06.30.16 / Sustainability

Samsung Receives Global Sustainability Certification for Eco-Friendly Electric Dryers

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – JUN 30, 2016 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA) today announced that Samsung Energy Efficient Electric Dryers received the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) Sustainable Standard Certification from the CSA Group, a global provider of testing and certification services and a leading standards development organization.

This certification serves as an objective measurement tool to assist manufacturers in evaluating the sustainability of home appliances. It is selectively given to leading eco-conscious appliances and devices that pass a thorough evaluation of its ability to comply with six sustainability attributes: materials of concern, energy consumption, production and manufacturing management, product quality, disposal management and technological innovation.

“This latest recognition speaks to our leadership in sustainability and reflects our commitment to being a good corporate citizen throughout our operations – from manufacturing and supply chain, to high-performing, lower impact consumer products,” said Head of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs for Samsung Electronics America Mark Newton. “We are proud to pioneer these innovative technologies and help our consumers reduce their own environmental footprint.”

Samsung Energy Efficient Dryers¹ are purpose-built for eco-friendliness with flexible steam options and other adjustable features. Unlike other steam dryers, with Samsung’s Multi-Steam™ Technology, users do not need to refill a water reservoir. These products also feature Samsung’s patented Eco Dry technology, which saves 25% of energy based on the US Department of Energy standard2.Additionally, the products contain numerous highly-specific drying cycles for optimal eco-efficiency. Both dryer models are also Energy Star certified.

“Today’s buyers need best-in-class products that must simultaneously have high functionality and a small environmental footprint, so it’s critical that businesses and consumers know which home electronics to choose that best fit their lifestyles,” said Regional Vice-President, Americas Nashir Jiwani, CSA Group. “AHAM’s Sustainable Standard Certification helps ensure that we are regulating metrics and educating consumers on how to make smarter choices that greatly impact society. CSA Group proudly supports a life-cycle approach to product manufacturing that promotes a more sustainable world.”

For more information about Samsung’s best-in-class products, services, and experiences, please visit www.samsung.com.

About AHAM
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) is a not-for-profit trade association representing manufacturers of major, portable and floor care home appliances, and suppliers to the industry and is headquartered in Washington, DC. AHAM is a standards development organization, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and has authored numerous appliance performance testing standards used by manufacturers, consumer organizations and governmental bodies to rate and compare appliances. You can visit the AHAM web site at www.aham.org

About CSA Group
CSA Group is dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. Its knowledge and expertise encompasses membership-based, not-for-profit standards development, training and research.  Through its world-class commercial subsidiaries, it provides advisory solutions and global testing, inspection and certification services across key business areas including: home and commercial, industrial, healthcare and specialized markets and technologies.  The CSA certification mark appears on billions of products worldwide. For more information about CSA Group visit www.csagroup.org.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com. For the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow us @SamsungNewsUS.

¹Dryers models with the certification include:
²Electric Dryer only


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