10.16.18 / Sustainability

Samsung Partners with Basel Action Network to Enhance e-Waste Tracking

Since 2008, Samsung has been a strong supporter of recycling by providing convenient and responsible takeback options for consumer electronics globally. In a new initiative with our partner – Basel Action Network (BAN), we are adopting BAN’s EarthEyeTM service – a global GPS based tracking system for electronic waste.

“Samsung not only aims to be a leader in product innovation but also in using innovative technologies to keep our supply and disposition chains accountable,” said Mark Newton, Samsung’s Director of Regulatory and Environmental Affairs. “For this reason, Samsung will add EarthEyeTM as part of our arsenal to maintain the most rigorous due diligence and standards for responsible recycling.”

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Samsung promotes the responsible and convenient recycling of e-waste and supports requirements that would ban the export of unprocessed e-waste to developing countries, consistent with the e-Stewards® Certification Standard and Samsung policy. Products and parts that cannot be refurbished are processed into raw material commodities, in such a way that material can be used again for production of a variety of new products.

For more information on Samsung sustainability practices, please visit: https://www.samsung.com/us/aboutsamsung/sustainability/strategy/

For more information on the EarthEyeTM global tracking service, please visit: https://www.eartheye.org/

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