Samsung Electronics announced today its commitment to build on its strong progress of energy efficiency and operational emissions reductions to expand the use of renewable energy in its operations. Its renewable energy goals are part of its ongoing efforts to demonstrate its commitment to environmental responsibility.
As a global company, Samsung Electronics is making a concerted effort in the US, Europe and China as these markets are well-equipped with infrastructure for the development and transmission of renewable energy. Its goal will apply on all factories, office buildings, and operational facilities in the United States, Europe and China, with a time horizon 2020.
In line with this commitment, the company has joined the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF’s) Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles and the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center.
In Korea, it fully supports the government’s national strategic plan to increase the country’s renewable energy use by 20% by 2030. Beginning this year, as an initial commitment, the company will additionally install approximately 42,000 of solar panels in Samsung Digital City, its headquarters in Suwon. It will continue to add approximately 21,000 of solar arrays and geothermal power generation facilities beginning 2019 in its Pyeongtaek campus and 2020 in its Hwaseong campus.
For more details you can read the press release here.