Samsung Galaxy Camera Honored as First Digital Camera Awarded Platinum UL
Premium connected digital camera meets strict environmental standards and
showcases Samsung’s continued sustainability leadership
DALLAS -- April 02, 2013
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile) has been awarded
platinum certification by UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters
Laboratories), for its Samsung Galaxy Camera™. The certification is based on
UL 2810, sustainability requirements for digital cameras.
The Galaxy Camera is the first digital camera to receive such a certification
and is considered the highest environmental ranking based on UL Environment’s
certification requirements. To achieve certification, a mobile device must
earn at least 60 of the available points (score of 55%). Devices earning 80
points (score of 73%) or more are eligible to receive platinum level
“The Galaxy Camera’s UL certification is the latest proof point of Samsung’s
overarching commitment to the environment through our Planet First
initiative,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Telecommunications America.
“When you combine this device’s eco-friendly design and packaging with its
professional grade imaging quality, full Android capabilities and 4G
connectivity, the Galaxy Camera is a great example of true innovation.”
The Galaxy Camera is recognized by UL Environment for its sustainable
*Reduction or elimination of substances of concern, such as PVC, bromine
*Improved recyclability – the camera is 87% recyclable^1
*Packaging is 98% recyclable
*Energy efficient battery charger
Samsung actively seeks certification of its products to UL Environment to meet
international sustainability standards. UL Environment sets minimum
requirements for “environmentally preferred” mobile devices by measuring
environmentally sensitive materials, energy management, manufacturing and
operations, impact to health and environment, product performance, packaging,
and product stewardship.
"Achieving platinum certification to UL 2810 is a milestone for Samsung, its
customers, and the industry at large," said Sara Greenstein, president of UL
Environment. “This certification is a platform to clearly communicate a
product's environmental performance and it demonstrates a commitment to
innovating healthier, more sustainable products for customers and their
For more information about the Galaxy Camera, please visit
Samsung and Galaxy Camera are all trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Android is a registered trademark of Google.
^1Recyclability rate calculations are based on UL’s methodology, UL 2789
Environmental Claim Validation Procedure (ECVP) for Calculation of Estimated
Recyclability Rate. Recyclable where programs exist.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung Mobile) a Dallas-based
subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets
wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications
products throughout North America. For more information, please visit
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 of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please
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