Samsung Electronics Sets New Sustainability Goals
27 August 21
Samsung recently unveiled “Galaxy for the Planet”, a sustainability platform aiming to take tangible climate actions across its business. In order to reduce its environmental footprint, Samsung has set specific targets to be reached by 2025.
“Galaxy for the Planet is an important step in our journey toward creating a more sustainable world, and we will do so with the openness, transparency and collaboration that drives everything we do,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.
According to Samsung, integrating sustainable practices across production is essential for minimizing environmental impact and building a better future. Some of the goals set by Samsung include:
- Incorporating recycled material in all new mobile products by 2025
Samsung will be investing in eco-conscious materials that will be used for its products. The end goal is to establish a circular economy, where they will be using recycled material across all new mobile products by 2025.
- Eliminating all plastics in mobile packaging by 2025
Samsung will be reducing, removing, or replacing any unnecessary plastics from product packaging and incorporating eco-conscious solutions instead.
- Reducing standby power consumption of all smartphone chargers to below 0.005W by 2025
While Samsung already offers the most energy efficient solution in the mobile industry – 0.02W across all smartphone chargers – they plan to reduce it even more.
- Achieving zero waste to landfill by 2025
Samsung is working to reduce waste generated at its manufacturing facilities, with the goal of diverting all garbage from landfills by 2025.
“Samsung is committed to creating solutions that enable a better future for our people and our planet. However, we know we cannot do this alone, and the collective fight for the planet is not a competition,” said Stephanie Choi, SVP & Head of Marketing of the Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “We strive for collaboration in everything we do, and our strategic partnerships across sectors, industries and markets enable us to scale positive impact around the world – helping us achieve a more sustainable future.”