INSERTING and REPLACING Samsung Electronics Wins 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner
of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes technology leader for its
ongoing leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. -- March 5, 2013
Insert after third graph: "EPA is recognizing Samsung Electronics for earning
EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award - the 2013 Partner of the Year - Sustained
Excellence Award,” said Bob Perciasepe, Acting Administrator, U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency. “Samsung Electronics leads the field with
their commitment to energy efficiency and demonstrates how all Americans can
save energy, save money, and create a healthier environment.”
The corrected release reads:
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS WINS 2013 ENERGY STAR® PARTNER OF THE YEAR – SUSTAINED
Samsung Electronics received the 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year –
Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
for continued leadership in protecting the environment through various
activities all focused on providing products with superior energy efficiency.
Some of the reasons Samsung was selected from nearly 20,000 organizations in
the U.S. participating in the ENERGY STAR program for this honor are:
*Offering 1,435 ENERGY STAR-qualified models across multiple product
categories, four of which received the Eco-Design and Sustainability Award
from the Consumer Electronics Association earlier this year. In 2012,
Samsung had more ENERGY STAR-qualified televisions and clothes washers
than any other consumer electronics brands.
*Highlighting the importance of energy efficiency and greenhouse gas
reduction with various consumer programs that actively promoted the
“Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR” campaign such as an electronic
billboard in Times Square, an Eco-zone at the Consumer Electronics Show
(CES), and at Boys & Girls Club of America events throughout the year.
*Working with employee, retailer, and distributors to create training
programs that stress the importance of energy efficiency and reducing
greenhouse gas emissions.
“We are thrilled to be selected for the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year –
Sustained Excellence Award,” said Yangkyu (Y.K.) Kim, President and CEO of
Samsung Electronics North America. “This prestigious honor recognizes our
corporate commitment to sustainability and encourages us to continue seeking
smarter ways to manage our operations sustainably while developing the most
innovative and energy efficient products.”
With ENERGY STAR’s help in the past 20 years, American families and businesses
have saved more than $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.8
billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions which is equal that from more
than 350 million vehicles.
"EPA is recognizing Samsung Electronics for earning EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR
award - the 2013 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award,” said Bob
Perciasepe, Acting Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
“Samsung Electronics leads the field with their commitment to energy
efficiency and demonstrates how all Americans can save energy, save money, and
create a healthier environment.”
The 2013 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a
select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year
after year. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and
achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency
approaches. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR
program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and
buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.
A proud ENERGY STAR partner since 1996, this year marks the fourth consecutive
year Samsung has been honored for providing its customers with
energy-efficient products that have reduced consumption and helped consumers
save on their energy costs. In addition to being named 2013 ENERGY STAR
Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, we have been recognized in the
past as follows:
2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Product Manufacturer Award
2011 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Product Manufacturer Award
2010 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Energy Star Promotion
2009 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Energy Star Labeling
Samsung will formally accept the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained
Excellence Award at the upcoming award ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March
26, 2013. For more information about Samsung’s sustainability efforts, please
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new
possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and
discovery, we are transforming the worlds oftelevisions, smartphones,
personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical
devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79
countries with annual sales exceeding KRW 201 trillion. To discover more,
please visit www.samsung.com.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992
as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and
consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect
the environment for future generations. Nearly 20,000 organizations are ENERGY
STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes,
and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit
www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).
Samsung Electronics America
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