Samsung has announced that it’s going to use 100 % renewable vitality for all its factories and workplaces within the U.S., Europe and China. That is the primary time Samsung has introduced a public dedication for renewable vitality.
Greenpeace and environmental activists have been calling out Samsung for months as many tech firms have already began switching to renewable vitality.
Samsung is beginning by the components of its group that it will possibly management extra simply — its personal buildings, factories and workplaces. In keeping with Greenpeace’s press release, 17 of its 38 buildings are based mostly within the U.S., Europe and China.
“Samsung Electronics is the primary electronics manufacturing firm in Asia to set a renewable vitality goal. This dedication might have an infinite affect in decreasing the corporate’s large world manufacturing footprint, and reveals how important business participation is in decreasing emissions and accelerating the transition to renewable vitality. Extra firms ought to comply with go well with and set renewable vitality targets, and governments ought to promote insurance policies that allow firms to acquire renewable vitality simply,” Greenpeace campaigner Insung Lee mentioned within the press launch.
It received’t occur in a single day. However these buildings will run on renewable vitality by 2020. Samsung says that it might enhance its use of renewable vitality in different international locations. Along with that, Samsung goes to put in photo voltaic panels in Gyeonggi province in South Korea.
Like many tech firms, Samsung additionally works with 1000’s of suppliers. So it’s not sufficient to make use of renewable vitality on your personal services. Samsung is beginning small on this entrance and partnering with the Carbon Disclosure Venture Provide Chain Program.
First, the corporate desires to establish the vitality wants of its prime 100 suppliers and assist them transfer to renewable vitality. It is a multi-year venture, and it’s going to be essential to recurrently observe Samsung’s progress on this entrance.
But it surely’s additionally good to see one of many greatest client electronics firm on this planet making robust commitments.