Guide to Greener Electronics - Samsung, June 2009

Publication - 1 July, 2009
Samsung holds its position in 2nd place and increases its score from 6.9 to 7.1, by committing to reduce its absolute emissions of greenhouse gases, despite growth in the company’s sales. 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 #1 supplier globally. The company has launched partially BFR-free models of mobile phone and developed halogen-free memory chips and semiconductors for certain applications. It has also committed to eliminate phthalates and beryllium and compounds by the end of 2012 from all its products, not just from PCs, TVs and mobile phones.