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
“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 purchasers worldwide.
“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 television category.”
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 visit www.samsung.com/us/environment.
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 www.samsung.com.