‘Samsung is responding to the threats of local weather change with a complete plan,’ mentioned firm CEO
Samsung Electronics has up to date its environmental technique, pushing its funding in inexperienced initiatives to greater than KRW7 trillion ($5 billion) by 2030. The corporate has joined RE100, a worldwide renewable vitality initiative and is now concentrating on net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
This funding, mentioned the corporate, will go in direction of researching new applied sciences that may assist scale back carbon emissions at therapy amenities and course of gases, that are a byproduct of semiconductor manufacturing. The funding may also allow Samsung to put in therapy amenities on its semiconductor manufacturing strains.
Further efforts embrace improvement of ultra-low energy reminiscence chips for cellular units and knowledge facilities by 2025 and implementing a round economic system to scale back waste throughout total product lifecycles. Different targets to concentrate on: Samsung mentioned it is going to have native vegetation for shopper electronics on 100% renewables by 2027 and its semiconductor operations completely on clear sources by 2050.
“The corporate’s renewable vitality sourcing strategies will embrace, however not restricted to, signing energy buy agreements (PPA), buying renewable vitality certificates and taking part in inexperienced pricing applications,” Samsung acknowledged.
By implementing these and different adjustments, the corporate expects to scale back the equal of about 17 million tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions, based mostly on 2021 figures.
“Samsung is responding to the threats of local weather change with a complete plan that features decreasing emissions, new sustainability practices, and the event of modern applied sciences and merchandise which might be higher for our planet,” Han Jong-Hee, vice chair and CEO offered as approach of clarification for the up to date numbers.