Galaxy for the Planet outlines Samsung’s commitment to acting more sustainably throughout the lifecycle of its mobile products and business operations
Samsung Electronics unveiled today galaxy for the planet, the sustainability platform for its mobile communications business propelled by its scale, innovation and spirit of open collaboration, to take concrete climate action across its business. Samsung has established an initial set of goals to be achieved by 2025 to reduce its environmental footprint and reduce resource depletion from production to disposal of its Galaxy products.
“We believe everyone has a role to play in delivering innovative solutions that protect the planet for generations to come. Samsung understands that our efforts must match our scale, our influence and the breadth of the entire Galaxy ecosystem globally,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “galaxy for the planet is an important step in our journey towards creating a more sustainable world, and we will do so with the openness, transparency and collaboration that drives everything we do.
Deliver better environmental impact by 2025
Samsung believes that incorporating sustainable practices into every stage of production is key to minimizing environmental impact and building a better future for communities around the world and the next generation of innovators. Samsung will strive to achieve its original targets by 2025 and aim to evolve its commitments to meet new challenges beyond 2025
- Integrate recycled materials into all new mobile products by 2025
To foster a more circular economy, Samsung is investing in new innovative eco-responsible materials for its products. With the goal of using recycled materials in all new mobile products by 2025, Samsung will use various recycled materials in its products, taking into account their strength, aesthetics and durability.
- Eliminate all plastics in mobile packaging by 2025
Samsung is working towards the complete elimination of single-use plastics from product packaging by 2025, reducing, removing and replacing unnecessary resources and materials traditionally used in device packaging and incorporating environmentally friendly solutions. ‘environment.
- Reduce power consumption in standby mode1 of all smartphone chargers2 to less than 0.005 W by 2025
Samsung prioritizes energy-saving technology that increases energy efficiency and reduces power consumption. Samsung managed to reduce standby power consumption on all smartphone chargers3 at 0.02W, which is among the most power efficient in the mobile industry. To capitalize on these advancements, Samsung will strive to achieve zero standby power consumption from smartphone chargers, aiming to reduce it to less than 0.005W by 2025.
- Achieve zero waste to landfill by 2025
Samsung is minimizing waste generated at its mobile construction sites, with a commitment to divert all waste from landfill by 2025. Samsung will also strive to reduce e-waste globally optimizing the product life cycle, improving product design processes and through initiatives like Galaxy Upcycling, Certified renewedand Exchange programs.
Continuing Samsung’s spirit of openness
Samsung will continue to discover new ways to address the climate crisis and expand its role in accelerating progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The company is committed to reporting progress transparently and working with industry peers and partners along its sustainability journey.
“Samsung is committed to creating solutions that enable a better future for our people and our planet. However, we know we cannot do it alone, and the collective fight for the planet is not a competition,” said declared Stephanie Choi, SVP & Head of Marketing of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “We strive for collaboration in everything we do, and our strategic partnerships across sectors, industries and markets allow us to have a positive impact globally, helping us build a more sustainable future.”
Samsung’s products are carefully designed to minimize environmental impact throughout their life cycle, including low power consumption semiconductor chips, durable packaging, energy saving technology energy and the possibility of recycling old appliances. To see Samsung’s sustainability progress, check out the 2021 Sustainability Report.
1 Standby power consumption is the power used after a smartphone is fully charged or disconnected, but the charger remains plugged in.
2 Based on Galaxy 15W, 25W and 45W smartphone chargers
3 Based on Galaxy 15W, 25W and 45W smartphone chargers