2021 has been a year filled with adaptation as old habits merged with new ways of living in a collective journey towards the next normal. Samsung Electronics America has spent this year working harder than ever to improve the lives of employees and consumers, for which it has earned a considerable amount of acknowledgment.
Stay connected nationwide
While remote working remained in place for the majority of the workforce nationwide, Samsung employees continued to connect virtually and demonstrate the company’s value to its employees. April marked the second annual Take Your Child Home to Work Day, a time to celebrate the next generation of leaders, problem solvers and creative thinkers. Filled with webinars, activities and games, employees and their children had the opportunity to share the fun with others in a safe and engaging way.
Scattering across the country allowed employees to participate in the 11th annual Samsung Gives service week of more than 1,300 occasions. With 28 varied activities in partnership with 16 different organizations, participants could choose events related to their passions and interests. The common goal of helping others and sharing company-wide photos created a sense of community as individuals participated in webinars, built kits, and even cleaned up local areas with each other, with their family and friends.
In the search for solutions to some of the nation’s most pressing challenges, Samsung Electronics North America President and CEO KS Choi met with government leaders and other top business CEOs at the White House in October. . With supply chain issues becoming a growing concern for businesses and consumers, Samsung has pledged to move an additional 5,000 containers out of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach operating 24/7 until in mid-January 2022, delivering an almost 60% increase in supply. .
In an effort to improve everyone’s efficiency and quality of life, Samsung launched a wide range of innovative products throughout the year. Check out some of our favorite picks in each category:
To display: The IWA Wall Series 1000”, Odyssey NeoG9
Networks: Private 5G solutions, advanced 5G solution in metros
The company’s commitment to excellence in the above areas has led to recognition throughout the year. The world-renowned International Design Excellence Awards showcased Samsung’s unique product, consumer lifestyle and advanced concept designs with 48 awards last September. A month later, Samsung was ranked 5th in Interbrand’s Top 100 Global Brands after achieving a 20% increase in brand value from 2020.
Empowering people and preserving our planet
2021 has seen great strides in our ongoing journey to foster a community of respect and belonging among our diverse workforce. As we recognize how much remains to be done, Samsung is honored to have been listed for the second consecutive year as one of World’s #1 Best Employers and Top Employers for Veterans by Forbes. In addition, the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index ranked Samsung among the Best Workplaces for LGBTQ Equality. These honors were largely made possible through the activities of our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). This year, Samsung introduced UNIDOS, the company’s sixth ERG dedicated to empowering Samsung’s Hispanic and Latino community. In addition to internal events designed to educate about the diverse cultures and traditions of our workforce, each employee resource group contributed to new partnerships with external organizations to attract and retain diverse talent.
Advances in Samsung’s sustainability efforts have generated excitement across the company, as we received the ENERGY STAR Corporate Commitment Award and EPA Gold Tier and Sustainable Materials Management Champion awards for outstanding sustainability innovations. energy efficiency, recycling and eco-design. With 100% of tablets, laptops, front-loading washers and dishwashers, 81% of refrigerators, 60% of top-loading washers and 49% of dryers ENERGY STAR certified this year, Samsung is continually striving to minimizing the carbon footprint in all aspects of the business.
Students across the country further exemplified Samsung’s commitment to community and sustainability when we launched our 12and annual solve for tomorrow and 7and annual Climate Superstars competitions and congratulated the 2021 winners. By developing skills in environmental literacy and using science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), these young innovators continue to exceed expectations by developing solutions to issues in their local communities and nationally.
The result of the hard work of Samsung employees, 2021 has been a year filled with incredible advancements in technology, sustainability, diversity and inclusion. While we are grateful for the goals we have surpassed and honored by the recognitions received, Samsung looks forward to producing new products and further cultivating communities in 2022 that are paving the way for a brighter future.