Samsung says on track to achieve net zero by 2050

With the one year anniversary of Samsung’s release of its mid- to long-term environmental management strategy nearing, the South Korean tech giant has said it was on the path toward achieving net zero companywide by 2050. In September last year, Samsung unveiled the New Environmental Strategy, detailing its road map to achieve net zero at the Device eXperience (DX) division, covering its mobile and home appliances business, by 2030 and at the company level, including its chip Device Solutions (DS) division, by 2050. Samsung has made some progress on the sustainability front to keep its word, its recent report showed. The company’s use of renewable energy rose 65 percent last year to reach 8,704 gigawatt hours, according to Samsung’s 2023 sustainability report in June, reports Yonhap news agency. The DX division reported the highest transition rate of 93 per cent, while the rate stood at 23 per cent at the DS division and at 31 percent companywide. In 2020, Samsung completed its transition to 100 per cent renewable energy in the United States, Europe and China. Last year, the company did so at all of DX division’s business sites in South Korea, and manufacturing sites in Vietnam, India and Brazil, according to the report. Samsung, one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of electronic devices and semiconductors, also said it had reduced 10.16 million tons of carbon dioxide compared with business-as-usual, up 59 percent from the previous year. @@@