Samsung Recognized for Sustained Leadership in Environmental Protection Efforts

Samsung Awarded with 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ – April 2, 2018 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced that it received the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. This is the 7th Partner of the Year award presented to Samsung and the 5th time within Sustained Excellence.


Susan Pinera, Sr. Manager of Corporate Sustainability (far left), John Godfrey, SVP of Public Policy (second from the left), and Mark Newton, Director, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs (far right) of Samsung Electronics America, accept the 2018 ENERGY STAR’s Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence for the fifth time.  Presenting the awards was Jacob Moss, Deputy Director of Climate Protection Partnerships Division of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Susan Pinera, Sr. Manager of Corporate Sustainability (far left), John Godfrey, SVP of Public Policy (second from the left), and Mark Newton, Director, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs (far right) of Samsung Electronics America, accept the 2018 ENERGY STAR’s Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence for the fifth time. Presenting the awards was Jacob Moss, Deputy Director of Climate Protection Partnerships Division (second from the right) of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


The award is presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) to honor organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protect the environment through energy efficiency, including designing and manufacturing high-efficiency products. In 2017, Samsung had over 800 ENERGY STAR certified products on the market, a nearly 20% increase in Samsung ENERGY STAR products versus 2016, in our efforts to continue helping consumers save on energy costs while protecting the environment.

“As our commitment to innovation advances, so does our commitment to sustainability,” said Michael Lawder, Senior Vice President of Customer Care at Samsung Electronics America. “We’re honored to receive this recognition for our efforts and look forward to continuing to ensure our products push the boundaries of technology today, with sustainability in mind.”

Earlier this year, the EPA also awarded Samsung with the 2017 Cutting Edge Champion Award for its innovative Galaxy Upcycling program, and honored the company’s U.S. e-waste collection efforts with the Gold Tier Award for the fourth consecutive year. In addition, Samsung now ranks at No. 9 on the EPA’s Green Power Partnership Top 30 Tech & Telecom list and No. 57 on the National Top 100 List.

More information about Samsung’s sustainability initiatives can be found at https://news.samsung.com/us/sustainability/.

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