RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC. announced today that through continued sustainability efforts, the company now ranks at No. 9 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership Top 30 Tech & Telecom list and No. 57 on the National Top 100 List. The rankings represent the largest green power users among technology and telecommunications partners and overall partners, respectively, within EPA’s Green Power Partnership.
Each year Samsung offsets a percentage of its energy consumption with renewable wind energy. The company is currently supporting nearly 145 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power production annually. According to the EPA, Samsung’s green power purchases are equivalent to the annual electricity use of more than 12,000 average American homes. Samsung’s choice to use green power helps advance the voluntary market for green power and development of those sources.
“Samsung has a long-standing commitment to reducing the environmental impacts associated with our electricity use,” said Michael Lawder, Senior Vice President of Customer Care at Samsung Electronics America. “This recognition by the EPA is validation of our ever increasing sustainability efforts and we’re honored to be named a national leader in green power usage.”
By moving the needle in the voluntary green power market, Samsung is helping to reduce the negative health impacts of air emissions including those related to ozone, fine particles, acid rain, and regional haze.
Samsung’s corporate sustainability efforts include driving improvements across all areas of business. For more information on Samsung’s ongoing sustainability initiatives, visit here.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA) is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com. For the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow us @SamsungNewsUS.
About Samsung Austin Semiconductor
Samsung Austin Semiconductor (SAS) is one of the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the world. It is also home to Samsung Austin Research and Development Center (SARC) - a world-class R&D Center which develops high-performance, low-power, complex CPU and System IP architecture and designs for Samsung’s System LSI division. SAS produces digital LSI logic components for tablets, smart phones, and other mobile devices. With over 3000 employees and 2.3 million square feet of space, SAS is designing and producing a full range of design rule devices. Since 1997, SAS has invested approximately $17 billion in its Austin, TX campus, making it one of the largest direct foreign investments in United States history.
About EPA’s Green Power Partnership
The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that helps increase green power use among U.S. organizations to advance the American market for green power and development of those sources as a way to reduce air pollution and other environmental impacts associated with electricity use. The Partnership currently has more than 1,600 Partners voluntarily using more than 45 billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually. Partners include a wide variety of leading organizations such as Fortune 500® companies; small and medium sized businesses; local, state, and federal governments; and colleges and universities. For additional information, please visit www.epa.gov/greenpower.