Samsung has announced that it is renewing its pledge to be green by expanding its use of renewable energy. The firm said that is it particularly focused on greening its operations in the United States, Europe, and China - some of the firm’s biggest markets. Aside from expanding its use of renewables, the phone maker has joined the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF’s) Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles, and the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center.
In its statement, Samsung said:
“As part of this effort, Samsung plans to source renewable energy for 100% of the energy used for all of its factories, office buildings, and operational facilities in the United States, Europe and China by 2020. In the medium to long-term, the company will seek to further increase its use of renewable energy around the world.”
Outside of the previously mentioned markets, Samsung also plans to install 42,000 square metres of solar panels in Samsung Digital City - the firm’s headquarters in Suwon. Additionally, it will install 21,000 square metres of solar arrays and geothermal power generation facilities in 2019 at the Pyeongtaek campus and in 2020 at the Hwaseong Campus. It said it is committed to helping South Korea meet its 20% renewable energy use by 2030.
To further boost the amount of renewables, Samsung Electronics will work with partners in its supply chain to help them set their own renewable target. It’ll be doing this work in partnership with the Carbon Disclosure Project Supply Chain Program which the company will join in 2019.