Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. unveiled Galaxy for the Planet during Galaxy Unpacked August 2021, the sustainability platform for its Mobile Communications Business powered by its scale, innovation and spirit of open collaboration, to take tangible climate actions across its business.
Samsung has established an initial set of targets to be reached by 2025 to reduce its environmental footprint and lessen resource depletion from production to disposal of its Galaxy products.
Galaxy for the Planet – Sustainability Vision for Mobile by Samsung
“We believe that everyone has a role to play in providing innovative solutions that protect the planet for generations to come. Samsung understands our efforts need to match our scale, our influence and the magnitude of the entire Galaxy ecosystem around the world,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.
“Galaxy for the Planet is an important step in our journey toward creating a more sustainable world, and we will do so with the openness, transparency and collaboration that drives everything we do.”
Delivering better environmental impact by 2025
Samsung believes the integration of sustainable practices across each production stage is crucial to minimizing environmental impact and building a better future for communities around the world and the next generation of innovators. Samsung will work to achieve its initial goals by 2025, and it will aim to evolve its commitments to address new challenges beyond 2025.
- Incorporate recycled material in all-new mobile products by 2025
To foster a more circular economy, Samsung invests in new and innovative eco-conscious materials for its products. To use recycled material across all-new mobile products by 2025, Samsung will use various recycled materials within its products, taking their strength, aesthetics and durability into consideration.
- Eliminate all plastics in mobile packaging by 2025
Samsung is working towards fully eliminating single-use plastics from product packaging by 2025 – reducing, removing and replacing unnecessary resources and materials traditionally used in device packaging and incorporating eco-conscious solutions.
- Reduce the standby power consumption of all smartphone chargers to below 0.005W by 2025
Samsung is prioritizing energy-saving technology that increases energy efficiency and reduces power consumption. Samsung has successfully reduced the standby power consumption across all smartphone chargers to 0.02W, among the most energy-efficient mobile industry. To build on this progress, Samsung will achieve zero power standby consumption of smartphone chargers, targeting reduction to below 0.005W by 2025.
- Achieve zero waste to landfill by 2025
Samsung is minimizing waste generated at its mobile worksites, with the commitment to divert all waste from landfills by 2025. Samsung will also reduce e-waste on a global scale by optimizing the product lifecycle, improving product design processes, and through initiatives like Galaxy Upcycling, Certified Re-Newed, and Trade-In programs.
Continuing Samsung’s spirit of openness
Samsung will continue discovering new ways to address the climate crisis and expand its role in accelerating progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The company is dedicated to reporting progress transparently and working with industry peers and partners throughout 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 this alone, and the collective fight for the planet is not a competition,” said Stephanie Choi, SVP & Head of Marketing of the Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.
“We strive for collaboration in everything we do, and our strategic partnerships across sectors, industries and markets enable us to scale positive impact around the world – helping us achieve a more sustainable future.”
Samsung’s products are thoughtfully designed to minimize the impact on the environment during their entire lifecycle – including power-efficient semiconductor chips, sustainable packaging, energy-saving technology and the ability to upcycle old devices.
And Samsung has been publishing its Sustainability Report on an annual basis since 2008. The 2021 Sustainability Report was designed in landscape format for better readability and includes enhanced interactive functions optimized for viewing on digital devices.
To view Samsung’s sustainability progress, you can visit this site to learn more about the 2021 Sustainability Report by Samsung.