Samsung New Sustainability Vision Galaxy For the Planet
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd today unveiled Galaxy for the Planet, the sustainability vision platform for its mobile communications business driven by its scale, innovation, and spirit of open collaboration and which aims to promote actions in favor of the environment throughout the company.
Thus, Samsung has established a series of initial objectives to be achieved before 2025 to reduce its environmental footprint and reduce the consumption of resources from production to the disposal of old Galaxy products.
“ We believe that everyone must play their role in developing innovative solutions that protect the planet for future generations. At Samsung, our efforts must match our scale, our presence, and that of the entire Galaxy ecosystem around the world, “said TM Roh, president and chief business officer of mobile communications, Samsung Electronics. ” Galaxy for the Planet is an important step on our journey towards creating a more sustainable world, and we will do so with the clarity, transparency, and collaborative spirit that drives everything we do .”
Improve environmental impact by 2025, Galaxy For the Planet
Samsung believes that the integration of sustainable practices at every stage of production is crucial to minimize environmental impact and build a better future for all communities around the world and in future innovations. For this reason, the company will work to achieve its initial objectives in 2025, and with the mission of innovating when tackling new challenges beyond 2025. Its objectives include:
1. Incorporate recycled material into all-new mobile products by 2025
To foster a more circular economy, Samsung is investing in new and innovative eco-conscious materials. The company’s goal is to use recycled material in all-new mobile products by 2025, taking into account their strength, aesthetics, and durability.
2. Eliminate all plastics in mobile packaging by 2025
Samsung is working to completely eliminate single-use plastics from product packaging by 2025, reducing, eliminating, and replacing unnecessary materials and resources traditionally used in device packaging and incorporating green solutions.
3. Reduce the standby power consumption of all smartphone chargers to less than 0.005 W by 2025
Samsung is prioritizing low-power technology, which increases energy efficiency. The company has managed to reduce standby power consumption in all smartphone chargers to 0.02W, which is one of the highest energy efficiencies in the mobile telephony sector. To build on this progress, the company is striving to achieve zero standby power consumption from chargers, with the goal of reducing it to less than 0.005W by 2025.
4. Ensure that no waste is generated in landfills by 2025
Samsung is minimizing the waste generated in its mobile production centers, with a commitment to prevent all waste from being landfilled by 2025. The company also aims to reduce electronic waste on a global scale by optimizing the life cycle of mobile phones. products, improving their design processes and through initiatives.
Samsung’s support for the SDGs
Samsung will continue to innovate through new ways to tackle the climate crisis and expand its role in helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The company is committed to reporting its progress in a transparent way and to collaborating with its peers and industry partners along its path to sustainable development.
“ Samsung is committed to developing innovative solutions that help create a better future for people and the planet. However, we know that we cannot do it alone and that the fight for the preservation of the planet is not a competition, “said Stephanie Choi, SVP & Head of Marketing for Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “We strive to collaborate to the maximum in everything we do, and our strategic alliances between sectors, industries, and markets allow us to expand the positive impact around the world, helping us to achieve a more sustainable future.”
Samsung products are carefully designed to minimize their impact on the environment throughout their life cycle, including energy-efficient semiconductor chips, sustainable packaging, energy-saving technology, and the ability to recycle old devices. To see Samsung’s progress on sustainability, see the 2021 Sustainability Report.