Samsung noted for EPA green power leadership

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC. has announced that through continued sustainability efforts, the company now ranks at No. 9 on the US Environmental Protection Agency´s (EPA) Green Power Partnership Top 30 Tech & Telecom list and No. 57 on the National Top 100 List, the company said.

The rankings represent the largest green power users among technology and telecommunications partners and overall partners, respectively, within EPA´s Green Power Partnership.

Each year Samsung offsets a percentage of its energy consumption with renewable wind energy. The company is currently supporting nearly 145 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power production annually. According to the EPA, Samsung´s green power purchases are equivalent to the annual electricity use of more than 12,000 average American homes. Samsung´s choice to use green power helps advance the voluntary market for green power and development of those sources.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA) is a recognized innovative provider of consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today´s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering provider of smartphones and HDTVs in the US and one of America´s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, visit www.samsung.com.

Samsung Austin Semiconductor (SAS) is one of the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the world. It is also home to Samsung Austin Research and Development Center (SARC) – a world-class R&D Center which develops high-performance, low-power, complex CPU and System IP architecture and designs for Samsung´s System LSI division. SAS produces digital LSI logic components for tablets, smart phones, and other mobile devices. With over 3000 employees and 2.3 million square feet of space, SAS is designing and producing a full range of design rule devices. Since 1997, SAS has invested approximately USD 17 billion in its Austin, TX campus, making it one of the largest direct foreign investments in United States history.

The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that helps increase green power use among US organizations to advance the American market for green power and development of those sources as a way to reduce air pollution and other environmental impacts associated with electricity use. The Partnership currently has more than 1,600 Partners voluntarily using more than 45 billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually. Partners include a wide variety of organizations such as Fortune 500® companies; small and medium sized businesses; local, state, and federal governments; and colleges and universities. For additional information, visit www.epa.gov/greenpower.