Building a Smarter Future

Our products are designed to make your life smarter, easier and better. It's not just about making your every day life more convenient — we’re working on building a smarter future for the world at large, and big part of that vision is environmental sustainability.

As of the end of 2013

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Global Eco-Product Certification Marks

Environmental responsibility is a global cause that requires us all to pitch in. That’s why our eco product innovations promote smarter lifestyles that enable you to be a part of the solution. By lowering energy consumption, conserving resources, and minimizing our impact on climate change, we can work together to help our environment and global community.

We’re working on reducing a product’s impact on the environment at every stage of a product’s life cycle.

  • Purchase

    Purchase

    We enforce an Eco-partner certification system to help reduce hazardous parts & materials in the supply chain.

  • Dev & Production

    Development
    & Production

    Our eco-design process prioritizes eco-friendly products, minimizing impact on the environment.

    We’re implementing cleaner production operations & more efficient facilities to reduce harmful emissions.

  • Distribution

    Distribution

    We make logistics greener with more fuel-efficient modes of transport and eco-friendly packaging.

  • Use

    Use

    We’re developing more energy-efficient products to help minimize energy use while you save money.

  • Disposal

    Disposal

    We maximize waste collection & recycling systems and use recycled material & packaging whenever possible.

All facts and statements based on 2014 Sustainability Report

Making Products More Energy-Efficient

The products you use every day consume energy that can have a significant impact on your carbon footprint. We’re innovating our products to make them more energy-efficient, without sacrificing quality or performance, so you can also save energy (and save money on bills).



These exceptional refrigerators meet the rigorous criteria for Energy Star's Most Efficient 2014 Award

The products you use every day consume energy that can have a significant impact on your carbon footprint. We’re innovating our products to make them more energy-efficient, without sacrificing quality or performance, so you can also save energy (and save money on bills).

Eco Saving Mode

Adapts picture to intensity of light in the room.


2014 CES Best of Innovations Award in Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology Category
LED 55” H7100 Smart TV
Front Load Washer & Dryer 9100

Eco Dry Mode

Winner of the 2013 Emerging Technology Award — our patented Eco Dry technology saves energy and money in the long run.

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*Saves 25% of energy based on U.S. Department of Energy Standard test

One Brand Can’t Do It Alone
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Look for the ENERGY STAR

What is ENERGY STAR?

A product is awarded an Energy Star Label when it meets the energy-efficient criteria set by ENERY STAR – a voluntary program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. By choosing a product that saves energy, you can save money on energy bills, while helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prevent climate change.

Take the ENERGY STAR Pledge

Where can I find it?

When shopping for an energy-efficient product, look for the ENERGY STAR Label. It should be clearly noted on the product or called out in the product’s features.

What does it take for a product to qualify for an ENERGY STAR?

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The ENERGY STAR Difference: TVs

Most Efficient 2014

In 2014, Samsung has dozens of products awarded with ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2014 mark in four categories: Televisions, Computer Monitors, Clothes Washers, and Refrigerators.

Samsung’s Partnership with ENERGY STAR

Recycling Made Easy

The life of a product doesn’t end when you’re looking for an upgrade. We're making recycling easier, so discarded products can be re-used as resources for manufacturing and help complete the product cycle.

Lifetime
National Collection

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*Since 2008. All pounds collected are compliant with federal state, and local environmentally sound management practices.

Samsung Recycling Direct

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We've partnered with take-back and recycling companies that do not incinerate, send to solid waste landfill, or export toxic waste to developing countries.

Find a recycling location

S.T.A.R. Toner Recycling Program

S.T.A.R. Toner Recycling Program

We teamed up with the United States Postal Service and Newgistics to help consumers recycle their old toners.

Learn More

Mobile Take-Back Program

Mobile Take-Back Program

We created this program so you can safely dispose of your mobile device through the mail at no cost.

Learn More

Eco-conscious Materials

Eco-conscious Materials

Samsung is taking big steps towards reducing or eliminating hazardous manufacturing materials. We’re always looking for innovative materials that can facilitate recycling such as bio plastic and biodegradable vinyl.

Our RECLAIM® Cell Phone uses innovative corn-based bio-plastic.

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

To help reduce the use of fossil fuels and GHG emissions, we’re at the forefront of clean production at our manufacturing facilities, using renewable energy in participation with the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership Program.

In 2013, 55 GWh were offset through Renewable Energy Certificates

Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing

By optimizing manufacturing, making our facilities highly efficient and adopting waste heat recovery, we saved energy to the equivalent of 136,000 tons of oil. (That's $59 million in energy bills.)

In 2013, we reduced GHG emissions by 290,000 tons.

Extending Product Life

Extending Product Life

People want the latest and greatest innovations. We’re coming up with new ways of enjoying what’s new without having to upgrade to a new model.

Our Evolution Kit lets you upgrade your Smart TV without buying a new set.

Making Your Home Energy-Efficient

Little things can make a big difference.

Use LED Lights

By replacing one 60w incandescent bulb that burns 8 hours a day, you can save about $15 per year.

Unplug Your Chargers

Chargers and other power adapters use power even if they’re not being used. Phantom power adds up to 5% of our nations power bill.

Use a Power Strip

Phones. TVs, and other electronics cannot be switched off without being completely unplugged. Stand by power = more than $11billion in annual U.S. energy costs. Switch it off.

Let Your PC Sleep

Avoid using a screen saver when your computer is not active – let it switch to sleep mode. When machines are not in use, switch them off.

Our 2020 Vision

We realize there’ still a lot of work to be done and are tirelessly taking action to make sure we do our part. We’re committed to building a better future, and have set goals for year 2020 to make sure it happens.

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