Samsung Electronics to use 100% renewable power by 2020

By Sophie Chapman
Samsung electronics has pledge to use only renewable energy in it’s factories, offices, and operational facilities across...

Samsung electronics has pledge to use only renewable energy in it’s factories, offices, and operational facilities across Europe, China, and the US by 2020.

The firm made the announcement on its site on 14 June, noting that it will install 42,000sqm of solar panels to its headquarters in Suwon, South Korea.

The company’s Pyeongtaek and Hwaseong campuses will also receive solar and geothermal installations.

“Samsung Electronics is fulfilling its duty as a corporate citizen by expanding and supporting the use of renewable energy,” said Won Kyong Kim, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Public Affairs at Samsung Electronics.

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“As demonstrated by our expanded commitment, we are focused on protecting our planet and are doing our part as a global environmental steward.”

Samsung has also committed to working with it’s top 100 partner firms to encourage and support setting new renewable targets, as part of CDP’s supply chain program.

“Samsung's announcement is a major step forward for the movement to build a renewably powered future,” stated Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director of Greenpeace International.

“If the company follows through with meaningful actions, it will join the ranks of innovative business leaders recognizing the sense of urgency around climate change and showing a different future is still possible.”

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