Guide to Greener Electronics - Samsung, September 2009

Publication - 30 September, 2009
Samsung holds its position in 2nd place with a slightly reduced score of 6.9, down from 7.1, as a result of failing to extend its take-back programme to non-OECD countries.Samsung scores relatively well on all the criteria.Since November 2007, all new models of LCD panels are PVC-free, important in driving the market to phase out PVC, with Samsung being the number one supplier globally.The company has launched partially BFR-free models of mobile phones and developed halogen-free memory chips and semiconductors for certain applications. It has alsocommitted to eliminate phthalates and beryllium and compounds by the end of 2012 from all its products, not just from PCs, TVs and mobile phones.

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