and we’re proud of the strides we have made to enhance our positive impact. Our comprehensive strategy includes commitments to achieve enterprise-wide net zero carbon emissions for all operations in the Device eXperience Division by 2030 (Mobile eXperience, Visual Display, Digital Appliances, Networks, and Health & Medical Equipment), and across all global operations and the Device Solutions Division (Memory, System LSI, and Foundry) by 2050. Samsung’s environmental commitments encompass an enterprise-wide effort to enhance resource circularity throughout the entire product lifecycle, from raw material sourcing to recycling and disposal. In addition, we’re making bigger investments in new and emerging technologies to reduce emissions from process gases, as well as to conserve and restore water in our operations and to continue to reduce power consumption in consumer products.
But we also recognize there is much more work to be done, and our business must continue adapting to changing societal and consumer needs. That’s why we are working to continue advances in product energy efficiency, expand our use of renewable energy, eliminate all single-use plastic from our mobile packaging by 2025, and recycle 7.5 million metric tons of e-waste and reuse 500,000 tons of recycled plastics globally in our products by 2030. We are committed to driving positive changes across our operations while meeting the needs of our consumers.
We invite you to further explore our sustainability commitments and continued progress in our newly updated 2023 Environmental Toolkit. To download the full toolkit, click here. To download individual briefs, please see Environmental Strategy, Product Energy Efficiency, Product Stewardship, Sustainable Operations, Sharing Our Values, and Sustainable Materials.