RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics America, Inc., and Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC., announced today Samsung’s No. 7 ranking on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) National Top 100 List of the largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership (GPP) – a rise from Samsung’s previous position at No. 59. Samsung also ranks No. 6 on the GPP’s Top 30 Tech & Telecom list – an increase from Samsung’s previous position at No. 12. The improvement in rankings reflects the company’s effort to transition towards renewable energy and its commitment to sustainability.
To date, Samsung has used nearly 1.2 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power in 2018, which represents approximately 90 percent of the total power needs of Samsung Electronics America, Inc., and Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC. Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC plan to source renewable energy to meet 100 percent energy use in 2018. By moving the needle in the voluntary green power market, Samsung contributes to the advancement of the market for green power as well as the development of those sources.
“Samsung thrives when our communities thrive and our commitment to environmental stewardship is a critical part of creating shared success,” said John Godfrey, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Samsung Electronics America. “We are honored to receive this recognition and it is a testament to the progress we are making towards our ultimate goal of sourcing renewable energy for 100% of the energy used in our American facilities by 2020.”
“This list of the largest users of green power across the nation is proof that good business practices can also benefit the environment,” said James Critchfield, Program Manager of EPA’s Green Power Partnership. “EPA applauds the leading organizations in the Green Power Partnership’s Top Partner Rankings for their notable commitment to expanding their use of green power and protecting the environment.”
Samsung’s rise on these lists is the result of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.’s larger commitment to build on progress in energy efficiency and operational emissions reductions and to expand the use of renewable energy in its operations around the world. In June, Samsung announced plans to source renewable energy for 100 percent of the energy used for all its factories, office buildings, and operational facilities in the United States, Europe and China by 2020 and to seek to further increase its use of renewable energy around the world.
Samsung’s sustainability efforts include driving improvements across all areas of business. For more information on Samsung’s sustainability efforts, please visit: https://www.samsung.com/us/aboutsamsung/sustainability/strategy/ and https://www.samsung.com/us/sas/Sustainability/Approach.
About Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC
SAS is one of the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the world with more than 3,500 employees and 2.45 million square feet of floor space. 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 has broad semiconductor process technology offerings serving customers in various application areas including mobile, consumer, networking/high performance computing, IoT, RF and automotive. Since 1996, SAS has invested approximately $17 billion in its Austin, TX campus, making it one of the largest direct foreign investments in United States history. Samsung Austin Semiconductor is a US-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The Austin facility is one of the few semiconductor plants the company has outside South Korea. Visit www.samsung.com/us/sas.
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 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 1,600 Partners voluntarily using nearly 53 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.