Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Samsung leads industry in environmental performance

USA: Samsung announced its achievement of being the first manufacturer to have products listed in all three categories of the EPEAT registry, the definitive global index for electronics that governments, institutions, and consumers use to identify environmentally preferable products such as printers, laptops, and televisions.

EPEAT announced the addition of a television category to its registry. With 71 TVs, 58 printers, and hundreds of models in the PC/display category, Samsung has more EPEAT-registered products than any other manufacturer.

“It has become increasingly important for manufacturers to consider responsible design and environmental impact when developing products,” said David Steel, executive VP of strategy at Samsung Electronics North America. “We are pleased that EPEAT is providing this important service to help purchasers make smart decisions.”

To be added to the EPEAT registry, products must meet a number of environmental performance criteria developed by hundreds of representatives from the environmental, manufacturing, research, recycling, and government sectors. EPEAT’s rating system is used as an environmental requirement by eight national governments, including the United States, and thousands of purchasers worldwide.

“Samsung has shown the breadth of their environmental commitment by registering products in each category of the EPEAT registry,” said Robert Frisbee, EPEAT CEO. “I commend Samsung for being the first manufacturer to achieve this milestone, and I applaud their pioneering role in EPEAT’s television category.”

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