Samsung Leads Industry in Environmental Performance as First Manufacturer on
All Three Categories of EPEAT Registry
Samsung has the widest variety and highest number of EPEAT products in the
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. -- April 2, 2013
Samsung today announced its achievement of being the first manufacturer to
have products listed in all three categories of the EPEAT registry, the
definitive global index for electronics that governments, institutions, and
consumers use to identify environmentally preferable products such as
printers, laptops, and televisions.
EPEAT today announced the addition of a television category to its registry.
With 71 TVs, 58 printers, and hundreds of models in the PC/display category,
Samsung has more EPEAT-registered products than any other manufacturer.
“It has become increasingly important for manufacturers to consider
responsible design and environmental impact when developing products,” said
David Steel, executive vice president of strategy at Samsung Electronics North
America. “We are pleased that EPEAT is providing this important service to
help purchasers make smart decisions.”
To be added to the EPEAT registry, products must meet a number of
environmental performance criteria developed by hundreds of representatives
from the environmental, manufacturing, research, recycling, and government
sectors. EPEAT’s rating system is used as an environmental requirement by
eight national governments, including the United States, and thousands of
“Samsung has shown the breadth of their environmental commitment by
registering products in each category of the EPEAT registry,” said Robert
Frisbee, EPEAT CEO. “I commend Samsung for being the first manufacturer to
achieve this milestone, and I applaud their pioneering role in EPEAT’s
Since 2006, EPEAT-registered electronics have helped people eliminate
greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 11 million U.S. vehicles’ annual
impact, avoided more than 394,000 metric tons of hazardous waste, and reduced
solid waste by nearly 167,000 metric tons – equivalent to nearly 86,000 U.S.
households’ annual waste.
EPEAT is among many organizations Samsung works with to develop
energy-efficient and eco-conscious products while helping to educate consumers
about the importance of reducing greenhouse gases. Samsung recently received
the highest recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY
STAR program with the 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained
Excellence Award, was ranked among the top 25 on Interbrand’s 2012 Best Global
Green Brand list, won four of the 10 awards in the CES 2013 Eco-Design and
Sustainable Technologies category, and received eight SEAD Global Efficiency
Medals. 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 of televisions, 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 $187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit
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