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All of Samsung's chip facilities achieve Carbon Trust's Triple Standard

All News 11:00 June 03, 2021

SEOUL, June 3 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest memory chip producer, said Thursday that all of its semiconductor facilities have earned triple standard recognition from global environment certification leader Carbon Trust.

Samsung said its nine chip facilities worldwide have received the Carbon Trust Triple Standard label for their efforts to reduce carbon, waste and water use. The company runs five semiconductor worksites in South Korea, three in China and one in the United States.

The South Korean tech giant said it is the first among global semiconductor companies to achieve such a label for its entire facilities.

This photo provided by Samsung Electronics Co. on June 3, 2021, shows the label of the Carbon Trust Triple Standard. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

Triple Standard is given when the company's production sites reduce carbon emissions by 3.7 percent, water use by 2.2 percent and waste-to-landfill by 2.1 percent in a three-year period and meet other environmental standards.

Samsung said it cut carbon emissions by 9.6 percent, waster consumption by 7.8 percent and waste by 4.1 percent in 2020 compared to average levels recorded between 2018 and 2019.

Samsung said its overseas semiconductor worksites have achieved the goal of 100 percent renewable energy use with renewable energy certificate (REC) purchasing. With such efforts, the company was able to reduce 1.3 million tons of carbon emissions in 2020.

Samsung, also the world's largest TV and smartphone maker, said its water savings amount reached 10.25 million tons last year as it improved water reuse with advanced filter technologies. In 2020, it reused 70 million tons of water, up 12 percent from the average amount reported between 2018 and 2019.

The company added it also cut 35,752 tons of waste in 2020 by using eco-friendly materials and reducing disposable packaging.

Meanwhile, 41 of Samsung's semiconductor products have earned environment certifications from local and global institutions since 2009.

kdon@yna.co.kr
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