By using 100% renewable energy in its infrastructure, Samsung will start a greener business by 2020
Often criticized by some environmental organizations (Greenpeace in particular) because of its lack of involvement in this area, Samsung Electronics has decided to make a gesture by promising the exclusive use of renewable energy in a large part of its infrastructures.
The South Korean technology company has recently signaled its commitment to take advantage of the significant progress made in energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emission reductions to extend the use of renewable energy to the global energy market. of its activities.
As part of this effort, the company is committed to adopting fully renewable energy solutions for its offices, plants and operating facilities in the United States, China and Europe by 2020.

In addition, Samsung plans to join the Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) Supply Chain program, an organization that assists entities that want to become more environmentally responsible and reduce their carbon footprint. In addition, the company has already confirmed its participation in the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Renewable Energy Buyers Agreement and the Business Renewables Center at Rocky Mountain Institute.

In parallel, the technology giant has planned to install 42,000 square meters of solar panels at its headquarters in Suwon, South Korea, and an additional 21,000 square meters in early 2019. Associated with geothermal energy, this green device should fuel its local offices in Pyeongtaek and Hwaseong.

Speaking on the subject, Won Kyong Kim, a vice president of Samsung, said, "As our broader commitment demonstrates, we are focused on protecting our planet and doing our part for global environmental responsibility."

It should be noted that Samsung only mentioned in its press release three target geographical areas (plus South Korea), while it has infrastructure in Japan, India, Singapore and Israel. In addition, its rival Apple has announced, for several months now, that all of its infrastructure is now powered by green energy.
It remains to be seen if the Korean giant will be able to keep its promises.

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