U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has chosen Samsung Electronics as the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for 2011. Samsung was chosen out of 20,000 participating ENERGY STAR companies who practice eco-friendly manufacturing procedures, educate employees, distributors and consumers and adopt better recycling efforts, and labeling practices.
“Samsung is honored to be selected as ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year as this prestigious award underscores our corporate commitment to sustainability. Under our global Planet First Initiative, we are working to manage our operations sustainably while we develop not only the most innovative technology, but also the most energy efficient products. The six Eco-Design and Sustainability Awards we received from the Consumer Electronics Association earlier this year, together with this strong recognition from the EPA is appreciated as validation of the hard work and dedication of Samsung people around the world,” said Y.K. Kim, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics America.
Samsung currently has more than 900 ENERGY STAR-qualified products across different categories.