[Public Affairs] Sustainability and The Environment
GREENING THE INDUSTRY
As an industry leader in innovative products and practices, Samsung is on the forefront of creating a sustainable future for its customers, the environment, and society.
2020 ECO-MANAGEMENT PLAN
Launched in 2014, Samsung’s 2020 Eco-Management Plan is Samsung’s company-wide initiative to catalyze its long-term vision of leading the industry in green supply chain management and operational practices.
The 2020 Eco-Management Plan includes the following goals and tactics:
RECYCLING DIRECT PROGRAM
Electronics are the fastest growing portion of the nation’s solid waste stream, so Samsung started the Recycling Direct program to provide free, responsible and convenient electronics recycling for consumers. By partnering with e-Steward certified recyclers, Samsung ensures that electronics are diverted from the waste stream and responsibly recycled in communities around the United States.
Since its launch in 2008, Samsung has collected and responsibly recycled more than 464 million pounds of e-waste in the U.S. and an additional 440,000 tons of discarded products globally.
The program offers collections in all 50 states, with more than 700 fixed locations, and a mail-back program. To find Recycling Direct locations across the United States, please visit samsung.com/recyclingdirect. For more information on e-Stewards please visit e-Stewards.org.
• First electronics manufacturer to become an e-Stewards Enterprise
• Winner of the inaugural CEA eCycling Leadership Award (2013)
• In the 2015 “Advancing Sustainable Materials Management” report, the U.S. EPA found that consumer electronics are the fastest declining portion of the municipal waste stream. Through Samsung’s Recycling Direct Program, the company has contributed significantly to the industry’s progress.