Samsung Electronics Co. announced its commitment to building on its strong progress of energy efficiency and operational emissions reductions to expand the use of renewable energy in its operations. Samsung Electronics’ renewable energy goals are part of its ongoing efforts to demonstrate its commitment to environmental responsibility.
Samsung Electronics is making a concerted effort in the United States, Europe, and China – markets that are well-equipped with infrastructure for the development and transmission of renewable energy – to increase its use of renewable energy.
As part of this effort, Samsung plans to source renewable energy for 100% of the energy used for all of its factories, office buildings, and operational facilities in the U.S., Europe, and China by 2020. In the medium to long-term, the company will seek to further increase its use of renewable energy around the world.
In line with this commitment, Samsung Electronics has joined the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF’s) Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles and the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center.
As part of its extended strategy, Samsung Electronics will also engage its partners across the supply chain. Beginning next year, Samsung plans to work with its top 100 partner companies to help them set their own renewable energy targets, in partnership with the Carbon Disclosure Project Supply Chain Program, which the company intends to join next year.
“Samsung Electronics is fulfilling its duty as a corporate citizen by expanding and supporting the use of renewable energy. As demonstrated by our expanded commitment, we are focused on protecting our planet and are doing our part as a global environmental steward,” said Won Kyong Kim, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Public Affairs, Samsung Electronics.
“We welcome Samsung Electronics’ declaration to expand the roll-out of renewable energy across its global sites,” said Jochem Verberne, Global Partnerships Director, WWF. “This is an important step and we look forward to working with Samsung on further measures to reduce the company’s climate impact across its value chains.”
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