World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5 June. It’s the United Nations’ most important event for raising awareness of the environmental challenges facing the world today. Now more than ever, this initiative is vital to help make sure our planet is still liveable for future generations. This is why Samsung has been implementing several initiatives to help reduce its impact on the environment.
Reducing our carbon footprint
Carbon dioxide is the main greenhouse gas emitted by human activity and has a huge impact on climate change. Reducing how much CO2 is released into the atmosphere is a pressing need these days. This is why it’s such important news that Samsung, the world’s leading television manufacturer, has received a ‘Reducing CO2’ certification from the Carbon Trust for its 2022 Neo QLEDs.
The Carbon Trust is a climate consultancy that works accelerate the move towards a decarbonised future. The ‘Reducing CO2’ certification means that a product’s carbon footprint is reducing year on year, and it evaluates the amount of greenhouse gases generated through an entire product lifecycle.
This year, eleven models in Samsung’s 2022 TV line-up have earnt this certification, including three Neo QLED 8K models, three Neo QLED 4K models, and two QLED models. Samsung was able to gain the certification for these televisions by reducing the weight of the products and ensuring that they consume less power during the use phase.
Reducing water usage
The world is grappling with a water shortage that grows more serious by the day thanks to climate change. The overuse of water is one of the key problems facing the earth, and has a serious effect on the environment, threatening people’s health, food supplies, and ecosystems.
To help alleviate this problem, Samsung is making an effort to reduce its water use. In 2020, the company reused 70 million tons of water at its Device Solutions Division’s domestic and overseas manufacturing plants – that’s the equivalent of the water used by a million people in one year! The manufacturing plants also managed to reduce their water usage by 10.25 million tons in the same year.
And it’s not just about reducing how much water is used in the manufacturing process. As of 2020, Samsung’s DS division’s domestic and overseas manufacturing sites purified and discharged around 260,000 tons of wastewater every day. This means that it can safely be released back into the environment.
World Environment Day is the perfect time to reflect on the environmental challenges facing our planet, and what we can do to make sure it stays healthy and habitable for future generations. With these initiatives, Samsung is making a contribution to protecting the earth and keeping our oceans clean.
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